Returning to work after maternity leave is never easy. Having support from an employer can truly make a huge impact in a new mom’s transition back to work. If you plan on pumping at work and need some help requesting support from your employer/supervisor, see the letter template below! Adjust as you see fit! Dear … Continue reading Sample Letter for Breastfeeding & Pumping Accommodations at Work
It's crazy how much milk I donated because I had an overproduction of breast milk during the first 5 months of postpartum. I produced and pumped so much milk and donated it to a friend who needed milk for their baby. During that time, I'd leak all the time and I was always easily engorged. … Continue reading A Legendairy Tale – Legendairy Milk Review
Did you know that using the wrong size breast shields can severely impact your milk production? Here's a great guide on choosing the right size shield
Having another baby after 6 years felt like we were starting all over again. I forgot about the sleepless nights, the diaper blow-outs, and nursing what felt like a million times per day. What I didn't forget were the pains associated with breastfeeding. The engorgement, the clogged ducts, the cracked nipples, the latching issues, and … Continue reading The 4th Trimester with Medela
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A nursing mom's dilemma: how can I produce more milk without being so engorged? Well at least that's my dilemma. The answer is simple, galactagogues! I'm pretty sure some of you may ask, WHAT ON EARTH IS A GALACTAGOGUE?! A galactagogue is a medication or herb that stimulates an increases in milk supply. Many moms … Continue reading Galactagogues and Essential Oils for Boosting Milk Supply
Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate and / or referral links. This item was received for review purposes. All opinions are my own. First and foremost, before I begin, I am creating this post for awareness. I am not a Medical Doctor, nor a Lactation Specialist (however I am looking into certifications). My opinions … Continue reading Preventing Mastitis + Lansinoh Breastfeeding Starter Kit Review & Giveaway!
When I used to exclusively pump, there were some days I felt as if I wasn't producing enough milk. Levels of production of milk can depend on your diet, as well as, your hormones. I was always worrying that I wasn't making enough for my baby and was afraid of "running out" milk. Especially, when … Continue reading The Power Pump!
It's the 21st Century! More and more mothers are returning back to work shortly after they deliver. In my opinion, the U.S. average maternity leave length of 12 weeks or less (if you do not qualify for FMLA) is just way too short, compared to other developed countries such as, Austria, who have maternity leave … Continue reading Tips for Pumping at Work
If you are breast feeding, and planning on going back to work or even leaving your baby for a couple of hours with a care taker, handling pumped breast milk can be a little confusing. Every now and then, when I exclusively pumped for an entire year, I still looked through a guide on how … Continue reading Storing & Thawing Breastmilk