This product is featured in our Baby Shower Event.
Founded in 1961 in Zug, Switzerland by Olle Larsson, Medela is committed to supporting the WHO Code’s depiction of breastfeeding and breast milk as the optimal nutrition for the growth, development and health of babies. The company believes it is their obligation to offer a complete solution, “from breast to belly,” of high quality products that enable mothers to provide the optimum nutrition of breast milk to their babies. Today, Medela’s primary focus remains to help moms successfully breast feed their babies as long as they wish. This goal lies at the heart of every product the company develops.
I previously did a review and giveaway of Medela’s Bamboo Nursing Camisole, and I’m happy to be able to review and give away Medela’s newest breast pump, the Freestyle Breastpump, to kick off our Baby Shower Event!
The Medela Freestyle Breastpump is a hands-free double electric pump. If you’ve never owned a breastpump, there are a few things I would recommend that you look for – an electric pump, 2-phase expression, hands-free dual pumping, and a battery-operated mode. The Freestyle is all this and more! I recommend the Freestyle as the go-to pump for busy mom’s who are pumping on the go.
You have a couple of options with breastpumps – manual or electric – but electric is going to be the fastest and most efficient way to pump. You also want to look for a hands-free dual pumping option, so that you can continue to do your daily tasks while you pump. I’ve known moms to talk on the phone, work on their computers, or cook while pumping! The unit is ultra-portable, with a lightweight motor and rechargeable battery, and weighs in at less than 1 pound! You can throw it in your purse and run. This is also great for moms toting your pump to and from work every day, or for traveling – you know that the less weight you have to carry the better!
This breastpump, as well as many of the previous models of Medela’s pumps, uses a 2-phase expression, which means that there is a Stimulation phase, and an Expression phase. The Stimulation Phase is a slower, longer sucking which emulates what your baby does to start your milk flowing. This phase gets you ready for the next phase, Expression, which is a shorter, stronger suction that will really start to yield the most amount of milk. It sounds complicated at first, but once you try it, you’ll get to know what works best for you, and you can use the LCD display on the unit to select your preferred strength and duration of Stimulation Phase. If you’re having issues with low milk production, you might want to sit down and relax while you pump, or look at a picture of your baby – read my blog post on increasing milk production.
The LCD display also allows has a memory button which will allow you to remember your favorite selections for length and strength of each phase, and has a digital timer that will allow you to monitor how long you’ve been pumping for. This is a great feature that makes it easier to take note of your pumping times and amounts on babybix.com! Kudos to Medela on creating this innovative pump – it has everything I have ever wanted in a pump and more! In my opinion there is no better pump commercially available on the market at this time.
Medela would like to offer one lucky babybix blog reader their very own Freestyle Breastpump! This is a $380 value!
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This contest is open to US and Canadian residents. I will select a random winner on 3/15, and the winner will have 48 hours to reply to my email or I will select a new winner. Good luck!