Friday, May 1

Giveaway: Comfort Select Performance Breast Pump


I nursed both of my girls. Whe you nurse your babies you become their only food source and then mom is always on call. Pumping your own breast milk means that someone else can feed your baby sometimes. Before we moved we lived near my Mom and since I pumped my husband and I were able to go out for a few dates. We saw Terminator 3 and on another night we went out to dinner. I personally never had a problem nursing in public but a friend did. She would pump so that when she went out she could feed her baby without actually nursing in public. Evenflo has launched a new and improved breast pump, the Evenflo Comfort Select Performance Breast Pump.
From the Comfort Select Performance Breast Pump site

  • All components, including milk storage bottles are without BPA and contain less than 0.01% phthalates.
  • Improved cycle time for more effective milk expression.

  • Improved vacuum performance at all settings between min and max

  • Regulated power adapter ensures consistency in performance.

  • Dual motors for better production allowing individual settings

  • Includes 2 additional overflow valves for additional convenience!

  • Valve color is a lovely lavender.

  • More stable bottle stands to prevent possible spillage.

I have an Evenflo Comfort Select Performance Breast Pump to giveaway to one very lucky reader.

To enter:

  • Please leave a breastfeeding tip or a funny nursing story.

  • If your email is not easily available on your blog please leave it in comment.

  • Continental US only (I have to pay for shipping).

  • The contest will end May 17 at midnight PT.

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  • Please leave a comment for each entry.

Mom Central has a special web page dedicated to the Evenflo Comfort Select Performance Breast Pump where moms can share breast pumping tips. Every mom that shares a tip will be entered in a giveaway to win one of three Evenflo Comfort Select Performance Breast Pumps! Hurry, the giveaway ends May 4.

My tip would be to relax when you nurse. With Princess A my arm was always tense and tight against my body. I was always getting blocked ducts. Once I relaxed my arm and left a little room between my arm and body I stopped getting blocked ducts.

(For more great giveaways visit Mom Most Traveled and Ultimate Blog Carnival on LiveGiveaways.Com)

Thank you Mom Central for this review and giveaway opportunity.

143 comments:

  1. Am I entering in the wrong place or am I just first? I'd love to win this. My first baby is due in a couple months and I could sure use this. My only tip right now is to attend a La Leche League meeting while you are pregnant.
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  2. Following #1
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  3. Following #2
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  4. I blogged about this contest #1
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  5. I blogged about this contest #2
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  6. I blogged about this contest #3
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  7. I would love to win this pump! I am currently pregnant with my first baby and I can not wait to breastfeed my child. Breastmilk is so much better for baby!

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  8. I am a blog follower (#2)

    fyi~ my email is in my profile!

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  9. my daughter would like this she breast fed her mverno@roadrunner.com

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  10. The day I got home from the hospital my milk had come in and I said to my mom "This is probably the closest i'll ever be to having implants!"

    thx!

    picketfence_cartel@hotmail.com

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  11. Voted for ya!

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  12. Voted for ya!

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  13. Voted for ya!

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  14. the biggest tip I cna say is do not give up- it gets easier with time

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  15. As a future nurser, I've been scared my the horror stories of babies who "don't take" to nursing. My tip (and reminder to myself) is if you feel strongly about the advantages of nursing, you simply have to stick with it. I'm going to keep a positive outlook!

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  16. I don't have any breastfeeding tips, so I asked my sister-in-law for a tip. She said to drink a ton of water to stay hydrated.

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  17. wow... Use Lanolin! I didn't for a day or so at the beginning and I got sore. Seek support and help, even if you're not struggling. It's nice to have friends who know where you are in life!

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

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  18. My funniest story was when I was nursing my Tyler and he threw up all over me in the middle of nursing!! It was so funny now, but at the time I was so upset!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Shelby
    Bigmacmom@cox.net

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  19. to increase milk flow, pump often

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  20. I never got to nurse my children, but I can remember when my daughter was about 2 she saw an aunt nursing her own baby-and she was watching very intently. A few hours later, we were home and my daughter was quiet in her own crib...I went to check on her and saw she was "nursing" her own dolly to sleep, so cute! My sons girlfriend is due this month, and wants to breastfeed, this would be great for her to give it a try!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  21. My Tip is to not give up it will be hard but if you think it is worth it just dont give up it will get better!

    crazycajunchick10300@yahoo.com

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  22. My tip is to ask if your hospital has a breastfeeding consultant, they can be a big help!

