Tag Archives: breastfeeding

Not-so-good night

Well, unfortunately co-sleeping is not working for our family anymore. Our sweet little boy is a wild man at night, kicking and flopping about. He also thinks he should have 24-7 access to the “breastaurant,” which is keeping me up … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Prepping for breastfeeding success

Q: I’m expecting for the first time and really hoping to breastfeed my baby. What can I do now to set myself up for success?  A: There are important things that you can do ahead of time to help ensure success … Continue reading

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Two tiny teeth

Right on time, Graham has sprouted two darling, little, razor-sharp teeth. With his big 6-month birthday just a couple days away, I knew it was likely to happen soon. For the past couple of days, little man has been a fussy … Continue reading

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Nursing necessities

1.  Itzy Ritzy breastfeeding scarf, $25 You’ll be in fine feather with a chic scarf that doubles as a nursing cover. 2. Birds & Bees Teas lactation tea, $18 Natural herbs keep mama’s milk supply flowing strong. 3. Benbini watch, … Continue reading

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A roadmap to breastfeeding

It’s seldom easy, sometimes challenging and almost always worth it in the end. If you’re trying to breastfeed your babe and struggling to find your footing on this new path, know you’re not alone. We’ve all been there, and we’ve … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Breastfeeding and the Affordable Care Act

Q: I’m expecting my first baby next month and am planning to breastfeed. Is it true that I can get a free breast pump through my insurance? How does it work? A: The implementation of the 2012 Patient Protection and … Continue reading

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A pep talk from our editor

Throughout the month of August, we’ll be writing a lot about the benefits of breastfeeding—both in print and online. There are two reasons for this: (1) It’s so, so good for you and your baby, and (2) August is National Breastfeeding … Continue reading

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August 2015—Anita Maternity giveaway

Sleep chic One haute mama will win an Anita Maternity nursing bra and panty set, so she can feel sexy and supported throughout her breastfeeding journey.

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Freemie Freedom Deluxe Set

If you’re returning to work and want to continue feeding your baby breast milk, a pump is a necessity. Even if you’re not working, you may need to leave your little one for more than a few hours, or want to … Continue reading

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Medela Freestyle Double Electric Breast Pump

For working moms, a good breast pump can make all the difference in successful breastfeeding. When it comes to breast pumps, Medela has a reputation for being the best. The Freestyle pump is a double electric pump designed to be … Continue reading

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The perks of being a breastfeeder

We’ve officially been parents for five whole months now! No other five-month span in my life has been filled with so many changes, so many new joys and so much love. I can’t believe my sweet little baby boy is growing up … Continue reading

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Ameda Purely Yours CarryAll Double Electric Breast Pump

By kid No. 3, one might like to think they’re a bit of a parenting pro, but I’m finding out that—at least when it comes to breastfeeding—I am anything but. I have experienced babies who were great eaters from the … Continue reading

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Lansinoh SignaturePro Double Electric Breast Pump

The Lansinoh SignaturePro Double Electric Breast Pump is a closed system breast pump, so there were a few extra parts (as compared to an open system). The pumping bottles came preassembled, so you can see exactly how the parts fit … Continue reading

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The First Years Quiet Expressions Plus Double Electric Breast Pump

I am a first-time mom and wanted to try pumping to help increase my milk supply between feedings and store breast milk for when I go back to work. While searching for the right breast pump for me, it was important … Continue reading

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Baby’s first cold

Our sweet boy is suffering from his first cold. I noticed yesterday that Graham seemed extra fussy and that his voice was starting to sound a little husky. Last night at around 12:45 a.m., I was awakened by the sound of him … Continue reading

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Evenflo Deluxe Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump

The Evenflo Deluxe Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump is an excellent product that is worth every penny. For first time moms, deciphering the world of pumping can be awfully daunting, but Evenflo makes it much easier with their simple ‘how-to’ … Continue reading

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Ask the Experts: Breathing during breastfeeding

Q: When my baby is breastfeeding, is it normal for his nose to press against my breast? I worry about his breathing and wonder if there’s anything I should be doing differently. A: Many women become concerned about baby’s breathing during breastfeeding. When a baby has latched on … Continue reading

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Pumping mama

Well, I survived my first day back at work. I shed lots of tears before I left that morning, but I was determined that I would leave the crying at the front door of our house—and I did. My mom … Continue reading

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Leaving baby for the first time

When is it “OK” to leave your breastfed baby with someone overnight for the first time? After consulting Google and scouring the mommy blogs, I got many different answers—ranging from, “as soon as your baby will take a bottle, it’ll … Continue reading

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Kiinde Twist Gift Set

As a breastfeeding mom who recently went back to work, I’ve spent a great deal of time evaluating the many options for keeping my little one on breast milk while I’m gone during the day. As you might imagine, I … Continue reading

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Week 31: The choice between breastfeeding and bottle-feeding

Week 31 of this pregnancy has probably been like week 31 of most pregnancies. I’m just ready to get this baby out! At this point in the third trimester everything just becomes uncomfortable. I can’t seem to find a comfortable … Continue reading

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Ask the experts: Perfecting the latch

My baby and I are struggling to perfect her latch. What can I do to guide her in the right direction? A: Latching your baby onto the breast correctly is a key component in successful breastfeeding, and proper positioning is … Continue reading

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Letting go of mommy guilt

It’s easy to get tunnel vision and think there’s a right way and a wrong way to approach all-things-baby-rearing. However, if centuries of humanity have taught us anything, it’s that this obviously isn’t the case. (Hey, if previous generations survived … Continue reading

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Breastfeed during the holidays

Whether, when and how you nurse your babe are all personal choices, but they can become very public around the holidays when you’re surrounded by family. Find out how to handle the skeptics with these quick and easy tips from … Continue reading

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Milk composition

The composition of your milk changes to meet your baby’s needs at every age and stage. (For example, the milk a mother produces when her baby is two days old is different from the milk she produces when baby is … Continue reading

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The lactation diet

All moms know how important it is to eat well during pregnancy, but once baby arrives, the focus on food often fades away. However, if you’re a nursing mama, what you eat now is just as important as what you ate … Continue reading

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Breastfeed where?

