“My Brest Friend is My Best Friend”


I purchased a My Brest Friend Deluxe Nursing Pillow during my first pregnancy. Then, I had little idea about the ins and outs of breastfeeding, but I did know enough to make sure I, at least, had the right gear to look like I knew what I was doing. So, I got a My Brest… Read More

Breastfeeding Moms Stage Nurse-ins Outside of Facebook Offices


This week, breastfeeding moms around the world staged public nurse-ins outside of Facebook offices. The nurse-ins were organized on Facebook and were done in protest of the social media site’s stated policies on photos of moms breastfeeding their children. In a recent statement, Facebook maintains that most breastfeeding photos are allowed. But those showing nipples… Read More

8 things toddlers, not babies, like to do while nursing


  I am still nursing my 16 month old (“STILL?! When are you going to stop?” yes yes, join the line) and I started making a list of things she likes to do while nursing, that she never, ever did as a baby. Here are some of my difficult interesting moments: 1. Reach for the… Read More

Woman “harassed” while breastfeeding in Target

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You may have read my review last month of the joys and the not-so-joyous moments of breastfeeding my daughter. She is now almost 15 months and our breastfeeding relationship is still alive and strong. In fact, two days ago we were in a well-known shoe store shopping for shoes for her tiny feet, and she… Read More

The Simplisse Double Electric Breastpump — my new best friend!


Breastfeeding is hard work. You forget about how much time it takes, how important it is to get the right latch so you don’t get sore nipples and that the more you feed or pump the more you’ll increase your milk supply. It takes a lot of time and patience. Unfortunately, my five-year-old and almost… Read More

The Antics of a Breastfeeding Toddler (+ Meet Ladan)

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It’s time to meet yet another new Baby Gizmo Editor.  Ladan is our first Brit writer and we have to admit that her British humor amuses us! Say hello to Ladan and read about the Antics of Breastfeeding a Toddler! Ladan Rashidi is a British mother of one, who moved to California in 2008 to… Read More

Breastfeeding a form of “slavery” states the French president


The French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, was talking to a young mothers group on Tuesday, and was explaining how his wife is breastfeeding and concerned about her milk supply. He went on to say that breastfeeding was a form of “slavery” for women, and that it does “free men of blame.” You can read the full… Read More

Weaning Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers

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The word “wean” means a passage from one relationship to another -not a loss or detachment from a relationship. The weaning process begins the first time your baby takes food from a source other than your breast – whether it’s formula from a bottle or mashed banana from a spoon. Weaning is the gradual replacement… Read More

Really?!? Is This Really Necessary?!?


I’m speechless!  Yes, that’s hard to do!  I’m a total breastfeeding advocate – but really?  A doll?  A breastfeeding doll for my child?!?  Watch the video (and no it is not our video!) and you’ll see what I’m talking about!    Good idea?  Bad idea? What are your thoughts?    

No Use in Crying Over Spilled Milk- Thanks to Medela


You know the old saying, “There’s no use in crying over spilled milk?” Well, I’m pretty sure they weren’t talking about breastmilk. Any mother who has spent time at the pump knows how much dedication it takes to express breastmilk. That stuff is like liquid gold. I don’t know about the rest of you, but… Read More

Pumping Mamas: A Breakdown on How to Buy A Pump


When our first was born I registered for a manual pump to compliment breastfeeding which I was confident would be an easy task since its natural.  Not so easy it turns out.  I had a beautiful, healthy and even happy baby unless we were trying to feed him in which case he was a screaming… Read More

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

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The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) organizes the World Breastfeeding Week annually for August 1st to August 7th.  The goal of the week as well as for WABA as a whole is to “Protect, Promote, and Support Breastfeeding Worldwide.”  In the spirit of the week here are some of our favorite breastfeeding accessories. Breastpads Our… Read More

Making a Successful Breast feeding Transition at Work

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In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, we wanted to share a great article by Irene Zoppi! – By Irene Zoppi, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Medela clinical education specialist It’s no secret that breastfeeding is a natural, rewarding experience for both baby and mom. The 19th annual World Breastfeeding Week during the first week of… Read More

Baby Gizmo Giveaway: Medela Breastfeeding Prize Pack


Baby Gizmo is giving away a fabulous Medela Breastfeeding Prize Pack this week in their Giant Weekly Giveaway to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week!  Plus, they aren’t just having one winner but TWO WINNERS will receive this great prize pack.  Medela Breast Feeding Prize Pack includes: Medela Nursing Cami Medela Nursing Stool Medela Breast Care Gift… Read More

Buy One Get One Free from Bebe au Lait


Everyone knows that Bebe au Lait nursing covers let mom nurse discreetly and fashionably in public!  If you are in need of a fabulous nursing cover, Bebe au Lait is having a fun promotion until June 28.  They are ffering a free “mystery” nursing cover with the purchase of a Bebe au Lait or Hooter Hider… Read More

Seven Steps To Road Travel Safety This Summer


By Sarah Tilton, child passenger safety advocate As summer approaches, families begin making plans for one of the most American of traditions — the road trip. But decisions about safe travel are even more important than which beach or amusement park to visit. As a certified child passenger safety (CPS) technician, I’ve helped families make… Read More

Spotlight Product Review: Medela Pump in Style Advanced


A Working Mom’s Breast Friend The Medela Pump-In-Style Advanced is the pumping equivalent of a Clydesdale…it may not fit nicely in the palm of your hand, or tuck into your purse, but it’s a sturdy, well-made pump that’s built to last. The first time I took it out of the case, I thought I’d never… Read More

Medela Acquires Easy Expression Products Inc.


Building on its line of breastpump accessories, Medela Inc. yesterday announced it has acquired Easy Expression Products Inc., maker of the Easy Expression Hands-Free Pumping Bra. The acquisition of Houston-based Easy Expression Products will help further Medela’s goal to provide moms with breastfeeding solutions that meet their lifestyle needs and help them successfully breastfeed longer. Developed… Read More

New Medela Products for 2010 Highlights


ABC Kids Expo News New Medela Bras Medela is launching two new bras from their Seamless Line: The Seamless Jacquard and Microfiber Nursing Bras. The Seamless Jacquard Nursing Bra provides optimal everyday support and the pretty floral jacquard fabric is completely smooth under clothes.  It is available in underwire and wire-free styles and is made… Read More

Product Review: Medela Swing Single Electric Breastpump

Medela Swing Single Electric Breastpump Unpacking our saved baby items as baby number 2 graced us with her presence brought back a flood of pleasant memories! Pleasant memories until I unpacked my old electric pump – very quickly the memories faded into fears. Was I really doomed to use this again? Pleasantly enough I am… Read More