7 Things You Need To Know About Pumping Now
  So you want to get a breast pump (or perhaps you’re already the proud owner of one). Congrats! Here are a few things to know before you flip the switch.   1. Check your insurance coverage It’s a good...
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Expecting? 8 Breastfeeding Myths You Can Ignore
  Friends, distant relatives, that random stranger in the grocery store… Rocking a baby bump means you’ll hear tons of (sometimes unsolicited) advice about new motherhood. Time to separate fact from fiction! Here, we debunk the most common myths about...
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Flanges: how to get the right fit
First off, what is a flange? Well, it's the piece of the pump that goes around your breast. Here's what you need to know about fit.   Properly fitted flanges: Allow your nipple to move in and out freely without...
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Pumping profiles: the Smartpump
Our friend Louise from Mama Bean Parenting shares her insights! To complete our Pumping Profiles series, this week we're meeting Emily, who uses an all-singing-all-dancing Smartpump. I am so thrilled to share Emily's story, as she reminds each and every one of...
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Pumping profiles: the mighty hand pump
Our friend Louise from Mama Bean Parenting shares her insights!   If we are lucky, we are told during pregnancy to prepare for feeding our babies.  We are given information leaflets with pictures and paragraphs detailing the perfect latch and like an...
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Pumping profiles: the double electric breast pump
Our friend Louise from Mama Bean Parenting shares her insights! The double electric breast pump is something of a staple in the world of breastfeeding and thanks to the Affordable Care Act, most insurance companies will cover the entire cost...
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The all-purpose beauty cream hiding in your diaper bag
"My husband stole my nipple cream!" Our friend Louise from Mama Bean Parenting dishes on lanolin.   All eyes turned to the mom in the corner, gently rocking her baby as she handed her toddler a plastic frog. It was...
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7 tips to be car seat ready
Car seat safety is one of the most important things to be aware of when you are expecting little ones in your family. Did you know that 4 out of 5 car seats aren’t installed or used properly?  Understanding some...
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Breastmilk popsicles
Have you heard about breastmilk popsicles aka momsicles?! For a refreshing treat in the summer and when baby is teething, try making a breastmilk popsicle! They are easy to's just a popsicle made out of breastmilk - nothing else...
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