There’s no doubt about it: Being a new parent is expensive. Even after the baby shower, there are expenses for everything from diaper cream to daycare, and it seems like there’s a new bill every time you turn around. So when it comes time to get a breast pump, you may be wondering if it […]
News headlines about supply chain issues can cause anyone to feel stressed — especially new mothers trying to get their breast pumps and accessories. Unlike ordering a cute pair of shoes that are backordered, ordering a breast pump is something you need to have on time. For example, if your baby is arriving soon or […]
It’s a situation most breastfeeding moms fear: What if I’m not producing enough milk for my baby? Often times, these fears are unfounded. Many moms start to panic unnecessarily when their baby wants to eat more often than usual, when really the baby is just going through a growth spurt. Or moms think that if […]
There is nothing worse than being all set to start breast pumping for the day and all of a sudden, you realize that your breast pump is not working correctly or just won’t turn on at all. Gah! If this happens to you, don’t panic. We’ll walk you through what do to. If you’re breast […]
For years, an electric breast pump was one of the most wished-for items on every new mom’s baby registry. It was an item that was essential for every mom to have, but with a price tag of more than $300, it was often something moms couldn’t afford on their own, unless their friends pitched in […]
When you’re pregnant, you get lots of information about what labor will be like, but often no one talks about the unpleasant post-partum realities of what your body will feel like after labor. To sum it up, it’s not fun. In the first few days and weeks after birth, you may experience heavy bleeding, vaginal […]
Donating your breast milk to hospitals that are treating sick and premature infants is one of the kindest things you can do. Human milk has been shown to have positive health effects for babies. And neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) across the country are using donated breast milk more and more often.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and also the busiest. Between family get-togethers, entertaining, shopping and travel, it can be challenging to keep up a regular breast pumping schedule during the holidays.
With the excitement of pregnancy, you’re probably thinking about baby clothes, a cute crib, a carseat – a whole world of new items for the baby. A breast pump might not come to the top of your mind. Why get one now? You’re wondering. I can breastfeed for the first month or so.
It’s a dilemma that many new moms run into. You’d like to get a breast pump. But you’re afraid it’s going to cost a fortune… even with health insurance.
Here’s the truth: If you have health insurance or Medicaid, you can probably get a breast pump for free or at a low cost. It just takes a phone call or two.