Evenflo Comfort Select Performance Breast Pump Review And Giveaway

April 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Blog Tours, Contests, Mom Central, Product Reviews

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After having the boys, I was so overwhelmed to say the least.  After 16 weeks of bedrest and 8 of those weeks in the hospital, and the fact that I was a first time mother and pregnant with twins, was a pretty big deal.  As a new mother you have so many questions about how to do things and what you should be doing, but I had always known that I wanted to breastfeed the boys.  I had not realized the importance of breastfeeding until they were born 6 weeks early and spent close to three weeks in the NICU.

For preemies, providing them with breast milk as soon as possible was something my nurses encouraged because they say that the milk you produce then is different and would provide my babies with a lot of things they needed.  I can remember the first few days at home, and crying because I wanted to give up pumping, but my two tiny little men in the NICU, made me keep on going.  I would pump all through the night and visit them sometimes 2-3 times a day and bring them all my pumped breast milk.

I never quite got the hang of breastfeeding them together, and one of my little guys has a tongue tie that prevented him from feeding properly so I would pump for him and for both of them when I needed a break. Pumps can be a lifesaver, and are great when you need the break or if you have two babies and one doesn’t do well at the breast, you can still give them pumped milk in a bottle.

I was excited to review Evenflo Comfort Select Performance Breast Pump because since I am a breastfeeding mother, I like to see what is out there on the market currently and for in the future when we decide to have another child. The pump itself is very easy to use, and easy to hold, and comfortable and this is important.  It is not overly noisy which was a pet peeve of mine with one of the pumps that I own.  At three in the morning the last thing I want to be hearing is a loud squeaking noise, and especially with sleeping babies nearby.  I had no trouble using this and all parts are easy to clean and better yet BPA free.

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About Evenflo Breast Pump

  • NEW! All components, including milk storage bottles are without BPA and contain less than 0.01% phthalates. Bottles can be purchased separately.
  • NEW! Improved cycle time for more effective milk expression.
  • NEW! Improved vacuum performance at all settings between min and max
  • NEW! Regulated power adapter ensures consistency in performance.
  • NEW! Dual motors for better production allowing individual settings
  • NEW! Includes 2 additional overflow valves for additional convenience! Valve color has changed to lavender.
  • NEW! More stable bottle stands to prevent possible spillage.
  • 4pk sample of breast pads with redeemable coupon.
Another thing I like about this particular pump is, it isn’t overly heavy and is fairly compact, which makes it easy to take with you.  This is great for all the road trips that we take as a family as well.  The price is reasonable and definitely a worthwhile investment if you are breastfeeding or intend on breastfeeding your child. The Evenflo site offers some good resources that you can check out for breastfeeding and Mom Central  Mom Central has a  page dedicated to the Evenflo Comfort Select Performance Breast Pump.  This page  features a special section where moms can share breast pumping tips.  Every mom that shares a tip will be entered in a giveaway to win one of three Evenflo Comfort Select Performance Breast Pumps and boxes of nursing pads!
Also, here at DoubleBugs, we will be giving away an Evenflo Comfort Select Performance Breast Pump and 2 Boxes of Breast Pads to one lucky reader!

This Contest Is Now Closed!

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Here’s What You Gotta Do

Mandatory Entry Requirement
Visit the Evenflo site and check out some of their valuable breastfeeding information and come back here and leave me a comment on something you learned from one of their resources.  In addition please tell me why you would like to win this pump.

For Additional Entries

  • Blog about this contest and leave me the link
  • Grab my button and post it in your sidebar
  • Tweet about this contest using #evenflocomfort and a link to my contest
  • Add me to Twitter

Contest Starts April 20, 2009 and Ends Monday May 11, 2009

Thank you to Mom Central and Evenflo for this wonderful opportunity!