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  23. My best bf advice would be not to give up. I had such a hard time w/ first and getting him to learn to latch on (meaning it would take about 45 mins to get him to latch on each time!) I thought I would die and kept telling myself if I can make it to a month.. then 3 months..then 6 months. It took him 3 months to finally get a hang of it. I'm glad I kept at it and we ended up nursing for the whole year.

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  24. oops I forgot to leave email.
    rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

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  25. My best breast feeding advice is not to be scared to ask for help. I gave up with my first because I was too afraid to ask for help.

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  26. I don't have any funny stories! I just want this is all :)
    daxkimd@juno.com

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  27. I subscribed to your blog!
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  28. I voted! 68 votes so far!
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  29. My tip is to follow your instincts. I think breastfeeding is VERY important, but everyone has their own idea of how long you should nurse, etc., and you shouldn't let anyone else determine that for you!

    Jess

    jessicacook17@hotmail.com

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  30. My tip is to do what is right for you and your family. I pumped exclusively for both of my girls because my first wouldn't latch and my second wouldn't latch properly and took chunks out of me at evry feeding. I pumped, it worked and they turned into chunks :-P

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  31. My tip would be to stick with it those first few weeks and when you get a yeast infection on your breasts. Wow that last one hurts, BAD! You'll be sore, but the bonding and just being able to be the only one who gets to nurse your child is awesome!

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  32. my breastfeeding tips: drink enough water, and eat oats once a day.
    nurse on demand
    if you have ANY concerns, from it hurting, to weight gain in baby, to sleepy baby, anything, please go see an IBCLC (international board certified lactation consultant) and talk to them about your worries.
    tidaabrahams@gmail.com

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  33. I voted #10.
    I posted ur link in my blog
    http://rajeeslifestyle.blogspot.com/2009/05/giveaways-around-blogospheremay1st-to.html
    My funnies tip is when I breast feed my son, he enjoyed it and if he finds he didnt get milk easily, he suddenly bites. It's so painfully and I just tapped his foot.
    rajikarthik@hotmail.com

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  34. I am expecting my first child in oct and plan to breastfeed

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  35. I have so many! I had to strictly pump with my first because he wouldn't latch and I remeber spilling it everywhere, squirting it everywhere, and feeling like I sucked the life out of me!

    I would love a new pump for my next baby!

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  36. My tip? Dont give up after a few days/weeks. The first few weeks are definately the hardest! Thanks for the chance!
    hawkgirl_16 {at} hotmail {dot} com

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  37. I voted! #1

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  38. I voted #2!
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  39. I voted #3!
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  40. Im following!
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  41. IM following #2

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  42. My tip is to meet with a lactation consultant for advice or if you aren't perfectly comfortable- they are really helpful.

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  43. The best breast-feeding tip that I can offer would be don't leave the hospital without totally understanding how to do it completely! I had no problems first, but when I got home, it seemed like forever to learn how to get my daughter to unlatch from me! Ouch!
    Thanks for the giveaway-this would be awesome to win for the baby on the way!

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  44. My breastfeeding tip- if you have to pump, take an old bra, cut some holes in it, put the pump cups through, and use the bra to hold the pump cups on so you have your hands free!

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  45. I don't pump - yet - but I've been told that if the baby falls asleep while feeding you should undress him/her so they aren't so warm.

    Tarah
    tarah716[at]ymail.com

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  46. Tip: Relax. Everything works out as it's supposed to. Oh, and ignore all those people that tell you it doesn't hurt. It does. But, it goes away. Give nursing a solid month before making any decisions/opinions.
    laurachilton {at} hotmail.com

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  47. Following you! (Laura)
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  48. Following, #2.
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  49. I wear so many layers! One day I returned from nursing my baby to play games with a big group of couples and my hubby was horrified that I had forgotten to pull my shirt down after fastening my nursing bra back up. I couldn't tell because I had so many layers on! CRAZY
    jennifer at vintagehem dot com

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  50. My tip is to read "The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding". That book helped me so much with issues that I couldn't find out about online.

