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Recycle Your Breastpump & Help NICU Mamas with #MedelaRecycles

As a mama who has nursed four babies, I’ve been through my share of breast pumps. I always wished there was a way to recycle my breastpumps and now there is! I’m so excited to share with you the news of Medela Recycles and Medela is generously offering one lucky reader their very own Freestlye pump!

With a new program called Medela Recycles, you can recycle your breastpump and help NICU mamas in the process! This program was created in response to a petition on change.org launched by an eco-conscious mother to encourage Medela to develop a system to allow mamas to properly dispose of their old pumps to keep them out of landfills. Her petition worked!

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Recycle your breastpump with Medela Recycles

Medela listened and created a way to properly recycle personal-use pumps with the opportunity to positively impact another mom’s breastfeeding. When you recycle your breastpump through the Medela Recycles program it will go toward a donation of hospital-grade Medela Symphony® Preemie+TM Breastpumps and breastfeeding supplies to the Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). What’s best about Medela Recycles is that it was designed to allow more mamas to breastfeed. You know I’m a big advocate of nursing babies so this program really touches my heart and is something I can support fully! Their goal is to provide mamas with the same high-quality equipment they use at the hospital during their stay at a Ronald McDonald House®. The Symphony Preemie+ Breastpump helps the mamas of infant establish a milk supply to provide their own breastmilk to their premature babies. By making Symphony pumps available at Ronald McDonald Houses, mothers have the ability to pump while resting to restore the energy needed to focus on their baby in the NICU. This consistency will ease the transition from the hospital to a Ronald McDonald House® and give families caring for a baby in the NICU one less thing to worry about.

recycle your pump and helps nicu mamasEach month, a RMHC® House will receive a donation of two Symphony Preemie+ Breastpumps thanks to the mothers that are recycling their old pumps through Medela Recycles. The mothers who are parting with their pumps are providing a new mother with a baby in the NICU, the equipment she needs to continue to provide breastmilk for her baby.

This campaign is a wonderful cycle to mark the end of one woman’s breastfeeding journey as another mother is beginning hers.

Medela hopes to recycle 12,000 Medela breastpumps through this initiative to support its commitment to reducing solid waste and helping protect the environment. To date there have been almost 3,000 pumps recycled! To help Medela reach its goal of 12,000 by the end of this year recycle your breast pump! For a list of frequently asked questions regarding the Medela Recycles program, please visit their FAQ page.

This truly is an amazing thing Medela is doing and I’m honored to be able to share it with you. Breastfeeding can be tough for NICU mamas and this is one way we can all help ease their burden.

Freestyle breastpump giveaway

Medela Freestyle Breastpump Giveaway

Medela is generously offering one lucky Mama on a Green Mission reader a Freestyle Breastpump!

Their Freestyle is a compact, lightweight double electric breastpump with a rechargeable battery for mobile pumping. It offers a 2-Phase Expression® technology that is proven to produce more milk in less time and is designed for moms who pump several times a day.

Fill out the entry form below for your chance to win!
Medela Freestyle Breastpump Giveaway


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  1. Stephanie Phelps says:

    She will start nursing when the baby is born in November!

  2. My almost 2 year old is still nursing and my 2 week newborn is nursing also. With my toddler I plan to stop when either she or I are ready stop. With my newborn I would like to make it to at least 1 year of age and then after that same as with the toddler – when either she or I are ready to stop.

  3. Sarah L says:

    I nursed my first child until she was about 2.5.

  4. I would love this! my pump is ancient and SO heavy!!!
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  5. I nursed my first for a year. I nursed my second for 7 months. He has a terminal illness that causes him to lose his swallow, so I have been exclusively pumping for over a year. Breast milk will always be good for him, so I plan to pump for a long time. This pump would really help!

  6. i plan to nurse when we have a new baby

  7. Nursing has never come easy to me. So with #4 due in sept i’m gonna badger everyone that will listen and beg help from day one. #1 got 7mths. #2 got #2weeks. #3 got 21 mths! They all needed to be supplemented. I stayed commited to the last drop for each.

  8. Sue Barney says:

    I nursed my son for 2 yrs 🙂

  9. Stephanie Larison says:

    Neither of my girls (ages 5 and 11 months) were able to latch on correctly, even with multiple people helping, it just didn’t work for us, so I pumped. I pumped for my oldest until 6 weeks, and I’ve been pumping for my 11 month old since she was born, and I don’t plan on stopping. We’re going to start trying for another baby soon, and I plan on pumping for her also. Lol, I’m assuming it’s going to be another girl haha.

  10. susan smoaks says:

    i have been nursing for about 3 months now.

  11. tina reynolds says:

    I pumped with my first he was about 8 months pumped with my daughter about the same time my third finally latched made it almost a year hope with a fourth he or she will go to a year.

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