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When should you start pumping to return to work?

When should you start pumping to return to work?

Maternity leave is a joyful time, yet for many of us – that leave is far too short. For new mother’s, that time clock places the dual stress of bonding and preparation. How can you carve enough time to bond with your baby? What about daycare? Will they give you time away if your baby […]

Posted October 27, 2018 by Milk and Hugs in Answers, Breastfeeding, Resources / 0 Comments

What to do when breastfeeding hurts

What to do when breastfeeding hurts

No matter how natural and normal breastfeeding may be – let’s be honest…. sometimes it HURTS! That pain, as biting and as quick as it can come, can leave you reeling – and ready to throw in the towel. But before you decide that it is too much, there are a few things you can […]

How much water should you drink when breastfeeding?

How much water should you drink when breastfeeding?

When it comes to food and drink, there are a thousand and five opinions about how much -or what – you need while breastfeeding. Some say that you need this many calories or this kind of food, while others advocate a free for all diet plan that taunts your waistline AND your milk. All in […]

How to get a FREE Breast Pump through your insurance

How to get a FREE Breast Pump through your insurance

Did you know that you can qualify to get a FREE breast pump through your insurance? Changes in the laws have opened the door to nursing moms, IF you can navigate the red tape and hurdles involved. This article contains Affiliate links. That means that if you click through and make a purchase, or fill […]

What NOT to eat when Breastfeeding

What NOT to eat when Breastfeeding

Recently, I wrote a post about foods that can increase milk supply naturally – but what about foods that harm supply? With that thought in mind, here are 5 foods NOT to eat when Breastfeeding. Foods NOT to eat when Breastfeeding Parsley Beautiful and green, parsley is a staple on many dinner plates. It acts […]

11 Foods that increase Milk Supply for Breastfeeding

11 Foods that increase Milk Supply for Breastfeeding

Nature tends to give Breastfeeding mothers the means and methods to feed their babies. Yet sometimes, even with nature on our sides, we want a little insurance in the supply department. If you are concerned, or have felt you are suffering supply drop, here are 11 foods that increase milk supply.   1. Oatmeal Oatmeal […]

How can I be sure my newborn breastfed baby is getting enough milk?

How can I be sure my newborn breastfed baby is getting enough milk?

This is one of the most common questions and the most common concern for new mothers.  How can you tell if your newborn Breastfed baby is getting enough milk to eat? It would make things much easier if we all had dash marks on our breasts, wouldn’t it? Unfortunately, we are not blessed with such […]

What does being a Baby-Friendly Hospital mean?

What does being a Baby-Friendly Hospital mean?

What is a Baby-Friendly Hospital? What does the designation mean? And how can it help you? These are common questions mothers and fathers have when choosing the hospital or birthing center that will care for them during the birth of their child. Some new parents are fortunate enough to be able to choose between facilities, […]

Posted December 3, 2017 by Milk and Hugs in Answers, Breastfeeding, General, Lactation / 0 Comments