August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Hooray! In honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, Gypsy Momma is hosting the following give aways for readers that sign-up to follow Gypsy Momma via email, RSS, Facebook, or Pinterest (or those already signed-up):
– 2 pack of Bamboobies Ultra-Thin Regular Nursng Pads
– Lilypadz Starter Kit
– Motherlove Herbal Nipple Cream
– Lansinoh Manual Breast Pump
– The Motherly Art of Breastfeeding
Enter to win one, all, or a few in between!
Regular Bamboobies are ultra-thin with a milk-proof backing so they are perfect for going back to work or going out for a night on the town when you don’t want your nursing pads to show. They are ideal for light leaking or once your supply has been regulated. Regular Bamboobies are lined with velour to soothe tender nursing nipples and have a waterproof outer layer to protect your clothes. They’re heart-shaped to cup your breast better than a circular pad – no creases means no lines. Because they are thinner, heart-shaped and have a milk-proof backing, Bamboobies will not show, or more importantly, leak through your shirt like cotton pads do. Mommy bloggers have called Bamboobies the Maserati of nursing pads and cashmere sweaters for boobies the ultimate in luxury and softness. It’s nice to have a stash so you can change the pads frequently throughout the day and always have clean ones on hand when the others are being washed.
As an alternative to cloth nursing pads, I frequently used (and love) the Lilypadz. They are a patented, innovative nursing pad made of a skin-like layer of silicone. The unique design maintains pressure on the nipple while in place and forms a non-absorbent barrier that actually PREVENTS breast milk leakage. My only problem I encountered when traveling was not having potable water to rinse them in if I needed to remove them and wash them. However, this starter kit comes with cleansing wipes that can be used on the go.
Use on sore, cracked nursing nipples to soften and heal skin, and relieve pain. This creamy salve goes on easily, and all ingredients are safe for ingestion. Nipple Cream also serves as an excellent diaper rash ointment- you could conceivably just travel with one jar of either the Motherlove Herbal Nipple Cream or the Motherlove Diaper and Thrush Relief and use either jar for both nipple soreness and diaper rash- this stuff is that great!
Before I went electric, I exclusively used this manual pump. I’ll admit, I was a little intimidated by hooking up power to by nipples, and it took me a couple of months for me to make that leap. It’s a great back-up to an electric pump, gets the job done, and is significantly quieter (e.g. noiseless) or needing to pump in close spaces- like cars, planes, or airports when traveling. This pump is easy to assemble with few parts, easy to clean, has a SoftSeal Cushion for gentle, efficient pumping, and a comfortable handle for easy pumping to reduce hand fatigue.
The Motherly Art of Breastfeeding (paperback or Kindle edition)
La Leche League’s classic bestselling guide has set the standard for educating and empowering mothers in this natural art for generations. It has been retooled, refocused, and updated for today’s mothers and lifestyles. Working mothers, stay-at-home moms, single moms, and mothers of multiples will all benefit from the book’s range of nursing advice, stories, and information—from preparing for breastfeeding during pregnancy to feeding cues, from nursing positions to expressing and storing breast milk.
There is absolutely no purchase necessary. In order to enter to win any of these items, you must have a U.S. or Canadian mailing address for the item to be shipped to you. The give away for all of these items is open until August 31. Winners will be announced on Sept. 4.
In order to sign-up for the give away you must either sign-up to receive Gypsy Momma blogs via email or RSS, like Gypsy Momma on Facebook, or follow Gypsy Momma on Pinterest. For each like, follow, or sign-up your name will be entered once for each item you would like (that means your name can be entered up to four times for each item).
After you do this, you must reply below in the comment box stating which items you would like to win and let me know in the reply how you signed up or followed Gypsy Momma. If you are already receiving e-mails or following Gypsy Momma, just leave that information in the reply. Thank you and happy breast feeding!