They All Eat Off the Floor Eventually + Giveaway #LoveIsInTheDetails

They All Eat Off the Floor Eventually + Giveaway #LoveIsInTheDetails

Who breastfed?

Who bottle-fed?

Who pumped?

Who supplemented?

Who gave formula?

Who cares?

None of us should! As long as baby was fed it shouldn’t matter how baby got their food, right? Yet there is a stigma in society that needs to stop. Breast feeding may be ideal but not all moms have the opportunity to, the time to, or the want to do it, and that is OK.

I have done all of the above and more. With four kids you can bet I have done everything and tried it all. Some methods worked and some didn’t. Some worked for one kid and not for another. Each kid entailed a tailored feeding routine and just when I had it figured out they would change it up. They still do this and I don’t think it ever ends.

Our Feeding Journey

My first born I knew I was going to formula feed. No questions about it and I pumped to get him the colostrum and other goodies for three months as well. I knew I was not going to breastfeed him so in return when we switched to all formula I was happy and continued to parent.

Emma was born just ten short months after her brother and was fed breastmilk through a tube in her nose in the NICU. I pumped like a champ for her until she came home from the hospital and then I tried to smoothly switch her to formula like her brother. NO CAN DO-she projectile vomited and cried until she was six months old and I figured out she was lactose intolerant. Lactose-free formula for her.4873_1158087678841_1621344_n

 

While pregnant with Aria I discovered Pinterest and my world started to spin. Aria was cloth diapered, breast fed, wrapped in organic cloth. I spent hours with this little girl in my arms breast feeding her. Laying in bed looking in each others eyes. I still breastfeed her even though she gets most meals with the rest of us. I find during the night she comes over and feeds by her self. I am enjoying my time with my little girl because our days are numbered.

Cyrus is my newest bundle of joy and I feel as if I should be doing more of everything with him yet I am doing it all already. I had every intention of having him breastfed like Aria with the occasional supplemented bottle but it just hasn’t worked out that way. He goes seamlessly from boob to bottle and back again. During the day he gets more bottles but during the night he is a boob man. His feedings during the day have been delegated throughout our family but it has helped them all bond with our guy. Hes not complaining though so we will continue on our feeding journey for however long is needed.

What I have learned through the past 8 years (almost) is that no matter what way I fed my kids they all survived. They all ate Cheerios off of the floor, they all had breast milk, they all have eaten McDonalds fries. I can’t think of one kid who is better off than the others.[bctt tweet=”No matter how we fed them they all ate Cheerios off the floor at some point #LoveIsInTheDetails”]

Philips Avent Double Electric Comfort Breast Pump

Now during naps and after the kids have gone to bed I find myself getting comfortable on the couch and pumping the kids some bottles. The ten minutes on the couch gives me a chance to unwind and regroup. Most nights I welcome the chance to sit back and breathe.Philips Avent Double Breast Pump

 

The Philips Avent Double Electric Comfort Breast Pump is a breeze to use. All you need to decide is whether you want to use it as a single or double, sit back and press the power switch on.  Automatically the stimulation mode starts and then you can easily choose between the three different expression settings. The pump is specially made to operate with your back in mind. No more leaning over when pumping.

I have never had problems with pumping hurting but I know plenty of women who did. Simulating letdown and milk flow are the massaging petals in the breast cushion on the pump.philips avent double breast pump

Also, important to mention is that this pump is really easy to assemble and take apart to clean.  You can visually see what the best way to do it would be and there is no small parts. My other pumps had lots of small parts which made it time consuming to put together or I would lose parts.

A big perk of using the Avent system is that you can pump right into the sippy cups if you want to do extended breast milk πŸ™‚ IMG_20160201_102523

When you purchase the Philips Avent Double Electric Comfort Breast Pump you are getting all that you need to pump and feed your baby. Included are:

  • Breast pump body
  • Base unit incl. tubing
  • Natural bottle 4oz
  • Large size cushion
  • Sealing disc for milk storage
  • Travel bag
  • Breast pad samples
  • 1 pair of Comfort breast pads and 1 pair of Night breast pads
  • Extra soft Newborn Flow Nipple

The travel bag discreetly holds the compact unit making it ideal for working mothers who want to pump while at away from their baby. Retailing for $199.99 US ($260 CDN) it is a great pump for the price point.

