Mamas in the Know

Blogs written to support all Mamas as they set their breastfeeding and pumping goals. Expert tips, tricks and personal experiences from Mamas and professionals helping each other get through this thing we call motherhood.

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All Aboard The Breast Express!

All Aboard The Breast Express!

Pumpspotting and Aeroflow Breastpumps are partnering on The Breast Express, a 40-foot pump suite that will be traveling coast to coast to celebrate women who nurse and pump, and motivate communities to drive awareness, garner support and celebrate a world where Mamas thrive.Read More
Humana Insurance Breast Pump Coverage

Humana Insurance Breast Pump Coverage

Needing a fun date night out with your hubby? Perhaps you are dealing with a case of engorgement? Maybe you just want to start stocking up a supply of breast milk in the freezer for baby? The reasons for needing a breast pump are endless.Read More
Four Things Your Lactation Consultant Wants You To Know

Four Things Your Lactation Consultant Wants You To Know

There are so many things that I wish I could say to them before they begin their breastfeeding journey. In today's post, I'm sharing all of the things that I wish mothers knew when seeing a lactation consultant.Read More
Open System or Closed System Breast Pump?

Open System or Closed System Breast Pump?

One thing that most mothers look for when choosing a breast pump is weather it has an open or closed system, but what do you really need to know?Read More
How To Pump When The Power Goes Out

How To Pump When The Power Goes Out

If your neighborhood is anything like mine (filled with trees older than my grandma) then winter storms are especially scary for you and your liquid gold. Have no fear! When the power goes out, there are some things that you can do to protect your supply and maintain your pumping schedule.Read More
Challenges of New Motherhood and Postpartum Depression

Challenges of New Motherhood and Postpartum Depression

Having a new baby is wonderful, but it also leads to significant life stress. The stress can overwhelm you and you may feel like crying. A good cry can help, but if you feel like you are crying all the time, that you’re no longer doing the things you like to do, that you’re snapping at your partner, or you feel numb, it may mean something more serious is going on.Read More
Recycling Your Breast Pump

Recycling Your Breast Pump

Ok, Mama. You’ve finished your breast pumping journey, or have decided it’s time to get a new pump. What do you do with your old pump? There are some definite dos and don’ts when it comes to disposing of an old breast pump.Read More
Part 1: Breastfeeding Preparedness - Before Baby

Part 1: Breastfeeding Preparedness - Before Baby

In the months and weeks leading up to the birth of your baby you’ll have a lot on your mind. It can feel like a very exciting and also very stressful time trying to get everything ready and tie up loose ends before your baby arrives. 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.Read More
Part 2: The First Week of Breastfeeding

Part 2: The First Week of Breastfeeding

The first week of breastfeeding contains many of the biggest pitfalls for moms, but if you approach it confidently and with supportive helpers, you can make great strides toward breastfeeding success.Read More
Part 3: Establishing Breastfeeding Success During the “4th Trimester”

Part 3: Establishing Breastfeeding Success During the “4th Trimester”

During the “4th trimester” or postpartum period, moms are just beginning to get a handle on life with their new baby. The most important thing is that you and baby and resting, well-fed, and spending lots of time cuddling.Read More
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