Medela Sleep Bra Review and Giveaway {Ends 9/30}

If there is one thing that will help you in breastfeeding, it is having the right supplies to help make the whole nursing process easier for you and your new baby. There were a few things that helped me in my survival in nursing and there was one company that helped me the most.



Without my Medela Pump in Style, I really do not think that I would have survived nursing. There were times when the pain was so bad that the only thing I could do was pump. My daughter had to have milk somehow and since I wanted to be the one (not a formula can) who supplied this milk, I pumped.

The pump that I found to be the best at the time was the Medela Pump In Style. Unlike other pumps at the time, it was made to last. You could use this pump exclusively without worrying that it would burn out the motor. I have used other eletric pumps that start smelling as if you are burning out the motor. I also loved the let down ability in it as well as the power it has. I was easily able to express the milk that I needed quickly. Much faster than using a hand breast pump. It is also a dual pump so you can pump both sides at one time.

The down fall of the pump is the cost. This pump will cost you about $250. The benefit is that you are not paying for formula and will definitely recoup that cost if it is either the pump or go the route of formula. If you plan to pump a lot, I would highly recommend the Medela Pump In Style as will be much easier on you than a cheaper electric pump.

The other downfall to this pump is that is only made for one user. It has what is called an open system for its tubing so you should not share this pump with anyone else as it will void the warranty. It is possible for milk to go into the tubing (which I never saw with mine) and possibly contaminate the pump making it unhealthy for another mother/baby to use.

I tried many other products by Medela which I also loved. I will tell you more about some of those other products later this week. One product that I was recently sent by Medela to review was their Mid-Blue Sleep Bra. What I love about this bra, is that it feels like t-shirt material except a little softer and is perfect to sleep in.

Towards the end of your pregnancy and when you are nursing, sleeping with a bra is a necessity. One it allows you to "wear" nursing pads which will guard against leaks but it also offers the support that you will need for your growing breasts.

What I love about this bra is that it has no hooks! I wasn't sure about this but as you can see, it pulls down easily allowing you to nurse quickly without having to think in the middle of night about hooking the bra back together. I found that not only was this bra comfortable to wear at night but I found myself using it during the day because of how comfortable it was and the lack of hooks. The hooks can be complicated and you can forget about hooking thus not obtaining the proper coverage you might want or need.

You can purchase the bra in Mid-Blue (for a select period of time), White, or Nude for between $17.99 - $20.99. I personally love the Mid-Blue because it adds variety and is a little more fun than white and nude.

Medela has also been so generous as to offer one of my readers their own Mid-Blue Sleep Bra!

Enter this giveaway:
(make sure you note the new extra entries this time)

1. Head to Medela Mom Mavens and tell me one thing you learned. Please leave your name and email address in your comment. You must do this one first!!!

Extra Entries:

2. Fill out the entry form to join Mom Mavens. Come back here and leave me a comment telling me you did so. This will be verified if you win.

3. Refer someone to this giveaway. They must leave an extra comment letting me know that you referred them. (You can refer as many as people as you like - you will receive one entry for every person that you refer!)

4. Become a follower of this blog. Please leave me a comment telling me that you did so.

5. Subscribe to this blog by email (this is found in the left column of the site). Leave me a comment telling me that you did so. (Check your SPAM after doing this to verify your email address so that you will receive the updates in your email.)

5. Follow me on Twitter and tweet this statement: "I just entered to win a Medela giveaway from a Keeper at Home @rachaelcoe http://tinyurl.com/mk2e94" Please leave a comment here letting me know you did so.

6. Become my friend on Facebook and post this as your status: "I just entered to win a Medela giveaway from a Keeper at Home @rachaelcoe http://tinyurl.com/mk2e94" Please leave a comment here letting me know you did so.


This giveaway ends September 30, 2009 and is open to US residents only. Make sure that you leave your email address in each comment. Leave a separate comment for every entry that you make so that these will count for you! Have fun and I look forward to announcing the winners of this great giveaway!


Thank you, Medela, for sponsoring this giveaway and for creating a way for moms to get the extra support they need in their journey through breastfeeding. Your many products have been a help and a blessing to many ladies already and I am sure will continue to be.

Disclosure: This review is based on my own opinion of the Medela Pump in Style and Medela Sleep Bra. You may or may not agree with my opinion. I was sent a Medela Mid-Blue Sleep Bra to review and keep. No one from Medela was involved in the writing of this post.

102 comments:

ashley said...

I learned that pumping while breast feeding can help you keep a busy life right on track.
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I joined medela mom mavens
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Aubrie Williams said...

I was surprised to learn that 93% of breastfeeding moms use a breastpump.
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Aubrie Williams said...

I joined Medela Mom Mavens.
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Aubrie Williams said...

I follow!
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I subscribe!
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Nursing Bras said...

Great product. that looks state of the art compared to mine. Bet it's twice the price too unfortunately.

Jessica said...

I learned not to overdo it.

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Jessica said...

I subscribe

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Lauren Elise said...

Ok, so I'll need this one day. ;-) ~I learned that breastfeeding decreases the risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer, ovarian cancer and osteoporosis!

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Lauren Elise said...

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I'm an email subscriber.

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Lauren Elise said...

I joined Medela Mom Mavens.

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Abbey said...

I learned that 93% of breastfeeding moms use a breastpump.

Abbey said...

I tweeted this on twitter and of course am a follower!

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Liz said...

I learned that a mom’s uterus is return to its pre-pregnancy state more quickly by breast feeding.

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chrissyb said...

I learned 93% of breastfeeding moms use a breastpump.
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chrissyb said...

