Frugal Foodie Mama: Breastfeeding Mama Essentials Giveaway- Ends 6/25/12

Monday, June 18, 2012

Breastfeeding Mama Essentials Giveaway- Ends 6/25/12

As those of you who have been following along with my motherhood journey through this blog (or Twitter or Facebook) know, breastfeeding is an issue and a task that is close to my heart- literally and figuratively. ;)  I breastfed my son for 9 1/2 months over 13 years ago, and I have been breastfeeding my daughter since she was born in February. My goal is to breastfeed her until at least 12 months. Once we meet that goal, then we will go from there. I have been fortunate enough to have received more than enough of the essentials I needed for breastfeeding my daughter, and I want to pass on some of that good fortune to one lucky mama to help her accomplish her goal of breastfeeding.

Included in this prize package is a My Brest Friend nursing pillow, a Baby Blind breastfeeding cover, and a 60 count box of Hygeia Nursing Pads.  All the essentials to get you started!  Please note, this giveaway has not been sponsored by any of the companies named above.  I am not getting paid for this. I am just wanting to pass along the good fortune. :)

The My Brest Friend pillow came highly recommended by many experienced breastfeeding mamas.  I had high hopes that we would love it- I did.  Baby girl did not.  But I know many mamas who swear by this pillow.  We tried it a couple of times, but baby girl preferred our other nursing pillow (still does!).  What I like about this pillow is the lower back support for mama and the very neat pocket attached to the front for stashing a snack for you, or a burp cloth, or a cell phone.  For more information on the My Brest Friend nursing pillow, click here.

A nursing cover can be an essential for the new mama unsure of nursing in public, and can be a great way to ease into it.  Trust me, with enough practice you and baby will get good at doing it quickly and discreetly, and confidently.  The Baby Blind breastfeeding cover has flexible boning at the top so you can stay covered while being able to peek down at baby.

And every new breastfeeding mama needs nursing pads.  Some mamas find that they may even need them before baby officially arrives. ;)  Included in this prize package is a 60 count box of Hygeia nursing pads.  For more information on Hygeia products, click here.

So, how can you win this Breastfeeding Mama Essentials prize package?  Using the Rafflecopter form below, start with leaving a comment on this post.  If you are an experienced breastfeeding mama, comment below with your best piece of advice for a new nursing mama.  If you are brand new to breastfeeding, comment below on what your biggest worry or concern about nursing is.  The blog comment is mandatory, will earn you 2 entries, and will open up the Rafflecopter to additional ways you can gain entries.
This giveaway ends on June 25, 2012 at 12:01am, and is open to US residents only.  There will only be 1 winner of this prize package.  Please see the Terms & Conditions below for more details.

What is my best piece of advice for new breastfeeding mamas?  
Be gentle with yourself and baby.  Have patience.  It may take a few days, maybe even a few weeks, but you and baby can get this.  And never hesitate to ask for help if you need it- from a nurse, a lactation consultant, an experienced friend, an online community, anywhere you can get good advice and support.  And even if you have a rough start, just persevere.  Baby girl & I had a bumpy start.  Click here for our breastfeeding story- Our Bumpy Breastfeeding Start

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