When you’re feeding a baby from frozen or cold stashes of breast milk, you might be wondering: How should I thaw breast milk from the freezer or warm breast milk coming out of the refrigerator? The goal is to try to get the milk to be between room temperature and body temperature (about 68 to […]
How Can I Increase My Breastmilk Supply?
There are all kinds of myths about how to increase your breastmilk supply. Your mom swears by dark beer. Your best friend heard eating bananas can help. It can be overwhelming to dig through thousands of blog posts and weed through the advice from friends and family trying to help. So, what’s fact, and what’s […]
How to Tell If Your Breasts Are Empty After Pumping
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 […]
What to Pack In Your Pumping Bag
Am I Pumping Enough Milk?
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 […]
Benefits of Portable Breast Pumps
When it comes to choosing a breast pump, it’s important to find one that meets your needs. And for many working moms, getting a portable breast pump that doesn’t have to be plugged into the wall is a must. That’s because if you work as a restaurant server, bar tender, retail associate, flight attendant, hair […]
How Much Breastmilk Babies Need By Age
Curious about how much breastmilk your baby should be drinking a day? We explain in this handy chart that breaks it down by age and by whether or not your baby is eating solids. Remember, however, that it’s always important to listen to your baby’s cues. If your baby is teething or going through a […]
5 Ways to Manage Postpartum Incontinence
Is My Nipple Pain Normal?
Ouch! That hurt! The first time you breastfeed or use a breast pump, you might be surprised at how the experience differs from your expectations. While the results may be well worth the annoyances, it’s not always pain-free, particularly in the beginning. But, though it’s true that minor discomfort can be a part of pumping […]
What Is Paced Bottle Feeding? Everything You Need to Know About Bottle Feeding Your Baby
Many people associate bottle feeding with the image of a mom gently cradling a baby horizontally in her lap while the baby guzzles a nearly vertical bottle of milk. Unfortunately, feeding a baby this way can be very harmful to the baby. It can cause the baby to drink too much milk, which can lead […]
Best Foods to Eat When Breastfeeding
After 9 months of watching what you’ve been eating, you may think that after you give birth, you have license to eat whatever you want. However, what you eat during breastfeeding is just as important as during your pregnancy, because what you eat has a direct impact on the health of you and your baby. […]
5 Hacks for Pumping at Night
Cost of Breast Pumping for 1 Year
Although many people usually point to breastfeeding as much more cost effective than formula feeding, if you’re planning on breast pumping, there will be some costs involved. In addition to purchasing a pump, you’ll also need to spend money on replacement parts every few months, as well as milk storage bags and other accessories. Luckily, […]
Tips for Donating Breast Milk
The current baby formula shortage is affecting millions of babies around the country as parents desperately try to find enough formula to keep their children alive. However, if you’re a mom who is currently breastfeeding, you can do a lot to help these babies in need by donating any extra breastmilk you have. And you […]
How Postpartum Compression Garments Help After Giving Birth
9 Must-Have Baby Registry Items for Breastfeeding
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 […]
How to Ship Breast Milk
Gradually easing Covid restrictions means lots of people are heading back to the office and traveling for the first time in a long time. For new breast-feeding mothers, this can mean business and leisure trips that take them away from their newborns for extended periods. Fortunately, there are a host of options available for breast-pumping […]
Our 7 Favorite Breast Pumping Apps
Do I Need to Pay for an Upgrade on My Breast Pump?
When the Affordable Care Act went into effect in 2010, many moms-to-be were thrilled that insurance companies were now required by law to cover the cost of getting a breast pump. And while the law has certainly helped make breast pumps more affordable, the law didn’t say that insurance companies had to cover all types […]
Giving Back to Other New Moms This Holiday Season
Having a new baby is an exciting time, but for some moms, finding a way to pay for everything they need for the baby can be overwhelming and stressful. That’s where EveryMom Chicago comes in. Founded by Jamie Taratoot in early 2021, EveryMom Chicago is a non-profit that’s dedicated to helping pregnant moms in underserved […]
Supply Chain Issues Are Delaying Breast Pump Orders. What You Can Do to Be Prepared.
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 […]
Why Has My Milk Supply Dropped?
