Mamas in the Know Blog

Best Breast Milk Storage Bags

Your time is precious, and you spend a lot of it connected to a pump, so wasting milk or dealing with contamination can be frustrating. That's why it's important to choose the best breast milk storage bags to properly express and store milk without any spills or bacteria.

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6 Breast Pumping Essentials for New Moms

Planning for all the last-minute breastfeeding must-haves before your little one arrives? We've put together a list of the essential breast pumping accessories (other than your breast pump) that you'll need to get started.

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6 Tips for Beating New Mom Exhaustion

Between the numerous feedings and taking care of your baby, combined with sleep deprivation and monitoring your postpartum health, caring for a newborn can be extremely exhausting. Here are 6 tips to help you survive postpartum fatigue.

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Episiotomy Care

An episiotomy can be very painful. Learn how to care for your body in the weeks after childbirth.

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Challenges of New Motherhood and Postpartum Depression

There is nothing easy about having a newborn baby! Being a new mom is hard, no matter how “easy” others around you (or those you might see on the internet) make it look.

Here are some reasons that new motherhood can be so challenging. 

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How to Know When Your Baby is Hungry (Before the Crying Starts)

The following weeks after giving birth you may be concerned about whether or not your baby is being sufficiently fed. Even though babies can’t say what it is they need, they rely on and use different sounds and movements to signal when they need to be fed long before crying begins.

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What to Know About Bowel Movements After Birth

It’s true that the first poop after birth can be daunting. Unfortunately, postpartum constipation is a common ailment, even among women with no history of bowel issues. Sluggish bowels can result from many factors all occurring at the same time. It may help to have a few tools and strategies on hand to help keep your stool healthy and optimize your setup.

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Recovery After Birth From Day One

Whether you’ve just experienced a cesarean or a vaginal delivery, there is a lot to consider as you settle into your own postpartum care and recovery. There is so much to learn about your new baby and your postpartum body, and it can be hard to know who to ask or where to turn for accurate information and advice. Here’s what you can do to stay comfortable and kick-start the healing process, right from day one. 

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Baby’s First Doctor Visit

Newborn babies should have their first doctor's appointment with their pediatrician within one to two days of coming home from the hospital, or within 24 hours of being born via home birth. Here's what you can expect at that first appointment.

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