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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

my new gadget



Imtiaz has been breastfeeding for almost 10 months now, alhamdulillah...and i'm so motivated to continue until he is 2 years old....

and i have been a loyal user to my good ol' Medela Pump In Style Traveler breastpump for the past 5+ 8 months at work (5 months when i was breastfeeding Jihan and almost 8 months while i'm breastfeed Imtiaz now)...yes, i only express my breastmilk at work using my beloved Medela PIS (and mind you it's the old version of PIS, not the advanced version) , and i used my Medela Harmony occasionally when i intended to express my milk at home...i really like the PIS mechanism very much, thanks to Sis Rita of Momslittleones.com for teaching me how to manually work out the stimulation and expression phase with the PIS...

and the amount that i got in each pumping session was superb using the gadget...i love the bag and it's matching cooler bag too...i carry them to work everyday without fail....and it's quite heavy, plus that i had to carry another big bag to stuff in my books, laptop and other things too...

when i managed to breastfeed Imtiaz past beyond 6 months, i thought of getting a more portable, lightweight breastpump that i can use for the next few months and for my next babies too....so i did a few research over the internet and based on few testimonials from my friends who bought the latest innovation from Medela, the Freestyle, i thought of getting it....

so i got a good deal of Medela Freestyle and started using it for almost 3 weeks now...at first, i didn't like it because the suction was not as great as my ol' PIS and i got to pump for 30 min to get 4-5 oz..maybe at that time my milk production was low because i was about to have my menses and i was nervous about using the Freestyle....after a few days, i got mastered in attaching the hands-free attachment....and the milk production was good and today i managed to pump out 6 oz in just 15 min...!

it's good to have a great breastpump like this but it's not a must for every breastfeeding mums...other breastpumps can work wonder too if you make full use of it...before buying a breastpump, it is wise to first try on it to look at its suitability on you....you could start saving a few ringgit per month to invest in this valuable gadget as the price is expensive...and this gadget is not used only for a baby but for the next to come....

my ol PIS..? i don't intend to sell it because that's my "first love"...i'm going to keep it and maybe my sister can use the motor when she has her own baby...it is nicely packed and kept for her...



3 comments:

rizza said...

Syabas Dr Ezura!! teruskan perjalanan penyusuan susuibu ini....

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