Archive for the ‘Breastfeeding’ Category

Everything You Need to Know About Medela Breast Pumps

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Medela Breast Pumps Covered By Insurance

Insurance Covered Breast Pumps has been working with nursing mamas for years, many of whom have spent hundreds of hours attached to breast pumps. From pumping at work to exclusively pumping to pumping and dumping after a fun night out — the breast pump is a staple of new motherhood.

Over the past few months, we asked our moms to tell us about some of their favorite pumps and we are going to talk about why they love those pumps. Read More

5 Important Tricks for Boosting Milk Supply 

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

5 Important Tricks for Boosting Milk Supply

Let’s be honest, when you want to breastfeed and something goes wrong, it can be heart-wrenching.  And there are so many moms who experience so many problems! From a poor latch, to a fussy baby who is refusing the boob, to low milk supply, there are a million and one different problems that nursing mamas face. Breastfeeding is hard!

One breastfeeding problem that so many new moms experience is low milk supply. Luckily, it’s also a problem that can sometimes be solved quickly and easily.  Read More

Recovering From Childbirth

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

Recovering From Childbirth

My cousin had a baby a week ago. I was talking to my aunt and she said about my cousin — the new mom, “It’s like she never even gave birth, she bounced right back!” I had to silence my gag reflex. Obviously I was happy for my cousin that she had such an easy recovery, but it was still hard to hear considering it took me over a month to move without pain after my births.

I’ve had three c-sections which you can read about here, here, and here. Read More

How to Survive the Third Trimester

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Oh boy, the third trimester is often a doozy. I’m sure there are some lucky people who have no issues, but for many women (yours truly included) the third trimester is filled with aches, pains, anxieties, and so. much. swelling.

During the third trimester you are carrying around an almost fully grown baby, plus all the blood and fluids that goes along with it. Your organs are compressed, your hip ligaments are loosening, and your bladder is working on over time. Read More

4 Things I Wish I knew About Having a Baby

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

4 Things I Wish I knew About Having a Baby

Before I had a baby, I knew that I wanted to be a mother. I knew that I loved cuddling babies and nothing made me happier than smelling their sweet scent. I also knew that there was more to being a mother than cuddling, but looking back, I’m not sure I knew how much more.

Here are a few things I wish I’d known.

 1. The cuddles/snuggles are usually short lived

I swear I would have 1,000 babies if all they did was sleep on me. Read More

Changing Expectations When Baby #2 Is Born

Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Changing Expectations When Baby #2 Is Born

When you bring your newborn home from the hospital, there is nothing but time. Depending on how you and your hormones are feeling, that can be both good and bad. You’ll be exhausted, but at least you know you can sleep when the baby sleeps. Plus your friends and family will be so enamored by your little one they will hopefully lend many helping hands.

And then at some point you may decide to go and have another one. Read More

6 Pumping Hacks for Working Moms

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

6 Pumping Hacks for Working Moms

Maternity leave often passes in haze of sleepless nights, chapped nipples, and baby snuggles. When it’s time to get back to work, reality sets in that you have to figure out the most effective way to provide breast milk while not being near your baby for 8+ hours a day.

When I went back to work, I thought, how hard can pumping at work be? Turns out, it’s plenty hard so here are a few of my favorite hacks that will make pumping at work a little bit easier. Read More

Breastfeeding 101: The Top 3 Things New Moms Need to Know

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Breastfeeding 101: The Top 3 Things New Moms Need to Know

There is so much to think about when expecting a baby. When I was pregnant with my first (and second and third), I felt like my mind was being pulled in a million different directions every day.

I was thinking about actually being pregnant – was I eating right, exercising, would the sunscreen I was wearing seep into my skin and harm the baby?

Then I thought about the birth – did I want the epidural (HELL YES), how could I avoid a C-section (I couldn’t), who did I want in the delivery room (just my husband). Read More

What Is Mastitis and How Can You Treat It?

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

What Is Mastitis and How Can You Treat It?

A few months into my breastfeeding journey, my left breast started to ache. I noted that it was hurting and thought of it as odd, but went about my day. By that night I had a fever and my breast hurt so bad I could hardly touch it. I knew something was wrong.

I called my doctor to describe my symptoms and she immediately told me I had mastitis. She prescribed an antibiotic and told me to put warm compresses on my breast. Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Breast Flanges, Breast Shields, & Nipple Shields  

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Breast Flanges, Breast Shields, & Nipple Shields  

Whenever I’m looking for a new recipe to cook I’ll skim the ingredient list and the second I see an ingredient that intimidates me (I’m looking at you yeast and fennel) I immediately write it off. I am simply not a good enough cook to attempt yeast.

For a while, this is how I felt about breast flanges, breast shields, and nipple shields. Just reading those words intimidated me. Read More

How Much Do New Babies Need to Eat?

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

How Much Do New Babies Need to Eat?

I remember sitting in the hospital room after my first baby was born and wondering if she was hungry.

I had no milk and wouldn’t for another three to four days and while she would latch nicely, I had no idea if she was getting enough food.

Lots of moms have told me they have this same concern. I have a friend who asked the nurse to give her daughter formula because she was worried her daughter wasn’t getting enough sustenance. Read More

What to Wear to Pump at Work

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

What to Wear to Pump at Work

Before you became a nursing mom, I bet you never thought that one day you’d be sitting at work with your boobs hanging out. It’s not something one normally considers.

However, once you become a working/nursing mama, it quickly becomes your reality.

There are a few different ways to dress so pumping at work is as easy as possible. Here are 6 tips for how to dress when you return to the office.

  1. Layer with tank tops

This is my go-to suggestion for all nursing mamas. Read More