Britax Recalls Strollers Due to Fall Hazard

Recall Date: February 16, 2017
Recall Number: 17-088
Britax Recalls Strollers Due to Fall Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Britax B-Agile and BOB Motion Strollers with Click & Go receivers
Hazard: A damaged receiver mount on the stroller can cause the car seat to disengage and fall unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to infants in the car seat.
Remedy: Repair
Consumers should immediately stop using their Click & Go receiver mounts and contact Britax for a free repair kit for single strollers.  Owners of the recalled double strollers should stop using them with car seats attached.
Consumers can continue to use their stroller or car seat independently without the car seat attached to the stroller.
Consumer Contact: Britax online at www.us.britax.com and click on the Safety Notice on the homepage or visit us.britax.com/recall, call toll-free at 844-227-0300 from 8:30 a.m.to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday or email Britax at stroller.recall@britax.com.

 Recall Details 

Units: About 676,000 (in addition, about 36,400 were sold in Canada and about 4,600 were sold in Mexico)
Description: This recall involves Britax B-Agile and BOB Motion strollers (when used as a travel system with a car seat carrier attached). All models are folding, single or double occupant strollers and have Click & Go receiver mounts that attach the car seat carrier to the stroller frame. All colors of the stroller are included. The model number can be found on the inside of the stroller’s metal frame near the right rear wheel for single strollers and in the front middle underside of the frame on double strollers. Recalled model numbers include:
B-Agile:
S01298600, S01298700, S01635200, S02063600, S02063700, S02063800, S02063900, S02064000, S03803400, S03803500, S03803700, S03803800, S03803900, S04144400, S04144500, S04144600, S04144700, S04144800, S04144900, S04145000, S04183700, S04183800, S04184000, S04281200, S04281300, S04402800, S04437700, S04628500, S04884200, S04884300, S04884400, S04884500, S04975600, S04978900, S05060600, S05260200, S05511600, S05511700, S865800, S865900, S874300, S874400, S874500, S877200, S890100, S896000, S896200, S896600, S907200, S907300, S907400, S907500, S907600, S910200, S910300, S910400, S910500, S912300, S914300, S914500, S914700, S914900, S915200, S915400, S917400, S921800, S921900, S923700, U341763, U341764, U341782, U341783, U341825, U341826, U341828, U341X82, U34X782, U361763, U361818, U361819, U361825, U391875, U451835, U451837, U451841, U461763, U461764, U461782, U461783, U461825, U461826, U461828, U471818, U471819, U491842, U491843, U491844, U491908, U491909, U491910, U511875, U511877, U551835, U551837, U551841, U551861, U551862, U551863, U551864, U551865, U551905, U551906, U691878, U691879, U691881, U691882, U691884, U691904, U691905, U721895, U721896
BOB Motion:
S888600, S890200, S890300, S890400, S890500, S909700, S910600, S910700, S910800, S910900, S912600, U391820, U391821, U391822, U481820, U481821, U481822, U501820, U501821, U501822, U501907

Incidents/Injuries: Britax has received 33 reports of car seats unexpectedly disconnecting from the strollers and falling to the ground, resulting in 26 reports of injuries to children, including scratches, bruises, cuts and bumps to the head. In addition, Britax is aware of 1,337 reports of strollers with damaged Click & Go receiver mounts.
Sold at: Babies R Us, buy buy Baby, Target and other stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com, albeebaby.combuybuybaby.comdiapers.com, ToysRUs.com and other websites from May 2011 through February 2017 for between $250 and $470 for the strollers and travel systems.
Importer: Britax Child Safety Inc., of Fort Mill, S.C.
Manufactured in: China

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All Your Baby Needs To Be Happy

A happy baby is usually a healthy baby. But what does your baby need to be happy? They don’t need lots of cuddly toys, that’s for sure! Read on to find out what your baby needs to be happy. It’s less than you think.

Bonding With Their Parents

All babies need quality bonding with their parents. This helps them to develop early on. You can bond with your baby in many different ways. Skin to skin contact is the way that you do it as soon as they’re born. You can also use eye contact, and make sure you have some play time. Babies even like to listen to your conversations and mimic your facial expressions.

