Breastfeeding Support

  1. Returning to Work

    Returning to Work

    With no consistent – or guaranteed – maternity leave in the United States, moms who return to their jobs outside the home will need to bring pumping into their routine to continue breastfeeding. Regardless of when you have to go back, it is best to be prepared as early as possible. The best advice for breastfeeding success is to make...

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  2. 7 Things You Need To Know About Pumping Now

    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 idea to contact your insurance company before baby arrives to understand your benefits and get your pump before you need...

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  3. Pumping profiles: the double electric breast pump

    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 of a pump.   One of the reasons that I’m writing this is to spread the message that pumps are... Read more...
  4. Pumping profiles: the mighty hand pump

    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 exam to study for, we are lured into believing that with the correct information booklet to hand, we will sail... Read more...
  5. Pumping profiles: the Smartpump

    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 us to remember why we are making the choices that we make.  This working mama's message is one of encouragement... Read more...
  6. Flanges: how to get the right fit

    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 touching or rubbing along the sides Draw in only your nipple and a small portion of your areola   Improperly... Read more...
  7. Expecting? 8 Breastfeeding Myths You Can Ignore

    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 breastfeeding.   Myth 1: There’s nothing you can do to prepare ahead of time It’s true – breastfeeding definitely takes... Read more...
  8. Breastmilk popsicles

    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! Some helpful tips: Give to babies over 6 months Use a mini popsicle mold like this one - do not... Read more...
  9. Pumping playlist

    Pumping playlist When when you need tunes to get your pump on. We've got you covered Mama! Read more...
  10. 7 tips to be car seat ready

    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 of the key tips to be car seat ready can keep your family safer according to Saarah Samadani CEO New Bloom... Read more...
  11. Q&A: Getting a pump through insurance

    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 Read more...
  12. The all-purpose beauty cream hiding in your diaper bag

    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 a Friday morning at toddler group and in between negotiating turn taking and reminding the little ones to throw balls... Read more...

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