The #LoveYourBoobs Giveaway!

When it comes to breastfeeding, many new moms are left wondering whether or not they need a pump.

According to the professionals, you may need a pump for a number of reasons, such as:

  • Your baby is not nursing well (or not nursing at all), as pumping will help maintain milk supply in these situations.
  • You need to increase milk supply or are inducing lactation for a baby you did not birth.
  • You are planning occasional separations from baby for more than a couple of hours.
  • You prefer to offer expressed milk (either part of the time or all of the time) for any reason.

Yet there is one point that stands out, loud and clear, for moms in the United States:

  • You plan to return to work and want to provide breast milk for your baby.

This is because the United States offers new parents absolutely nothing in terms of state sponsored parental leave.  Just to put that in perspective, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the US ranks as the only advanced economy without paid parental leave.  For working moms in Estonia (as an example), where they have 87 weeks of paid leave (yes, you read that right), direct breastfeeding is therefore logistically far more attainable than it is for working moms in the United States.

Recently, Senator Elizabeth Warren pledged to continue the fight for universal child care:

"Many moms have a child care story that sounds a lot like mine. Juggling a growing family & holding a teaching job was tough as nails. Without child care, I was a goner. That’s why I’m fighting for universal child care in our end-of-year budget.”

Yet until this battle is won, breastfeeding moms rely ultimately on the pumping industry to ensure they can provide their own milk to their children during working hours.  For many moms, then, the answer is crystal clear: Yes!  Yes, I do need a breast pump!

So as a salute to those hard-working pumping moms in our community, I've teamed up with Ardo this Valentine's Day to offer one lucky mom the chance of winning an Amaryll hand pump, in our #LoveYourBoobs giveaway.

The Prize:
In celebration of Valentine's Day, Ardo is giving away one of their Amaryll manual breast pumps to one lucky winner.

About the Amaryll:  The Amaryll handle attaches three ways for the perfect, ergonomic way to pump right or left-handed. Voted the favorite manual breast pump by moms and professionals, even in the early testing phase, Amaryll is an efficient, easy-to-use and comfortable option when you need to pump on the go.

Here's how to enter:

To enter, simply "Like” and comment on this post on my Facebook page:

Remember, you can share the love and share this giveaway with your mommy friends!

And here's the small print, just to be thorough:

  • The giveaway is open to residents of the US.
  • The giveaway will close at 19:00 (GMT) on 14th February 2018.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • The winner will be contacted by being tagged in the giveaway post on Mama Bean’s Facebook page (so make sure you comment on the post!)
  • 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.

Good luck!

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