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Comments

60 Responses to “Evenflo Comfort Select Performance Breast Pump Review And Giveaway”
  1. Carol says:

    I’d like to win this for my pregnant daughter. I am copying something I learned from their site, I had no idea there were so many Human Milk Banks in the US and Canada:

    “Human Milk Banks

    Human Milk Banks in the United States and Canada

    United States

    CALIFORNIA

    Mothers’ Milk Bank
    751 South Bascom Ave
    San Jose, CA 95128
    Phone (408) 998-4550
    FAX (408) 297-9208
    mothersmilkbank@hhs.co.santa-clara.ca.us
    http://www.milkbanksj.org

    COLORADO

    Mothers’ Milk Bank at
    Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center
    1719 E. 19th Ave
    Denver, CO 80218
    Phone (877) 458-5503
    FAX (720) 382-2218
    mmilkbank@health1.org
    http://www.bestfedbabies.org

    DELAWARE

    Mothers’ Milk Bank
    Christiana Hospital
    4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
    Newark, DE 19718
    Phone (302)733-3320
    FAX (302) 733-2602

    INDIANA

    Indiana Mothers’ Milk Bank, Inc.
    Methodist Medical Plaza II
    6820 Parkdale Place, Suite 109
    Indianapolis, IN 46254
    Phone (317) 329-7146
    FAX (317) 329-7151
    inmothersmilkbank@clarian.org
    http://www.immilkbank.org/

    IOWA

    Mother’s Milk Bank of Iowa
    Department of Food and Nutrition Services
    University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Room C330 GH
    200 Hawkins Drive
    Iowa City, IA 52242
    Phone: (319)356-2652
    FAX (319)356-8674
    jean-drulis@uiowa.edu
    http://www.uihealthcare.com/depts/childrenshospitalofiowa/milkbank/

    MICHIGAN

    Bronson Mothers’ Milk Bank
    601 John St. Box 306
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007
    Phone (269) 341-8849
    FAX (269) 341-8918
    Duffc@bronsonhg.org

    NEW ENGLAND

    Mothers’ Milk Bank of New England (developing)
    PO Box 600091
    Newtonville, MA 02460
    mmbne@yahoo.com

    NORTH CAROLINA

    WakeMed Mothers’ Milk Bank and Lactation Center
    3000 New Bern Ave
    Raleigh, NC 27610
    Phone (919) 350-8599
    FAX (919) 350-8923
    BMoore@wakemed.org
    Suevans@wakemed.org
    MBradshaw@wakemed.org
    http://www.wakemed.com/body.cfm?id=135

    OHIO

    Mothers’ Milk Bank of Ohio
    Grant Medical Center @
    Victorian Village Health Center
    1087 Dennison Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43201
    Phone (614) 544-0810
    FAX (614) 544-0812
    gmorrow@ohiohealth.com

    TEXAS

    Mothers’ Milk Bank at Austin
    900 E. 30th St. Suite 214
    Austin, TX 78705
    Phone (512) 494-0800
    Toll-free 1 (877) 813-MILK (6455)
    FAX (512) 494-0880
    info@mmbaustin.org
    http://www.mmbaustin.org

    Mothers’ Milk Bank of North Texas
    1300 W. Lancaster Suite 108
    Ft. Worth, TX 76102
    Phone (817) 810-0071
    Toll-free 1 (866) 810-0071
    FAX (817) 810-0087
    mmbnt@hotmail.com
    http://www.mmbnt.org/

    Canada

    BRITISH COLUMBIA

    BC Women’s Milk Bank
    C & W Lactation Services
    4500 Oak Street, IU 30
    Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1
    Phone (604) 875-2282
    FAX 604-875-2871
    fjones@cw.bc.ca

  2. adrienne Gordon says:

    i learned about proper portion control when feeding my kids.

  3. Carol says:

    Twitter follower cdziuba

  4. Carol says:

    Button ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com

  5. Sandra Melnick says:

    Proper portion control, which sounds very important. We want this for our daughter who is having her first child

  6. susan varney says:

    proper portion control mverno@roadrunner.com

  7. Melissa Butler says:

    Ibuprofen is a preferred analgesic for breast feeding mothers ~ They link to http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search which lets you type in a med name and then it lets you know if and how much it is excreted in breast milk…handy site! I would love to have this for my sister who is due this summer ~

  8. Laura says:

    I learned that companies with an employee lactation support program experience less turnover and lower losses of skilled workers after childbirth. Additionally, these companies are rewarded with higher employee satisfaction, loyalty, and morale.
    This pump would be prefect for when I head back to work.

