If you need to spend extended time away from your baby, you’ll probably need to pump. But before you purchase your breast pump, it’s important to know more about it’s functionality. How exactly does a breast pump work? What are the key parts and features? What’s optional? And what happens when part of your pump needs replaced?
Do you feel pressure to breastfeed your baby? Sometime we do this to ourselves because we were either raised in an environment supportive of breastfeeding or perhaps it wasn’t supportive of breastfeeding- and we want to change that. And sometimes the pressure comes from other sources. Regardless, it can result in a lot of guilt when things don’t work out the way you had planned. So, what do you do with all this guilt? How do you process it? And how do you overcome it?
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What happens when life throws you a curveball and you’re unable to breastfeed? What? Is that even possible? Weren’t our bodies designed to nourish our babies? If you’re a mom struggling with not being able to breastfeed your baby- you’re not alone. And sometimes you just need to let go.
It's important to get breastfeeding off to a great start- from the moment your baby is born. Depending on where you deliver, this may be easier said than done. What are the most common "booby traps" you could face and how can you overcome them?
If you’re a new breastfeeding mom, you may have some initial discomfort. You may need to adjust your baby’s latch, or perhaps the baby’s overall position isn’t quite working out. But, in general, breastfeeding should never be painful. So, what about moms who experience persistent pain while breastfeeding? How do we explain that, and how do we figure out the problem?
Summer is here, and with it comes much-needed vacation time for parents. But if you're a breastfeeding mom, how do you breastfeed while on-the-go? The process may seem daunting, so here's some advice to help you keep up your supply while traveling.
Going back to work after having your baby may seem daunting, but having support from your employer and colleagues definitely helps. How do you approach your employer about your pumping needs? Should you give your colleagues a “heads up” about what your schedule will be like when you return to work? And what do you do if things just aren’t working out as planned once you’re back at work?
With so much controversy over breastfeeding in public, how can a new mom feel comfortable feeding her baby when she's not behind closed doors? What are some effective ways to deal with the criticism?
So, how do you know if your baby has food sensitivities? And how can you figure out which foods are causing the problem? Today our moms share their experience with elimination diets designed to help baby (and mom) feel better.
Bringing home twins is big change for any family. What are the key things to remember during the first week? What type of environment is best for recovery of mom and the babies? How can extended friends and family help? And what can you expect to happen during your daily routine?
We’re moms and we all want what’s best for our babies, right? If we truly believe that, then why aren’t we more supportive of one another? We can’t possibly know all the reasons behind a mom’s decision to feed her baby- whether it’s by breastfeeding, pumping, milk sharing, or formula feeding. And still we end up judging one another, unfairly. So, how can we change this?