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  51. I'd love to win this. My daughter in law is expected her first in Sept. (our first grandbaby!)

    A nursing tip...

    Hmmm, hang in there. For a few weeks you may think it's just not going to work. You may feel like a leaky cow...trust me, it's ok to think that....but it does get better. I was amazed at how good it did get. So convenient and healthy for the babe!!

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  52. My tip is DON"T GIVE UP!!!!

    atrain365@hotmail.com

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  53. Do your best! But if you have a health condition that makes it impossible for you do not hate yourself for failing.

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

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  54. When I was nursing my second child, my son who was 2 at the time got a little jealous and wanted to nurse too. At first I thought it might be weird but then I though, what the heck, let him try and get it out of his system, so he laid on the breast Friend and just put his little tounge on my nipple, then he said yukky! LOL that was the end of that, he was NOT interested in doing that again, LOL

    melissa.debock@live.com

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  55. Well, I haven't had any of kids yet. But my mom breastfed me and she told me that everytime after I finished nursing, I would lay on my back, across her legs and stretch...very far. My mom called this my "stretch-and-grow" technique :)

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  56. #1 Blog follower

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  58. #1 Voted for #10

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  59. #2 Voted for #10

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  60. #3 Voted for #10

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  61. aww something i cant even use.

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  62. My son is almost 11 months and I plan to nurse until his first birthday. My current pump has had quite a work out already and I could use a new one for my next child. The consultants at La Leche League and at my hospital have been lifesavers! I can't tell you how many times I just needed reassurance and they were great!

    daniellawolff07@gmail.com

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  63. Well, a few things I've learned over the last 3 years (I'm nursing a 3 year old and an 11 month old)- 1)nursing strikes are real and do NOT mean a baby is ready to wean, 2) don't watch the clock while you nurse- the baby will empty the breast on his/her own time, and interfering with that can cause supply issues and contribute to problems like clogged ducts and foremilk/hindmilk imbalances, 3) co-sleeping is a lifesaver for dealing with night nursing, 4) it is totally normal for a baby to not sleep through the night for the first year (annd longer).

    lukeandbryn @ gmail.com

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  64. I follow your blog via Blogger!

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  65. I voted! Cute pic! :)

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  66. Best tip I can give is to just be patient, it gets easier and easier with time! Not to mention so rewarding in so many ways!

    ali.holt@yahoo.com

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  67. voted for picture #10!

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  68. voted for pic #10!

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  69. voted for pic #10!

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  70. #1 im a follower!

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  71. #2 im a follower!

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  72. #1) blogged about the giveaway here!

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  73. #2) blogged about the giveaway here!

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  74. #3) blogged about the giveaway here!

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  75. Nursing tip number one - Give it at least 6 weeks in the beginning!

    Tip #2 - Get help early and use SOOTHIES GEL PADS!

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  76. I am due in December. My best tip is to talk to a lot of moms who breastfeed and set up some type of system for who you call when it isn't easy. :)

    hnlberry@yahoo.com

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  77. When my kids saw me nursing my baby they couldn't believe it. My daughter would tell people that the baby sucked my ribs.

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  78. I wish I had tips - but reading all of these others is sure helping! I'm due with my first in three months and haven't gotten ANY baby stuff yet (aaak!). I will certainly be needing a good pump, though, because I'll unfortunately have to return to work after just a few short months with my little bub & I'd really like to be breast feeding him/her for as close to a year as possible. Thanks!

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  79. My tip is: relax and enjoy your breastfeeding relationship with your little one. Breathe. Take it easy. Don't worry so much. Babies (and diapers) are good judges of adequate nutrition.

    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  80. I would love to win this. My second is born in July and this would be great. My biggest tip is keep going even when you feel like you want to quit or it won't get better. It most definitely will...the first couple of weeks are always the hardest.

    Rachael
    couponmomma2009@gmail.com

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  81. My tip would be to make sure you use the lansinoh cream to make it feel a little bit better. It hurts really bad in the beginning, but it really does get better and easier.

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  82. I'd love to win this! I have a pump now, but it's not a very good one!

