Medela Freestyle and Medela Pump in Style Double Breast Pump Comparisons          Medela Freestyle Medela Pump in Style Advanced (On the go Tote)  Daily use, double electric, portable breast pump.  Daily use, double electric, mobile, rechargeable breast pump  2 Phase Expression Technology  2 Phase Expression Technology  Fully-adjustable vacuum and speed settings  Fully-adjustable vacuum and speed settings  Carry bag included Carry bag included  Removable cooler and ice pack  Removable cooler and ice pack  4 Breast milk containers  4 Breast milk containers  Includes a rechargeable lithium ion battery Battery pack uses 8 AA batteries (not included) Digital display Hands-free kit Priced at about $280.00 Priced at about $195.00 Related Article: 10 Reasons

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Medela Freestyle and Medela Pump in Style Double Breast Pump Comparisons          Medela Freestyle Medela Pump in Style Advanced (On the go Tote)  Daily use, double electric, portable breast pump.  Daily use, double electric, mobile, rechargeable breast pump  2 Phase Expression Technology  2 Phase Expression Technology  Fully-adjustable vacuum and speed settings  Fully-adjustable vacuum and speed settings  Carry bag included Carry bag included  Removable cooler and ice pack  Removable cooler and ice pack  4 Breast milk containers  4 Breast milk containers  Includes a rechargeable lithium ion battery Battery pack uses 8 AA batteries (not included) Digital display Hands-free kit Priced at about $280.00 Priced at about $195.00 Related Article: 10 Reasons

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As I mentioned in my article, “Mind Your Own Boobies- Public Breastfeeding”, you’re going to have to venture outside of your home unless the reclusive lifestyle is for you.  The key to success for taking your pumping show on the road is planning ahead.  Whether you have a single electric breast pump, a double electric breast pump, or a battery operated breast pump, make sure that you have all of the parts. First things first: get a good bag for breast pumps and organize it well using the checklist below. Download the Nursing Room Locator App by Moms Pump Here (found on iTunes and Google Play).  This GPS-enabled app searches to

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As I mentioned in my article, “Mind Your Own Boobies- Public Breastfeeding”, you’re going to have to venture outside of your home unless the reclusive lifestyle is for you.  The key to success for taking your pumping show on the road is planning ahead.  Whether you have a single electric breast pump, a double electric breast pump, or a battery operated breast pump, make sure that you have all of the parts. First things first: get a good bag for breast pumps and organize it well using the checklist below. Download the Nursing Room Locator App by Moms Pump Here (found on iTunes and Google Play).  This GPS-enabled app searches to

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First Things First…Amazon Baby Registry!   Access to over 270,000 baby products 10% off all of Amazon.com products, (Upgraded to 15% off when you have an Amazon Prime account) Free shipping on orders over $49.00 Mobile Registry lets you update you update from anytime, anywhere 90-day returns Where to buy breast pump… You have several options when buying a breastpump.  Your plate is full, so I did the homework for you.  After all, that’s what breast friends are for! For more information on choosing a breast pump, check out my article on the Top 5 Double Electric Breast Pumps. I also have a New Baby Breastfeeding Checklist to guide a first

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First Things First…Amazon Baby Registry!   Access to over 270,000 baby products 10% off all of Amazon.com products, (Upgraded to 15% off when you have an Amazon Prime account) Free shipping on orders over $49.00 Mobile Registry lets you update you update from anytime, anywhere 90-day returns Where to buy breast pump… You have several options when buying a breastpump.  Your plate is full, so I did the homework for you.  After all, that’s what breast friends are for! For more information on choosing a breast pump, check out my article on the Top 5 Double Electric Breast Pumps. I also have a New Baby Breastfeeding Checklist to guide a first

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It’s like a Tinder date. You were interested.   Now it’s here and you’re sizing it up.  Will it live up to the hype?  Not unlike that online romance, you will have to take your top off to find out. Men don’t come with manuals, but breast pumps do.  Before you try to use your pump, read the manual.  They are all different and there is no greater encumbrance to the let-down reflex than frustration. Once you have done your homework, wash up.  Make sure that you have washed and sterilized the breast pump and that your hands are clean. Next, assemble the breast pump according to directions.  If the parts don’t

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It’s like a Tinder date. You were interested.   Now it’s here and you’re sizing it up.  Will it live up to the hype?  Not unlike that online romance, you will have to take your top off to find out. Men don’t come with manuals, but breast pumps do.  Before you try to use your pump, read the manual.  They are all different and there is no greater encumbrance to the let-down reflex than frustration. Once you have done your homework, wash up.  Make sure that you have washed and sterilized the breast pump and that your hands are clean. Next, assemble the breast pump according to directions.  If the parts don’t

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If you are struggling with your comfort level with breastfeeding in public, you aren’t alone.  Many of us have been there and have been the target of the “shame game” from both camps. Strangers may get all up in your business! I was nursing my firstborn at a the food court of a shopping mall, clinging to this hideous floral cover thing that my aunt bought me.  In one single nursing session, I was approached by one woman who quite literally pulled my flowery nipple-hider off of me saying that I have nothing to be ashamed of and several passersby who made scoffing noises and shot me looks of disgust.  I was

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If you are struggling with your comfort level with breastfeeding in public, you aren’t alone.  Many of us have been there and have been the target of the “shame game” from both camps. Strangers may get all up in your business! I was nursing my firstborn at a the food court of a shopping mall, clinging to this hideous floral cover thing that my aunt bought me.  In one single nursing session, I was approached by one woman who quite literally pulled my flowery nipple-hider off of me saying that I have nothing to be ashamed of and several passersby who made scoffing noises and shot me looks of disgust.  I was

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How can I increase my milk supply?  This has to be the most asked question among breastfeeding moms. (Well, maybe second to “How can I ever again look at my boobs the same way after seeing them sucked through the “cones of shame” when I pump?”) You are probably producing enough breast milk. The best way to tell if you are producing enough breast milk is if your baby is thriving.  This is really hard to believe when you bust out the electric breastfeeding pump and see that the bottle is not very full.  One of the many beautiful aspects of breastfeeding, though, is that your body is completely in tune with

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How can I increase my milk supply?  This has to be the most asked question among breastfeeding moms. (Well, maybe second to “How can I ever again look at my boobs the same way after seeing them sucked through the “cones of shame” when I pump?”) You are probably producing enough breast milk. The best way to tell if you are producing enough breast milk is if your baby is thriving.  This is really hard to believe when you bust out the electric breastfeeding pump and see that the bottle is not very full.  One of the many beautiful aspects of breastfeeding, though, is that your body is completely in tune with

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Your insurance company must provide you support, counseling, and equipment for the duration of breastfeeding.  This applies to marketplace plans as well as all other health insurance plans.  The only exception is if you have a “grandfathered plan”.  (Click here for information on grandfathered plans) Coverage for Nursing Pumps  Your health insurance may have restrictions on whether you buy or rent, what type of breast pump they cover, and when you will get it (before or after the baby is born),but one thing does not differ: they are required to provide you with breastfeeding equipment.  Ultimately, you and your doctor are in control of what is best for you in your

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Your insurance company must provide you support, counseling, and equipment for the duration of breastfeeding.  This applies to marketplace plans as well as all other health insurance plans.  The only exception is if you have a “grandfathered plan”.  (Click here for information on grandfathered plans) Coverage for Nursing Pumps  Your health insurance may have restrictions on whether you buy or rent, what type of breast pump they cover, and when you will get it (before or after the baby is born),but one thing does not differ: they are required to provide you with breastfeeding equipment.  Ultimately, you and your doctor are in control of what is best for you in your

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