// Win An Ameda Purely Yours Double Electric Breast Pump!


The first few weeks of Linden's life were hard when it came to breastfeeding. He never seemed to be satisfied and we were advised by his doctor to supplement since he was losing so much weight. My lactation consultant advised that I pump after every single feed in order to stimulate more milk production in hopes that it'd help alleviate the problem. I stressed over my milk supply morning, noon, and night. I was constantly worried that he wasn't getting enough (obviously he wasn't since he kept losing weight) so my breast pump quickly became my best friend. While I was never able to pump more than an ounce or so at a time, I'd celebrate each little session as a victory. A pumping session was never even remotely enough to satisfy Linden, but I felt some slight reassurance knowing exactly how much I was able to give him. That's the one thing about breastfeeding that's so hard... knowing how much they're getting when they feed. 

Our breastfeeding journey hasn't been something straight from a movie or a magazine, but I'll leave that for another post (coming soon). Instead I'll just touch base on what I really love about my Ameda pump and then I'll get to the good part... giving one away!

(any excuse to post pictures of this snoozin' little dude!)

When I first opened my Ameda box I was totally overwhelmed. It looked like it was going to be so confusing to put together. So many parts to unwrap and pieces to assemble. Finally one night I put on my big girl britches, broke the wrapping open and was overwhelmed for a completely different reason. I was overwhelmed at how simple it was. Why did I think it was going to be such a huge to do?! Compared to the other breast pumps I looked at and contemplated, this one was without a doubt much easier to handle in terms of instructions. I had that bad boy ready to go in under 2 minutes. When it came to using the pump, it was just as simple. I really was not looking forward to the tedious act of washing and sterilizing each piece after each use (especially since I was hooked up to that thing every hour or two), but everything came apart easily. It isn't a "hands free" pump so I used one of my nursing bras (that doubles as a pumping bra!) to help me feel more comfortable during those long pumping sessions every day. Overall, two thumbs way up for my experience with my Ameda. I don't think anyone likes being hooked up to a pump, but at least it wasn't a terrible experience for me. It sure beat the thought of manually pumping or pumping one side at a time.

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Now I'm giving you lucky gals a chance to win your very own Purely Yours Double Electric Pump! Check out the details below to get in on the action! If you're not expecting, or just aren't in the market for a new pump, consider entering for a friend or family member who could benefit from this awesome gift! You can even donate it to your local women's shelter or another mother in need!

To be entered to win the Ameda
Purely Yours Double Electric Breast Pump

Please share one thing about motherhood you're most looking forward to
(or that you already love) and leave it in a comment below

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For additional entries, please do any of the following
(but be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry!):

Follow The Clueless Girl's Guide on Bloglovin // Follow @kaelahbee on Twitter // Follow TCGG via GFC (in the left sidebar) // Follow @kaelahbee on Instagram // Like TCGG on Facebook // Tweet the following: "Fingers crossed I win the @MyAmeda #PurelyYours breast pump on @kaelahbee's blog! thecluelessgirl.com"

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A winner will be chosen at random next weekend and contacted to claim their prize. You have seven ways to win! Please be sure to leave me a way to get in touch with you in case you're the lucky winner! Good luck to everyone who enters! Happy pumping! xo

* I received a Purely Yours breast pump free of charge, but was not compensated for this review or giveaway. I simply wanted to help make life a little bit easier for a fellow mama out there by giving away another pump. Thanks to Ameda for being so generous!

117 comments:

  1. The baby smell, the warm snuggles, kissing pouty little lips, the first time they say Mama!

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  2. The first moment we meet, that's such an incredible, special moment!

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  3. I'm at 27 weeks right now and I'm most excited to find out what kind of person this little guy is going to grow up to be.

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  4. At the moment I'm most looking forward to a positive pregnancy test. I'm a full time nanny and I absolutely adore baby wearing. So my little fantasy dream in my head is a leisurely trip to target with my baby snuggled up close.

