• Pumping profiles: the double electric breast pump

    Pumping profiles: the double electric breast pump

    Our friend Louise from Mama Bean Parenting shares her insights! The double electric breast pump is something of a staple in the world of breastfeeding and thanks to the Affordable Care Act, most insurance companies will cover the entire cost of a pump.   One of the reasons that I’m writing this is to spread the message that pumps are...
  • Pumping profiles: the mighty hand pump

    Pumping profiles: the mighty hand pump

    Our friend Louise from Mama Bean Parenting shares her insights!   If we are lucky, we are told during pregnancy to prepare for feeding our babies.  We are given information leaflets with pictures and paragraphs detailing the perfect latch and like an exam to study for, we are lured into believing that with the correct information booklet to hand, we will sail...
  • Pumping profiles: the Smartpump

    Pumping profiles: the Smartpump

    Our friend Louise from Mama Bean Parenting shares her insights! To complete our Pumping Profiles series, this week we're meeting Emily, who uses an all-singing-all-dancing Smartpump. I am so thrilled to share Emily's story, as she reminds each and every one of us to remember why we are making the choices that we make.  This working mama's message is one of encouragement...
  • Flanges: How to Get the Right Fit

    Flanges: How to Get the Right Fit

    First off, what is a flange? Well, it's the piece of the pump that goes around your breast. Here's what you need to know about breast pump flange sizing and fitting. Properly fitting breast pump flanges: Allow your nipple to move in and out freely without touching or rubbing along the sides Draw in only your nipple and a small portion of your areola...
  • Q&A: Getting a pump through insurance

    Q&A: Getting a pump through insurance

    How to get started and what you need to know about getting a free breast pump through your insurance. Our resident Molly Petersen, Certified Lactation Counselor, chats with Pregnancy Magazine UP NEXT: Check out our insurance locator
  • Fenugreek and milk supply

    Fenugreek and milk supply

    What is it and does it work?   What is Fenugreek? Fenugreek is a herb often associated with helping to increase milk supply when breastfeeding. Before you go out and buy some, it's important to know the facts!*   Does it really increase milk supply like moms claim on social media? According to KellyMom, the few studies that have been...
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