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.