There is a big decision when you become a mother, whether to breastfeed or not. Did you know that American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all babies be breastfed during their first year? A recent study showed that only 36% of babies are breastfed during the first six months. One factor of this percentage is due to mothers returning to the workforce. More than sixty years ago, Einar Egnell was asked by a gynecologist to build a better breast pump. Back then breast bumps were painful and didn’t express the milk well. After years of practicing and studying breastfeeding, Egnell came up with the perfect breast pump, which is comfortable and effective. Ameda Purely Yours Ultra, is a double electric breast pump with custom fit flanges. Moms need for the breast flange to fit properly, for better comfort and milk flow. Ameda includes three of the most popular flange sizes, because flange fit can change with birth, breastfeeding and pumping. We understand that there are a lot of working mothers out there, who want to breastfeed. Ameda Purely Yours Ultra is designed with the the working mother in mind. This pump comes with an ultra-suede and faux-leather Ultra Tote, a removable Cool ‘N Carry Milk Tote and a car adapter for the on the go pumping. Ameda has given our readers tips on how to have a successful breast pumping experience in the office:
1.) Start pumping once a day, three to four weeks before you return to work. Not only will this allow you to build up a reserve of milk in your freezer, it gives you plenty of time to practice and feel comfortable with your pump.
2.) Talk to your boss about in-office pumping. Having a discussion about where and how often you’ll be pumping, as well as where you plan to store your milk, will eliminate confusion and uncertainty on both ends. If your company doesn’t have a lactation room, ask to use a private office, empty conference room or lounge.
3.) Invest in the best breast pump you can afford. A good pump does a better job expressing milk, while ineffective pumps leave breasts more full, which can slow milk supply. For moms working full time, the best choice is usually an automatic double pump like the Ameda Purely Yours Ultra. The Ultra uses hospital-grade technology, is lightweight and offers custom features that allow working moms to pump efficiently and effectively.
4.) Keep in mind that the situation is temporary. Breast pumping at work isn’t always easy, but just remember that most moms stop sometime between their baby’s ninth and twelfth months, and that your baby is benefiting from your extra effort.
Ameda Purely Yours Ultra has a suggested retail value of $299.00 and can be purchased from online stores, such as, Breast Pumps and Ameda Online. Here at PJ Mommy, we are giving one lucky reader the chance to win their very own Ameda Purely Yours Ultra breast pump! For details on how to win this giveaway, check out the rules below:
1. Contest is open to US residents only. Cannot ship to P.O. Boxes.
2. You must visit Purely Yours Ultra to look at the pump, and then leave a comment about which feature you think will be most beneficial. Not all features and details were listed in the review. [Has to be answered to enter into the giveaway]
3.) Answer the following trivia question, “How much does the Ameda Purely Yours Ultra breast pump motor weigh?” You can find the answer at Purely Yours Ultra. [Has to be answered to enter into the giveaway]
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