GIVEAWAY CLOSED*** The winner of the giveaway is Jacqueline Stevens! Willow will be emailing you shortly to send you your pump! Yay! You are going to love it!
I am so glad you came to my blog today! Today’s blog post is about one of my favorite products ever! And that’s the truth! As many of you know, I pump and then bottle feed Riley 80 to 90% of the time. And as any mama out there who has done this before knows, it is a ton of work! You feel like you’re constantly either giving your child a bottle or pumping milk for them. Your entire day revolves around feeding them. And when you have to take your shirt off, put on a pumping bra and attach a huge breast pump to yourself it just makes the process that much more time consuming. And that is why I am so excited to tell you guys about the Willow Wearable Breast Pump today! But don’t get me wrong, any breast pump that helps you feed your child is a good one in my opinion. I just love the Willow because it has saved me soooo much time and makes pumping so much easier for me.
I’ve been using the Willow pump since Riley was born. Well, technically 3 weeks after he was born since I waited 3 weeks to start pumping. And I can honestly say that it’s been absolutely life-changing! Not only am I able to pump hands-free, but I can pump discreetly in public places and I can pump while taking care of both of my kids. There have been times when I’m pumping in the morning and I had to hold Riley and Molly at the same time because they both needed me in that moment. If I had on one of the bulkier breast pumps, I have no idea how I would have managed some mornings. If you’re a mother reading this, I’m sure you’ve had mornings when you were pumping and your child (or children) needed you and you weren’t able to properly help them because you were tied up to a machine. It happened to me many times when Molly was an infant.
I also use the Willow pump ALL the time when I’m on the go. I use it to pump while I’m at work. I’ve even had full on conversations with producers at my work while pumping and they didn’t even know I was pumping (it’s SO quiet!). I’ve pumped while getting my hair colored at the salon without a single person knowing. I pumped at the airport when we were flying from Los Angeles to Massachusetts last week, and since we are flying back to LA today, I know I will be pumping on the go again! Plus is so small and portable that it’s easy to bring with me when I’m traveling or just out and about. I even pumped one time at Molly’s preschool. Basically, her first few days at school the parents were required to stay to help with the transition. And while I was there I needed to pump. So I put in my pump while sitting in the room with all the other moms (it was adjacent to the classroom). Normally I discreetly put it in so nobody even knows what I’m doing, but when I was sitting in that room with all the other moms I openly put it in in front of them. Mostly because I couldn’t wait to tell them about how awesome it is! And I kid you not, we all talked about the Willow pump for a solid hour! It was almost like we were a group of kids talking about a brand new scooter or something! They were giddy over hearing about how convenient Willow is and I was super pumped (pumping pun? Ha!) to tell them all about how it’s be a game charger for me! It has change my life in so many positive ways that I want other moms to know about it. At times, it’s honestly saved my sanity! So of course I would want that to share that with the other mamas in my life.
OK, so what is Willow? Willow is a wearable, mobile breast pump with no external tubes, chords, or dangling bottles! As you can see from my photos, it fits discreetly into your nursing bra, underneath your clothes, to wear and pump whenever you need to. A common question I get when moms ask me about it is, “Where does the milk go?!” The willow bags go right into the pump and collect the milk while pumping. And the bags are freezable. So you can take them right out of the pump and put them into the freezer (or a cooler, or fridge!). Another common thing seasoned moms ask me when I show them the pump is “Why didn’t this exist when my kids were babies?!” Ha! Seriously! It’s the best thing in the pumping world since pumps were invented!!!
Because the Willow is so great! It’s a bit pricier than an average breast pump. But you can use your HSA/FSA funds toward purchasing one. Or if it’s more manageable for you, you can pay as little as $43 a month – just select that option at checkout! And I’ve heard some moms have been able to get partial or full reimbursement through their insurance company. So definitely contact your insurance provider to find out if you can get coverage!
And this week (until the 16th) Willow is doing an early Black Friday sale! So if you purchased a Willow pump on their site you will get a gift of 48 milk bags and a charger – which is over $50 of free stuff!
And look, I know that not everyone can afford the Willow pump. But if you can swing it, it’s truly one of my absolute favorite products as a mother! I can’t recommend it enough!
And last but not least, I’m so excited to share with you guys that I am giving away one of the pumps on my blog today! That’s right! I’m giving away a pump and 48 milk bags to one of you! Over a $500 value!
Just fill out the form below to enter for a chance to win! (Open to U.S. residents only)
I’m really grateful and excited to be able to give one of these pumps away today. So a huge thank you to the Willow team for partnering with me to do this post and giveaway! True story – because I was such a fan of this pump I contacted Willow myself and asked them if they would want to work together to do this! I just love the pump so much and wanted to be able to give one away! And of course just share my love for the product!
Let me know in the comments below if you guys have any questions at all about the pump! I’m happy to share more of my experience with you guys. I could honestly talk about it for hours because I’m so passionate about it!