If you’ve ever pumped breastmilk, you may find yourself asking a question that seems deceptively simple: Are my breasts empty? It’s a common concern, especially among those who have just started pumping or breastfeeding, and there are several important reasons to determine the answer. Pumping breastmilk (and breastfeeding in general) is a matter of supply […]
Often, when moms start pumping breast milk, they can get very discouraged when they only see the bottle only fill up to the 1 oz. line or even less per breast. Many times, moms start freaking out, assuming that there’s something wrong with them and they won’t possibly be able to pump enough milk for […]
If you ask most new parents what the one thing is that they want more than anything else in the world, you’ll probably get the same answer: more sleep! Unfortunately, if you’re the breastfeeding parent, you know that getting up in the middle of the night to feed your baby is just part of the […]
If you’re planning on pumping or breastfeeding after your baby is born and you’ve already started putting your baby registry together, you know that figuring out what types of breastfeeding and breast pumping supplies you really need as a new mom can be very overwhelming. There are so many products to choose from that all […]
When you’re a new mom, you’ve got a lot of things to keep track of in your brain. How much did my baby eat at her last feeding? How long has it been since she ate? Did I send out that work email I was supposed to? What am I going to cook for dinner? […]
When experts tout the benefits of breast feeding vs. formula, they usually say that breastfeeding is by far the cheaper option. And while breastfeeding is cheaper than formula, if you’re planning on pumping, it’s not exactly free. Not only do you have to purchase a pump, but you’ll also have to purchase many other […]
Now that more people are getting their Covid-19 vaccines, more people are planning to fly again. And if you’re a breast pumping mom who is planning to fly for work or to see friends and family, you may be wondering, “How exactly am I going to pump on the plane?” While pumping on a plane […]
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.
Believe it or not, pumping breast milk is just like everything else: It takes practice. You might find yourself challenged or puzzled at first by this odd machine and how it operates. But you will catch on over time. The trick is to find techniques that work for you.