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  5. Audra is five weeks old this week, and baby snuggles are the best thing about being a mother so far. And I think "todder snuggles" and "little kid snuggles" are going to be just as wonderful. There is nothing like a crying baby falling asleep on your chest and her little hands curling around to 'hold' you.

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  6. I follow you on bloglovin under stressandstars!

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  7. And also twitter - @stressandstars

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  8. Follow in instagram - stressandstars there, too

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  9. Put the tweet out there! The URL:

    https://twitter.com/stressandstars/status/509731197992591360

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  10. I look forward to having a baby and experiencing the bond that breastfeeding will create.

    xoxo,
    Tara O.

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  11. The snuggles!! Love the bonding!!

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  12. I love the baby smell…only the yummy ones ;)

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  13. I follow on BlogLovin as Arianah Watts.

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  14. I follow on twitter as @Arianah_00

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  15. GFC follower as OneLittleMom.

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  16. Instagram follower as ArianahWatts

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  17. Facebook fan as Arianah Watts

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  18. I look forward to the simple things, like reading books together and playing outside!

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  19. I follow you on instagram! @erkstyn

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  20. i follow you on twitter @erkstyn

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  21. I tweeted:

    https://twitter.com/Arianah_00/status/509763448574447616

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  22. i follow you on facebook! krysten.yates

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  23. Okay, so I've been following you FOR EVER, it seems. I remember when Susannah started blogging years ago and she and I were friends on ravelry, and I found you through her and then all kinds of crazy life stuff has happened and I kind of dropped off the face of the planet since then and here you are!! A BABY! Oh lord.

    So I'm really sorry if I'm totally random and coming out of nowhere but I am so excited for you and Mike and your beautiful little family. Congratulations, you two deserve every happiness.

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  24. i'm really looking forward to giving this little one tons of support and encouragement, and to seeing my awesome husband - who's already obsessed with loving on this baby - become a dad.

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  25. I'm due with my first in January and I cannot wait for my own birth story and my own baby's smell!

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  26. Just love spending quality time snuggles and reading books.

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  27. I am looking most forward to actually holding my baby in my arms and looking at his sweet face! He is due February 3rd :)

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  28. Tweeted: "Fingers crossed I win the @MyAmeda #PurelyYours breast pump on @kaelahbee's blog! thecluelessgirl.com"

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  29. When it's time for me to have one of my own, I think I'm most looking forward to teaching them things - one one one craft time for example. :)

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  30. Following on bloglovin!

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  31. Following on twitter! @janabolic

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  32. following via gfc!

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  33. My favorite things are the tiny feet, sweet yawns and drooly kisses.

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  34. I follow on twitter @twitteryourface

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  35. I re-tweeted the giveaway :) Good luck ladies! :D

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  36. Following on twitter.
    Username: ekholi

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  37. Following on Instagram.
    Username: ekholi

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  38. I guess I´m very excited about knowing I could be someone´s hero, someone who my little ones can look up to and be proud of.

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  39. Following on Bloglovin as http://www.bloglovin.com/lauravara

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  40. Following on twitter as @agelessdolls

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  41. Following TCGG via GFC as Laura Vara

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  42. Following on instagram as misshavs / http://instagram.com/misshavs

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  43. Liked on FB as Laura Vara (https://www.facebook.com/laura.vara.96)

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  44. Twitted as @agelessdolls here is the url (https://twitter.com/agelessdolls/status/509913917934796800)

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  45. Thank you for the opportunity. If I win, the best way to contact me would be michellevfortunata {[at]} h.o.t.m.a.i.l {[dot]} c.o.m (without the periods. I wrote it like this to avoid spammers, thanks) Good luck to everyone!

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  46. I'm looking forward to finding out if my January baby will have my husband's bright red hair, and later raising them on all the weird 80s kids movies I grew up with. ;)
    wesothrifty[at]gmail.com

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  47. I'm looking forward to finding out if my January baby will have my husband's bright red hair, and later raising them on all the weird 80s kids movies I grew up with! ;)
    wesothrifty[at]gmail.com

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  48. I"m looking forward to those big newborn yawns and cute involuntary smiles!

