I'll admit, I'm not a fan of pumping and as a stay at home mom, I don't need to give a bottle much. My husband and I have determined the exact amount of time I can leave her with him to get a little mommy time without needing to give her anything. I used to pump and get a bottle ready, but she never took it, so we've moved away from that. However, I have a unique breastfeeding challenge: oversupply. While I generally don't get engorged, if I wait too long to nurse I could change my name to Shirtsy McPuddles. All in all, I'd much rather deal with this than many other breastfeeding issues. I was assured that it would regulate itself, and it has to some extent, but at 5 months post-partum, I've given up on it and decided to embrace the oversupply. The plan? I'm going to pump and donate to the new milk station at our local hospital. The milk will then be transported to a milk bank and given to preemie's who desperately need breastmilk.
Simple Wishes. I hate pumping. I already spend several hours a day breastfeeding, which I love, but finding the time to set up the machine, get it in the right spot and sit there and pump for ten or fifteen minutes isn't exactly my idea of a good time. Simple Wishes takes care of that problem by giving me my hands back when I pump, which is great because a mom with a 3 year-old and 5 month-old always needs her hands free!
One of the best things about Simple Wishes is that you simply wrap the bra around and zip so you aren't stuck wearing it all day long. Since I am a breastfeeding mom first, I need a nursing bra not a pumping bra. The Simple Wishes bra only takes seconds to put on, but saves me tons of time! If you want to wear it as a bra you can. Oh and did I mention, it's adjustable so you can use it when you breasts are at their biggest after birth and still use it once they've regulated again!
Simple Wishes is a great gift for nursing moms whether they stay home or work. It's definitely a pumping bag essential. It's also the brainchild of 4 sisters. That's right Simple Wishes is not only a mom-owned company - its a 4 mom/sister company. I think that's the coolest thing I've heard in a long time.
Simple Wishes was kind enough to send me a bra for my personal use and has generously offered to give another away to one of our readers during our Breastfest 2010. To enter, check out our giveaway page here.
Disclaimer: Simple Wishes provided a sample for my personal use, but I received no compensation for this review. This review is my own opinion and based solely on my experience.