  9. serena says:

    i learned about proper portion control when feeding my kids. thanks for the contest

  10. zeliha senturk says:

    Proper portion control…
    I’m 6-month pregnant…
    hope to win…
    thanks for the chance…

  11. Jen says:

    I learned that the new snuggli hug is easy to adjust and comfortable for you and baby. I would like to win because I gave my breast pump to a friend and now would like another one.

  12. Carrie Miyake says:

    I just went back to work this week after having a baby in January. I know the importance of breastfeeding my baby and need a good pump to keep my supply up while I am working. Like many others, I was interested in the proper portion control information.

  13. Tarah says:

    I learned that Smart Steps is a proud partner in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPyramid.gov Corporate Challenge and Project M.O.M., which are dedicated to improving family nutrition, ending childhood obesity and transforming the way American families eat.

  14. Jamie says:

    I learned you can purchase their pumps online at Amazon or at Target. I believe nursing is one of the greatest gifts you can give your little one and I intend to do so. However, since I will still be working outside of the home, I will need to do some pumping!

  15. Autumn H. says:

    i learned that our state doesn’t have a milk bank =( (ne) but thankfully one state over does (ia)

    autumn398 (at) yahoo.com

  16. Jennifer Short says:

    I’d like to win this for a friend who is expecting her first and she works full time so this would be great.

    A couple books they recommend are:

    Working Without Weaning: A Working Mother’s Guide to Breastfeeding
    By Kirsten Berggren

    The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding
    By La Leche League

    Nursing Mother, Working Mother
    By Gayle Pryor, Kathleen Huggins

  17. Kate D says:

    I learned they have tons of breastfeeding related resources on their site!

  18. Dee says:

    I NEED this! Here are some of the books that they recomend:
    Breastfeeding: A Parent’s Guide
    By Amy Spangler

    Defining your Own Success: Breastfeeding after Breast Reduction Surgery
    By Diana West

    Breastfeeding Special Care Babies
    By Sandra Lang

    Exclusively Pumping Breast Milk: a Guide to Providing Expressed Breast Milk for Your Baby
    By Stephanie Casemore

    Pumping Breast Milk Successfully
    By Susan Stafford

    I am pregnant with my second and would love to breast feed longer than I did with my first. I was only able to breast feed for 4 months because I didn’t have a pump and I’m too modest to bf in public! Thanks so much for the chance!!!

  19. Dee says:

    I JUST added your button to my blog!

  20. Dee says:

    And NOW I’m following you on twitter(twoofakind)

    Thanks again for the chance!

  21. Emily R. says:

    I learned on the La Leche League website that LLL was created in 1956.

    mscoffee77(AT)juno(DOT)com

  22. Monique Rizzo says:

    I learned that just about anything u need to know about Breastfeeding is on their site! Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

  23. jennifer says:

    Their website has some great resources of additional information for breastfeeding mothers, such as contacts like La Leche League.

  24. candace says:

    I would really like to win one of these for my friend who is 8 months pregnant…would love to give this her! You can find info for milkbanks!

  25. Rhonda Clemens says:

    I would love to WIN this! Please enter me & thanks for the great giveaway =)

    clemensrhonda@hotmail.com

  26. Kristy C says:

    This really tells you some of the nutritional information you need in order to breastfeed.

    What a great contest ~ Thanks for posting!

  27. Debbi Carter says:

    I so agree! I had a cheap pump and it was a nightmare! I really wish I had a good one early on. My supply could have been so much better.

  28. Karen Gonyea says:

    This would be great for my niece who is expecting her first baby :)

  29. Florence Bellamy says:

    The proper portion control.

  30. I would love to win this! I’m going to be a first time mommy soon and I’m really looking forward to breastfeeding.

    Wow! I love the new parent checklist that I found in the resources. I am going to have to print that out!

    Thanks!!

  31. Amanda U. says:

    I found this website very helpful:
    Breastfeeding and Working
    Website: http://www.workandpump.com

  32. Amanda U. says:

    I added your button:
    http://babygiveaway.blogspot.com/

  33. Amanda U. says:

    Twitter follower (amandatinkerbel)

  34. Shirley Hicks says:

    the parent checklist is a great ideal…….id like to win this for my daughter in law..she is expecting her first in august..and plans to breast feed

  35. Rachel Robertson says:

    I love that the snuggli hug is so easy to adjust! I really love the checklist and printed it out the minute I saw it. I am a first time mom of a 7 week daughter and I admit that I can use all the tips and help I can get!

