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  1. What is the 10 Month Sleep Regression?

    What is the 10 Month Sleep Regression? Just when you think you’ve conquered bed time routines and baby begins sleeping through the night, sleep regression may hit your house. This typically occurs around 10 months (but can begin months earlier) and is largely due to the major development baby is going through at this time. They are learning to do so many things, like crawl, babble, pull... Read more...
  2. Weaning and changes in mood

    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 these feelings? Breastfeeding stimulates the creation of hormones like oxytocin which is often referred to as "the love hormone."* Declines... Read more...
  3. What Classes Should I Take While Pregnant?

    What Classes Should I Take While Pregnant? Gone are the days of one childbirth class focused on breathing techniques for mom to use during labor. Moms-to-be (and their partners!) have more options than ever before on classes they can take. Read more...
  4. Breastfeeding Basics

    Breastfeeding Basics You’re becoming a mom! This starter guide has breastfeeding tips to think about as you prepare. It’s hard to know what to think about breastfeeding if you’ve never done it before. There are incredible benefits for you and your baby, and a lot to be excited about, but where do you start? Getting answers to your questions will help you... Read more...
  5. Breastfeeding and environmental sustainability

    Breastfeeding and environmental sustainability Breastfeeding is zero waste. How much does Breastfeeding save a family approximately, compared to formula feeding? a) $2000 to $4,000 dollars annually b) $1,000 to $1,500 dollars annually c) $5000 to $6,000 dollars annually Scroll for answer! Answer: Approximately $2,000 to $4,000 annually Read more...
  6. Feeding Expressed Breastmilk to Breastfed Babies

    Feeding Expressed Breastmilk to Breastfed Babies Introducing bottles to breastfed babies can be a stressful and emotional time for parents and baby. Read more...
  7. Are there foods you should avoid when nursing?

    Are there foods you should avoid when nursing? If baby gets gassy and fussy after nursing, and it may be related to your diet. When you are pregnant your body transmits the nutrients from your diet to your baby and your amniotic fluid takes on the flavors of the foods you eat. So many moms find they can avoid dietary issues when breastfeeding by eating a diet similar... Read more...
  8. How to get a breast pump through insurance

    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 a durable medical equipment provider (DME) to fulfill your breast pump benefit," she says. "You can contact your insurance provider... Read more...
  9. How much caffeine is safe when nursing?

    How much caffeine is safe when nursing? Some caffeine will go through to your breastmilk, but if you are drinking it in moderation, it should not have much of an effect on your baby. With that said, what is considered too much? According to KellyMom: "Watching your baby is the only way to get an individual answer to this question...The estimate we often hear is 'less than... Read more...
  10. How to Clean a Breast Pump

    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 clean is critical because germs can grow quickly in breast milk or breast milk residue that remains on pump parts... Read more...
  11. Alcohol and breastfeeding

    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 drink while breastfeeding is okay, especially after you’ve gone nine months without a drink. It’s generally recommend to limit alcohol... Read more...
  12. Top 5 Parenting Hacks

    Top 5 Parenting Hacks Being a new parent is easy... said NO ONE ever. Watch our top parenting hacks! Read more...

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