Blog Birthday – Dr Browns Giveaway! (Competition now closed)


Dr Browns are a big name in the world of baby feeding and it’s obvious to see why – Dr Browns offer a complete feeding system for babies that includes the only fully vented vacuum free feeding bottle. Widely recognised by parents and health professionals as the most effective way of preventing colic symptoms caused by regular bottles and teats, Dr Brown’s Feeding System offers your baby the opportunity for a more comfortable feed.

Dr Browns are dedicated to promoting good health in mothers and their babies. Their goal is to provide the best technology-driven products available irrespective of whether your baby is fed on expressed breast milk or infant formula.

The range from Dr Browns has something for every family and they are giving away a Dr Browns Manual Breast Pump to one lucky reader. Earlier this year the Dr Browns Manual Breast Pump was awarded Prima Baby and Pregnancy Best Feeding Product Gold Award and it features gentle compression technology and a super soft flexible breastcup for the utmost in comfort.


For your chance to win please enter using the Rafflecopter below. To see the rest of the #AwesomeAugust giveaways click here.

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  1. tracy nixon
    August 9, 2014 / 7:49 am

    Give it a go and if it is not for you then don’t feel guilty! A least you tried and deserve merit for that πŸ™‚ I only breast fed and expressed for the first few weeks and the mid wife told me I gave my babies the best start!

  2. Amy W
    August 9, 2014 / 9:01 am

    Top tip for breastfeeding: persevere and get support if/when needed

  3. kim neville
    August 9, 2014 / 10:21 am

    relax when breastfeeding and try not to get embarrassed

  4. Lauren (@laurenbigeejit)
    August 9, 2014 / 11:43 am

    I can only share tips that have been shared with me! But a friend used to have a little “station” in the living room where she’d feed, with the TV remote, drink, snack, notebook and pen (to remember feeding times etc.) and magazines πŸ™‚

    August 9, 2014 / 1:29 pm


  6. Cat Culmer
    August 9, 2014 / 1:42 pm

    Don’t let it consume you. I think there’s to much pressure for mothers to breast feed. I really struggled and found it wasn’t for me the first time round but I will try again next time and hopefully feel under less pressure in the hospital.

  7. Eva Vida
    August 9, 2014 / 4:29 pm

    Have a healthy lifestyle.

  8. Lorraine Tinsley
    August 9, 2014 / 5:02 pm

    I took it one day at a time with my first child, I was on the verge of giving up so many times, but I really wanted to do it. Every day I said one more day, then next thing I know I managed to get through the really difficult first 2-3 weeks and then it became the norm. I then began expressing a bit and feeding direct and using a bottle when I went back to work. In the end I expressed so much I donated loads to another mum who couldn’t produce enough. I managed 14 mths, got pregnant again so had to stop due to reduced production. This time around I found it so much easier and now at 8 mths I’m still feeding my second, so my advice take one day at a time and plenty of cookies!! πŸ˜‰

  9. Rachel Craig
    August 9, 2014 / 7:26 pm

    Relax, and take care of yourself. Sufficient nutrition and hydration etc. Get comfortable, and have everything you need nearby before settling down to breastfeed.

  10. August 9, 2014 / 8:15 pm

    Make sure you get comfy, have snacks, a drink and the remote all in arms reach!

  11. Jax
    August 9, 2014 / 8:57 pm

    Don’t feel guilty if it doesn’t work out!

  12. Sandra Lane
    August 9, 2014 / 10:14 pm

    Try to be as relaxed as possible. Put on some soothing music and get as comfortable as you can. I wasn’t able to breastfeed for long which was a real shame.

  13. Leanne Lunn
    August 9, 2014 / 11:17 pm

    Try and relax and make sure your comfortable.

    August 10, 2014 / 2:18 pm


  15. andrea lloyd
    August 10, 2014 / 7:58 pm

    get comforable

  16. Louise Guttridge
    August 11, 2014 / 2:30 pm

    If you can’t do it don’t feel like a failure! Relax when trying and best thing I did was get Netflix and watched box sets!

  17. Georgina Shea
    August 11, 2014 / 3:40 pm

    I am due in two weeks and am planning to breast feed. I have my nursing chair at the ready to get comfy!!