Good Routines

Having a routine with your baby is good. Bear in mind there are so many reasons you may not be able to stick to this routine as vigilantly as you’d like. Your baby has no concept of time and they live by their own rules. That doesn’t mean you should try. Their sleeping pattern may be all over the place, but that doesn’t mean you can’t show them the difference between night and day. Even if they’re sleeping during the day, the environment doesn’t have to be completely silent. Make them know it’s night time even if they’re awake by dimming the lights and making less noise.

A Safe And Secure Environment

Your baby needs a safe and secure environment, whether that’s in the house or in the car. Make sure you’ve eliminated any dangers to your baby, such as heavy objects that could fall. You also need to make sure you have a safe car seat!

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Baby Gear to Keep Your Mom-Game Super Fly

This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Baby Cubby.  As always, all opinions are my own and are never influenced by compensation.  We only work with brands that align with our lifestyles that we feel are a good fit for our audience.
Oemi Baby Leather Diaper Bag - Baby Cubby - Baby Gear

Like most new moms, I got a bit overwhelmed sifting through all the baby gear on the market once we found out we were expecting.   It was quite a daunting task trying to sift through product brands, ratings, pros and cons, etc.  I remember lying in bed awake some nights towards the end of my pregnancy, wondering if I had everything I needed.  Constantly mulling over questions like, do I need a jogger stroller and a regular stroller, or can i just make due with one?  So, simply going to the ‘Baby section’ of any given store never eased those reeling questions for me.   I spent hours reviewing certain products and their likability among consumers.  I was exhausted and hadn’t even had my daughter yet.
All I can say is, I wish I knew then what I know now, but don’t we all?  
Since having my daughter 4 years ago, I have been introduced to an online store called The Baby Cubby.  This company is comprised of a team of parents that have been there – done that, and who do all the research so you don’t have to.

Diaper Bag

My husband and I are currently in the midst of an international adoption from Japan and we are super excited to begin preparing our home for another infant in the upcoming year.  That means I will suddenly be in the market for a diaper bag, (something I hated shopping for my first go around).  I had the hardest time because I didn’t want the typical diaper bag [insert any neutral baby pattern here].  I wanted a diaper bag that was less ‘diaper’ and more ‘sophistication’.  In the end, I settled on a back pack which left me mildly dissatisfied.
This Oemi leather diaper bag ($295) is very sophisticated, and looks great with heels or a t-shirt.  I love how versatile it is, because a good leather bag never goes out of style and pretty much goes with anything.  It doesn’t scream ‘I’m a mom’ and would still allow me to feel on-trend.

Needless to say, I may have to snag this one for myself.

And because nothing is worse than a tipped bottle and that nice sour smell for weeks, I think you will be just as pleased as I am with the interior design.  There are plenty of pockets lining the walls and deep dividers to give good structure so that you aren’t left hunting at the bottom, unless there is a rogue binki on the loose and to that I say “Good Luck and Happy Hunting.”

Now, if you are like me, you don’t have a shoulder to spare with even just one kid. Take grocery shopping for instance or even Christmas shopping.  I roll into the driveway with a weeks worth of food in the back or my secret Santa stash, and most likely my daughter has already busted into the fruit snacks.  Do I casually make 40 trips in comfort or do I take one for the team and do all the bags in one trip?  I’m often a one tripper, which looks like 20lbs strangled on each arm and on the cusp of an amputation.  But no big deal with that cross body strap – MOM WIN for The Baby Cubby’s Oemi diaper bag!

Classic Books

I mentioned Christmas shopping for those tiny humans in your life and Baby Cubby is an adventurous shop with all kinds of cultured prizes.  I literally died when I saw Wuthering Heights shrunk down for the toddler mind.  A classic bit of literature for the minds of babes – Talk about raising them up right!
 