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 […]
How to Save Money on Breast Pumping Supplies
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 […]
How to Calculate How Much Breast Milk to Pump Each Day
How to Return a Breast Pump That Is Not Working
What to Do If You Have a Clogged Milk Duct
Usually, if you happen to find a hard lump on your breast, it can be a legitimate reason to be concerned. But if you’re breastfeeding, finding a hard or painful lump on your breast usually has a very logical explanation — a clogged milk duct. Getting a clogged milk duct at least once during your […]
Can I Drink Coffee or Alcohol While Breastfeeding?
After abstaining from alcohol and cutting back on coffee during your pregnancy, you might be eagerly looking forward to giving birth so you can finally relax with a big glass of wine and get back into the daily drive-thru line at Starbucks for your favorite drink. However, experts say if you’re planning to breastfeed, you […]
Does Breastfeeding Help You Lose Baby Weight?
After nine long months of waddling around in maternity clothes and not being able to see their toes, many new moms are eager to start breastfeeding, which is often touted as nature’s way of helping moms return to their pre-pregnancy weights. And while breastfeeding does burn a lot of calories, many moms will also tell […]
What to Do If Your Breasts Hurt During Pumping
What are the best suction settings to use on a breast pump?
When you read a description for any breast pump on the market, the manufacturers will almost always tout two things: how powerful the suction is (listed in mmHg), and how many stimulation and suction modes they have. But if you’re new to breast pumping, you may be wondering, how much power do I really need […]
Best Advice for Breast Pumping on a Plane
Why Is My Breast Pump Losing Suction?
Surprising Ways Your Breast Milk Changes
Pros and Cons of Wearable Breast Pumps
How to De-Stress While You Pump
Breastfeeding During the Covid-19 Pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a stressful time for everyone, but especially for new mothers who are concerned about the health and safety of their babies. The CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization all are currently recommending that mothers continue to breastfeed their babies during this outbreak. That’s because the […]
6 Tips for Freezing Breast Milk
Returning to Work? Creating a Breast Pumping Schedule
4 Essential Breast Pumping Accessories
Breastfeeding Twins? 6 Tips for Making It Easier
If you’re pregnant with twins, congratulations! You’re about to embark on a wonderful adventure that’s full of double the snuggles and double the love. If you’re a little worried about how you’re going to breastfeed not one but two babies, don’t worry! While it may be a little more logistically complicated than breastfeeding just one […]
How to Get the Right Breast Shield/Flange Size For You
Do I Need Two Breast Pumps?
When to Replace Your Breast Pump Parts
So, you’ve FINALLY hit your stride with breast pumping. You have the schedule just right, and you’ve selected the ideal breast shield and power setting for your needs. But out of the blue, you start losing suction when it matters most. So, what’s the problem? Well, it turns out that the various components of your […]
Do’s and Don’ts for Cleaning Breast Pump Parts
Often the biggest headache for moms who are breast pumping, isn’t the pumping itself – it’s the hassle of having to clean all of the breast pump parts and accessories. All. The. Time. And, unfortunately, even though it may seem like a pain to clean all of those parts after each session, it’s important to […]
How to Choose the Best Breast Pump
Choosing a breast pump can be an overwhelming process, especially when there are so many to choose from! Before we get started, keep in mind there is a good chance you can get a breast pump covered through your insurance. If you happen to be an Illinois or Wisconsin resident, click here and let NEB […]
11 Tips for Breast Pumping in the Car
All About Power Pumping
Looking for a way to increase your milk supply? With Power Pumping, you can replace one of your regular pumping sessions with a 60-minute marathon session, similar to when your baby is cluster feeding. Check out our infographic below to get more information on what Power Pumping is, how to do it effectively, and some […]
Why Pregnant Moms Should Open Flexible Spending Accounts
7 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Breast Pump
5 TSA Tips for Breast Pumping Moms
Making your way through airport security is never fun, but if you’re a breastfeeding mom, navigating how to bring your breast pump, breast milk and other accessories through the airport is even more of a challenge. Luckily, in 2016, President Obama signed the Bottles and Breastfeeding Equipment Screening Act (known as BABES), which explicitly allows […]