Monday, August 25, 2014

{Mommy's Little Miracle} Ameda

*Mommy's Obsessions received complimentary breast pumping products for review in exchange for our honest thoughts and opinions*

Today Mommy's Little Miracle is featuring a company that every pumping mom needs to be familiar with - Ameda!

With the recent insurance changes in 2014, I was lucky enough to receive a complimentary breast pump from my insurance when I became pregnant with Little Boy. I was thrilled because when I had Little Mister, I didn't see the need for a pump and never got one, and when breastfeeding didn't work out for us after a while, I had no where to turn. With Little Boy if feeding directly from the breast doesn't work out, I plan to pump like a mad woman and feed that little guy my breastmilk! The breast pump that I received from my insurance was the Ameda Purely Yours and I will admit that I knew absolutely nothing about it, and wasn't really familiar with the Ameda brand. Once I did a little research, I was thrilled to see that they offered several other wonderful breastfeeding and pumping products and began to follow them on their social media channels.

One thing that stands out to me is the interaction that Ameda strives to achieve with their fans. I see daily updates on their Facebook and Twitter pages along with fun giveaways for their fans to enter. I myself even won a giveaway! 

Are you expecting in 2014? Did you just have your little bundle of joy? Know someone who's pregnant or trying to conceive? Then this event is for you! Alex of Mommy's Obsessions is expecting her second son this October and has created an event that is perfect for expectant mothers! Mommy's Little Miracle is a Pregnancy, Newborn/Early Infancy, and Postpartum event that will be featuring everything from maternity clothing to newborn essentials, to postpartum products you must have! We highly recommend that you bookmark the open giveaway page by clicking on the image below then adding it to your bookmarks bar! Over the next three weeks you will have the chance to enter to win some amazing prizes from items for YOU and things for your little one!



About Ameda
(As from their website) 

"More than 70 years ago, Swedish engineer, Einar Egnell made it his life’s work to help breastfeeding mothers. After years of research, Egnell created the first comfortable and effective breast pump that closely mimics the sucking rhythm of nursing infants. In the process, Egnell also created the vacuum and cycling standards that today’s lactation professionals use to judge breast pump quality. Today’s Ameda breast pumps combined Egnell’s innovative technology with the features a 21st century mother expects. Everything Ameda offers – Ameda breast pumps and products, Ameda breastfeeding education, Ameda’s support of lactation professionals – reflects our passion for breastfeeding. Since 1942, Ameda has been the leading innovator and has delivered unmatched quality and service to lactation professionals, institutions and most importantly, mothers."


Photo Credits: Ameda

Ameda generously sent me a handful of their products to try out including their NoShow Premium Disposable Nursing Pads, their Nursing Bra, their Cool N Carry System which is perfect for pumping and working moms, their ComfortGel Breast Pads, and their Store and Pour system. Although I am not pumping yet, I am extremely excited about all of these wonderful products and have even begun to wear the nursing bra! There are several breast pump brands on the market, but Ameda is at the top of my list!


The Cool 'N Carry is a convenient Breast Milk Storage System that allows for pumping moms to transport their breast milk and keep it cold while they do so. The system includes a storage cooler, three ice packs, and six milk storage bottles (that are of course BPA free). The cooler can hold all six bottles and all three ice packs at once and zips closed easily! The cooler even has a carrying handle to make transporting that much simpler!


While I really love reusable breast pads, it is very handy to have some disposable ones on hand as well. With Little Mister I would always use disposable breast pads when I didn't want to "waste" reusable ones, specifically during that time between my evening shower and bedtime, I would want to go to bed with fresh breast pads on so I would use my disposables during that time! 

The Ameda NoShow Premium disposable breast pads are soft and comfortable to wear, and they are individually wrapped so each time you change your breast pads, they are fresh and sanitary!


The ComfortGel Hydrogel Breast Pads are wonderful for moms with sore nipples and provide a cooling relief as soon as you place them in your nursing bra. The ComfortGel Pads can be reused up for up to 6 days if they are properly cared for during the duration of use. They also provide a more plush barrier between your breast and your clothing so that your clothing does not further irritate your sore skin. Although I have not personally used the ComfortGel pads yet I did open them up to get a better feel for them and they seem like they would really soothe a moms sore breast feeding nipples!


