As a working at home mother, I have no problem to stay close to my baby, she’s 4 months now and exclusively breastfed.

Nevertheless, I need to prepare if I had to go somewhere for work on field without my baby, that’s why the urge to pump and storage my breast milk are conditional, I pump only in the morning, when my breast are swollen and need to be sucked and pumped. I once had a mastitis symptom, and I really don’t want that to happen again.

Philips Avent Comfort Manual Breast Pump, the one manual breast pump that i wish to have after many positive reviews about this brand, and I finally got the chance to do my own review.

First, let’s see what they offer about the product;

1. More comfortable expressing position, no need to lean forward, for easier flow and more milk. 

2. Soft massage cushion with velvety texture for gentle stimulation, mimics your baby’s suckling for clinically proven effectiveness.

3. Comfort breast pumps come with naturally shaped nipple to easily combine breast and bottle feeding.

4. Compact design, easy to use, store and transport

as you can see, it’s beneficial and I couldn’t agree more;

1. When I use it, my body is at the most comfortable position, I even do multitasking, I pump with one hand, breastfeed with freehand using breastfeeding pillow & reading with my other hand. No need to lean forward unless you want to see how the breast pump works, but sometimes my hand got tired.

2. One reason why my body wants to lean forward was to see how it works, and it work out so good! it’s so good I get too excited to see my breast milk are coming out heavy, the soft massage cushion really does help to stimulate more milk.

3. I haven’t train my baby with bottle feeding yet, whenever I tried to gave her any kind any brand of bottle even a pacifier she refuses, she only want my breast, so I have nothing to say about this naturally shaped nipple bottle, maybe when she turned 6 months it would be much easier to bottle fed her.

4. Yes agree! compact design and very easy to use and to clean them, the separated parts to sterilise them may look complex but it actually really compact and settle once you tried to put all together, with light weight and a cover of the cushion made it easy to take it anywhere with no worries of spills and being contaminated.

Overall, I can see myself always looking through every Philips Avent products, there’s always their Facebook page & Twitter feed to click on to keep up with what they offer.

Happy Breastfeeding Mothers!

AKIA PRIERE

Photography: Zaki, Model: Ashfi Qamara, MUA: Dian Ayu, Wardrobe & Stylist: AKIA

This is my latest modeling portfolio so far, I’ve worked with such a great team! I love all about this, the make up artist was also the designer brings so much soul in this work of art, not to mention the photographer that has an excellent taste in fashion photography, glad to be part of this for sure.

about modeling in hijab, I’ve shared some basic tips on Aquila Style just now:

http://bahasa.aquila-style.com/mode-kecantikan/bekal-menjadi-seorang-model-berhijab/

I can’t believe it’s almost 3 months
First of all, I would like to share you my “giving birth” story on Aquila Style: Link (in Bahasa)
Being a mother changes your life instantly from the moment you touch your baby for the first time. The whole new experience of breastfeeding, changing diapers and endless laundry was really exhausting, not to mention a slight detail like leaking problem, diaper rash and poop spray! (yea, I had them twice! not bad at all) I felt so happy and anxious at the same time everyday, to watch her grow, make sure nothing goes wrong, smile and play with her, these are the times I will treasure so much, they grow so fast and I don’t want to miss a thing.


I can’t believe it’s almost 3 months

First of all, I would like to share you my “giving birth” story on Aquila Style: Link (in Bahasa)

Being a mother changes your life instantly from the moment you touch your baby for the first time. The whole new experience of breastfeeding, changing diapers and endless laundry was really exhausting, not to mention a slight detail like leaking problem, diaper rash and poop spray! (yea, I had them twice! not bad at all) I felt so happy and anxious at the same time everyday, to watch her grow, make sure nothing goes wrong, smile and play with her, these are the times I will treasure so much, they grow so fast and I don’t want to miss a thing.

The arrival of our first child, Bidadari Surga, Haura (Rara).

It’s been one month since her home-water-lotus birth now, loading myself with a whole new experience, Motherhood. 

Some fascinating details in Up2date’s Ingenious Collection;

1. The 5 headcover style (which you can see the differences from my previous post)

2. The bags & clutches

3. The neat design from the backside

4. The socks & shoes

5. The quirky-comfort-chic ambiance

6. The Japanese inspired belt design (obi)

7. & The total collection that screams: MODESTY on the right track

Assalamu'alaikum Kak Ashfi.. aku mau tanya nih. Sebagai model pasti kesulitan berjalan diatas catwalk dengan mata minus. Bagaimana cara kakak mengatasinya selain dengan menggunakan lensa kontak? Terimakasih kak :)

waalaikumsalam, kebetulan sy minus 3-4 jadi walau ga pake kacamata, paling ga masih bisa lihat dgn cukup jelas, walau buram, awalnya agak sulit memang berjalan d atas runway tanpa kontak lens, tapi lama2 terbiasa, apalagi terkadang sy memang lebih memilih untuk tdk memakai kontak lens bila medannya tdk terlalu berat, karena sy termasuk yang suka demam panggung.. hehe :p namun tidak dianjurkan tidak memakainya bila panggung cenderung licin dan tinggi, atau koreo yang rumit dan kondisi backstage yang rusuh & penuh..

“The doors of Heaven to mercy will be opened in four situations: when it rains; when a child looks kindly at his parent’s face; when the door of the Ka’bah is opened; and when marriage (occurs).” -Prophet Muhammad SAW