As many of you know, I had twins this Summer. It's been a journey to say the least, as this was my very first pregnancy. I went from having zero babies to two. I had no experience with children, nor did my husband. We jumped into this parenting gig completely blind.
There were a lot of things to consider before the babies arrived. So when it was time to start planning our baby registry, the question of breastfeeding came up. I obviously envisioned myself lovingly nursing two babies in tandem while being served coffee & breakfast in bed. Yeah, not so much. All of those perfect expectations were thrown out the window and reality hit me hard. Because our delivery & discharge went nothing as planned, I immediately thought the same for breastfeeding.
In the beginning, the supply could not keep up with the demand, and that is when I decided to exclusively pump and supplement with formula. I purchased a single & double breast pump and had my challenges with both. Neither of them were hands-free, which annoyed me because I like to multi-task.
A few weeks went by and I discovered the Medela Sonata Smart Breast Pump. Two words: game changer! I used a Medela pump at the hospital and had success with it so I knew the quality and comfort was there. The Sonata immediately took the stress & frustration out of pumping, and helped increase my supply. I used the Easy Expression Bustier to ensure hands-free pumping. Because I'm a freelance Interior Designer, I work at my computer a lot and need to get work done while my babies nap. This bustier has been perfect and has the perfect amount of stretch in it!
Let's talk about this pump's Smart Solution technology. We're all connected to our phones these days, so having an app to monitor your pumping is just so brilliant to me. With the MyMedela app, you can keep track of your baby's growth, your pumping sessions and even read informative articles as you pump. The Sonata connects via Bluetooth and times each one of your pumping sessions.
The Sonata is also extremely quiet. I've pumped in my girls' nursery while they were asleep and they were not disturbed whatsoever. It's also very responsive so if there was ever a time when a tube became detached, the app would notify me right away. The unit itself is lightweight so it's very portable from room to room.
All in all I couldn't be more pleased with this breast pump. If you'd like a chance to win one yourself, click HERE to enter! Good luck!
Thanks for reading!
While Snugglebugz were kind enough to provide me with the Sonata Breast Pump, all thoughts & opinions are my own.