Have You Gotten a Pump from Your Insurance Company Yet?

Did you know that the Affordable Care Act requires health insurance companies to cover personal use breast pumps?Well, most insurance companies are compliant with this and they are covering really nice, high quality double electric breast pumps.Have you called your insurance company and spoken to a representative who told you that you only qualify for a pump if there is medical necessity?  Well, removing milk that your boobs are making is medically necessary and insurance reps have a lot of catching up to do on the ACA....more

Give the Man a Chance: Part 2

More Rules for Letting Daddy Learn How to FatherLast week, I gave tips for new breastfeeding mamas to help their partners when it seems that breastfeeding is the only way to soothe the baby. Now, to address more mama complaints (and to offer solutions!):“He gets up to help me at night, but he ends up just staring at me and nodding off.”...more

How To Use Nurse-Ins To Teach Breastfeeding Law

We’ve all heard it before or have watched it on the news: "Mother gets harassed for breastfeeding in public…” You would think that with all the research and studies that have come out in favor of breastfeeding and its benefits, society would be all for it. But yet again, these stories continue to exist. ...more
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Are You a Milk Hoarder?

One day, I am going to host a show on TLC called “Milk Hoarders.” In this show, I will surprise a breastfeeding mom by knocking on her door asking to see her freezer stash of milk. ...more

Give the Man a Chance: Rules for Letting Daddy Learn How to Father

Before I begin, I want to acknowledge that not all babies are born into homes with both a mother and father. Many babies are welcomed into homes with any number of different parenting scenarios. I must say, however, that I particularly like to lovingly poke fun at daddies and how mamas treat daddies. So, for the purposes of this blog, “partner” will be played by the role of “daddy.”  But grandmas, partners, and support people are all included.Rules for Letting Daddy Learn How to Father...more

The Breastfeeding Mom's Plugged Duct Tool-Kit

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Damn You, Flow

Chances are that if you haven’t gotten your period back before you return to work, it will come back once you are back to work. You need to know a few things about Flow.First, Flow messes with your supply. Usually, right around when you are ovulating (though some women experience this at the beginning of their periods instead), your supply will dip somewhat and your nipples will get a little sore. Your period probably won’t be regular when you first get it back, so you may not know when you ovulate, but a dip in supply may be one indication....more

What is MommyCon?

 MommyCon is an awesome Mommy (and Daddy) convention focused on "natural and organic parenting methods." Lots of the movers and shakers in the baby gear industry show up to promote their new products, and hope to convince the savvy audience that they have cracked the code to make your parenting life easier, more fun, more fulfilling or less hectic....more

Building a Breastfeeding Relationship: Ariana’s Story

by Ariana Powers...more