Philips Avent on Social Media

You can connect with Philips Avent through Facebook and Twitter. For more details check out the product site here

GiveawayPhilips Avent Double Breast Pump

Philips Avent, PTPA, and the rest of the Ambassadors are taking part in a wonderful giveaway to get 20 Philips Avent Double Electric Comfort Breast Pump into new homes. You read that right, 20 readers will win a new double breast pump. Giveaway is open to CAN & US (No Quebec, Alaska or Hawaii). and ends June 24th, 2016. Good Luck![bctt tweet=”CAN & US WIN 1 of 20 @Avent_US Double Electric Pumps! #LoveIsInTheDetails”]

So check out the website HERE and let me know what your favourite feature is!

Philips Avent Double Breast Pump

β€œDisclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Philips Avent and I received Compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”

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135 Comments

  1. February 19, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    Before I got pregnant, I was going to have a natural birth, cloth diapers and breastfeed. Then I had triplets.

    Since they were born at 30 weeks, they could’t suckle so I pumped with the plan to get them on the breast. Then I lost my son.

    Instead of stressing about trying to get them on the breast, I exclusively breastfed for 17 months. I am so happy that I could for me, for them and for the connection to the son I lost.

    I like that your post reminds people that it’s okay to be different and do things “their way”. Most of us are just trying our best even when life has other plans.

    P.S. I actually have pictures of my kids eating cheerios off the floor.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  2. Cheryl
    February 19, 2016 / 12:17 pm

    I will use this for my little

  3. ginette4
    February 19, 2016 / 12:28 pm

    I will give it to my daughter, they are starting their family and she wants to breast feed and this would be great for her

  4. Jonnie
    February 19, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    I would keep this for my family (hoping to add another little very soon!)

  5. Jennifer Ragan
    February 19, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    I would be using it for my little one on the way. I exclusively pumped with my first two babies with a single manual pump, a double electric would be a life saver!

  6. February 19, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    Soo in need of this been using the manual pump cant afford one.. Be soo much easier all around!!

  7. Judy Cowan
    February 19, 2016 / 12:34 pm

    I would give it to my friend who is currently expecting! It would be perfect for her.

  8. Amanda Neilson
    February 19, 2016 / 12:34 pm

    If I won, I’d put this aside until June when my new Squish is due.

  9. Cheryl
    February 19, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    I would share with a friend πŸ™‚

  10. ivy pluchinsky
    February 19, 2016 / 12:44 pm

    if i won i would share with a family member

  11. tanyab79
    February 19, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    Give to my cousin who has a newborn.

  12. Jeffrey Rossnagel
    February 19, 2016 / 12:55 pm

    Will give to my sister who is 6 months pregnant.

  13. Ashley Jenkins
    February 19, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    I would use this myself to help make my life and feedings a breeze <3
    Thanks for the chance

  14. Alexandra Hamilton
    February 19, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    This would be for me and the lil princess who is soon to be here !

  15. israel y
    February 19, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    will give it to a friend

  16. Amy Heffernan
    February 19, 2016 / 1:10 pm

    Give it to a friend!

  17. Marianne
    February 19, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    This would go to my cousin’s wife who is expecting her first.

  18. Anne Taylor
    February 19, 2016 / 1:21 pm

    I would give this to one of my daughters!

  19. Maritess S
    February 19, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    I want to win it for a friend who is expecting twins.

  20. Brittany Langstaff
    February 19, 2016 / 1:59 pm

    I’m expecting in July. If I won I’d be using this for sure!

  21. Angie Erickson
    February 19, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    I would share with a needy friend

  22. February 19, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    I never thought pumping would be so taxing, right now we have a manual pump.. Not fun takes 45 mins 7 to 9 times a day like a full time job

  23. Tanya S
    February 19, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    Would give to my daughter

  24. Bailey Dexter
    February 19, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    I would love to win this for my daughter. She is due in the middle of next month & this would be perfect!

  25. Betty S
    February 19, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    I would give to my daughter, for our new grandchild

  26. Treen Goodwin
    February 19, 2016 / 3:42 pm

    I would give it to my Daughter Inlaw as she’s breast feeding my Granddaughter , thanks for he chance πŸ™‚

  27. Amy C
    February 19, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    I would share with a friend

  28. Treen Goodwin
    February 19, 2016 / 3:47 pm

    My Fave feature is the gentle stimulation mode , as my daughter inlaw says it hurts when she pumps with the one she has and its second hand so probably doesn’t work as well as it should πŸ™‚ i’m sure she would love the gentle stimulation mode for sure πŸ™‚

  29. jan
    February 19, 2016 / 4:00 pm

    This would go to my daughter

  30. Tannis W
    February 19, 2016 / 5:09 pm

    I would love to use it for my little one and then share it with a friend.

