I've said before that I used to be afraid of my breast pump...it somehow felt cumbersome and awkward.
Yet with time and understanding, I came to appreciate my lowly pump, and I'm not the only one. Because every day, I hear from moms who pump in order to provide breast milk for their babies.
Some of these moms are working mamas - a director, an entrepeneur, a cashier, a nurse...they are moms who need to pump in order to simultaneously put food on the table and milk in the bottle.
And some of these moms donate their breast milk - to milk banks that ensure the nourishment of preemies, and even directly, to families in dire need of their liquid gold.
While some of these moms are 'exclusive pumpers' - moms who, for one reason or another, do not directly breastfeed, but rely on their pump for every single feed.
The thing that these moms have in common, is a true need of their breast pump. And in some cases, a feeling of admiration...a sense of respect.
One of my friends - an exclusive pumper for 4 YEARS, no less - became so fond of her trusted pump that she even included it in her Christmas celebrations...(hello Rudolph!) -
But all of this pump-love doesn't negate the fact that pumping can still be particularly...awkward.
Because pumps can be heavy.
Not to mention coolers.
And then there's the bottles.
And we're already carting around our laptops, our lunch and a stash of who-knows-what-else at the bottom of our mom-bags.
But fear not....because help has arrived! And this particular form of help comes in a multitude of gorgeous designs!
Introducing, the Nurse Purse...
This bag has been designed to hold your pump, cooler, laptop...everything! There is a zippered pocket inside, to ensure your personal items are safe and there is also plenty of room in the exterior pockets for bottles or that much-needed morning coffee.
Best of all, the Nurse Purse takes the awkward, cumbersome aspect of pumping away...by only needing to pack one bag each morning, there's one less thing to forget in the pre-work dash.
Which is why I'm including the Nurse Purse as one of my top gifts for nursing moms - because these bags aren't only uber practical, they are also really cute. Their prints are uplifting and stylish - instead of being boring or 'sensible'...just hop across to NursePurse.com to see for yourself...these bags are the perfect gift for any pumping mama this holiday season!
And that's not all! The lovely Adrienne - owner and designer in chief at Nurse Purse - is offering one lucky Mama Bean follower the chance to win one of these gorgeous bags, in our Nurse Purse holiday giveaway!
The Nurse Purse Giveaway!
In celebration of Mama Bean's holiday feature, Nurse Purse is offering a gorgeous breast pump bag to one lucky Mama Bean follower:
Here's how to enter:
1. The giveaway has been created for Mama Bean followers, so if you haven’t already - make sure you “like” my Facebook page!
2. "Like" and comment on this post on my Facebook page:
Remember, you can share the holiday love and share this giveaway with your mommy friends!
- The giveaway is open to residents of the US.
- The giveaway will close at 19:00 (GMT) on December 10th, 2015.
- A winner will be selected at random.
- The winner will be contacted by being tagged in the giveaway post on Mama Bean’s Facebook page.
- The giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook. By entering this giveaway, participants fully release Facebook from any liability.