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by Leading Lady
Before most women even know they’re pregnant, their breasts begin to change, sometimes without them even noticing. But before long, those pre-pregnancy bras are going to start feeling uncomfortable or tight. For some, it may happen early in their pregnancy, for others it may happen towards the end of those forty weeks. Either way, it’s important to wear a comfortable bra that offers support and room for growth.
Let’s face it, mothering wasn’t meant to be a one-woman show! For eons, women shared the responsibility of child-raising, home-making, food-growing, and foraging among their community members – sure they had more bellies to feed and manners to mind, but they also had more hands, hips and laps to do it! They also had lots of up-close opportunities to learn the tricks of the mom-trade from each other and to role-model behaviors– especially breastfeeding. It’s why a major key to setting yourself up for breastfeeding success is finding a tribe of breastfeeding moms – they’ll help you get inspired, answer questions, share best resources, and cheer you on!
With increased fall activity and less lazy summer down-time, breastfeeding can sometimes be an unintended casualty. For many moms with older kids, the pace picks up with school drop-offs, volunteering in the classroom, and running errands. New moms may be returning to work part- or full-time, or may be finishing up a degree at school themselves. Here’s a quick guide to keeping your milk mojo going and some handy resources to make transitions easier.
Parenting has been a gold mine for comedians from Bill Cosby to Louis CK . . . and most comedians have not even begun to tap into the motherlode of humor around breastfeeding! We asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite funny breastfeeding stories (you can see all of them here and here). Looking forward to the day these end up on the Comedy Channel!
August has recently been designated National Breastfeeding Month, thanks to efforts by the United States Breastfeeding Committee to increase the awareness and celebrations from the just the first week in August to the whole month. Because breastfeeding tends to be push some major buttons, even among friends, it’s a good idea to watch the words you use when discussing it. So, while you’re cooling your jets in the pool, at the beach, or at family get-togethers, here are a few tips for expecting moms, nursing moms and bottle-feeding moms to keep the dialogue from becoming too heated.
If you’re expecting, or are throwing a baby shower for someone who is, consider making the celebration a great chance to get pumped up and prepped for the big day and breastfeeding! The fact is that the hardest time to learn about breastfeeding is after the baby is born and the more tools, information, and support a new mom has, the easier breastfeeding can be.
Sure, you really only need a baby and a boob to do it, but you’re more likely to have a positive experience from the start (and avoid the Breastfeeding Booby Traps®) if you’re loaded up with confidence and assurances from friends and family members, expert advice and information, and a few tricks-of-the-trade– including some great breastfeeding products. A Breastfeeding Shower is a great way to send the new mom into motherhood with her best breastfeeding game on and have some real fun!
Summer is a great time to take advantage of the longer days to start some healthy new habits, boost your mama mojo and be your best for your baby, whether he/she is inside or outside of your belly!
School is out and summer is here. . . time to explore our great country and visit family and friends! Breastfeeding is especially convenient while traveling with your baby for lots of reasons. More
Breastfeeding is a mom’s job, but having a dad who’s on board with breastfeeding and at-the-ready to find ways to support and help you is invaluable. Even if your mate has needed, ahem, a little nudging and education, this Father’s Day show him just how much you appreciate his encouragement as you mastered breastfeeding. Here are our favorite ways to say, You’re an Awesome Dad, Dude!
Breastfeeding is eco-friendly. Your body makes just what your baby needs. No excess or waste. There’s no formula packaging to throw away. No bottles to clean. No manufacturing or shipping pollution. Even what goes in your baby is highly metabolized.
But what about that breast pump your best friend wants to give you? After all, a breast pump can be one of the more expensive baby items you’ll need and if you can reuse rental pumps, why not a home version?
There are two big reasons you shouldn’t share a breast pump. The first has to do with potential spread of germs and can put your baby at risk. The second has to do with putting your milk supply at risk.