  31. Jenny Major
    February 19, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    i would give this to my sister

  32. wan
    February 19, 2016 / 5:24 pm

    Use for myself

  33. John C
    February 19, 2016 / 5:24 pm

    Will use for our little one.

  34. Viv Sluys
    February 19, 2016 / 5:46 pm

    If I win I will use it for myself and then pass it on in the fall to my sister-in-law when her first baby is due. My town is trying to collect a lot of breast milk for the NICU in Vancouver and I’m going to start donating once my blood work checks out.

  35. Jackie M
    February 19, 2016 / 6:01 pm

    I will save it for after I’m due!

  36. NicoleEmma
    February 19, 2016 / 7:14 pm

    I would use it for my next little one.

  37. Anne Dougherty
    February 19, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    I will gift it to my sister in law πŸ™‚

  38. Anne Dougherty
    February 19, 2016 / 7:29 pm

    I will gift it to my sister in law.

  39. lynn clayton
    February 19, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    my cousin is due may 2nd and she would love this

  40. Bernice
    February 19, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    if i won i would give my nephews girlfriend they are expecting their second baby this summer and this would be awesome to win for them

  41. Clarissa
    February 19, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    I’ll be using for my little ones and to donate milk to those in need <3

  42. Lisa bolduc
    February 19, 2016 / 10:18 pm

    I would use it for the Second we are ttc with now

  43. josephine evans
    February 19, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    I am entering to win this for my sister who just gave birth and is breastfeeding.

  44. josephine evans
    February 19, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    I am entering to win this for my sister who just gave birth and is breastfeeding.

  45. Jim
    February 19, 2016 / 10:27 pm

    I would share

  46. SerenA
    February 19, 2016 / 10:43 pm

    I would use it for myself – I am at 33 weeks currently

  47. Dana Miller
    February 19, 2016 / 11:15 pm

    If I win I will share with my sister-in-law!

  48. Daniela Plume
    February 20, 2016 / 2:54 am

    I would give to a friend

  49. Jill Jackson
    February 20, 2016 / 8:17 am

    I would give it to my daughter who is expecting in June

  50. February 20, 2016 / 8:30 am

    My neice is having a baby so i will give it to her

  51. Darlene Schuller
    February 20, 2016 / 8:37 am

    This would be a gift for a newly pregnant friend!

  52. Erin B
    February 20, 2016 / 9:06 am

    I will save it for me:)

  53. Char
    February 20, 2016 / 9:09 am

    I would share with my friend, Janet. Thank you!

  54. kristen visser
    February 20, 2016 / 9:22 am

    If I won I would give it to my cousins daughter in law who is due with her first next month

  55. Melissa Finn
    February 20, 2016 / 10:07 am

    My sister is expecting & I would LOVE to share it with her! Thanks so much for this wonderful giveaway.

  56. Cindy Peterson
    February 20, 2016 / 10:16 am

    I want to share with my niece who will deliver in May.

  57. Kelly D
    February 20, 2016 / 10:20 am

    I would share with a friend who just had a boy.

  58. Carly D.
    February 20, 2016 / 10:21 am

    I am expecting my first and would love to win this for me!

  59. Lauren C
    February 20, 2016 / 10:24 am

    I’m currently pregnant – expecting our first baby to arrive in April. Would love to win one of these pumps!

  60. Amie
    February 20, 2016 / 10:50 am

    I would share with a friend , one of my very best friends is expecting her 1st baby ! I am so happy for her ! She is going to be a great mom and I can’t wait to be a “auntie” again !!

  61. Danielle Petryshyn
    February 20, 2016 / 11:39 am

    I will use it for my next baby.

  62. Tiffany Seybold
    February 20, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    I am hoping to be pregnant soon so I would keep it for me.

  63. Natalie
    February 20, 2016 / 1:09 pm

    If I won I would give this to my sister in law because she is expecting her first baby!!

  64. steve weber
    February 20, 2016 / 2:09 pm

    I would give this to one of my sisters– they both have babies.

  65. Dagmar M
    February 20, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    for my little one!

  66. Laura S
    February 20, 2016 / 3:21 pm

    I will use for my little one coming soon!

