Burlington’s airport (in Vermont) recently unveiled a new lactation station–a pod-like space called a Mamava. I think this is fantastic! Not because I think mothers should be “sent” in there to nurse their babies, but because traveling moms who need to express their milk have a serious lack of options in airports.
If there is a “family . . . → Read More: Airport Lactation Pods
I feel a little forlorn today. My baby (he’s 16 months old now) didn’t want to nurse today when I picked him up after work. He began clapping his hands at the sight of his brother and they shared a water bottle in the car, ate some chewy protein balls.
How does this . . . → Read More: And Every Day They Grow
The very first time I hooked up my breast pump to pump for my first son, a relative looked at my half-ounce bounty and said, “That’s not very much. Are you sure you have enough milk??”
This is just one example of a booby-trap that can derail the nursing experience for breastfeeding mothers, particularly . . . → Read More: Pumping Experiences: What I Did Differently the Second Time
We know that new health care legislation mandates insurance companies pay for a breast pump for nursing mothers, but we also know that the lack of specific language means some insurers only reimburse for a manual pump. Working moms who are separated from their babies need a double electric pump to express milk!
Thankfully, many major . . . → Read More: Taxes, Health Insurance, and Nursing Supplies
About a month ago, I sat down to pump and got less than one ounce of milk. I thought it was strange, since it’d been hours since my son nursed, but I’d had a stressful day and assumed my body was just fed up. I had about two ounces in the freezer, so I . . . → Read More: My Breasts vs the Machine
My baby turns one in a few weeks. I have no intention of stopping nursing–I hope he nurses for at least another year! But…I can’t wait to stop pumping for him while I work. I don’t work very much, about 10 hours per week, and he’s doing pretty well on solid foods. Heck, most . . . → Read More: Stopping Pumping at the First Birthday
So many new mothers face the tough reality of finding alternate care for their babies while they return to paid work. Our country’s lack of paid parental leave leads to very brief maternity leave for mothers and, often, challenges with breastfeeding.
Alexis Dow Campbell and baby Rosemary hard at work with the office . . . → Read More: Take Your Baby to Work…Every Day?