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  49. I stalk - I mean follow you and that cute family of yours on Instagram (kjaco)

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  50. I am so looking forward to sharing all of the things I love in the world with another person who will be experiencing them for the first time!

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  51. I follow on Bloglovin (fit.like.legos@gmail.com)

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  52. I follow on Instagram (fit.like.legos@gmail.com) (missuswright on instagram)

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  53. Thank you so much for running this giveaway! My little guy is due in November and I'm excited to impart wisdom and teach him things for the very first time. I'm also excited to see him grow and learn day by day. :)

    -Lara @ Methodical Living
    http://methodicalliving.blogspot.com
    methodicalliving@yahoo.com (the best way to reach me!)

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  54. I followed on Twitter under Methodical Livin! (The same for Facebook, sorry for not specifying earlier!!)

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  55. I can't wait to smell my future kiddos head for the first time! And of course sharing everything I love with them once they are old enough.

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  56. I also follow on Instagram @marsha_mellow!

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  57. I am most looking forward to looking into my little Emory's eyes when she is born around November and knowing that I made something so precious and fragile and that nothing else in the world will matter besides her being happy <3

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  58. I followed on instagram - MAURISSADESRAE

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  59. Lastly I tweeted as well! Hope I win thanks for the opportunity! <3

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  60. SO excited for mine to finally get here (just a few days)! I'm looking forward to constantly snuggling him and of course, picking out cute outfits. Ha! theloudermouth@gmail.com

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  61. I am pretty much already following you on everything... followed on Bloglovin!

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  62. I'm following you on Twitter and I tried to tweet but got a message saying it was spam! :(

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  63. Followed on Instagram and loving the baby photos!!

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  64. Followed on twitter as Julie Van Huizen

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  65. Liked on facebook as Julie Van Huizen

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  66. Followed on blog lovin' as Julie Van Huizen

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  67. Followed on instagram as Julie Van Huizen

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  68. I don't think my original comment went through.

    I am most excited about that mother child bond everyone talks about and all the cuddle sessions. :)

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  69. I love the laughs, smiles, experiencing the first milestones. Right now, my 4 month old daughter is getting on all fours and rocking. She also grabs her feet, I have always loved that one.

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  70. I love the laughs, smiles, experiencing the first milestones. Right now, my 4 month old daughter is getting on all fours and rocking. She also grabs her feet, I have always loved that one.

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  71. I'm due in February and am looking forward to snuggling up with a baby while it snows outside!

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  72. Follow on Twitter (@stefferrina)

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  73. Follow on GFC (Steffani or Steff…can't remember)

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  74. Follow on Instagram (@iffyinklings)

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  75. I'm due april! Watching my little grow, teaching her, loving her, seeing her smile, experiencing her, being her mother. I'm excited for it all! Gross times, good times, bad times.

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  76. Also, followed on bloglovin (wolftails)

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  77. I follow on Bloglovin, what a cool giveaway!

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  78. i'm excited for motherhood, period. i'm due in november with our first, a baby girl, and can't wait to embark on this new journey of being a parent alongside my amazing husband. and i really can't wait to see how our two furbabies will be as "siblings."

    Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

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  79. i follow on instagram (mrsalainacjoe)

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  80. i "like" on Facebook (Alaina Chauran Joe)

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  81. I am having my first child next month and I am so looking forward to having a perfect little mixture of my husband and I and being able to watch him experience the world as he grows.
    hollieswope@gmail.com

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  82. I also follow you on Instagram (holliewouldvintage)

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  83. I am due with my second next month, and I cannot wait to see the relationship between my daughter and this baby blossom!

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  84. I follow you on Instagram (@emmaswi)

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  85. I follow you on Twitter (@emma_swi)

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  86. I follow you on Bloglovin (emmaswi)

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  87. Tweeted too! This is such a great giveaway! https://twitter.com/emma_swi/status/512617152533495809

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  88. I am due next months and so excited to see how much he looks like her father. Melts my heart already!

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  89. I follow you on Instagram too! Tif.bruce

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  90. ^^ i am tif bruce but forgot to leave my email!! tiffanyabruce@gmail.com

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