Breastfeeding jargon...it can be a little overwhelming and a lot bit confusing if you're new to this. To help you out, we've compiled the most common and most noteworthy abbreviations and terms related to breastfeeding. So keep reading and take note!
Babywearing...have you tried it?
Many mothers herald babywearing as a total life-saver. By using special carriers, slings, or wraps, a mom can carry her baby with her wherever she goes while being hands-free.
Did you know babywearing also encourages the breastfeeding relationship? It's true! Wearing your baby has been shown to increase breastfeeding duration.
Did you know that up to 1 in 5 moms will experience a perinatal mental health illness?
1 in 5.
Your mental health matters, mama. It matters immensely.
The reality is that ⅓ of you moms reading this have, or will, deliver your babies via cesarean. Some of you will plan for it and others will be thrust into it.
No matter your birth plan, risk level, previous experiences, or preferences, you should be prepared in case a c-section is the means by which you get to meet your baby.
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.