Pumping

Pumping (or expressing) is a great way to provide milk for your baby when you need to balance breastfeeding with all the other things going on in your life.

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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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 make...it's just a popsicle made out of breastmilk - nothing else...
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Q&A: Getting a pump through insurance
How to get started and what you need to know about getting a free breast pump through your insurance. Our resident Molly Petersen, Certified Lactation Counselor, chats with Pregnancy Magazine UP NEXT: Check out our insurance locator
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Pumping playlist
When when you need tunes to get your pump on. We've got you covered Mama!
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Smoothie recipes for milk supply
Worried about your milk supply? Try these smoothies! All of the below smoothies were submitted by mamas and may help increase your supply because they contain oatmeal. Why oatmeal? Well, it's rich in iron and low levels of iron may...
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Weaning and changes in mood
When you and baby are ready, it's good to know that you may experience a shift in mood.  It's common to feel sad or mildly depressed after weaning while others experience anxiety and mood swing, according to KellyMom. What causes...
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