The Intimates Nursing Bra is made from a soft stretchy material to give you a comfortable fit, regardless of the amount of milk that your breasts may have in them (whether you have just nursed or are feeling engorged). There is a convenient front strap closure so that you may release one breast at a time while still keeping the other covered as you nurse your child. I am one of those women who personally likes a thicker bra while out and about, but I have already started wearing the Intimates Nursing Bra while around the house and I know that is is going to be a fantastic bra to wear at night - it is extremely comfortable and breathable! 


The final product that Ameda generously sent me was the Store 'N Pour Milk Storage Bags which are perfect for pumping moms who are building up a supply for their freezers. Although I am a stay at home mom, I do plan on pumping with Little Boy because there will be times when mommy wants to get away for an hour or two, or when family comes into town and wants that added bonding experience of getting to feed the infant. The Store 'N Pour Milk Storage Bags have a unique tear and pour spout that allows you to easily pour the milk into a bottle without spilling it, which I think is absolutely wonderful!


I absolutely love and appreciate that Ameda is so attentive to pumping moms needs and provides them with everything she may need to provide breast milk for her child! Although I have not gotten to test out my Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump that my insurance provided, and I am unable to really test majority of the products above, I am still fully confident in recommending the Ameda brand and feel that they're products are high quality and best of all - affordable! 

To Purchase: Ameda products are available at a wide range of retailers including their direct website, Target, Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, and more!

To Win: Mommy's Obsessions and Ameda want to give one lucky reader The Ultimate Pumping Prize Package! This fabulous prize package will include an Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump, Breast Pump Accessory Kit, the Cool N Carry, and a package of Hydrogel Pads!


Entry-Form

Congratulations to Arianah Watts!

The Giveaway will close late on the evening of September 9th. The winner will be chosen at random through  Giveaway Tools. The winner will be announced both on Giveaway Tools form as well as notified by email and announced on Mommy's Obsessions Facebook. Winner must respond within 48 hours of receiving their winner's email otherwise they will forfeit their prize and a new winner will be chosen. The winner will have their prize sent to them by Ameda. Mommy's Obsessions and other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. US Only. This review is 100% original and in my own words. Everything written is from my own personal view point and opinions and I have not been influenced by any outside sources. What works for me, may not work for you. All photos have been taken by me unless stated otherwise. I have been provided with product to review by Ameda however I have not been compensated monetarily for this review. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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90 comments:

  1. I'm also interested in their Store n' Pour storage bags!

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  2. The purely yours breast pump is my favorite!
    crazyweirdo33@yahoo.com

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  3. I would love to have this breast pump. The last one I got cost lots of money, raised blisters that had me looking like a cauliflower, and still didn't pump any milk!

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  4. I am also interested in the nursing bra. I have none left intact from my first child.

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  5. I'm actually a fan of the different breast pads. Those look comfy and the variety seems great so that you can choose whatever fits your needs.

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  6. I'm a fan of the Ameda nursing camisole. It looks like it can be easily hidden underneath a cute outfit, yet still convenient for feeding.

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  7. The Cool and Carry will always be needed by a pumping mother!

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  8. I love the comfort gel pads for sore nipples. I could use these for nursing.

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  9. I'd love to have a new pump! I've had the same single cheapo for about 8 or 10 years and it's not great.

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  10. Another product I'd be interested in is the nursing camisole.

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  11. Ameda purely yours breast pump is what I'd be most excited to win

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  12. I would also like to try the ameda intimates nursing camisole

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  13. The storage bags. They are the only ones with a pour slot that I've ever seen

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  14. Love ameda products! I'm also interested in the duo shells. The breast pump is my favorite from this giveaway

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  15. Our little one is due in 2 weeks! Although I plan to breastfeed, I don't really have any supplies yet. Trying to work on that now.

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  16. Most excited about the storage bags and nursing pads and soothers.

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  17. Interested in the Ameda ComfortGel Extended-Use Hydrogel!

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  18. I'm really excited about the nursing bra in this package, but the entire package looks amazing!

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  19. I'm also interested is the nursing camisole.

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  20. I'm really interested in the storage bags! A pour slot might save me from spilling so much milk this time around!

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  21. The Store 'n Pour bags look amazing! I really wish they had a glass bottle option thought too.

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  22. My favorite prize would be the breast pump for sure! I have an Ameda and love it, but after 3 years it is beginning to wear out!

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  23. The Purely Yours Ultra pump looks awesome. The comfort hydrogel pads look so soothing too. This looks like a great system!

