Did you know that breastfeeding challenges are common, especially for first time pregnant women and new moms? It's important to know and recognize the risk factors ahead of time!
Mamas in the Know Blog
Findings from a recent survey by Aeroflow Breastpumps suggest that broadened access to lactation services through insurance coverage or employer benefits would enable moms across the country to more easily meet or exceed their breastfeeding goals.
Breast pumps can be costly. Because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), most health insurance providers will cover one pump per pregnancy. If you're interested in learning more about how to get an insurance-covered breast pump, this guide will walk you through the process and answer some frequently asked questions you may have along the way.
Childbirth is physically traumatic, even under the best circumstances. Talk to any mom you know, and you’ll find that going through postpartum recovery for the first time can come as a major shock. What if we knew more about what possibilities to expect and where to turn for support in our recovery? Would that knowledge make the whole experience less stressful and traumatic?
From the earliest weeks of pregnancy, lots of questions arise on what can feel like a daily basis. Take a break from Google and enjoy some much-deserved rest as we covered the twelve most frequently-asked pregnancy questions.
Exercise is one of the most effective tools we have to keep our bodies healthy throughout our lifetimes, and this is especially true during pregnancy. If you have high blood pressure, chronic hypertension, or a family history of preeclampsia, you may be wondering if exercise during pregnancy is safe for you. Research has shown that regular physical activity before and during pregnancy can help keep blood pressure concerns in check & reduce the risk of developing serious conditions.
Relactation is the process of resuming breastfeeding after one’s milk has dried up and can be started weeks to months after stopping breastfeeding. Relactating is achievable for most women but requires having a lot of time, patience, good support, and realistic expectations.
Galactagogues are medications and herbs used to boost breast milk supply. Each year, approximately 15% of breastfeeding mothers in the U.S. take at least one galactagogue to increase milk supply for their newborn.
Most moms spend time preparing for birth and the newborn that comes with it. But what about our own recovery? We know the early weeks of postpartum recovery will be difficult, but are we really prepared for the long haul? Real moms share what they really wish they'd known about postpartum recovery before birth.
Do you feel sad upon let-down when pumping or breastfeeding? You may have D-MER. While lactation classes and counselors can help to overcome challenges, there is one often overlooked & underdiagnosed condition that is not as easily resolved with traditional lactation support and tools. It’s called D-MER, Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex.