Archive for the ‘Baby’ Category

3 Tips to Help You Prepare to Breastfeed

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

3 Tips to Help You Prepare to Breastfeed

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, nothing can prepare you for the shock of becoming a mother. However, there are some tips and tricks that will help you make the transition from pregnant mom-to-be to breastfeeding-badass.

1. Take a class

Whether it’s online or at the hospital, taking a breastfeeding class can make a huge difference in the level of confidence you feel when you start nursing. Here are some important things you will learn at a breastfeeding class:

  • Different hold positions and how they should look
  • What shape a baby’s mouth should look like before attempting to latch
  • What a good latch should look and feel like
  • Important vocabulary such as: latch, let down, engorgement, and more

Having this knowledge in your back pocket will make the entire breastfeeding experience feel less scary and more familiar as you navigate being a new mom and learning to breastfeed. Read More

How Are You Doing?

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

How Are You Doing?

We had another blog post planned for today, but with everything going on in the world we wanted to take this moment to give a shout out to all the parents out there who are dealing with their lives being turned upside down while also being pregnant, nursing, and/or parenting. It’s a lot for anyone to handle, so we talked to a few of our favorite moms to find out how they’re dealing with COVID-19.

“I have three kids – 2, 4, and 6. Read More

Pregnancy, Nursing, and COVID-19

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Pregnancy, Nursing, and COVID-19

The world is currently dealing with a completely unprecedented situation as Coronavirus, also called COVID-19, shuts down schools, restaurants, bars, and threatens the health of millions of people around the world.

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that is spreading due to its highly-contagious nature. It spreads from person-to-person when someone coughs or sneezes, and it can also spread when people touch a surface or object that has the virus on it.

This is a scary time for many people, but especially for moms who are pregnant or nursing. Read More

Breastfeeding While Pregnant

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

For those brave mamas who are thinking about becoming pregnant while your first is still nursing, you may end up breastfeeding and pregnant at the same time! This is a lot for your body to handle. However, it’s been done by millions of women before and is definitely doable. Here are a few of our favorite tips to make nursing while pregnant as comfortable as possible.

Try different breastfeeding positions to make it more comfortable to nurse while pregnant

1. Try different breastfeeding positions

If you are used to breastfeeding with your baby on your lap, that may not work for much longer. Read More

What I Wish I’d Known About Having a Baby

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

What I Wish I’d Known About Having a Baby

Today we are talking to one of our ICBP mamas — Katie, age 36, kids: Patrick, 7-months and August, 3-years-old about what she would tell her pregnant self if she was given the chance.

If I could go back in time and give my pregnant self some advice before became a mother, I’d have four pieces of wisdom I wish I could impart.

1. Everything is a stage

This applies to both my pregnancy and motherhood journey. Read More

3 Tips to Help Prepare You and Your Baby for Daycare

Monday, January 20th, 2020

3 Tips to Help Prepare You and Your Baby for Daycare

Dropping your child off for their first day at daycare is hard. Really, really hard. Not only can it be physically and logistically challenging, but for some parents it’s one of the most difficult moments of parenting to date. While logically you know that your child is safe and well-cared for, dropping them off and heading to work is emotional.

Here are three of our best tips to help make the transition to daycare easier for you and your baby. Read More

5 New Holiday Traditions to Try

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

5 New Holiday Traditions to Try

Celebrating your first holiday season with a new baby is such a special, wonderful time. A lot of families get to meet new additions for the first time over the holidays. It truly is a time when memories are made.

Here are a few of the holiday traditions we love at ICBP!

1. Buy (and photograph) matching family PJs

Clearly this is a very tried and true tradition, but for good reason! First of all, it’s cozy and sweet to spend a winter weekend at home watching movies in the same PJs. Read More

6 Surprising Things About Having a Baby

Friday, October 25th, 2019

6 Surprising Things About Having a Baby

Having a baby is a shock. Literally. You will be shocked by how much love you feel, how much work there is, and how different your life is.

Here are six things that we think are very surprising about having a baby.

1.  How much bodily fluid there is

This includes from both mother and child. When you wake up and your shirt and sheets are soaked, your first thought will be — is that breastmilk, urine, or blood. Read More

Insurance Covered Formulas

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Insurance Covered Formulas

At Insurance Covered Breast Pumps, our goal is to make sure every baby is fed. Whether that is from breast or bottle, we believe that #fedisbest.

That’s why we are excited to announce we now offer Insurance Covered Baby Formula on our site.

We offer many different formulas that were designed to feed babies who need an extra boost.

Metabolic Formulas

Created to help those children who need extra iron and calories, we carry metabolic formulas. Click here to see all the options. Read More

Top Rated Breast Pumps

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Starting the breastfeeding process can be quite a difficult affair especially for new moms. Most moms will not face the challenges because they don’t have enough milk, but because they get frustrated and clumsy in the feeding. Most will not be doing things the right way and this will only increase the stress level. Because baby formula is not an option for most moms a breast pump is the best way to keep the baby nourished.

The good thing with today’s health care is that with insurance cover you can get a free breast pump without spending a single cent. Read More

Myths And Truths About Breast Pumps

Friday, August 21st, 2015

New born babies continue to be deprived of breast milk because of a number of reasons. Some of the most common challenges facing new moms include being away because of work related issues, sore breast, inverted nipples, injury, premature birth and biting. These situations make it impossible for the mom to feed her baby from her breasts and this is how breastfeeding is affected. The good news is that there is a solution in the name of a breast pump which will assist the mom express milk and ensure that the infant keep on feeding on the nutritious breast milk. Read More