Other to die for titles include: 

Les Miserables 
Little Women 
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Romeo & Juliet
Pride & Prejudice  

Baby Rocker/Bouncer

Now, a good book at night ushers in rest, but we all know a comfy bed keeps them there (or at least we hope).  Night times with a newborn tend to be the biggest struggle for most new parents.  Or at least it was for us!  Aside from frequent cluster feedings that left me struggling for my sanity, my daughter was a fussy sleeper and required constant motion.  I was a nocturnal animal for a season and left to heavy concealers for my sleep deprived eyes.  I tried many different motion sleepers to no avail. My sister had my nephew recently and purchased the Mamaroo by 4Moms ($269.99) and it left me jealous.
The technology and research that went into this product mimics the same movement motions you use to physically soothe your baby.  This is finally the closest thing to cloning yourself as a mother, or at least gives you the chance to take an uninterrupted shower.    
Things are changing and technology is evolving at an incredible rate, and I plan on soaking up all the benefits of living in modern times.  The Baby Cubby plays a great part in scouting out all the products that make moms’ lives so much easier and I look forward to partnering with them as we welcome our tiny baby love from Japan here soon!

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If you’re interested in all that The Baby Cubby has to offer, you can visit www.babycubby.com to learn more!


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The Importance of Baby Sleep Safety On Your Holiday Travels

It can be difficult when you’re on-the-go to maintain the level of safety that you do at home, but there shouldn’t be any exception to the safe sleep guidelines that are recommended to parents. We have some tips that will help if you’re planning to go out of town in the near future.

• Plan ahead and ask questions. Whether you’re staying with friends/family or at a hotel, ask questions! Where will you be sleeping? Is a pack-and-play available for use or do you need to bring one? By knowing these answers ahead of time, you can prepare appropriately for sleeping arrangements and your little one’s needs. Many hotels will provide a pack-and-play or crib for little if any charge. However, the number they have on-hand may be limited so reserve one early.

• Once you arrive, check for safety hazards. Maybe you’re staying at grandma’s house and she has an antique bassinet. Make sure it is sturdy and safe. Sleep guidelines have changed and improved dramatically over the years, and what was once acceptable may not be safe today. (Many of our parents rode in cars that didn’t even have seat belts! It wasn’t that long ago!) This includes checking to make sure cribs or pack-and-plays haven’t been recalled and are in appropriate shape for your little one to sleep in. If your baby is crawling, be aware of outlets and dangers that are within her reach.

• Don’t bend the rules. Ever. Not for one trip, or even just one nap. Accidents can happen too easily, and it is better to be safe than sorry. If it “feels” like you shouldn’t do it/allow it, then don’t. It can be tough when friends and family don’t understand and think you’re overprotective, but that’s OK!

• Car seats and swings aren’t for sleeping. Now, if your baby falls asleep on the drive, that’s OK. But once you take her out of the car, move her to a safe sleep location. The same goes for swings. It can be SO tempting to let the swing soothe our little ones into sleep and then leave them, but the bottom line is that swings were not designed for sleeping. If you DO leave your little one asleep in the swing, you should be right by her and aware of what is going on. Don’t leave her unattended.

• Don’t try anything new. This includes food and medications. While you’re away from your family doctor is not the time to try a new food or medicine. Allergies and side effects can be dangerous. Infants are often already under some stress because of the changes that traveling can pose, so keep things as familiar as possible for your little one.

While traveling can be fun, friends and families’ homes aren’t always childproof or baby-friendly. Plan ahead and put your little one’s safety first and enjoy your time away. As always, we are here to be of support to you.

About Ollie Swaddle




The Ollie Swaddle was created by Hindi Zeidman, an infant mental health clinician, who invented it for a baby boy named Oliver, her foster baby that wasn’t thriving. The Ollie Swaddle helps ensure baby feels calm, peaceful and comforted so babies sleep better and longer. Its patented luxuriously soft moisture-wicking material speeds up moisture absorption and diffusion keeping baby comfortable and preventing overheating. The elasticity in the fabric offers baby freedom of movement decreasing the possibility of hip dysplasia while the opening at the bottom makes it easy to change diapers. And the soft, gentle colors of the new Ollie Nature Collection are designed to soothe and calm baby, promoting restful sleep.

