Mamas in the Know Blog

How To Get a Good Breastfeeding Latch

The most important element of successful breastfeeding (getting your newborn to latch onto your breasts) can be very difficult to prepare for ahead of time. Both first-time mothers and moms who are experienced with breastfeeding can be thrown for a loop and challenged when trying to get their newborns to latch on. Here are the key elements of “mastering the latch.”

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Best Foods To Eat While Breastfeeding and Pumping

New moms are so busy prioritizing the care of their newborn that they often overlook taking care of themselves, however, taking care of yourself and eating the right foods will impact your baby's health too. IBCLC Dr. Jessica Madden shares what moms should eat (and avoid) while producing breast milk. 

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Medicaid Covered Breast Pumps

What are the Medicaid insurance guidelines for breast pumps? How will you know the specific stipulations of your policy? Will having an MCO make a difference? We have the answers to all of your questions!

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How To Increase Breast Milk Supply

Wondering if your breast milk supply is keeping up with your baby's feeding demands? A lot of breastfeeding and pumping moms share this concern. Here are some of the top reasons why your milk supply may be low or decreased – and what you can do about it!

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Breastfeeding Guide: Tips and Secrets for Success

In the months and weeks leading up to the birth of your baby you’ll have a lot on your mind. The important thing to remember is that our bodies are meant to make milk, and even though every mother and baby have different experiences, breastfeeding is a completely normal process.

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Postpartum Exercise Tips for New Moms

Ready to return to fitness after having a baby? Dr. Samantha Spencer shares how to ease back in safely, and what symptoms to keep an eye out for. In general, it's recommended for new moms to wait about 6-8 weeks postpartum to allow early healing to take place, and then to gradually build back up to their desired intensity. 

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C-Section Scar Care and Treatment Guide

Over 30% of births are cesarean deliveries. So even though they're fairly common and generally safe, unlike a vaginal delivery, they are still a major surgical procedure. Here are some tips on how to take care of your c-section incision and care for your scar. 

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Your Guide to Intimacy and Sex After Birth

Sex is a significant part of our intimate relationships, and you might be wondering how all of this works after having a baby. Will it hurt? Will I even want to? Will it feel different for my partner? What will happen to our relationship? Here's what you can expect, as well as some expert advice on intimacy and sex after birth. 

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Maintaining Pelvic Health Postpartum

Carrying and birthing a baby affects the pelvic floor and its functions. Here are some of the things many moms experience, and ways to treat or improve any symptoms you may experience during postpartum. 

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How to Manage Postpartum Incontinence

Trampolines. Belly laughs with a friend. Allergy season. Jumping jacks. 

What do all these things have in common? They place a large amount of stress on the pelvic floor, and many postpartum women report leaking urine with these activities. 

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