    My funny story only funny now because it was a few noths ago... at the time, not so funny... I was nursing my little one using a large receiving blanket as a coverup. I'd gotten her all situated and was just about done when I realize that my entire flabby side was exposed because the blanket wasn't quite long enough! Thankfully, I was just at a friends house and not out in public! But my friends hubby walked past me half a dozen times and never said a word! Still makes my face turn red just thinking about it!!

    seastar64 at hotmail dot com

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  83. I follow (1)

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  84. I follow (2)

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  85. I have breastfed both my boys and have plenty of stories, but really I would like to share a tip. My youngest had jaundice and was so sleepy he didn't want to eat, unfortunately thats what he needed most. So I used a chilled cloth on the bottom of his feet whenever he nodded off. Sounds mean but it worked and he started to get better after a few days.

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  86. I haven't breastfed before since my first baby is due in September, but I remember going to a breastfeeding class about 5 years ago with my best friend. My tip is to take a class while pregnant and to try to find as much help as you can while in the hospital. I remember how difficult it was for my friend getting started with breastfeeding and how it would have been nice if she could have had the help of a lactation consultant. I plan on taking another class and I chose a hospital that has an LC to help out.

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  87. i don't have a tip or story yet... i am pregnant and planning to breast feed. this would be a great win! bmarkey[at]travelers[dot]com

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  88. My tip is to stay well hydrated. I am amazed at how thirsty I get when I am breastfeeding.
    schola.athenarum at gmail dot com

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  89. Before your baby is born rub a rough towel on your nipples so that they become rough too. Then you won´t have a lot of pain when you start breastfeeding your newborn baby. razzberry_girl@hotmail.com

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  90. you may feel uncomfortable breatfeeding at first, but stick to it

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  91. Have the room quiet and maybe play some soft music when breastfeeding.

    electricisland(at)gmail.com

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  92. Hmm, I am expecting, so don't have any anecdotes about breastfeeding. A tip I was told was to try to breastfeed for at least 6-12 months, and that often new mothers think they are not able to breastfeed if they can't right away, but it can take up to a week of trying before the flow starts to come significantly, so don't give up right away.

    Penelope brneyedblondegrl@aol.com

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  93. Make sure the baby is unlatched before you pull away ouch

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  94. What a great giveaway! I was lucky enough to breastfeed my 2 kids for nearly a year. My advice is to always keep an extra outfit on hand during outings - not only for your kids, but yourself!

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  95. My other entry is above, but I am now following you #1.

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  96. I am so excited to share with you an opportunity for you to link up to my giveaway page here http://cheapcheaps.blogspot.com/search/label/Giveaway

    Every Friday, I will have a weekly Giveaways Galore post that you can link up to via Mr. Linky!!

    Thanks, Miranda!

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  97. I was breastfeeding my son and the bell rang. I have a sign that says, "please don't ring unless there is an emergency" on my doorbell. The bell continued to ring, so I moved closer to the door. I saw that it was the UPS man and I went to get a nursing cover to put over my son. I put the cover on and answered the door. I signed for the package and as the postal worker left, he said have a great day. I looked down and my boob was out because I didn't put the cover over me well enough.

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  98. The more comfortable and calm you are, the more successful you will be at breastfeeding!

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  99. i always put a pillow under my baby at the breast it made it more comfy :)

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  100. My best tip is to realize that it may not come naturally to you at first but if you keep trying it gets better. Thanks so much for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  101. I signed up to follow #1
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  102. I signed up to follow #2
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  103. Nurse on demand, especially in the early days to help ensure a good milk supply!

    jnkrim (at) qwestoffice (dot) net

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  104. I'm a follower! #1

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  105. I'm a follower! #2

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  106. Tips: invest in nursing bras and nursing covers, drink lots of fluids, and ask for help if you need it, (see a lactation consultant). Nursing is doable but not always easy, but I think it's worth it!

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  107. If you're nursing twins (like I am) always nurse them both at the same time :)

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  108. go slow and easy and don't give up:)be prepared and read up on the subject:)

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  109. If you have questions or need support, this is a great resource page:
    http://www.evenflo.com/resource.aspx?id=112&rcid=2
    Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

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