Swaddling your baby also assists in reducing spontaneous arousal, maintains the supine position, reduces the risk of SIDS, and improves neuromuscular development in preemies. See Ollie World’s Collection at https://theollieworld.com/collections/all-products

Make Sure Your Baby’s Nursery is Ready For Their Arrival: All The Extras You Will Need

Before you have your first baby, it can be fairly straightforward knowing what big things to get. You know that you need a large crib, stroller, and car seat, right? But what about some of the smaller things? You don’t want to have to head out to the shops often when you’ve got a newborn. So you want the nursery to be stocked up with everything; the large and the small. Here are some of the smaller things that you don’t want to forget in your baby’s nursery.

Changing Mat and Essentials

You might have chosen to have a changing station in the nursery. It makes it really handy for night changes. You aren’t always going to be in the nursery when your baby needs to have a change. So having a portable changing mat is essential. Then baby can be changed in comfort anywhere. A diaper caddy is also a good idea to have. Then the diapers are all on display. If you can see how many you have, you know you won’t ever run out. As you can buy more when it is getting low. It makes them easy to grab when you are in a rush too.

Diaper Pail

Along the same lines, it might be a good idea to get a diaper pail. It will depend on your home situation and how easy it is to get to the outside trash cans. If you live in an apartment, a diaper pail is a fantastic idea. As you can’t just head down flights of stairs a few times a day when you have a newborn. If you have multiples, then it would be essential too. Think of how many diapers you will be changing with one baby, never mind two. They are pretty inexpensive so are pretty worth it.

Moses Basket

To start with, it is really important to have the baby in your room to start with. You might not have thought of that and just got a crib. But getting a Moses basket or bassinet is pretty essential. You can rock your baby to sleep in it and have them close by to you. They are quite small in size so it won’t take up too much space. You could go for a wicker Moses basket as they are the most long lasting. They are also made from palm or maize too.

Night Light

When you haven’t got your baby in your arms, it is easy to forget about things that will happen when they’re with you. But you will have plenty of night feeds coming up. You might have got a rocking chair to have in their room, which is a great idea. But you want to keep the light as dim as possible. If you put the full lights on, it can wake the baby right up. So one way to overcome that is to get a nightlight in the room. It just gives off enough light for you to see, but without waking the baby. You could also change the main light switch for a dimmer switch. Then you can set the lighting as you’d like it.

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Kids will be kids, which is why we created online shopping!

When I was pregnant with my first daughter I worked until I was ready to go on maternity leave.  I remember thinking about how much fun it was going to be to run errands with my new baby and how great it would be to be a stay-at-home-mom.  Fast forward to five years, two kids later and two blogs later and I have a completely different idea of running errands with my kids.


Parents, let’s admit it.  Shopping with kids can sometimes be an absolute nightmare. They don’t always want to sit in the cart like perfect angels.  They want to jump out, hide between clothing racks, beg for snacks as you’re walking down the snack aisle, etc.  When they’re babies, they might cry in public which just wrenches on your nerves.  Changing diapers, feedings, the baby gear – it’s a lot.

New parents: Obviously I’m not trying to discourage you from shopping with your kids, but just know that it isn’t always sunshine and rainbows.  Here’s some advice for you: shop online.

How many of us will admit that we’re convenience shoppers?  [Insert raising hand emoji]  My girls have hit ages where they can’t seem to sit still in a shopping cart so my weekly trips to my favorite stores haven’t been happening much.  Instead, I rely on online shopping for everything from groceries to household products to kids clothes.

Diapers.com, much to my surprise, actually carries so much more than just diapers and the prices are comparable to my favorite stores.  I just spent close to $100 and got quite a lot for my money.  The convenience factor of having everything in one place is very appealing to me.

For my first Diapers.com shopping experience, I ordered the clothes that my girls are wearing in these photos, a Barbie car for my little one’s second birthday, some shampoo and conditioner for myself and two sizes of batteries for all of the toys around the house that aren’t working.  I applied a Diapers.com promo code (TRYUSLOVEUS) which got me 20% off my first order. I will also receive 10% off of my next order with this promo code.  (More promo code details below)


My first Diapers.com shopping “trip” was one of the easiest online shopping experiences I’ve had, even though I took about an hour to decide on outfits for my girls.  Their website is easy to navigate and their products have been handpicked by experts.  I found everything from designer children’s clothes, to diaper bags, Halloween costumes, bottles and baby gear in various price ranges.  I’m telling you, they have it all.  And my order arrived the very next day.  [Queue the happy dance music]

