Breastfeeding should be YOUR choice and if it is the Kiinde Twist System is for you and we are giving one away!

Congrats to our winner Heather!

Twelve years ago I was an overwhelmed, terrified first-time mom lying in a hospital bed after almost 24 hours of labor at a teaching hospital, where it seemed like my vagina was open for business and public viewing.  Suffice it say, I was exhausted and when a La Leche  representative walked into my room and began to rattle off how important it was for me to start breastfeeding as soon as possible; I begrudgingly obliged. Although I had planned to formula feed — and even bought the bottles I had planned to use — the breastfeeding cheerleader was not going to let me go without a fight. After several minutes of indoctrinating me with guilt, I succumbed to the pressure to be a dutiful mother and give my baby the best possible start — which she implored me would not be possible if I chose formula over breast milk.


 Breastfeeding should be YOUR choice and if it is    The Kiinde Twist™ system is for you!



Those first two months were brutal… my daughter seemed unable to latch on properly and we had a bit of an adjustment period which was consisted of me sobbing for the better part of most days. My inability to breastfeed had me feeling completely inept that something as natural as breastfeeding felt like the most unnatural and trickiest part of motherhood for me.


I also craved my pre-baby body back, and felt that I’d done my part to house my daughter for nine months- during which time I swore off coffee, diet soda and the hardest sacrifice; letting my blonde highlights fade to brown . I was honestly ready to reclaim my body-and allow my husband equally shoulder the feeding responsibilities. And yet- the opposition I experienced from other mothers, as well as my La Leche local chapter- was akin to my basically denying my baby the sustenance she rightfully deserved. I felt so incredibly guilty for wanting to choose formula over breast milk, so I soldiered on for three more weeks until my cracked, raw nipples had reached their limit. And still  years after the fact, I feel guilty.

Of course with the perspective of many years I realize one thing- breastfeeding is a CHOICE. There are NO right or wrong choices. But if You do decide to breastfeed luckily there are some breastfeeding  products that make life easier for breastfeeding mothers and one of them is  the KiindeTwist Feeding System.


A new twist on infant breastmilk feeding, the Kiinde Twist feeding system allows you to directly pump from ANY pump into breastmilk storage pouches with leak-proof, twist-locking caps. You can then label, organize, store, warm, and feed from that same pouch – without ever having to transfer precious breast milk from bottles to bags. Collapsible pouches completely eliminate gas from your baby’s meal, and Active Latch nipples are designed to teach natural breastfeeding behaviors that ease the transition between bottle and breast.starter kit –


Gift Set

Pump, store, organize, warm, and feed using the same pouch! The Kiinde Twist system completely eliminates the need to transfer precious milk from bottles to bags and back again!

This Breastmilk collection, storage, preparation, and feeding gift set contains:

20 Twist Pouches, direct-pump, recyclable breastmilk storage pouches.
8 Direct-Pump adapters (compatible with ALL major pump brands).
1 Keeper breastmilk storage bag holder.
2 Squeeze natural feeding bottles.
2 Slow flow Active Latch nipples with cases
2 Nipple cleaning brushes

Kiinde Twist Pouches combine the toughness and leak-proof guarantee of a bottle with the cost-effectiveness, compact size, and convenience of a disposable breastmilk storage bag.

  • Pouches hold up to 150mL, and have an easy-to-see labeling surface.
  • BPA, PVC, and pthalate-free.

Using the included Direct-Pump adapters, Twist Pouches twist-lock onto pumps from all major brands, for leak-free, transfer-free pumping, directly into the pouch.

After pumping, store and organize Twist Pouches using the Kiinde Keeper breastmilk storage bag holder, which fits in all standard fridges and freezers.

  • Keeper allows you to quickly and easily organize your expressed breastmilk storage bags by date. Its universal design fits Kiinde Twist Pouches, and breastmilk storage bags from all brands and sizes.

