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10+ Breastfeeding Moms Share their Tips

10+ Breastfeeding Moms Share their Tips

I remember those moments, his eyes fluttering and his tiny little body relaxing against me as he begins to drink. That soft baby curled up around me, us bonding in such a special way. The milk drunk face with pouty lips and an expression of pure relaxed bliss. I cherish those memories of breastfeeding my son. Breastfeeding is a topic that is near to my heart, even if I am no longer nursing. I shared our journey on multiple occasions, sharing the good with the bad, the struggles with our joys. Between World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month, this month is […]

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15+ Recipes that Boost Lactation for Breastfeeding Moms

15+ Recipes that Boost Lactation for Breastfeeding Moms

Breastfeeding your baby is very rewarding, but can be difficult. Despite our struggles, I look back fondly at my breastfeeding relationship with Baby H. Since we plan on having another child eventually, I know I will try to breastfeed again. While I breastfed, I made sure to add breastfeeding-friendly foods to my diet (such as steel cut oats, , drink , add or cook with , and take a ) to help my supply.  Since my post about my overnight oatmeal for lactation continues to be such a hit, I thought I would find other wonderful recipe ideas for foods […]

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Flying With Frozen Breast Milk

Flying With Frozen Breast Milk

I recently had to fly back to California to help with a funeral for my Grandmother, and I chose to go alone, leaving Baby H with Hubby at home. This was my first time being away from the baby, so I had to pump and freeze the 3 days I was gone. I wanted to share some quick tips based on what I learned during that experience. Pumping and Freezing Breast Milk I brought my pump as a carry-on (kind of a guard it with your life and don’t trust the luggage people situation) even though I didn’t actually pump on […]

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Working Mom Breastfeeding Essentials #WBW2015

Working Mom Breastfeeding Essentials #WBW2015

This year’s World Breastfeeding Week topic is Breastfeeding and Work, Let’s Make it Work.  I thought I would share some thoughts as a breastfeeding working mom. Working Mom Breastfeeding Essentials Before returning to work Know your rights. Your workplace is required to provide a private space for mothers to pump as well as the break time to do so. Check out this tear sheet with details from the Fair Labor Standard Act. Visit your workplace prior to the end of your maternity leave and scope out the available space for expressing breast milk. Find out if your office has lactation […]

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How to Order a Breast Pump through Insurance

How to Order a Breast Pump through Insurance

One of the items on my “Pregnancy To-Do” list was to order a breast pump. I had no idea where to even begin, but I knew my insurance covered some brands. I called my insurance at one point to ask about a bunch of general pregnancy-related coverage questions, and they mentioned some of the brands covered but did not tell me how to go about ordering one and getting insurance to pay for it directly. I certainly didn’t want to be stuck with the bill! So for any new or soon to be new moms, here is what I learned. I […]

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How to make Overnight Oatmeal with Lactation Goodness

How to make Overnight Oatmeal with Lactation Goodness

Inside: Are you a breastfeeding mom? Make this super easy overnight oatmeal lactation breakfast. A healthy breastfeeding-friendly breakfast. I’m sure we can all agree that breastfeeding needs to be easier – on all of us. From latching difficulty to maintaining supply, breastfeeding can be quite challenging. But we need to fill our bag of tricks with all the tools and life hacks available to us, and a super healthy breakfast full of lactation-boosting ingredients is one such tool we need. Read on to learn how to make this breakfast in advance, and enjoy it and all its benefits. Welcome, Pinners! […]

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Pumping Tricks and Shortcuts for the New Mom

Pumping Tricks and Shortcuts for the New Mom

Now that I’ve been pumping at work for over a month, I’ve learned a couple of shortcuts that I thought I’d share. 1. When I pump at work, I store my pump parts in the fridge between pumping sessions. It really saves time not having to wash all the parts every time if I’m just going to use them again in a few hours. 2. Did you know that the Medela breast milk storage bottles can attach to the pumping flanges? I didn’t, not until recently (yep, I’m such a rookie). I was using the 2 oz measuring cylinders and […]

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Pumping Bag Essentials for the Working Mom

Pumping Bag Essentials for the Working Mom

Before returning to work I put a lot of thought into what I needed to continue on this breastfeeding journey. Pumping isn’t as pleasant as nursing, obviously, since you’re hooked up to what I like to call a Medieval torture device rather than your baby. But, it is a necessary activity to maintain supply (and avoid painful engorgement). Breast Milk Pumping Bag Essentials when Returning to Work   Breast pump and accessories. My workplace provides a hospital-grade pump, the Medela Symphony, so all I need are the attachments, breast shield flanges, and bottles. If this was not the case, I would […]

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“50 Things to Know About Breastfeeding: Quick Tips for New Moms” Review

“50 Things to Know About Breastfeeding: Quick Tips for New Moms” Review

Since I’m a mom-to-be and plan to breastfeed,. I jumped on the opportunity to read 50 Things to Know About Breastfeeding: Quick Tips for New Moms for free in exchange for my review. I was provided a PDF of the book. I really enjoyed reading 50 things to know about breastfeeding. Each tip and suggestion contained good reminders and appeared to be well-researched. This book has information on the benefits of breastfeeding, as well as some things to expect based on different ages of the child. My only complaint is the lack of editing. There were too many mistakes and that is […]

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