There are a few companies in which I have trusted for a few years now when it comes to being a mom. Lansinoh is one of those brands which I have always trusted and used. When I first became a momma and was nursing Calvin it was their Lanolin cream and soothies that saved me during some awfully painful nights.
I have been using Lansinoh's Breastmilk Storage Bags for almost 3 years now. I have never had a leak with them and I love how there is space to write the date, ounces, and the double seal. Even though I am starting to wean Max I am still in need of Lansinoh's products since (as you all know) I have a huge oversupply.
I have used their breast pads for a year when I was nursing Calvin but this past year went for a generic brand and even tried reusable nursing pads. With both I was disappointed with how quickly they became moist. I was surprised and thankful to have tried their new Ultimate Protection Nursing Pads. They are curved and have a sticky back that helps them to stay in place while I go about my day. I love how they are thin but still help me with controlling my leaks--keeping me dry. Another great feature is the texture: they are extremely soft. When you are first beginning your nursing journey this is so helpful to ensure you are as comfortable as possible. Any mom who has a good milk supply knows how essential this is in a nursing pad.
Lansinoh also sent me their Lansinoh Momma Bottle with Natural Wave. As some of you may know, both of my boys never took a bottle. I am a stay-at-home mom so this was never really an issue 99% of the time. Max just turned one so I feel like it is a little late to try to get him to take a bottle but I wanted to see what he would do with these ones. I put water in the bottle for Max (Why waste any precious milk knowing his history with bottles?). Max actually took three sucks from the bottle but then was fascinated with the nipple part and thought it was a toy (typical 1 year old).
I wish I tried these when he was a newborn because I truly loved everything about this bottle. The nipple is extremely soft and flexible which would make it very easy for a baby to go from nursing to taking a bottle. The bottle is not bulky at all, making it perfect for storage or packed in a diaper bag and there are only three parts (nipple, bottle, and cap). My suggestion for those of you who breastfeed: introduce a bottle very early on, like 4 weeks. One bottle a day can help your baby be okay with both nursing and taking a bottle. A lot of people are afraid of nipple confusion but if you are only introducing a bottle once or a few times a day I think you would have better luck than me on having a flexible baby, eating-wise.
Even if your baby is not breastfed or drinking breast milk, this bottle would be great for formula as well. It is compact, has different flow nipples to grow with baby, and has clearly marked ounce markers.
Lansinoh is teaming up with me to give one of your little ones a Natural Wave bottle. Please comment below with one of your favorite activities to do with your little one and your email address AND like them on Facebook. . The winner will be announced on Thursday, December 10th. May the odds be ever in your favor ;)