Expecting moms are basically professional decision-makers.
Hospital birth or home birth? Which diaper bag style - tote or backpack? Find out the gender of the baby early or drive everyone crazy with the anticipation of waiting until delivery?
So. Many. Questions.
When it comes to breast pumps, there are even more questions to add to the list:
How do I get a breast pump? Which pump is right for me? Do I need the portable version? How do I contact my insurance company about this?
It’s a lot, on top of an already overwhelming list. We get it.
So, you’re expecting and planning to breastfeed your baby? Hooray! Fist bump; applause! And a pat on the back, to top things off. We love hearing that and we are cheering you on!
Breastfeeding moms are most successful when they are surrounded with support, and that can take on many different forms. It involves mom friends who have breastfed their own babies, in-person lactation counselors, helpful articles and other resources, as well as having the proper equipment on hand.
First things first, you’ll need a breast pump. Wondering how that works, exactly?
This is a common concern among breastfeeding moms, and it’s a valid one.
After all, nursing moms are in close proximity to their babies throughout the day for prolonged periods. Is that much contact safe for a baby when the mom is ill?
Let’s find out!
Newborns don't do much besides sleep and look cute, so that should make bringing one home a total breeze….right?
It’s because they don't do much that often creates the challenge - they rely on your for basically everything.
Since the newborn phase can be a little tricky, we’ve compiled some smart and helpful hacks you can implement to make your life just a tiny bit easier so you can focus on your tiny human!