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  24. The pump looks amazing! I was giveb my sister-in-laws medela pump but it died when my daughter was 3 months old so I had to buy a cheaper double electric pump, I could pump faster with my manual pump.

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  25. Loved their pump with my set of twins but surprise baby number 3 and all baby items and funds have been given away or are gone. The hands free pumping bra saves so much time as well

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  26. The pump is my favorite because it looks like a great one!

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  27. I'm most excited about the pump! A bunch of my friends have the same one and rave about it!!

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  28. If also love to try using one of their nursing bras :).

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  29. I would love to have the breast pump!
    I did all my pumping by hand with my first child....ugh.

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  30. I have this breast pump and it's great! It did great for my first baby, and going strong on my second!

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  31. I'm most excited about the Ameda Purely Yours Breast Pump!

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  32. I also like the Ameda Intimates Nursing Camisole

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  33. I would love to win the Ameda Purely Yours pump! I have heard nothing but wonderful things about Ameda and would jump all over the chance to use one... especially with number two on the way and no pump to help!

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  34. I like the comfort gel pads for sore nipples

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  35. I would love to try the Ameda Intimates Nursing Camisole.

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  36. I would love to win the breast pump, but I'm also interested in their nursing camis.

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  37. Cindy B (on gt/fb) I am defintely most interested in the purely yours breast pump because I don't have an electric pump and need one to help build my supply since I suffer from IGT.

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  38. I would love to have their hospital grade pump; I had an opportunity to use one for a couple of days and it worked better than any other I've tried.

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  39. The breast pump for sure!

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  40. I would love all of it, but especially the pump! My son has to be tube feed due to his disease and I still want him to get breast milk. I would love a good pump! I also like the elite pump

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  41. The breast pump

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  42. I am also interested in the Nursing Bra! It sounds so comfy especially for nighttime!

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  43. Another product i am interested in is the comfort gel pads.

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  44. I would really love to try those cooling pads. Especially for aggressive nursers in the summer!!!

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  45. The breast pump! I have heard Ameda has amazing ones!!
    jbang0331 at yahoo dot com

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  46. The breast pump. I love that their tubing is made to prevent bacteria to get into the breast milk.

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  47. I would also love to try there nursing bra . Need some of them esp quality like they offer.

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  48. The Cool and Carry will always be needed by a pumping mother!

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  49. The Cool and Carry will always be needed by a pumping mother!

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  50. I am most excited about the breast pump and the store and pour bags!

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  51. I love the Cool and Carry as well as the storage bags. Great Review!

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  52. The comfort gel pads. I didnt know these existed!!

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  53. The comfort gel pads look heavenly!

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  54. I really like the Ameda Platinum® Breast Pump.

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  55. The ComfortGel Hydrogel Pads are pretty awesome. They were heaven when I was nursing my first. I'd imagine that they will be when my twins come!

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  56. I like the cool and carry bag.

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  57. I also really like the Store 'N Pour Breast Milk Storage Bags

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  58. I am also interested in the Nursing Camisole!!

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  59. The breast milk storage bottles & the gel pads are something else I love about Ameda, so many great products for breastfeeding!

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  60. I like the Store 'N Pour Breast Milk Storage Bags

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  61. I would love to try their Store 'N Pour bags! So convenient!
    jbang0331 at yahoo dot com

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  62. Christina Strapp LambertSeptember 9, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    I like the Ameda Intimates Nursing Bra.

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  63. Christina Strapp LambertSeptember 9, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    I'm really interested in the breast pump since I really need one.

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  64. I loved the comfort gel pads the first couple weeks of breastfeeding. Best things ever!

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  65. I'm most excited about the breast pump! It would be so helpful! Thanks for the chance! :)

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  66. The Ameda NoShow Premium disposable breast pads sound very nice and comfortable to wear. Thank you for this opportunity to win

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  67. The pump! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  68. I like the Ameda Reusable Contoured Breast Pads. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  69. The breast pump and the hydrogel pads!

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  70. I like the nursing camisole, I just wish they had more colors to choose from.

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  71. I'm most excited about the breast pump as I don't have insurance that'll cover one.

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  72. Store 'N Pour Milk Storage Bags my niece could really use this right now.

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  73. Ameda Purely Yours® Double Electric Breast Pump this looks great to use

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  74. My favorite prize is the Cool 'N Carry.

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  75. The ComfortLan 100% Pure Lanolin looks very nice!

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