  67. lorna
    February 20, 2016 / 3:27 pm

    my daughter will be the lucky recipient

  68. brandy champion
    February 20, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    I will share with a friend

  69. kathy downey
    February 20, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    I want to win it for a friend who is expecting !Thanks

  70. Morgan Habel
    February 20, 2016 / 4:36 pm

    I will use this for my little one due July 11th πŸ™‚

  71. Jennifer D
    February 20, 2016 / 4:52 pm

    My little one who is due this summer! So excited!

  72. Stacie H
    February 20, 2016 / 6:37 pm

    We are hoping to have one soon!

  73. Thomas Murphy
    February 20, 2016 / 7:11 pm

    I would give it to my sister.

  74. james doyle
    February 20, 2016 / 7:51 pm

    My sister who will be expecting soon πŸ™‚

  75. Breanna D
    February 20, 2016 / 8:10 pm

    I would give it to my sister who just had her baby girl. I won’t be having another one for a little while.

  76. jessica eapen
    February 20, 2016 / 8:53 pm

    I would use this for my little one!

  77. February 20, 2016 / 8:58 pm

    Good luck!

  78. sara b
    February 20, 2016 / 9:04 pm

    I’ll be giving it to my prego friend Michelle.

  79. Will G
    February 20, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    If I win we will use it for our little ones.

  80. natasha lamoreux
    February 20, 2016 / 10:04 pm

    I would give this to my sister in law who just had a baby.

  81. Viv Sluys
    February 20, 2016 / 10:44 pm

    I love that this pump is easy to clean and I think the massage cushions are a great bonus! I would use this myself until my sister-in-law needs one when her first baby makes his/her arrival in the fall.

  82. Tainan Lu
    February 20, 2016 / 11:47 pm

    I will use this for my little one.

  83. February 21, 2016 / 1:45 am

    I would use it for my sweet boy….but then offer it to friends because NONE of us has one we like!

  84. Erica Hall
    February 21, 2016 / 3:45 am

    I would give it to my daughter inn law who is due any minute!

  85. Nicole B
    February 21, 2016 / 8:50 am

    I would give this to my sister in law who would appreciate this very much!

  86. February 21, 2016 / 9:32 am

    We have a little one due in July and my wife would definitely use it

  87. Lauralee P
    February 21, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    Undecided at the moment, could go either way! Who ever comes first myself or my sister πŸ™‚

  88. Sarah Hayes
    February 21, 2016 / 5:34 pm

    this would be an amazing gift for a friend!

  89. Kim K
    February 21, 2016 / 5:39 pm

    I will give to a friend if I win. Thanks for the chance.

  90. krystyl olson
    February 21, 2016 / 7:08 pm

    My sister and law and BF are both pregnant, I’d DEFINITELY share the pump if I won

  91. katerina
    February 21, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    I would definitely use this on myself! My little guys sucking power isn’t the best so I’m constantly getting blocked ducts! Once I’m done breast feeding I would give it to another mother in need!

  92. Colleen Boudreau
    February 21, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    I would give this to my bff.

  93. Holly MacRitchie
    February 21, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    I will use this with my own little one! Thanks for the chance!

  94. Ariel C
    February 22, 2016 / 2:47 am

    share with a friend!

  95. KellyPC
    February 22, 2016 / 2:59 am

    I’d gift it to my friend who just had twins!

  96. Brenda Lacourciere
    February 22, 2016 / 8:08 am

    I have a friend who really needs one.

  97. February 22, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    I would give this to a family member for her use.

  98. February 22, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    I’d use this for my little one – it’d be super helpful as I’m going back to work in a couple of months and need to build up my stash!

  99. Em Mahr
    February 22, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    I’d keep it for myself; I’m expecting my first little one in July!

  100. Julie bolduc
    February 22, 2016 / 11:06 pm

    I would give this to my sister who is expecting in june

  101. Rebecca F
    February 22, 2016 / 11:42 pm

    I will keep it for my (future) little!

  102. aarone mawdsley
    February 23, 2016 / 2:08 am

    i will give to a friend

  103. February 23, 2016 / 11:10 am

    I’d definitely keep it for myself! I need it! LOL

  104. February 23, 2016 / 11:21 am

    I’d keep it for myself! I need one! πŸ™‚

  105. February 23, 2016 / 12:17 pm

    Before I got pregnant, I was going to have a natural birth, cloth diapers and breastfeed. Then I had triplets.

    Since they were born at 30 weeks, they could’t suckle so I pumped with the plan to get them on the breast. Then I lost my son.