As a new mom, getting the whole “which brands are best” thing is extremely overwhelming, but with the help of The Naptime Reviewer and the experts at Diapers.com, you’ll be taken care of.  Diapers.com even offers 1-2 day shipping, plus, all orders above $49 qualify for free shipping.  Trust me when I say that Diapers.com is amazing.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Formula Feeding

Benefits of Formula Feeding

Whether you’ve made up your mind about choosing to breastfeed or to go with formula – it is a personal choice that you and your family should make together. There are obvious benefits to breast milk, but formula isn’t just a second option. There is plenty of value and nutrition to be gained from formula, as well as some other benefits too!

Digestion Rates Between Breast Milk and Formula Differ

You might have heard the myth that formula fed babies need to eat less than breastfed babies. While every baby is different and has varying levels of digestive ability – this is mostly a true scenario. Both breast milk and formula contain the proteins whey and casein. Breast milk has more whey, which is easier for babies to digest; while formula has more casein, which babies digest at a slower rate.

While this is not the case in every child, if you use formula, it is safe to assume that you will likely be feeding them less than you would if you breastfed them. It should be noted that just because your child is formula fed, they may not readily wake up in the night to feed. You should still be waking your newborn to feed until around 6 months of age.

Formula Feeding Allows for Family Participation

Babies bring families together in a way that only they can and have since the dawn of humanity. However, there has been one act that has traditionally only been available to the mother of the child – feeding. Only mother can provide the special and important nutrition that baby needs to grow up strong and healthy. That is, until formula came around.

With formula, Mom can take a break from all the constant feedings that come with a newborn, and let Dad, Grandma or an older sibling take the job over. This not only comes with the obvious benefit of giving Mom some much needed downtime, but allows for greater family participation and connection with the addition to the family. Exposing baby to that kind of warmth and intimacy is essential for the optimum brain development and social attachment.

All Formula Contains the Same Essential Ingredients

With all the different brands, types and price points to choose from, selecting a formula can be a pretty overwhelming process. However, since the FDA is in charge of formula regulations, there are requirements for manufacturers to include particular amounts of 29 specific nutrients in each serving. Some brands will have included additional nutrients (such as an extra fortification of iron – which the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends an iron-fortified diet over low-iron formula, for baby’s first year.).

Even the best organic baby formula will contain the same amount of the essential nutrients – although will likely contain additional vitamins, as well as require organic certification from the USDA. It is good to consider this when working out what brands will be appropriate for your family’s particular situation.

Toss Leftover Formula

It may seem like a great way to save money on formula by tossing any extra in to the fridge for later use. As tempting as that may be, this should be avoided at all cost. Bacteria from saliva may get caught in the bottle, multiply and develop into all kinds of nasty things. If you’re worried about waste, just give your baby a smaller portion than normal with a refill afterwards if they are still hungry.

Choosing whether or not to breastfeed is an important and personal decision, that is ultimately up to you to make for your family. But, if it is not possible for you to breastfeed (due to work or other constraints), formula feeding isn’t just second-best, it’s an alternative with its own variety of benefits.

Your Baby Registry: 5 Items You Don’t Need

Ultimate Baby Registry Checklist - 5 items you don't need

Registering for baby gifts is so exciting, but can be a little stressful when you have no idea what you need.  As a new parent, you’ll most likely be thrown many product suggestions from retailers, friends and family.  You might be tempted to add everything under the sun to your registry, but let me tell you why that is not a good idea.

When creating your baby registry, try to focus on products that you will really need versus products that you may not need, but really want.  Pinterest can be very helpful as a new parent, but it can also be very misleading.  We often Pin products that are easy on the eyes and stylish, but they may not be practical.  I look at Pinterest as more of my “fantasy” life, and don’t really follow through with many of my Pins.

I have listed five products below that most registry sites insist that you need, but I find them to be a waste of money and space.  I’m not suggesting that you forego the ultimate baby registry checklist that your favorite store gives you, but be mindful when placing products on your wish list.

