Category: Breastfeeding

Guest Blog: 10 Myths About Breastfeeding

Ayelet Kaznelson, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant at the Seleni Institute in New York City, covers the most common breastfeeding myths so you know what’s normal, what’s not, and when to get help. (Be sure to check out her last post on pumping!)

breastfeeding, pumping, baby, feeding

The 411 On Pumping

Bewildered by breast pump options (and how to actually pump when you’re breastfeeding)? You’re not alone. Getting a good pump and knowing how to use it properly can make the process much less daunting. Read on for answers to your most pressing pumping questions from Ayelet Kaznelson, an International Board...

weeAsked: What makes breastfeeding easier?

This week’s Big Question confirmed what we already hypothesized: breastfeeding is not easy, and each mom faces her own challenges. The good news? Doing what makes you happy will keep your baby happy, and that’s a win-win. Some common themes: A great support network is key, be it a partner,...

Big Qs: What makes breastfeeding easier?

Did you know that August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month? (Now you do!) Everything about being a new mom is hard: breastfeeding is hard, bottle-feeding is hard.  When we were new parents, all we wanted to know was how our friends who’ve been through it made it easier.   For...

Free (important) stuff for new moms: lactation support!

This isn’t exactly new news, but most of the people we know are still unaware that: As of August 1, 2012, health insurance companies must cover breastfeeding support and supplies. Yes, you read that right!  The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to provide—at no cost—“comprehensive lactation support and counseling, by...