Many women prepare a birth plan to take with them to the hospital when they have a baby; why not prepare a breastfeeding plan, too? If you’ve already had your baby, did you give any thought to what you wanted your first breastfeeding experience to be? Studies show those first 72 hours or so can make […]
This is another in a series of posts examining breastfeeding information found on Pinterest. Breast sagging (the technical term is “breast ptosis”) is a common lament when breastfeeding is completed. For some women this even can be a significant disincentive for breastfeeding. Sara at The Healthy Home Economist proposes the causes of breast sagging are not having […]
Nursing tanks are what many moms live in the first few weeks after baby comes: day, night, feeding, napping, and maybe an occasional walk around the block with another shirt thrown over the top. Tanks are on every mom’s list of must-haves, right up there with nursing bras and lanolin. What separates the great tanks from […]
No matter what time of year you give birth, germs are a concern. Older kids bring home new bugs from school, parents bring home new bugs from work, and oftentimes their are germs in your environment you can’t adequately prepare for. How do you cope when your new baby finally catches its first bug?
Pregnancy is a major time of preparation for your breasts. Everyone thinks about how the baby is growing, but at the same time you have more development in your breasts during pregnancy than you do during adolescence! About midway through pregnancy, your breasts begin actually making milk.
When I open up Pinterest, I always have a full page of beautiful breastfeeding pictures, yummy looking desserts and a few funny sayings. The page looks different every time I open it. In fact, I put off opening it because I know I can’t NOT look at all those tempting pictures. If I leave them until […]
For many women, breastfeeding leads to an incredible bond between mother and baby that feels both magical and hard-earned. To help you celebrate and remember that magic, Bosom Buddies is offering free breastfeeding photoshoots March 5th & 6th to the first TWELVE moms who sign up. Trust us, this is something you don’t want to miss out on.
Breastfeeding and scared to exercise? Don’t be! You’re not the only one thanks to several exercise myths that have been floating around. Don’t be discouraged about exercising while you are breastfeeding. Here’s a critical look at some of the negative talk you might hear.
Pumping milk so baby can have mom’s milk is a true act of love. Don’t believe for a moment that sitting with a breast pump is anywhere near as fulfilling as nursing a baby. So any pumping mom needs to have as many perks as she can find to make the job easier and more […]