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Five Baby Products You Probably Don’t Need

Changing Table

I am a huge fan of multi-purpose baby products and the changing table is NOT one of them.  It’s just another piece of furniture to crowd up the nursery and becomes useless after your little one is out of diapers.  Instead, purchase a dresser that is wide enough to place a changing pad on top of.  Once your little one is out of diapers, just remove the changing pad and decorate the top of the dresser.

Bottle Warmer

My girls never took a bottle, but according to some of my readers, sticking the bottle under warm running tap water works just fine.  A bottle warmer is just another product to crowd your kitchen counter and once again, becomes useless once your little one is done with bottles.

Fancy Bath Tub

It can be so tempting to register for that spa-like bath tub with the shower extension.  Don’t do it, though.  Products like these are more of a hassle than a helper.  You’re better off sticking with the most basic infant bath tub you can find.  The basic tubs are easier to clean and easier to keep mold-free.

Newborn Clothes

In most cases, your newborn will grow out of the “newborn” sized clothes within the first month.  Keeping this in mind, don’t spend too much time registering for newborn clothes.  Instead, try to focus on the next few sizes up.

Bassinet or Cradle

Sorry, bassinet lovers.  I find bassinets and cradles to be stylish and trendy, but a complete waste of space.  Register for a portable crib like a Pack ‘n Play which comes with bassinet and changing table attachments.  These pieces can be removed once your baby gets a little older and you still have a multi-level portable crib to travel around with you.

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As you can see, I’m all about registering for multi-purpose baby products.  By the time you have your first baby shower, you’ll probably have a nursery full of useful baby products because you mindfully registered for them.  Just think of all the useful things you may not have gotten if your friends and family bought those not-so-useful products you registered for.

Registering at a store that carries everything you need for yourself and baby is also important.  I just recently discovered Diapers.com and ordered everything from shampoo to batteries, toys and kids clothes in addition to diapers.  What’s even better is that it arrived the very next day.  Talk about easy!

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Philips Avent Breastfeeding Essentials Giveaway

August was national breastfeeding month, which I completely missed, so I thought I would play catch-up this week with a giveaway sponsored by Philips Avent.  Breastfeeding is definitely challenging, but so rewarding.

Philips Avent is a leader in the baby product world and is a brand that I trust.  From bottles and pumps, to breast care and breast milk storage products, Philips Avent provides parents with the products and resources necessary to achieve the best Nourishing Moments with your little one.

Breastfeeding Tips:

Latching and scabs:  In the beginning (at the hospital) my first baby wasn’t latching correctly, but I was too scared to break the latch.  As long as she was feeding, I was happy (pain and all).  Because she didn’t latch correctly, though, I ended up getting horrible scabs (TMI, sorry).  
  • I recommend using Lanolin for at least a week before you start breastfeeding to soften your nipples.  I used this a TON in the beginning of breastfeeding my child.  At least for the first few months.
  • I also recommend using Philips Avent Thermogel pads for soothing your tired and sore nipples.
  • Discover the Breast care Comfort Breast Shell by Philips.  These are a must and are amazing. 
Breastfeeding is a 3-handed job at first:  While we were in the hospital with my first daughter, we had a great nurse that really got my husband involved in the breastfeeding process.  The nurse taught him how to get the baby to latch correctly and how to keep the baby sucking.  This was so helpful.

Use disposable nursing pads:   Leaks do happen, ladies!  And it seems like they always happen at the WRONG time.  I recommend always having some disposable nursing pads tucked in your bra.  People will never know you “stuffed” your bra and they will protect you from leaking all over your clothes.

Don’t let you baby fall asleep at the breast every feeding:  I always made sure that my babies were awake when I put them to sleep so they learned to sooth themselves to sleep.  This became extremely important as they got a little older.

Buy a good breast pump:   Luckily for me I didn’t have to go back to work, but if I ever needed a sitter, a milk supply was necessary.  Check with your insurance carrier to see if they will provide you with a breast pump or look into the Philips Avent pumps.
  • If you plan to pump your milk, you will also need milk storage bags or cups.

    I hope these tips have helped you!  Remember, don’t get discouraged if others are telling you to stop breastfeeding or if the pain seems unbearable at times, especially in the beginning.  

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