Pumping

  1. 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...
  2. How often should you pump when you're breastfeeding?

    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 after giving birth, then she will need to pump to maintain her supply and provide expressed breastmilk for her baby... Read more...
  3. 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...
  4. Fenugreek and milk supply

    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 it really increase milk supply like moms claim on social media? According to KellyMom, the few studies that have been... Read more...
  5. 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...
  6. Breastfeeding Twins and Pumping

    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. Read more...
  7. Nipple Confusion

    Nipple Confusion “Nipple confusion” is one of those terms that health professionals and experienced moms throw around in intimidating fashion. But what is it exactly, why is it bad, and how can it be avoided? Nipple confusion is better defined as nipple preference, and it happens when a baby learns to prefer bottle feeding to breastfeeding. This can happen when baby has... Read more...
  8. What is a milk blister?

    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 image and erase it from your mind so we can introduce you to a whole new breed in the blister... Read more...
  9. Choosing a Pump

    Choosing a Pump With many options and choices available, selecting a breast pump can be an overwhelming experience for the new mom. Read more...
  10. Pumping Tips: Making It Work at Work

    Pumping Tips: Making It Work at Work You've packed your pump and are heading to work. Here are some tips for making it a win, win, win: for you, your baby and your employer. Read more...
  11. Tips for Storing Breastmilk

    Tips for Storing Breastmilk You've worked hard to pump your breastmilk, so you'll want to make sure it's properly stored. Here are some tips for storage and thawing. Read more...
  12. Back To Work Checklist

    Back To Work Checklist You’re moving into a new role as “Working Breastfeeding Mother.” This handy checklist will help to make the transition as smooth as possible. Immediately Congratulate yourself for providing your baby with the benefits of breastmilk. At Least Two Weeks Before Returning You’ve got a friend. Either in person or on breastfeeding message boards, connect with working breastfeeding moms to learn what... Read more...

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