Hi! Today's post is in honor of World Breastfeeding Week. Breastfeeding has been a huge part of my life the past 6 years. I nursed Little A until she was 3 and still going strong with Little S at 2 years old. I found out how important pumping is when I had Little A. She was in the NICU for a week after swallowing meconium and because I had an emergency csection (heart heart rate dropped because she was laying on her cord), the first 24 hours (plus some), I could travel to the NICU to see her. I was so adiment about nursing that I knew I had to start nursing right away in order for her to get my colostrum (AKA: liquid gold) and to make sure my supply came in. Once I told the nurses that I was planning on Breastfeeding, they supplied me with a pump and Little A got all that goodness plus some and my milk came in without an issue. If not for pumping, I am sure my supply would of never came it.
WHAT IS THE CHANCE TO CHOOSE PROGRAM?
An innovative breast pump “trade-up” program which allows moms to trade-in their current or insurance-provided pump in exchange for a brand new pump of their choosing at a heavily reduced price. The traded-in pumps will be donated and distributed to moms across the globe via our charitable partners.
WHY DID BREAST PUMPS DIRECT CREATE THIS PROGRAM?
Moms are constantly faced with making decisions - especially early on when it comes to their baby’s nutrition and wellbeing. But what if you didn’t have a choice? What if you didn’t have access to clean water to mix formula or a breast pump to leave milk for your growing baby while you work to provide for your family?
We want every mom to have the chance to choose better for themselves and their baby. We want every mom around the world to have access to a breast pump in order to establish and maintain a healthy breastfeeding relationship. That is the foundation of the Chance to Choose trade-up program.
WHY IS BREASTFEEDING SO IMPORTANT?
Did you know that breastfeeding can...
● Protect children from developing obesity or diabetes later in life
● Have the greatest potential impact on child survival of all preventive interventions
● Have the potential to prevent over 800,000 deaths in children under five in the developing world
● Save the planet - formula generates tons of landfill waste
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO TRADE UP?
Any mom who is unhappy with her current pump provided through her insurance.
Did you know that several moms that receive an insurance-provided pump often purchase a premium pump at full price, leaving their insurance-provided pump collecting dust or thrown in the trash?
Often times, insurance-provided pumps are very basic and do not fulfill moms’ every need. That’s where we come in - mom gets the premium pump she wants at a great price AND the donated pump is distributed to a mom who would otherwise not have access to one.
WILL I HAVE TO SEND IN MY PUMP FIRST?
No. We will ship and send out your new pump along with a pre-paid shipping label. Once you receive your new premium pump, you can ship us your donated pump.
WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE OR TRADE UP MY PUMP?
You can learn more or trade-up your pump at www.breastpumpsdirect.com
*LAUREL NOTE: The website is currently under development and a new redesigned site will be launching in time for World Breastfeeding Week (first week of August) with the Chance to Choose program information on the homepage.