Breastfeeding

  1. 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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  2. 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...
  3. 8 tips to select the best nursing bra

    8 tips to select the best nursing bra Finding the right nursing bra is an important step in your nursing journey. Our friends at Belabumbum share their tips on how to select the best nursing bras.   A functional and comfortable nursing bra is one of the most essential items in a mom-to-be’s wardrobe. It’s a good idea to pick two nursing bras for daily wear -- so you’ll always... Read more...
  4. Smoothie recipes for milk supply

    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 decrease your supply. Mackenzie from Los Angeles, CA My go to when I was breastfeeding my son! Now I can't... Read more...
  5. What bug repellent is safe for Mom and baby?

    What bug repellent is safe for Mom and baby? Warmer weather means baby is spending more time outside. Here's what you need to know.   First things first The CDC says to avoid insect repellents on babies younger than 2 months old. Period. Dress baby in clothes that protect arms and legs. You might also want to consider a mosquito net to cover your carrier, stroller, etc.   For... Read more...
  6. How breastfeeding changes your breasts

    How breastfeeding changes your breasts Breastfeeding can at times feel like a scary mystery. Our resident Certified Lactation Counselor Molly Petersen gives you the facts. While breastfeeding often gets misunderstood for causing physical changes to the breasts, most of the changes to a mom’s breasts actually happen during pregnancy. During pregnancy, your body is in preparation mode: It's preparing to breastfeed your little one, and... Read more...
  7. 6 self care tips when breastfeeding

    6 self care tips when breastfeeding It's important to take care of yourself Mama! Our friends at Belabumbum share their top self care tips. Any new mom will agree, breastfeeding can be one of the most challenging and rewarding parts of early motherhood. There’s nothing quite like it and you can only do so much to prepare before hand. It also comes with loads of stress... Read more...
  8. Do babies need water?

    Do babies need water? Trivia time! Even in warmer climates, breastfed infants under 6 months do not need additional liquids such as water or juice. Your breastmilk is made up of 88% of water and is all they need to stay hydrated. After 6 months, you might want to give baby "a few sips of expressed milk or water with his solids – some... Read more...
  9. Let's talk about sex and breastfeeding

    Let's talk about sex and breastfeeding Sex after giving birth is a tricky topic! Our resident Certified Lactation Counselor Molly Petersen gives you the facts. The most important things to remember are to consult your doctor about when the right time is and make sure you have an open, honest conversation with your partner about it, because once you get the all-clear from your doctor, it’s really... Read more...
  10. Is breastfeeding painful?

    Is breastfeeding painful? There's some good news! Our resident Certified Lactation Counselor Molly Petersen gives you the facts. Overall, breastfeeding shouldn't be painful. But there are some conditions that can pop up that might cause some temporary discomfort. One of the most common is nipple soreness during the early days of breastfeeding. It’s important that your baby gets a good latch when they... Read more...
  11. Hangry? The dish on breastfeeding and your appetite.

    Hangry? The dish on breastfeeding and your appetite. Anybody have any snacks?! Our resident Certified Lactation Counselor Molly Petersen gives you the facts. Yes, you will probably be extra hungry when you're breastfeeding—and that's OK! Every mom is different, but most of the moms I know definitely notice an increase in appetite when they are breastfeeding. Creating breast milk for your baby is a full-time job and can... Read more...
  12. 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...

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