Are you a nursing mom that had to figure out a way to leave her baby for a very busy trip? Are you planning on nursing and wondering how you would be able to do this? I was totally stressed out about traveling and made it work!
This mommy got 4 days without her precious 3 month old baby to fly to L.A. for a double Red Carpet event! Sometimes when you are a working mom you don’t want to sacrifice nursing your baby because you have to work and/or travel!
I found myself in a situation where I was given an opportunity I couldn’t pass up and didn’t want to say, “No.”. My family always comes first! I was able to take my Philips AVENT pump with me and also a manual pump for when I was on the go without an outlet! I definitely stepped out of my comfort zone for this trip and I am proud of myself and thankful to Philips AVENT & Disney for an amazing opportunity. I am also especially thankful to my husband who was supportive and took care of both kids for the first time! <3
Tips on Traveling:
1. Bring a double pump and a single manual pump. One to use at your hotel at night or when you have access to a plugin and another to use when you are on the go that you can fit in a purse.
2. Take 2 coolers with you and several ice packs. One to store all your milk for travel and another to use to keep your pump parts and milk cool so it doesn’t go bad when you are on the go.
3. Request a room with a fridge.
4. Take a cover up with you because you never know if you are going to need some privacy.
5. Don’t stress! Pump when you have a chance and remember that you can always through in another pump session when you are back at the hotel at night if you need it.
Traveling was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I totally tried to over think it and stressed for weeks before I had to leave. My husband told me to stop stressing! I did have to supplement with just a little bit of formula in each bottle while I was gone just in case my flight got delayed or something happened. 🙂 I struggled with the thought of having to supplement but I soon learned that it was better to not stress.
Review Update: I have now been using my Philips AVENT Comfort Breast Pump for quite some time and I have some positive and not so positive things to say about it. First of all it is the most comfortable pump I have used! I have had a few issues with the power light. I can’t say if it is an issue with the pump since they have goth had the same issue or if it a user error (yep, that would make it my fault.) But it keeps turning off and I have to hit the power button to turn it back on in the middle of using it. I notice it happening more when I don’t have it sitting on a flat table or desk.
I was brand loyal to Philips AVENT and used the older electric pump with my daughter and don’t remember any issues. 🙂 Since I had the same issue with two motors I believe it has to be a user error.