  36. Courtney says:

    I learned that you should nurse a newborn 10-12 times daily! While I’m sure I did that with my first born, it’s too much of a blur to remember :) I wore out my first breast pump with my first born so I need to get a new one before the new baby comes! This is such a great giveaway, thank you!

    annasmama0702@gmail.com

  37. Courtney says:

    I follow you on twitter! (annasmama0702)

    annasmama0702@gmail.com

  38. Corrie Rowe says:

    I think that the proper portion control information was really helpful. I would like this for me as I am expecting my first in Nov.

  39. Christine says:

    I learned that they have instructional videos for their carseats which is great because a lot of people have their seat installed incorrectly. I had to borrow a pump from a friend so it would be nice to have my own. Thanks for the chance!

  40. Christine says:

    I am following on twitter – username of justicecw. thanks for the chance!

  41. Cassy says:

    I learned – Use caution in creating web sites for your new baby or posting photographs of your child on web sites. Predators can access this identifying information, and the photographs become part of the world wide web. You have no control over the use, or misuse, of these materials once they are posted.
    Thats very good advice!
    wombatspurple at yahoo dot com

  42. Jammie says:

    I learned you should watch what you put on a birth announcement and never put your surname on there. I would love to win for my sister.

  43. Sheri says:

    I did not know you could donate your milk.

  44. Belinda M says:

    I learned to exercise caution when either posting pics or creating a site to post pics of the baby. You have no idea who will access them or what they will do with them

    I would give this as a gift to a good friend of mine that is pregnant with twins and due in two months

  45. Karina says:

    I learned proper portion control when feeding kids which will help my brother-in-laws wife becuase she is expecting

  46. Jen M says:

    I would really like to win this for myself since the motor on my pump just died!

    I had no idea there were so many human milk banks in the US.

  47. Susan P says:

    instructional video for installing carseats…I need this for the baby I am expecting, thanks!

  48. vicky says:

    I never even knew there was such a thing as a milk bank- learn something new every day.

    I want to win this for my good friend who just had a little boy next week. she does not have one yet

    thanks

  49. katiea says:

    Frankly, I learned that alot has aparently changed since my mom had babies… we had a long talk about what to expect, including during breast feeding, but after looking at Evenflo, some (most) of her info seems dated, not that I would ever tell her that! Our first isn’t due until Nov, but I would love to win this so that I can cross another thing off of our ludicously long “have to get by Nov.” list :) Thanks for the great (and, in my case, timely) contest!

  50. katiea says:

    I added you to my twitter

  51. kathy pease says:

    Evenflo Smart Steps is a proud partner in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPyramid.gov Corporate Challenge and Project M.O.M initiatives, which are dedicated to improving family nutrition, ending childhood obesity, and transforming the way American families eat.

    id love to win this for my sister who is expecting :)

  52. Katherine Dunn says:

    From the website I went to Kelly Mom Breastfeeding and Parenting which was a resource link. I learned that the best way to fend off criticism against breastfeeding is to educate people. I would like to win this for a young low-income pregnant woman I know. I think it would be great for her. Thanks!

    kylie8cake(at)gmail(dot)com

  53. Kelly F says:

    I learned that A proper latch is crucial to success. This is the key to successful breastfeeding. They say to make sure you get help with this before you leave the hospital. I would love to win this, the fact that it has a double pump is just awesome. It would make things so much easier and quicker.

  54. Kelly F says:

    I follow on twitter!
    username: wordsmoveme

  55. AmandaMaria says:

    I was reading through alot of the realted resources and will continue reading more. I read that carrying a baby close to you, in a snuggly or the likes, improves your stress level and increases the baby’s brain development. Great benefits!

    I would really love to win this for my friend who just had her baby on the 7th. She doesn’t have a pump but is breastfeeding. She and I both qould appreciate it.

    Thank you :)

  56. Gianna says:

    La Leche League was created in 1956.
    I’d love to win because i’m nursing twins :)

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