I filled out the form to joined Medela Mom Mavens.
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Amber said...

I learned that more women than i thought pump. 93% do.
this would be great gift for my sister or aubrie and it looks comfy just as a normal bra really.
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Amber said...

I follow your blog!
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I subscribed to your emails.
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rebecca said...

I learned that the Mom Mavens value breastfeeding! I definitely identify with them!

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I am a Medela Mom Maven!

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whippetmom said...

I learned that 93% of moms use a pump! Wow!
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Joe & Sarah said...

I knew the some of the benefits of breast feeding, but I was quite surprised at the ones I didn't know about. jskchristiansen@hotmail.com

Joe & Sarah said...

I joined Medela Mom Mavens.
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Joe & Sarah said...

I am a follower of the blog.
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Joe & Sarah said...

I subscribe to your emails.
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calee78 said...

i learned that mom mavens is the term medela use for breastfeeding moms support group. great site for advice

Bombtastic Belle said...

I learned that 93% of BF moms use a pump.
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bambie said...

I learned breastfeeding helps you not get cancer.
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Megan said...

I learned the percentage of moms that use a breast pump.

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ali said...

93% of breastfeeding moms use a pump!

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stOOpidgErL said...

There are numerous benefits to breastfeeding. Research shows breastfed babies have a reduced risk of respiratory-tract infections, ear infections, asthma, SIDS, food allergies, obesity, etc.

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mverno said...

93 percent of moms who breast feed use a pump mverno@roadrunner.com

Saebbe said...

I learned that breast feeding can help reduce the risks of certain types of cancer... plus it has all those nifty feel good hormones, like oxytocin.

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Saebbe said...

I signed up to be a mom maven.

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Heather said...

I learned that there is an online community for breastfeeding moms - how helpful!

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mogrill said...

I had no idea that over 90% of breastfeeding moms pump! Thanks for the chance!
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mscoffee77 said...

I learned that 93% of breastfeeding moms use a breastpump.

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mscoffee77 said...

I'm a Medela Mom Maven(I signed up some time back).

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Kimberly said...

I learned that breastfed babies have a reduced risk of respiratory tract infections.

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Kimberly said...

I'm a follower.

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Luv to Save said...

I learned that a personal-use pump should not be shared, due to the risk of cross-contamination. I wish everyone knows that so people stop buying used one in Ebay!
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Luv to Save said...

blog follower as ethel
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simone/ thebubbledies said...

Research shows breastfed babies have a reduced risk of lymphoma. Didn't know that. DS is 13 months and still bfing. Thanks! Simone thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

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Lorraine said...

I learned that there is a lot of support for breastfeedinng moms and so much useful information. I only wish this was available when I had my children. I am a grandmother now with children that are just starting to have babies. It is so good to know that they have this kind of information.
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Lorraine said...

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Ms. Autumn said...

i learned this:
Breastfeeding helps a mom’s uterus return to its pre-pregnancy state more quickly

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Ms. Autumn said...

i signed up to be a mom maven

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Corey and Nichole said...

I learned that breastfeeding decreases the risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer, ovarian cancer and osteoporosis.

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Corey and Nichole said...

I filled out the Medela Entry form using my hotmail account. Nichole_c2003@hotmail.com

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Corey and Nichole said...

I follow this blog.

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Corey and Nichole said...

I subscribe to this blog.

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Corey and Nichole said...

I changed my facebook status to: I just entered to win a Medela giveaway from a Keeper at Home @rachaelcoe http://tinyurl.com/mk2e94.

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Corey and Nichole said...

I twitterd: I just entered to win a Medela giveaway from a Keeper at Home @rachaelcoe http://tinyurl.com/mk2e94

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Lentil said...

I learned that 73% of breastfeeding/ pumping moms seek help, making certified lactation consultants a key resource to successful breastfeeding

Martha said...

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missrantsypants said...

I learned that The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusively breastfeeding for the first six months, and continuing to provide breastmilk for at least the first year.


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Angela said...

I learned that 93% of breastfeeding moms use a breastpump. Thanks!
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lil.blessing said...

I learned that 93% of mom's use a pump when breastfeeding.
Thanks!
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lil.blessing said...

following on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/tinyblessing/status/4487993344
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Amy said...

I learned that Research shows breastfed babies have a reduced risk of:

* Respiratory-tract infections
* Ear infections
* Asthma
* Food allergy
* Obesity
* Lymphoma
* Diabetes
* Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Amy said...

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goodwitchglinda said...

I learned that breastfed babies are at reduced risk for Respiratory-tract infections. I didn't know that one. goodwitchglinda at gmail dot com

FDP 4 Life said...

Kathy is hopelessly devoted to her eight-month-old and has an insatiable appetite for learning and sharing information on parenting and children. When Kathy isn’t changing diapers, organizing play dates or working part-time from home, she’s online reading the latest on feeding solids, asking moms on her listserv how they baby-proofed the house, or referring her neighbor to a local lactation consultant.

FDP 4 Life said...

i filled out the form to join

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Girly Remix said...

Breastfeeding helps a mom’s uterus return to its pre-pregnancy state more quickly.
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Gianna said...

Breastfeeding decreases the risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer, ovarian cancer and osteoporosis.

Please enter me.. I'm breastfeeding twins :)

kathy pease said...

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lilyk said...

I learned that for mom and baby's health, all Medela bottles, breastshields and kit components are made from polypropylene, a safe, durable Bisphenol-A (BPA)-free plastic.

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lilyk said...

I subscribed by email.

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hotrodblond said...

they have more then 25 years experiance it pumps more natural

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Entered nursing cover give away

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entered the hands free pumping give away