Tag: nutrition

  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. 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. 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. Introducing baby to your first child

    Introducing baby to your first child And baby makes 2. Before you juggle a toddler and a newborn at the same time, help prepare your eldest child for the new arrival. If you and your partner are mentally preparing for baby, don't forget your toddler. courtesy of KellyMom. Newborn 101: Talk about what a newborn is like and their behavior: appearance, nursing, sleep, needing to be... Read more...
  5. 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...
  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. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. What is mastitis?

    What is mastitis? It sounds unpleasant...and it is. As you know, we love breastfeeding and everything about it.  Well, mostly everything.  We don’t love mastitis.  It’s a breast infection that generally affects one breast at a time and most often occurs within the first 2-3 weeks of breastfeeding.  However, it can occur throughout your breastfeeding journey.  Luckily, mastitis does not have to mean... Read more...
  12. 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...

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