Even though awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding is growing, it can still be a hard topic to discuss, especially with loved ones who may not have firsthand experience with it. While it is ultimately your decision to breastfeed and breast pump or not, it can be an intimate topic that your friends and family members feel embarrassed talking about. Prepare yourself to confidently talk to relatives about breastfeeding and pumping with our [...]
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Why would you wear compression socks while you're pregnant? There are so many reasons! Compression socks can help reduce discomfort in your feet and ankles, support your cardiovascular system by promoting good blood flow, and they can help you stay more comfortable when you're on your feet for long periods of time. Every pregnant woman should have at least one pair of compression socks! The Benefits of Compression Socks During Pregnancy [...]
One of the major challenges for moms returning to the workplace after maternity leave is maintaining a healthy, routine breast pumping schedule. Moms need a private space as well as time away from the demands of the job every few hours to pump in peace. It can be difficult to talk freely about breast pumping in the workplace, but ultimately, employers benefit from supporting their working moms. What’s more, the law mandates that [...]
Why Breastfeeding Benefits Mothers By Ashley Georgakopoulos, IBCLC and Motif Lactation Director There are many sources of information out there about the health and bonding benefits of breastfeeding for the baby, but there are just as many crucial benefits and health implications for the mother! Realizing and sharing this information has a great impact on women’s health worldwide. It is so much bigger than the changing of social normalities and pressure [...]
Holiday Travel Survival Guide: Tips for Pumping While Traveling How to Plan for the Trip Things to Take Into Account: How long will you be traveling? Calculate an estimate of ounces to be collected in total. What storage methods will be available on the trip? If staying in a hotel, call ahead to see if there is access to a freezer. Account for space in your carry-on or checked bag [...]