Tagged: 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...

must haves for comfortable pregnancy

weeAsked: What are the must-haves for a comfortable pregnancy?

First — a BIG thank you to the 100+ moms who shared their weeLists with us this week.  We were floored by how many of you responded.  We saw a lot of body pillows, anti-nausea remedies, preparatory books, and comfy clothing (and shoes! lots of shoes…). We also loved reading...

Guest Blog: Breastfeeding on the Go with Mamava

It has been almost eight years since my daughter was born. Breastfeeding came easier the second time around with a baby who happily transitioned between breast and bottle. When I went back to work I could pump in my private office, but when I hit the road I was forced...

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...