The Great Bottle Hunt of 2010

I am on a mission to get Penny to take a bottle.  I have decided that as much as I enjoy breastfeeding, it might be nice to get out of the house for more than an hour without the baby in tow in the next year.  Not that Sean and I really go anywhere, or have regular babysitters, but just in case. ...more

Need an answered prayer?

JMJ Do you have a prayer request? A special need?  Well, I spent all night placing a live webcam to Lourdes, France on my website, including a little mailbox to their prayer request email.  All kinds of weird computer problems kept cropping up, and I kept offering them up as a prayer, which did help to keep me from being annoyed.  Then... This morning I got an email from a friend who told me that today is OUR LADY OF LOURDES FEAST DAY!  Wow.  I had no idea!  That is just so cool... ...more

Help - Breastfeeding Rights

Hello I am trying to find any kind of help or information regarding my rights to breastfeed my 11 month old son.  I had been a victim of domestic violence by his father and finally left September of 2009.  He was arrested and still awaits his trial for spousal abuse, child endargement and crimal threats but have already been to court for custody.  Unfortunately I was a stay at home Mom and when I left I had nothing.  No money for an attorney.  He of course had money for an attorney and he took the custody and DV order to trial.  The judge told me in December th...more
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How to Stick to a Schedule, when you're a BUSY Mom!!!

 Lately, I've gotten several emails about putting your babies on a schedule like Brayden is. I thought it might be best if I answered you in a post in case anyone else was interested. I'm by no means an expert - this is just what worked for us and for Brayden. All babies are different and what works for B is just what works for B.I'm a stay at home mom....more

Ouch! Don’t Force Your Breast Pump

Don’t force the breast pump to pump too quickly or too hard.  Sometime when we lack the time or motivation to breast pump, we decide to put both the rhythm and pressure of the breast pump too high.  Some moms may jump on the breast pump with both dials pushed up to the highest level thinking that they will be able to get the breast milk out quicker.Wrong answer.  What results is a painfully horrid experience.  Breast pumping first should mimic your baby and secondly, should not be painful.  Initially each time you start breast pumping you should:...more’s WEEKLY giveaway! - $25 Walmart Gift Card - Dec. 11

 Win a $25 Walmart Gift Card Christmas is coming and we thought it would be a great idea to help you moms out there by giving away a gift card from the place where most moms end up. HOW TO ENTER: + leave a comment on GotBreastPump’s facebook fan page by answering the following question:...more

Pumpkin Spice Latte & Frugalista Chic

Ahh... the holidays are upon us... Images of sugar plums dancing in our heads while dreaming if Santa Claus will be providing us with treats (or a big fat lump of coal) under our Christmas trees. Who am I kidding?! That is what I want.. those images on the books I read to my son at bedtime. ...more

I love the holiday drinks. I splurge on Starbucks too. That is actually one of my favorite ...more

Don’t Stop Breast Pumping at Night

 We all wait for that perfect night when baby sleeps through the entire night.  Is it possible; will it ever happen?  Well, yes, believe it or not, in the near future your baby will probably begin to sleep through the night. However, as wonderful as it may seem, if you are breast pumping, you probably need to continue to wake at least once at night to breast pump.  I know if sounds horrible, but most moms have found that as soon as they stop the night time pumping session, they soon find that their breast milk begins to decrease....more

Make Sure to Have Something to Do While Breast Pumping

 If all you do while breast pumping is sit and stare at the clock waiting for the time to finish, then you will feel like your breast pumping sessions will last forever.  You should have something to do while breast pumping to help the time pass by more quickly. Some things that you may want to do while breast pumping are: -          Watching television – of course the easiest and don’t require you to use your hands...more

Breast Pump for 2-3 Minutes Longer

 Many of us lack the time that we need to breast pump for very long, and we wait impatiently while watching the minutes on a clock to decide whether to finish pumping at this time.   Well, if you want to maintain a good breast milk supply, the last thing that you should be doing is watching a clock to see how many minutes you have been pumping. To maintain a good breast milk supply and have plenty stocked up in your freezer for later use, you need to:...more