Tagged with ' Breastfeeding'

A Parent’s Guide to the NICU

A NICU is a neonatal intensive care unit, which is a hospital unit for sick newborns. Babies who are admitted to NICUs include those who are born prematurely (before 37 weeks’ gestation), have surgical conditions, birth defects, genetic syndromes, metabolic problems, and/or any other unexpected complications that arise during the newborn period, such as sepsis (infection), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), or severe hyperbilirubinemia (jaundice). Learn about the different levels of the NICU, the professionals who take care of the patients and their families, and how the babies are cared for in this helpful guide for parents.

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Breastfeeding After a C-Section: What Positions to Know

Everyone's breastfeeding experience is different. And there is no “one size fits all” guide, especially after having a cesarean section! But trying out different positions is essential to finding what's most comfortable for you and your baby and setting you up for breastfeeding success. Here are six IBCLC approved breastfeeding positions we recommend for c-section mamas!

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COVID-19 Vaccines During Pregnancy and While Breastfeeding

With an overwhelming amount of information and assumptions about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines circulating, it may be difficult to decipher facts from opinions during the pandemic. Understandably, many new and expectant moms have questions. We’ve worked with leading medical experts to gather answers from sources you can trust. 

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Introducing: The Hands-Free Elvie Stride Breast Pump

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. 

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How Does Stress Impact Breastfeeding?

Stress can affect your life- physically and emotionally. This is a common fact that most have experience first-hand. Stress can also affect your baby and family, whether it is through your behaviors, or even stress hormones released into your breast milk.

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Does Your Diet Affect Breastfeeding?

Does your diet affect breastfeeding? Lately we have seen an increase in ad campaigns that market the message “your child is what you eat”. How true is this statement? Are there going to be negative repercussions to your baby if you eat that cheeseburger or splurge on dessert?

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