Jenny and her husband were concerned about whether it was safe to have their baby in bed with them. Jenny knew it would be easier to breastfeed at night with baby close at hand, but she had also heard of babies who died in bed while co-sleeping with their parents. After a good deal of […]
There’s probably no baby issue more discussed than the use of pacifiers for babies. Rather than jumping into that large debate, today I’m here to look specifically at using pacifiers for a breastfeeding baby, specifically a newborn. Babies need to suck and most are born knowing how to suck. Sucking obviously is used to transfer […]
Did you breastfeed your baby? Before you answer, keep in mind that I’m not asking, “Did you breastfeed for a 6 months or a year?” I’m not asking “Did you breastfeed exclusively?” I’m not asking, “Did you exclusively pump so your baby could have your milk?” I am asking this: “Did your baby get any breastmilk?” Please, let me […]
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 […]
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.
With Black Friday behind us and turkey leftovers stashed in the fridge, thoughts turn to holiday giving. There’s usually one or two people you already know exactly what you want to give them, but the rest of the list is a bit of a challenge. Perhaps we can give you some ideas over the next few days for […]
The holidays are coming up, which for many families inevitably means travel. If you’re planning on going over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s house this year AND you’re currently breast pumping, this may seem more daunting than usual. Fear not, with a little planning and the right tools you can get to […]
The non-profit National Women’s Law Center has released a report detailing insurance company non-compliance with the preventive care coverages mandated in the Affordable Care Act. While many insurance companies have stepped up to the plate in terms of providing breast pumps to new moms without cost, not all have; and getting no-cost lactation support is […]
Breastfeeding is just one of those topics where lots of misinformation is spread through very well-intentioned advice and sometimes it’s hard to know what exactly to believe. In past newsletters, we have shared many of these myths about breastfeeding and we would like to share them with you again in a short and sweet 5 part blog […]