In the days of maternity leave my time has mainly been dedicated to nursing Charlotte and pumping. Of course I have to try and fit in eating and cooking and taking care of a toddler. Oh, and bathroom breaks. But really, you just learn to hold it in when you have two children.
I'm always trying to plan out my days ahead of time to avoid conflicts and last minute rushing around. I manage my time around my baby and toddler's schedules. I will admit, I'm always looking for the easy way out. What is the easiest way for me to get things done and move onto something else?
I don't know anyone who is a fan of pumping. Honestly, it sometimes feels like a waste of my time, but I know it's really not. Even though I'm not a fan, I've become a bit obsessed with pumping and stocking up on breast milk so Charlotte can eat solely that when I'm back to work. Unfortunately, I've never been one of those lucky ladies with an abundance of milk. With Liam, we ended up having to supplement with formula after a few weeks of my return to work because I could never pump enough to feed him the following day.
So, since Charlotte was a month old I began pumping three times a day (morning, noon, and night) to stock up on milk. Yes, sometimes I miss a session, but for the most part I am pumping after she eats in the morning, around lunch, and after I put her down to sleep at night. I chose times that I could easily maintain when I go back to work as well.
With two children at home and a to-do list a mile long it is really a task to squeeze in those pump sessions. I don't have time to change into my hands free pumping bra every time I pump. Mainly that's just a hassle. Most of the time pumping meant I was sitting there holding the pump bottles myself and watching tv. Or, I was awkwardly trying to hold onto the bottles while fumbling around on my phone. Making the most of every free minute I have is essential. And that's where the Simple Wishes B3 All-in-One Hands Free Nursing and Pumping bra comes in.
I tell you, once I put this bra on I did not want to take it off. It makes things incredibly easy for me. The Simple Wishes B3 bra is like buying one bra, but getting two more free. You can nurse in it, pump hands free in it, or nurse AND pump hands free at the SAME time! You may not think a bra that does so much could even be comfortable, but you would be wrong. Silky soft and lightweight, the B3 bra unsnaps on both sides completely to fully reveal the whole breast for easy feeding. It's perfect for sleeping in and to wear from one morning to the next.
And when it's time to pump? No need to change into a hands free bra to pump (or fool with holding the bottles yourself). The front criss-cross folds unfold to expose holes to insert the pump breast shields. I love how tightly the flanges fit into the holes and how secure everything feels when I pump. Such an easy transition between nursing and pumping any time during the day or night. Whether it's eating lunch during pumping time or doing online Christmas shopping I am able to do something comfortably while pumping. No need to change bras!
I haven't yet used the bra to pump at the same time while I'm feeding Charlotte, but I am thankful for that option! Double the fun! :). The B3 also has removable halter straps as well for extra support while pumping. This bra is compatible with any pump on the market! You can't lose with this one!
The Simple Wishes B3 All-in-One Hands Free Nursing and Pumping bra is exactly what I needed to maximize my pumping time. I'm thankful to have had the opportunity to promote such a strong, high quality bra for nursing and pumping mamas. If you don't have one already you NEED to get one! Especially if you are like me and have the urge to do two or three things at once!
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The opinions written in this post are entirely my own.