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What are the advantages of using a breast-pump?

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Breast pumping is a tool that can be used to breastfeed. If you're venturing into the world of breastfeeding, you need a breast pump. The invention of the breast pump, which was made in 1854, gave moms more freedom and flexibility. No longer is it necessary for mom to be present in order to breastfeed the baby. We don't...

9 steps to use a breast pump

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The first thought you have upon looking at your breast pump is, 'how in the heck do I use this thing? What attaches? What attaches to what? The actual steps to using a breast pump differ based on whether you're using an electric or manual breast pump. Both will be described so you can get to the point quickly. Step...

6 Amazing Uses of Breast Milk

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Breast milk has many benefits for babies. Did you know there were other surprising uses for breastmilk? Breast milk can have up to one million white blood cells, which are responsible for fighting germs. It's not a panacea for every ailment but it is worth a try. It isn't going to hurt your newborn and you might stumble onto...

Breastfeeding and what to expect

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New moms should consider breastfeeding. It is an excellent option and offers many amazing benefits. If you are unfamiliar with the process, it is possible to be unsure of what to expect. We have compiled a list that includes common side effects and symptoms to help you get started. It's important to be prepared for the changes that are...

You’re Pregnant! Now what?

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They are those two lines on your pregnancy testing! You're pregnant! Wait...but wait...now what? You may be wondering where to begin your preparations for this little life. While you are thinking about all the ways you can share the good news with the world, we will help you to prioritize the things that you want to do first. START POPPING THE PRENATALS If...

5 Breast Pumping Tips to Make Your Life Easier

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Mothers can breast pump, which can be a wonderful thing, can be a great thing. Did you know that breast pumping is preferred by many moms over breastfeeding? There are many ways that you can make breast pumping go smoothly. These 5 breast pumping tips will make your life easier. Tip #1: Pump to Enhance Your Senses Your breast milk can...

What you need to know about pregnancy cravings

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Most likely, you've heard of pickles or ice cream when pregnant cravings are mentioned. Did you know that the most popular cravings are for spicy food and chocolate? When do cravings for pregnancy start? What causes them to start? Holy cow, some foods make me gag. Let's get it figured out together. So, when do you go craving the weird...

Morning Sickness vs. hyperemesis gravidrum (HG).

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Is it Morning Sickness, or More? Morning sickness is a very common pregnancy symptom. It can include nausea and occasionally vomiting. You may also experience fatigue and loss of appetite. Morning sickness symptoms usually subside in 12-14 weeks. They are not often severe. Hyperemesis Gravidrum (HG), is a condition that causes severe vomiting and nausea that doesn't go away. HG can...

Pregnancy and the health of your pelvic floor

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What happens if I have to have a C section? No matter if you have a C section or vaginally, your pelvic floor will still be affected by pregnancy. Your growing baby will cause your pelvic floor to stretch to accommodate them. The baby's weight can make those muscles weaker. If you prepare your pelvic floor by exercising it during...

5 Things You MUST Know About Labor

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It can be frightening to think about labor and delivery if you are a first-time mom. It can be overwhelming to think about pregnancy and delivery. It is normal to have a million questions running through your head. Whether you're a first-time mom or not, we don't all have the answers. We can only give each other general advice. Take...