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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding isn't just best for baby. There are significant medical, emotional and financial benefits for nursing moms. It is also one of the best ways to bond with your baby.

  1. Expecting? 8 Breastfeeding Myths You Can Ignore

    Expecting? 8 Breastfeeding Myths You Can Ignore

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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. 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... Continue reading...
  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... Continue reading...
  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... Continue reading...
  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... Continue reading...
  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... Continue reading...
  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... Continue reading...
  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... Continue reading...
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