I couldn’t be happier to announce that I recently completed my nursing degree and I did it while raising children too. In fact, just ten days after finishing my degree I welcomed my third beautiful baby girl into the world. Needless to say, I am almost always doing two things at once. And now that I am a nurse, eager to dive in and begin my new career, I need to balance that role with mothering my newborn. Well as a devoted breastfeeding mother, I just have to say, “Thank goodness for the new Medela Freestyle breast pump!”
Like many mothers these days, breastfeeding my children is something I cherish for the many proven benefits it provides both my child and myself. However, when work or school demands take the mother out of the home early in the baby’s life, breastfeeding can be difficult to continue. I did the best I could with my other two daughters. I tried other pumps in the past with little success and eventually resorted to some manual expression but it was a lot of work. This time around I knew that I needed a better solution; I didn’t want my new career to interfere with my ability to provide my daughter with the most optimal nutrition.