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.

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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Fenugreek and milk supply
What is it and does it work?   What is Fenugreek? Fenugreek is a herb often associated with helping to increase milk supply when breastfeeding. Before you go out and buy some, it's important to know the facts!*   Does...
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Alcohol and breastfeeding
How much is safe to have? What is pumping and dumping? Our in house expert Molly Petersen, Certified Lactation Counselor, answers your questions!   What do I need to know about drinking and breastfeeding?  For most moms having an occasional...
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How often should you pump when you're breastfeeding?
Our resident Certified Lactation Consultant answers! It really depends on what your goal is and how much milk you're already producing according to Molly Petersen, our certified lactation consultant (CLC). "If mom is heading back to work or other commitments...
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How to Clean a Breast Pump
Whether you clean by hand or in the dishwasher, read these tips! In collaboration with Aeroflow Breastpumps, we're bringing you the best tips to keep your breast pump clean. Why clean your breast pump? Keeping the parts of your pump...
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How to get a breast pump through insurance
Tips from our resident expert and certified lactation counselor Molly Petersen. Coverage varies depending on your insurance, but most moms can get a double electric breast pump like the our Smartpump or SignaturePro for free! "Often, your insurance company will use...
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Feeding Expressed Breastmilk to Breastfed Babies
Introducing bottles to breastfed babies can be a stressful and emotional time for parents and baby.
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Breastfeeding Twins and Pumping
One of the biggest concerns when it comes to breastfeeding twins is "will I produce enough breastmilk for both babies?" For some moms this is a reason that it is recommended to pump after breastfeeding your twins.
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What is a milk blister?
Have you had a blister before? Maybe a pair of new heels rubbed the wrong way or you logged too many miles on the treadmill?  That small, painful pocket of fluid under the skin is a blister.  Now take that...
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