PROVIDENCE, R.I., Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Premama®, a Rhode Island startup and the first nationwide line of pill-free, natural prenatal supplements is announcing today as "National Moms Who Pump Day" in celebration of moms around the world that pump breast milk for their baby or donation.
"At Premama, we celebrate all moms whether they breastfeed, pump or formula feed. During Breastfeeding Awareness Month, we noticed that there wasn't a day to specially honor all the moms who continually go above and beyond to pump breastmilk for their babies, or even others' babies through donation," said Dan Aziz, CEO and Founder of Premama. "We decided to create National Moms Who Pump Day on Aug. 15, to shine a spotlight on this special group of dedicated moms who pump."
"We created Premama Lactation supplement to support moms on their breastfeeding journey, whether they are nursing or pumping. It is designed to boost breast milk supply and fortify mom's milk with added nutrition," said Aziz.
Over the past three weeks, Premama has encouraged moms to share their hilarious, empowering and heartwarming pumping stories on the Premama Facebook page. Four winners will be chosen to each win one $500 SpaFinder gift card. The story categories were: "funniest pump story," "pumpers who go above and beyond" and "the person who supported you most during their pumping journey."
The winning stories for each category are:
Funniest Pump Story had one winner:
Hannah: "I made my toddlers breastmilk popsicles and my husband came home and ate two, not knowing they were breastmilk. You should've seen his face when I came in and saw him and told him what he was eating!"
Pumpers Who Go Above and Beyond had two winners:
Bracha: "I've been pumping for almost nine years. I never thought I would end up here when we adopted our first child. He was premature and weighed a few ounces short of two pounds. I induced lactation and was able to feed him exclusively with my milk from six months on after supplementing with donner milk and the help of an SNS.
"I have gone onto feed 22 children (including my four kids). I've donated pumped milk as I've also wet nursed as many of the 22 kiddos I've fed over the years.
"My latest accomplishment was being able to pump for a surrogate baby I birthed in July 2016. I pumped and shipped 1000 ounces of milk to her bi-weekly in addition to nursing my own toddler at the time. I am now pregnant with that baby's sibling (due this Fall), and I hope to pump for him/her as well. Breastmilk is an amazing gift and I am ever so thankful that my breasts have exceeded my expectations to nourish so many children. Nothing can compare."
Stephanie: "I was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm on July 7. I had open heart surgery to repair it on July 31. Our third son was only three months old. Five hours post-op and immediately after removing the breathing tube, my sister hooked me up to my pump. I continued to pump three times a day during my hospitalization in an effort to preserve his food source.
"A small miracle is that I had pumped and stored about 700 ounces in the previous two months that I had planned to donate. Because of our stash, we were able to keep him on breastmilk during my entire hospitalization. Hopefully, my supply will return well enough we can still donate in the future."
Person Who Supported You Most During Their Pumping Journey had one winner:
Christine: "My sister Stephanie was by far my hugest supporter & cheerleader in my pumping journey. She not only bought me my (quite expensive) pump, but she also taught me all of the ins and outs when it came to pumping. She helped me find the right size parts, taught me just how to pump and encouraged me when I wanted to quit before my goal date (multiple times). I would never have made it 18 months without her!
"I'll never forget my early days in the NICU with my son. I was beyond exhausted (emotionally and physically) but she made sure I was pumping at the right times to ensure that my milk would come in for my little guy while he couldn't quite nurse yet. Or the one time I got mastitis. She had a two-year-old and newborn at the time, but she spent the whole day at my house caring for my newborn and me as well so that I could pump all day and heal.
"Or the time when my deep freezer broke, I lost my entire stash of pumped milk (sad face) and she gave me an overabundance of her frozen milk so that my little boy did not have to supplement with formula (amazing)! I am so thankful for my sister! She's so selfless and absolutely deserves a spa day!"
Founded in 2011, Premama strives to make all moms happier with its best-in-class line of natural powdered supplements, gummies and soft chews specifically formulated to support preconception through postnatal nutritional needs, concerns and conditions. Premama's pill-free, drinkable and chewable solutions are formulated with high-quality, clinically-studied and physician-approved ingredients, and are designed to mix seamlessly with liquids and soft foods, or simply chewed. Premama is available online at drinkpremama.com and retailers across the US, including GNC, CVS, Walgreens, Target, The Vitamin Shoppe, Sprouts, Meijer, Buy Buy Baby, and Amazon. Purchasing Premama products supports Vitamin Angels®, a non-profit organization that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and children under five in at-risk populations from over 50 countries worldwide gain access to life-changing vitamins and minerals. Visit www.drinkpremama.com for more information.
Premama / Melissa Czerwein
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