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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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Helping New Moms Understand Why You Should Donate Breast Milk

Helping New Moms Understand Why You Should Donate Breast Milk

Donating breast milk. Three words that have been forever stamped into my being and have changed my life. To this day I have donated over 17,000 ounces of my excess breast milk to over 30 different mamas in several different states. However, most first-time moms don’t know about this side of motherhood – I sure didn’t!Read More
Breast Pump Hacks! Tips for using your pump to increase efficiency

Breast Pump Hacks! Tips for using your pump to increase efficiency

You’re a super mom and you’re pumping – You are AWESOME! Now let’s make your life a little easier with some hacks for that good ol’ pump and your supplies. One of my favorite fun hacks is the idea of using breast milk storage bags for frozen drinks at the beach. Ha! In all seriousness, check out our list below and let us know what you would add from your experience!Read More
Milk Expressed - Traveling While Pumping or Nursing Just Got Easier

Milk Expressed - Traveling While Pumping or Nursing Just Got Easier

Breast milk has been referred to many times as “liquid gold” or the “miracle food” so if you’re like me it’s somewhat traumatizing having to throw away breast milk. Out of everything I have pumped so far...10 weeks in...I have only been forced to throw away a total of about 8 ounces. Sounds like nothing to some people, but it really bothered me. Our bodies work hard to provide for our little ones so the less we have to throw away the better!So what about working and traveling moms who want to advance or continue in their career but still want to continue to breastfeed? Shouldn’t there be an alternative to the “pump and dump” concept?Read More
Color Variations of Breast Milk

Color Variations of Breast Milk

As baby grows and changes, breast milk is naturally designed to meet nutritional needs for different stages. The nutrition that baby needs means that the makeup of the milk may be different. When colors vary, it is mainly due to whatever mom eats. It’s easy to forget that whatever mom eats basically goes straight to baby.Read More
Exercising While Breastfeeding

Exercising While Breastfeeding

If you worked out prior to welcoming your baby into the world or during pregnancy like many women do, then I’m sure you’re eager to get back to it! Even if you never worked out before, many women feel the need to workout after meeting their postpartum bodies. While breastfeeding, there are a few questions that quickly came to my mind. Maybe you had a few of the same questions!Read More
The New Sarah Wells Claire Breast Pump Bag

The New Sarah Wells Claire Breast Pump Bag

Great news, mamas! Sarah Wells is set to release a brand-new bag – and this is a bag you are not going to want to miss out on!Read More
Hospital Grade Breast Pumps FAQ

Hospital Grade Breast Pumps FAQ

Your common questions about hospital grade breast pumps are answered here!Read More
Teas and Herbs to Calm Your Morning Sickness

Teas and Herbs to Calm Your Morning Sickness

For some women, the morning sickness can be so bad that it prevents them from living their life to the fullest and maintaining a normal everyday lifestyle. Unfortunately, there is no cure for morning sickness but there are many herbal teas you can drink to calm morning sickness!Read More
The Low-down on PPD: Postpartum Depression

The Low-down on PPD: Postpartum Depression

You’ve prepared the nursery, you’ve picked a name, maybe you’ve even learned how to cloth diaper. You have just accomplished one of the greatest feats possible and you’ve met your baby. But how do you feel?Read More
Mastering The Latch

Mastering The Latch

So, how important is a proper latch while breastfeeding? If you would have asked me two months ago, I would have told you that breastfeeding is one thing that actually made me nervous, but I wasn't sure why. Now that I have been breastfeeding for 6 weeks, I can passionately tell you that the latch is very important if you don't want painful feeding, but feeding can definitely get better. The latch is what can make or break breastfeeding moms.Read More
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