Medela Freestyle Electric Breast Pump Review


When I was pregnant with my first, I had a long list of baby essentials I was convinced I needed. Everything from the Moby Wrap to the Boppy to the Bumbo, the Jumbo, the Mumbo, the who knows what. Honestly, this time around as I'm pregnant with my second, the only thing that was really on my list of must haves was an electric breast pump. I am not exaggerating when I say that I … [Read more...]

Foods That Boost Milk Supply

foods that increase milk supply

Galactagogues. Try to say that fast a few times! If you are a nursing mama, galactagogues will soon be your best friend. Galactagogues are foods, herbs, and medications considered to be milk-inducing. Today I'll be focusing on just the foods that boost milk supply. By incorporating them in to your daily diet, you just may see an increase in your milk supply. Not to mention … [Read more...]

Tips and Tricks for the Breastfeeding Mom.

Breastfeeding Mama

My son is 19 months old and we still breastfeed. Breastfeeding is a personal choice for every individual mother but if you happen to breastfeed yourself, I've got some tips and tricks for you! 1. Invest in a fabulous nursing cover. My personal favorite happens to be from The Peanut Shell. A good nursing cover that makes you feel comfortable makes all the difference. It … [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?     … [Read more...]

If your baby doesn’t like to hide… Go Undercover!


Morgan recently posted about wrestling her little alligator under her hooter hider which is something I encountered in my first month of nursing.  Fifteen months later and my own little alligator is still going and still has no interest in being hidden under any cover.  Last month I found my answer to nursing discreetly:  Undercover Mama!  Undercover Mama is the perfect medium … [Read more...]

Making a Successful Breast feeding Transition at Work

Newborn baby

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 August reminds … [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 figure out where everything went, but it’s really very simple; the plastic … [Read more...]