More and more, moms are giving their babies (and themselves) a milk bath using breastmilk. Which is awesome!! Breastmilk is incredibly nourishing, and a lot of moms are saying that it’s helped their heal baby rashes like diaper rash, as well as baby eczema. So it’s definitely worth a try. Now when it comes to taking fancy baths, I have… Read More
I’ve noticed something that really bothers me. There’s so much fake “science” and fake “news” and fake “articles” floating around today that it’s almost impossible to know what’s real and what’s not. We keep hearing about power pumping – which is a popular breast pumping method that moms are using to boost milk supply. We’ve seen schedules, tips, and do’s… Read More
If you’ve been breastfeeding for longer than, oh say 48 hours, you’ve probably heard the term “power pumping.” But just in case you live under a rock (hey, not judging – some of my favorite people live under rocks), power pumping is a popular pumping method that moms use to boost milk supply. You know how babies cluster feed sometimes?… Read More
We all know that pumping can really, well, suck. What we need is a hack to pump more milk. Pronto! Because even if you have a great milk supply, you might not get very much milk out. And when you aren’t sure how awesome your milk supply is, you can get seriously discouraged if your pumping session only yields a… Read More
I stayed dehydrated while I was breastfeeding. It was so bad that my boobs had to send scouts into the wilderness of my body to hunt for water. Yeah, that bad. I came up with some pretty cool tricks to help me stay hydrated…but they only worked when I remembered to use them. And drinking water fell under the category… Read More
We like to think we’re so smart. And for the most part, we are. I mean, we grew a human, didn’t we? We have this otherworldly intuition that tells us when something is wrong with our babies – and when they’re bigger, it tells us when they’re lying to us. That’s a cool part of being a mom. But when… Read More
When it comes to your sleep cycle, your body does more than just fall asleep and wake up! It begins preparing hours before those events by increasing or suppressing hormones. And those hormones flowing through your body also go into your milk. That’s one of the ways your baby develops her circadian rhythm.
It’s not fair! Millennials get a really bad reputation for – well, everything. It seems like nothing a millennial mom does is ever good enough for the other generations. I’ll give it to them, our work ethic could use some… work. And maybe we have a short attention span. We love our phones too much? Okay. At least we don’t… Read More
I’m just one mom. My advice may not be what you need. So I gathered advice from dozens of mamas who’ve been there, done that. The tips in this article are the ones that they repeated over and over and over. These are THE top tips from moms who went to the O.R. to have their babies.
The first time is the most shocking. The second time you go through it is a bit better. Each time is different, but it’s never easy. I’m talking about those crazy postpartum weeks. Life with a newborn sometimes feels like pure chaos. Or maybe an alternate dimension? There will be days where you’re not sure if it’s AM or PM…. Read More
Kate’s seat was undeniably the best in the stadium. From here, she could see everything happening on the field, watch the cheerleaders, see the concession stand, and count four different reactions to the fact that she was breastfeeding in public. Why does anyone even care? Surely the baby taking his lunch from her mostly-covered breast was less shocking than the… Read More
Sitting in the midst of the noisy crowd, surrounded by smelly animals and bright colors, I stared in awe at the woman walking the tightrope near the top of the circus tent. She balanced ever so carefully between two realities: stuck where she is and landing painfully where she eventually wants to be. Trying too hard to be in one… Read More