Feed directly from Kiinde Twist Pouches using the Kiinde Squeeze natural feeding bottle, eliminating the need to transfer milk from bottles to bags and back again! Just snap the pouch directly into the Squeeze natural feeding bottle, squeeze the air out of the pouch, and pop the Active-Latch nipple on top!

  • Twist Pouches can completely eliminate gas from your baby’s meal, without complicated venting mechanisms.

Active Latch nipples are designed to teach and reward deep, wide, natural latching. By requiring suction AND massaging of the nipple, they are designed to discourage “lazy latching”, and to ease the transition between bottle and breast.

Adapters, Keeper, bottle, nipples, nipple cases and nipple brushes are top rack dishwasher safe and steam sterilizer safe.


And because I support every mother’s RIGHT TO CHOOSE if you are a Breastfeeding mama or mom-to-be you can enter to win A Kiinde Twist™ system .For a chance to win it leave a comment here with one tip you’d give a new mom! For a second entry you can Follow@MelissaSChapman on Twitter and Retweet this giveaway!  For a Third entry you can Like The Staten Island family on facebook! For a fourth entry you can follow MelissaSChapmanwriter on Instagram and for a fifth entry you can follow @MelissaSchapman on Pinterest Good luck! Giveaway ends August 30th at 12 noon EST!


  1. abby caraway says:

    one tip…take plenty of pictures. they will grow up before you know it.

  2. abby caraway says:

    i follow on twitter @abbycaraway

  3. abby caraway says:

    i like thestatenislandfamily on FB – abby caraway

  4. abby caraway says:

    i follow on pinterest – abbycaraway

  5. Susan DeVaux says:

    A lot of people will give you input and try to tell you what to do and how to raise your baby- My advice- go with your gut :)

  6. Susan DeVaux says:

    I **Follow** you on Twitter. Tweeted also.

  7. Susan DeVaux says:

    I **Like you** on Facebook

  8. Susan DeVaux says:

    I **Follow** you on Pinterest []

  9. Susan DeVaux says:

    I **Follow** you on Instagram. []

  10. Kelly says:

    Enjoy the late night feeldings even though you are tired becauses they don’t stay small forever!

  11. Olivia Rubin says:

    This is your opportunity to change the unhealthy pattern(s) you grew up with. Your chance to create a healthier environment. That’s why my sister & I are so happy that she is having a girl.

  12. Olivia Rubin says:

    Still following on twitter as @OliviaAbby and retweeted

  13. Olivia Rubin says:

    Still like you on Facebook as Olivia Rubin

  14. Olivia Rubin says:

    Still following on Instagram as OliviaTheServiceDog

  15. Olivia Rubin says:

    Still following on Pinterest as

  16. Natalie S says:

    Tip – don’t sweat the small things! Those babies grow up way too fast! nlevdan3 at yahoo dot com

  17. Natalie S says:

    Facebook fan – Natalie Shmigelsky

  18. Natalie S says:

    Following on Instagram – nat5732

  19. Natalie S says:

    Following on Pinterest – nat5732

  20. Nicki Joseph says:

    Savor every second! And it’s okay to take a little “me” time because you deserve it!

  21. Nicki Joseph says:

    I like you on FB

  22. Nicki Joseph says:

    I have been following all of your boards on pinterest!

  23. Nicki Joseph says:

    I also follow you on Instagram!:)

  24. Jennifer says:

    Enjoy every moment because they grow up so fast!!!

  25. Jennifer says:

    Facebook fan!

    Jennifer Smith Prince

  26. Robin says:

    As a soon to be mom I can share the best tip given to me- trust that every decision you make is the right decision. I have already spent too much time wondering if I’m doing things right, choosing the best this & that. It helps to tell myself that if I think this is right, than it is right.

  27. Heather L. Davidson says:

    Have a baby shower you get lots of gifts! I don’t have much advice. I am due with my first October 1st.

  28. Heather L. Davidson says:

    Twitter follower – @HeatherLolaD
    Retweeted –

  29. Heather L. Davidson says:

    Facebook follower – Lola Davidson

  30. Heather L. Davidson says:

    Pinterest follower – HeatherLolaD

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