Taking Care of a Newborn without Starving Yourself

Sometimes a new baby can leave parents with little time between them to cook – or eat. And while there’s no shame in take out, it can get expensive. Here are a few other tips to put together a meal… Prepare everything in the morning when babies tend to sleep longer stretches. This works best […]

Pregnant AND Breastfeeding?

What happens if you get pregnant while breastfeeding? As with anything else, the options depend on your unique situation… Is the pregnancy low risk? Generally breastfeeding during pregnancy is considered safe if the pregnancy is considered low risk and you’re cleared for sexual activity. (The release of hormones during sex is similar to those involved […]

Pumping More – the Milkshake and Other Tips You Need to Know

Want to pump more milk? Try the milkshake! We don’t mean the kind with whipped cream and a cherry on top (though we’re not opposed to you trying that, too.). This milkshake is a technique often used with the Marmet method of hand expression. Ever notice how milk flow stops and starts during a pumping […]

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Hands Free Pumping Bra

So what’s up with these hands free bras? Generally hands free bras are awesome, letting you have both hands available to hold your phone, have a snack or massage those lumps and plugged ducts (a method shown to get more milk!) Let us cut through the advertisements and promises on packages and give you the […]

Pumping on the Job

Many moms end breastfeeding sooner than they would like because they fear they’ll hit obstacles when returning to work. But with some planning and a few good tips, you can combine both. A few tips… 1. Don’t stress about pumping and introducing a bottle right away after birth. Give yourself and baby time to get […]

Can Blue Gatorade Increase Milk Supply?

Mmm..blue Gatorade. Tasty, but can it increase your milk supply? It’s been a tip that surges up from time to time on breastfeeding blogs and it’s coming up a lot again now. So what’s the what? We’ll try to clear up a few points here. 1. There’s no evidence that Gatorade of any flavor increases […]

Are Essential Oils Safe During Breastfeeding?

Essential oils have become a hot topic and many moms swear by them for everything from stress relief to headaches to indigestion. During breastfeeding, the use of fennel oil and basil oil to boost milk supply has also been popular. But is it safe? Does it work? To date, there are no studies on the […]

Choosing the Best Breastfeeding App

“Which is the best breastfeeding app?” is one of the most common questions new and expecting parents ask us. The best app for you will depend on how much data you want and what interface is most intuitive for you. So keep in mind the following when choosing one….

Choosing the Best Sippy Cup – and Convincing the Baby, too.

What’s the best sippy cup for a baby just transitioning from breast or bottle? Of course, every baby is different (I know we say that so much it’s like our mantra, but it’s TRUE!!), but here are some general guidelines that may help you find and introduce the best cup for you… 1. Soft spouts […]

What’s Up with Goat’s Milk?

Got goat’s milk? For several years now goat’s milk has gotten a lot of press both as a substitute for cow’s milk in formula and as food for older babies and children. But is it really better? When is it safe? For babies under one year of age, breastmilk or an FDA approved infant formula […]