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New Years Resolutions for New Moms

New Years Resolutions for New Moms

As moms and moms-to-be we should think of our New Year’s resolutions more like a triathlon! These events involve prior planning, training and a focus on diet and exercise for stamina. Forming good and healthy habits during pregnancy allows us to deal with the stress of birth and baby in a healthier way.Read More
Breast Pump Flange Size Chart

Breast Pump Flange Size Chart

Choosing correctly fitting flanges, also known as breast shields, is an imperative step when you first begin to use your breast pump. Breast pump flanges fit directly over your nipple to form a seal around the areola, which creates a vacuum that gently draws your nipple into the tunnel for milk extraction.Read More
Dining Out With Your Newborn

Dining Out With Your Newborn

There are SO MANY rules to keep track of when worrying about what to do with a newborn. When to take them out of the house shouldn’t be one of them. Just think, once you get home from the hospital, you usually have to take baby to the pediatrician within a week. What is so different about dining out with baby? Some things to keep in mind are regarding mom and baby’s comfort and the safety of baby.Read More
Oxytocin and Breastfeeding

Oxytocin and Breastfeeding

You’ve probably heard of Oxytocin as “the love hormone” -- but did you know that this little hormone is how you produce milk when you breastfeed? That’s right! Believe it or not, the same hormone that makes you feel the love tonight is also the one that helps you feed your baby, bond with loved ones and can even lower your blood pressure.Read More
Travel Tips for Your First Trip with Baby

Travel Tips for Your First Trip with Baby

For parents with a newborn, traveling during the holidays (or really anytime) can get frustrating or confusing when it comes to knowing what to bring to cater to your infant's needs. While it might be a bit more challenging to travel with your new baby, especially if you are using a breast pump regularly, there are lots of great tricks to help make things run smoothly.Read More
Pumping Rooms - Know Your Rights

Pumping Rooms - Know Your Rights

Did you know that under the Affordable Care Action Fair Labor Standards Act, you as a pumping mom have the right to a break time for pumping and a safe place to pump?Read More
The NEW Ju Ju Be Breast Pump Bag

The NEW Ju Ju Be Breast Pump Bag

The new Ju Ju Be Breast Pump Bag has finally arrived! The Be Supplied bag, like all Ju Ju Be products, is machine washable and includes Agion-treated fabric and antimicrobial lining. Yay for easy washing!! It’s a stylish tote that is a bit smaller than the Be Pumped tote but still has plenty of storage, a beautiful exterior and a Mommy Pocket for car keys and other important items.Read More
Flying with Your Pumping Supplies

Flying with Your Pumping Supplies

So what exactly is the deal with TSA and pumping and breastfeeding moms? Looks like the post 9/11 rule, the 3-1- 1 rule, that all passengers are allowed 3.4-ounce bottles of liquids in a 1-quart size, clear plastic bag - doesn't apply to breast milk. Yes! One less thing to worry about as I carry my infant through a super crowded and never long enough, Atlanta connection. Although it’s permitted, here are a few things to remember to make getting through TSA easier.

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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
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