    Instead of stressing about trying to get them on the breast, I exclusively breastfed for 17 months. I am so happy that I could for me, for them and for the connection to the son I lost.

    I like that your post reminds people that it’s okay to be different and do things “their way”. Most of us are just trying our best even when life has other plans.

    P.S. I actually have pictures of my kids eating cheerios off the floor.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  106. anna key
    February 23, 2016 / 3:41 pm

    My friend is due in a couple months, I would share with her!

  107. Amber Y
    February 23, 2016 / 10:17 pm

    If I won I would use this for my own little ones!!

  108. February 24, 2016 / 12:45 am

    Feed the baby – that’s my philosophy! There’s just so much stigma no matter what you do, and I hate it. I love to breastfeed, and I’ve been fortunate to be able to do so with both my boys – but it doesn’t make me a better mom than my friend who chooses to formula feed from the get go! This is a beautiful article!

    And seriously, I love that you can pump into the sippy cup. Brilliant!

  109. Mike Bourne
    February 24, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    This is only going to make my wife want babies sooner. Not sure if this is wise. haha….

  110. Wendy hutton
    February 25, 2016 / 6:12 pm

    if I won I would gift it to my niece who is expecting

  111. Victoria Ess
    February 27, 2016 / 8:17 am

    I will share with a friend!

  112. Erinn Lishman
    February 27, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    I would definitely have to share this with my sister, who is pregnant with her second baby. I am very much done having kids, but she would LOVE this. Thank you for the chance!

  113. sabina edwards
    February 28, 2016 / 9:53 pm

    for my sister who is pregnant (her second child) and her husband and her are divorcing so she’s having a tough time of it

  114. Lori L.
    February 29, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    I breastfed all 5 of my daughters but I am past the pumping stage now. If I win this fabulous prize I will share with a good friend who is expecting her 3rd baby soon! Thanks for the chance to win.

  115. March 1, 2016 / 1:40 am

    I would be giving this to a shelter if I won . There is a high need for these at the womens shelters

  116. janine a
    March 2, 2016 / 8:25 am

    we are trying to get pregnant now, so hopefully for my own little one!

  117. angela september
    March 4, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    I will share this with my sister in law who is having her first baby and needs absolutely everything. I’m just trying to help out as much as humanly possible and be a good aunty

  118. Barb W
    March 4, 2016 / 11:19 pm

    I would love it for a pregnant friend!

  119. Mandy
    March 6, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    I would use it myself for my next baby!

  120. Sunshine G
    March 7, 2016 / 12:51 pm

    I’ll use it myself for the baby!

  121. Bree
    March 7, 2016 / 4:23 pm

    I would gift this to a friend!

  122. Silvia D
    March 8, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    i would either keep at my house or give to my step daughter for her baby

  123. Amanda Fontaine
    March 10, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    I am currently expecting babe #3 so I would use for my little one. Thank you for the chance to win. πŸ™‚

  124. Lynne m
    March 12, 2016 / 10:29 am

    this would be for my niece, who is having a baby this summer!

  125. Sarah Cool
    March 13, 2016 / 6:14 pm

    If I won I would use this myself πŸ™‚

  126. Sara S
    March 16, 2016 / 10:22 pm

    This would be for my sister die with her first in the fall.

  127. Kristen P
    March 17, 2016 / 11:08 am

    If I won, I would gift this to a friend who is about to have a baby.

  128. Lisa Neutel
    March 17, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    I would love to win this and give as a gift to my sister in law –she is expecting my first neice or nephew in a few months

  129. Breanne
    March 17, 2016 / 8:00 pm

    I would give this to my cousin.

  130. Cheryll Shubert
    March 18, 2016 / 12:01 am

    I will be saving it for me…we are currently trying for our second! Yay!!

  131. Erika Letson
    March 20, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    If I won I would be using this for my little one. Thanks for the giveaway!

  132. Marian
    March 22, 2016 / 8:27 am

    I would keep it for myself to use for my little one.

  133. Kristy
    March 23, 2016 / 8:45 pm

    If I won, I would use this for myself as I’m expecting a baby in October πŸ™‚

  134. ASHLEY J
    April 22, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    There are soo many benefits. LOVE that there is a gentle stimulation mode as well as 3 pumping modes. Two thumbs up <3

  135. February 11, 2017 / 6:54 am

    Great post. I was checking continuously this blog
    and I’m impressed! Extremely helpful info particularly
    the closing phase πŸ™‚ I deal with such information much.

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