  18. Kristy Brown
    August 11, 2014 / 10:28 pm

    Be comfortable – whether that is the way you are sitting, the heat – make sure you are settled and comfortable for stress free feeding

  19. justine meyer
    August 12, 2014 / 8:38 pm

    Try it if you don’t get along with it don’t worry and don’t feel guilty

  20. Viv C
    August 13, 2014 / 10:04 am

    relax and persevere

  21. Tammy Tudor
    August 13, 2014 / 4:22 pm

    Relax, take your time and make sure your comfy!

  22. Gemma Clark
    August 13, 2014 / 7:57 pm

    Relax and don’t put too much pressure on yourself

  23. Lucy
    August 15, 2014 / 10:32 pm

    Get into a routine of when to express. That way it becomes part of your day each day and freeze it.

  24. Harley
    August 16, 2014 / 8:37 am

    Be confident x

  25. donna jones
    August 16, 2014 / 12:10 pm

    dont get stressed

  26. Solange
    August 18, 2014 / 12:21 am

    Try and relax and make sure your comfortable.

  27. Amanda Ayres
    August 19, 2014 / 1:29 pm

    Make sure you have the biggest glass of water next to you πŸ™‚

  28. Amy Ripley
    August 19, 2014 / 6:28 pm

    relax and enjoy it!

  29. jen morgan
    August 22, 2014 / 9:14 pm

    Look after yourself, and express if you can so others can feed baby giving you a break

  30. Diana Socha
    August 23, 2014 / 10:58 pm

    listen to each other

  31. Laura Oxley
    August 24, 2014 / 3:43 pm

    Always always try, but dont beat yourself up if you do need to use formula

  32. Janet Thornton
    August 25, 2014 / 9:43 am

    Before expressing get yourself comfortable and maybe listen to some music.Don’t try and force the milk out as this will only stress you out and you won’t produce anything.Also whilst breastfeeding try to accept it as soon as possible if it’s not working are by no means a failure but it’s less stressful for you and baby if you simply move on to bottle feeding.Sometimes I think there is too much unnecessary pressure on new mums to breast feed.It is your baby and your choice how to feed it.Other peoples opinions don’t matter.

  33. Sue McCarthy
    August 25, 2014 / 2:31 pm

    I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize for charity, to go to Romania.

    August 26, 2014 / 8:01 pm

    My top tip is to get a bedside cot, it makes night feeds a whole lot easier baby right next to you xx

  35. Elaine (Angus'Mum)
    August 27, 2014 / 4:22 pm

    I only breastfed for 9 weeks and only expressed a handful of times so I have no tips πŸ™ But I would always say you gotta look after your nips! xx

  36. Carrie Talbot-Ashby
    August 27, 2014 / 9:16 pm

    Make sure to keep snacks and drinks nearby, it can take a while to get into a good rythym, and also have a picture of your baby to hand if they are asleep when you are expressing πŸ™‚ x

  37. Georgina Allen
    August 28, 2014 / 3:06 pm

    My breastfeeding tip is to always wear comfortable and easy access able clothes if you don’t have any clothes especially made for breastfeeding your baby. Things that can unbutton or zip. x

  38. Becky
    August 28, 2014 / 8:43 pm

    to not panic if it doesn’t work straight away for you, with my first I couldn’t breastfeed in hospital and was in for six days, but once we were home, with less pressure, it happened and i happily combi-fed for 6 months

  39. Diana
    August 28, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    Relax when expressing, then milk flows easier.. πŸ™‚

  40. katie skeoch
    August 28, 2014 / 9:57 pm

    don’t get stressed about it and take your time, sometimes other people’s advice is more of a hindrance than a help

    August 29, 2014 / 11:05 am


  42. carol boffey
    August 29, 2014 / 11:20 am

    relax when doing it

  43. sarah pearce
    August 29, 2014 / 8:10 pm

    i didnt master breast feeding with my 3 kids,but i plan to try again for the one i am expecting now and have taken note of these tips.thanks everyone x

  44. tiffany wills
    August 29, 2014 / 8:33 pm

    try and relax and take your time <3

  45. Helen Garner
    August 29, 2014 / 11:11 pm

    The first few days and weeks are the hardest but stick with it and try and relax. Join a peer support group so you can talk to other mums going through the same thing.

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