Category: Breastfeeding

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...