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What to Bring in Your Hospital Bag

By Allison Nunez | July 7, 2021

Truth be told, there isn’t really a thing you need to bring to the hospital. If you happen to go into labor early or if you accidentally forget your perfectly thought out bag at home, you will be just fine.  Every hospital or birth center is fully equipped with the things that matter most when…

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What are Milk Blebs?

By Claire Dowell | July 6, 2021

Breastfeeding, as we all know, is not always an easy task. In addition to the long hours, there can be complications that naturally occur, and knowing how to take care of these barriers ahead of time can help you to destress and feel better if the time comes. Milk blebs, also known as nipple blebs,…

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Increasing Milk Supply

By Allison Nunez | June 29, 2021

Cookies, oatmeal, tea – oh my! If you are like most mamas, you have worried about your milk supply at one point or another.  The first thing you did was look on the internet, trying to find the best lactation cookie or tea on the market, right? We’ve all done it.  Now, what if we…

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How to Know You Have Mastitis

By Claire Dowell | June 18, 2021

Let’s be real, breastfeeding can be uncomfortable. With all the different information out there, it can be hard to know what discomfort is normal and when you should be concerned. When you’re in pain and looking for an answer, sifting through the internet to find out what’s wrong can lead to more frustration and confusion.…

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How Can Your Partner Help With Breastfeeding?

By Claire Dowell | June 16, 2021

Babies grow so quickly and feeding them is a lot of work! When you’re breastfeeding, it can be hard for your partner to know how best to support you. Since they can’t do the actual feeding themselves, we came up with a few ways that partners can help when it comes to feeding! There are…

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Breastfeeding in Public

By Claire Dowell | June 15, 2021

As all new parents know, when your baby is ready to eat, they won’t always wait for the most convenient times to let you know. Whether you’re in the comfort of your own home or out and about, your baby will want to be fed on their schedule. Breastfeeding in public can be hard since…

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How Long Does Formula Last?

By Claire Dowell | June 14, 2021

 Keeping a growing baby fed is a full time job! Just like the milk in our fridges, formula can spoil as well. Making sure that baby formula is properly stored and prepared is important for getting your baby the nutrition they need, and staying safe while doing it. One of our top feeding tips is…

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How Long Can You Leave Breastmilk Out?

By Claire Dowell | June 14, 2021

Pumping and breastfeeding are hard work! Once you’ve made this magic, it would be truly tragic to see it go to waste. The rules about different foods being left out, frozen, and refrozen can be confusing, and breast milk is no different. It’s important to know the proper procedure for breastmilk storage so that it…

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Breastfeeding During the First Week

By Claire Dowell | June 6, 2021

Wow! You did an amazing job bringing a new member of your family into this world. You deserve a parade in your honor. The first week with a newborn is all about adjustments and learning on the fly. Breastfeeding is no different. You can study up on breastfeeding for your whole pregnancy, but when it…

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Breastfeeding Supply: Let’s Talk About It!

By Claire Dowell | June 6, 2021

With breastfeeding there is so much to learn. It might feel like there are endless questions when you start, but by the end both you and your baby will be an expert! To help you get ahead of the curve, we want to chat about some frequently asked questions. You may have heard the phrases…

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