Babies who are born prematurely often need to be admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) after birth. Moms of preemies often need to pump breast milk for several months, so for them, breastfeeding includes a lot of pumping.
It’s hard to know how breastfeeding will go as there are so many mixed messages floating around. For some moms, breastfeeding initiation does go smoothly. Other moms encounter breastfeeding challenges, such as difficulty latching, low breast milk supply, tongue tie, and/or pain and discomfort while feeding. The important thing to remember is that help is available! As you're preparing to embark on your breastfeeding journey, here's a list of things you might want to do before your baby arrives to set you and your baby up for breastfeeding success.
We are excited to announce the latest addition to our selection of breast pumps available through insurance: the Elvie Stride. Elvie is a leader in the femtech world, known for their innovative design of products that provide solutions for motherhood, such as the Elvie Pump and Elvie Trainer.
A hospital-grade breast pump is a multi-user rental breast pump designed for mothers with medical issues preventing them from properly breastfeeding their babies, or for mothers of babies with genetic issues in the NICU. Most moms use a personal hospital strength double-electric breast pump. Learn the differences between these types of pumps, their functions, and typical availability through insurance.
The majority of breastfeeding moms take at least one medication while nursing. If you are breastfeeding and/or pumping, it’s really important to check that all medications and supplements you take are safe and compatible with breastfeeding.
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.
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.
Wondering what you should pack in your diaper bag? It's common for first-time moms to go a little overboard in the preparedness department. Here is a list of a few items that are total essentials in your diaper bag to make things easier.
Cluster feeding happens when babies are going through growth spurts, and start wanting to nurse frequently. To boost your milk supply to keep up with your baby's cluster feeding demands, you may want to try power pumping.