When E was born, I was keeping an open mind when it came to breastfeeding. I’d told myself it wasn’t a big deal if I wasn’t able to do it. However, I Â found it incredible to be able to feed my baby myself. From the beginning, E was fed using a mixture of boob feeds and pumped feeds. I was advised by medical staff in hospital that supplementing his milk would be necessary to up his weight. As much as possible, I wanted to stick to breast milk as I knew it was best for baby. So I pumped. I found it incredible to be able to see the liquid gold in front of me, and ensure my baby got the goodness. It also meant that his Daddy or grandparents could do a feed, while I got some well needed rest.
I only wound up feeding for 9 weeks. I have many friends who have continued for a lot longer than that. Some have returned to work, and in doing so, needed to pump to ensure their baby got their milk while they were in work. There’s a lot more work to pumping than you may think. As worthwhile as it is, it can be a bit finicky to get started with. Â MAM contacted me earlier this month to tell me about their MAM Breastfeeding Starter Kit and Anti-Colic Bottles. They sound fantastic and would have been a big help to me. While no Mama needs a kit to start breastfeeding (the kit is on your body, you may just need some help along the way!), as far as pumping is concerned this set is perfect to help getting organised.
The MAM Breastfeeding Starter Kit was a winner at the Boots Maternity & Infant Awards 2016, winningÂ Gold for Best Breastfeeding Product. It’s clearly a much loved product given that response!
MAM have developed the Manual Breast Pump with a perfect blend of function and design. It can be adapted to meet individual needs of every mum. With its fully rotating funnel, the MAM Manual Pump makes expressing and storing breast milk a simply easy, comfortable and pleasant experience. The Pump is perfectly matched to the Anti-colic bottles so that the milk flows directly into the bottle without pouring.
It’s a complete breastfeeding pumping set -Â 1Â MAM manual breast pump,Â 3Â MAM 160ml anti colic bottles,Â 3Â MAM storage pots,Â 2Â MAM nipple shields,Â 10Â MAM breast pads,Â 3Â MAM sealing discsÂ andÂ 1Â MAM teat tongs. All it’s missing is the obligatory Netflix boxsets and on-tap tea and biscuits, and you’re set!Â Even better, they’re self sterilising – cutting down on lots of hassle. Of course as safety is so important with little ones, all pieces are BPA free, and suitable from birth. (It’s recommended to get your supply established with baby before beginning to pump).
The anti-colic bottles can be used for both breast and formula milk.Â MAM Anti Colic is the ideal bottle for an easy switch between breast and bottle. The patented Silk teat is silky soft and provides a familiar feel for babies.Â Market Research confirmed that 94% of babies accepted the teat making it perfect for when mum wants to be a bit more flexible.
Thanks to the innovative vented base, there is an even drinking flow so that babies remain calm and relaxed without swallowing air. This helps to reduce colic in 80% of cases.Â The Anti Colic Bottle self-sterilises in 3 easy steps ensuring simple safe bottle cleaning at home or on the go.
Thanks to MAM, I have one MAM Breastfeeding Starter Kit and an Anti-Colic Bottle to give away! If you’re about to have a baby, wanting to start pumping alongside your current breastfeeding situation, or know someone due soon, get your name in. The kit retails in Boots for â‚¬106.99, so it’s a valuable prize!
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Competition closes at 9pm on Monday 12thÂ December. The winner toÂ be announced the following morning. Giveaway is open to residents of Ireland and UK ONLY. Part of this giveaway is hosted on Facebook but is not endorsed by Facebook.Â I have not received any compensation for hosting this giveaway. MAM have provided the prize for one lucky reader. All opinions are my own.