Preparing to Breastfeed While Pregnant

October 28, 2014

You may have heard of the old wives’ tale that suggests pregnant women “toughen up” their nipples with a washcloth to prepare for breastfeeding. If you think this sounds horrifying, you’re right! There’s absolutely no need to do so – but there are several other (much less painful) ways to get ready for a successful breastfeeding journey…. Read More

Understanding and Avoiding Nipple Confusion

October 22, 2014

You may have heard the term “nipple confusion,” but do you know what it really means and, more importantly, how to avoid it? Nipple confusion is a term used to describe many breastfeeding situations, but the most common usage refers to babies that have trouble latching and feeding at the breast after they have received… Read More

Packing for the Hospital

October 15, 2014

It’s hard to put into words how exciting it is to welcome a new baby into the world. Some women compare the anticipation and big moment to meeting someone very important, like a famous person or the president! Your life is about to change forever, and you might be feeling overwhelmed by all the preparations… Read More

Getting Your Insurance-Covered Breastpump

October 8, 2014

Every insurance plan is different in what they cover and how they support breastfeeding moms. Although coverage of breastpumps is still relatively new to insurance companies, things are getting better every day as fewer plans are able to maintain their grandfathered status and more insurers are recognizing the benefits of breastfeeding and expanding their options…. Read More

How to Manage a Toddler While Breastfeeding

October 2, 2014

You know there’s no time as precious as the time you’re spending with your new baby, but sometimes, other demands (such as an active toddler) mean that you need to be two places at once. In a perfect world, every mom would get to snuggle and breastfeed her baby without interruption in those first weeks,… Read More