Breast is always best for your newborn baby. But, there may be times when you're away from your baby and need some expressed breast milk. What types of breast pumps are available to you? We'll explain the basic features so you can determine what to put on your baby registry.
You may be breastfeeding your baby. You may be pumping breast milk for your baby on a regular basis. Or perhaps you’re doing both. But what happens if you need to express your breast milk and there’s no pump in sight? Maybe your pump breaks unexpectedly or perhaps you need an alternative if you don’t have a power source? These are just some of the benefits of hand expression and manual breast pumps.
Your baby's birth weight is important. And for those first couple weeks of life, your primary goal as a new mom is to keep that birth weight from falling more than 10%. Why is it important to maintain that birth weight right after birth? Why is 10% the magic number? And what does it mean if your baby loses more than 10% of her initial weight? What are your options?
For a new mom, breastfeeding is a new challenge that comes with many rewards. We're continuing our series that breaks down what moms can expect during the first year of life. This episode explores what breastfeeding typically looks like during the second week after the birth of your baby.
You need to have surgery, but how will the anesthesia impact your breast milk? Is it safe to breastfeed your baby after having major surgery? Should you pump and dump your breast milk, just to be safe?
As moms begin to pump, it's important to know how long their breast milk can stay fresh and reusable. How long will breast milk stay fresh in the fridge or freezer? Can you reuse breast milk that's already been poured into a bottle? Plus, the real story on shaking versus swirling your breast milk when heating it back up.
Who created these charts and how are averages determined? Do breastfed babies grow any differently than formula fed babies? And what does the term "failure to thrive" actually mean?
We continue our series following three breastfeeding moms as they nurse their babies for the first year of life. What challenges are they facing during their tenth month? And how are they overcoming those obstacles to have the best breastfeeding experience possible?
Returning to work can be a bit of a challenge for breastfeeding and pumping moms. There are so many things to consider, both mentally and physically. So, how can employers help ease this process for mothers returning from maternity leave? What are some of the challenges businesses face? And how can employees advocate for themselves? Today we’re talking about how to support breastfeeding and pumping employees.
If your baby has GERD (gastroesophogeal reflux disease) or acid reflux, they are probably spitting up an excessive amount of breast milk. What typically causes theses issues and what can you do to help relieve pain or discomfort in your breastfed baby?