How to Pump at Work in 15 minutes or Less

Medela PumpWe all know pumping is something we have to do if we working (and nursing) mothers; it’s like going to the bathroom—NOT negotiable. But pumping three times per day can really add up! How can a nursing mom minimize her time away from her desk but still pump enough milk for her baby?

Below, we show you how to use breast milk’s long shelf life to streamline your pumping protocol and get your pumping done in 15 minutes or less. This means getting pumping and getting back to work in the time it takes someone else to have a smoke break.

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Five Natural Lactation Enhancers

Lactation EnhancersLabor, delivery, and recovery can be a stressful time in any woman’s life, and this stress may impact your milk supply. If you’ve tried nursing your baby more often and that doesn’t seem to be increasing your supply, it may be time to investigate other avenues.  Several natural options exist to help you increase the quality and quantity of your milk.   Here are five natural lactation enhancers to help you create the best possible breastfeeding experience for you and your baby.

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Tips for Breastfeeding Successfully

Toddler Nursing OutsideMy son turns one this month and we’re still breastfeeding. I also work 45-50 hours per week. While he does eat solids like a champ, formula has never touched his lips.  I am very proud of that and for good reason.  It wasn’t easy and I put a lot of work into making our breastfeeding relationship work.  But please don’t interpret this as bragging. I’m not.

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The Breastfeeding Wars

Public NursingThe Mommy Wars are so last decade. Modern moms are currently waging The Breastfeeding Wars. There are those who don’t, those who won’t, those who do, and those who do so publically.  Take, for example, the American University professor and single mother, Adrienne Pine. 

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What is a Lactation Consultant?

Nursing BabyLactation consultants are experts in breastfeeding and human lactation who help mothers master the art of breasfeeding. Lactation consultants provide one-on-one support as well as educate the public at large about the benefits of breastfeeding. Due to breastfeeding's crucial role in cementing the bond between mothers and their babies, many hospitals and birthing centers now keep lactation consultants on their staff to consult with mothers within hours of birth.

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