We’re four kids deep, so this is my fourth go-round with breastfeeding. You name it, I’ve probably nursed a baby there. In the car, at the park and at various sporting events? Absolutely. On the beach in Hawaii? Oh yeah. … Continue reading

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I like breasts

I’ve been thinking about breasts a lot lately, even more than usual. Being around my breastfeeding wife has made me more thoughtful and aware of breasts. I like breasts. In fact, I like them a lot. That may not be … Continue reading

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This week’s Win its!

Get excited, mamas! It’s your lucky week—we’ve upped your odds of claiming a fabulous freebie with two Win its, for a total value of more than $500 in prizes. Click below to toss your name into the hat for a chance to win … … a … Continue reading

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Win it: Cake Lingerie

This contest is now closed. Congratulations to: Julie (KS), Daniela (CA), Jenney (CA), Aleandria (TX), Renae (NJ)! For all you lactating mamas, forget buying a constant supply of disposable pads and trying to match them to your ever-changing levels of … Continue reading

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Multitasking

Having four kids is the definition of multitasking. You know what else is multitasking in its truest sense? Breastfeeding a 2-month-old while wiping a 3-year-old’s poopy little bottom. Yep, at the same time. I’m becoming an old pro at doing things … Continue reading

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Boobs & bottles

A little update on the whole breast pump situation—it’s no longer freaking me out. Now, it’s judging me and my pathetic ounce and a half after 20 minutes of pumping. How does this happen? There has to be more than that … Continue reading

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This breast pump is freaking me out

Baby girl is knocking on four weeks, and I’m itching to get back to a regular workout schedule. But I’m exclusively breastfeeding, so the few times I’ve managed to squeeze in a workout I can pretty much chalk up to … Continue reading

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The place to be

Have you heard about the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI)? It’s a global initiative lead by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to encourage practices that promote breastfeeding in hospitals and birthing facilities. (In the … Continue reading

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Yes, you can breastfeed your baby

“Are you going to breastfeed?” This was consistently the second or third question friends, family and strangers would ask in our conversations about my impending bundle of joy. My response was equally common: “I’m going to try! We’ll see how … Continue reading

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When to wean

Ever since I was pregnant, and even more so since Rowan arrived, a lot of people are eager to provide unsolicited input on how to raise a child. I try to politely handle such situations; most people mean well, and … Continue reading

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Good night breast pump

As a teenager, my milkshake did not bring all the boys to yard. My whole life I’ve had what I would call an average-sized chest—bigger than Molly Ringwald but not as big as J-Lo. But when I was pregnant, my … Continue reading

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Win it: Bamboobies

If you are breastfeeding, you know that it’s a beautiful and important experience—but also a challenging one. Between leaks and painful chapped nipples, mamas, you deserve some comfort. Luckily, the products from Bamboobies really help with some of the common … Continue reading

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Breast is best

Every new mom wants to give her babe the best possible start in life. And it turns out, all babe really needs to score a boost is you. Breastfeeding your newborn exclusively offers her numerous benefits, including natural protection against … Continue reading

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What you need to know about breastfeeding

The most common question that follows the ever-popular, “When are you due?” and “Do you know what you’re having?” is a prompt to begin a debate: “Are you going to breastfeed?” The dispute over breast vs. bottle has caused more … Continue reading

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Celebrity Baby Scoop: Q and A with new mom Holly Madison

New mom Holly Madison is helping women reach their weight loss goals with the Holly Madison Diet. The former Girls Next Door star, 33, has teamed up with eDiets to create a custom diet plan and app for women who want to take control, eat … Continue reading

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The business of breastfeeding

I feel like a boob (and not just because I’m pretty sure that’s all Rowan sees when he looks at me). Breastfeeding is serious business, and I don’t think I fully realized how much of a toll it can take … Continue reading

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Pump it up (the story continues)

I think I understand what it’s like to be a guy. I haven’t started grilling or watching NASCAR, but I have become preoccupied with a certain part of the female anatomy. It’s embarrassing to admit, but a lot of my … Continue reading

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Week 30: The breast start

Beyond reading What to Expect When You’re Expecting, I hadn’t done too much research into labor, delivery, or parenting. When I was reading about getting pregnant, I learned that too much information could cause more anxiety than provide reassurance – … Continue reading

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A breastfeeding survival story

My sister-in-law, who nursed all six of her children, never told anyone to give up on breastfeeding … until I came along. Even with all her coaching and encouragement, I was so emotional and stressed that she said, “You know, … Continue reading

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Go with the flow

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Busted!

Pregnant women and new mothers sometimes feel like magnets for unsolicited advice. A trip to the grocery store or a walk to the mailbox can turn into a lesson in feeding, diapering or the all-sacred infant sleep schedule. Since every … Continue reading

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10 star moms seen breastfeeding in public

Considering their lack of anonymity with paparazzi lurking at every street corner, we salute celebrity moms who breastfeed their babies while out and about! Although it’s still considered taboo in some circles, there’s no shame in nursing your baby in … Continue reading

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Lansinoh Affinity Pro

Right off the bat, let me say—I’m no pumping novice. After three kids (the third baby being breastfed through his first birthday while I was working a full-time job), I’ve been around the electric milk collection machine block. So when … Continue reading

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