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Brave New Motherhood

BraveMoms Share: My Pumping Story

BraveMoms Share: My Pumping Story

To celebrate the launch of our patent-pending hands-free pumping and nursing bra, we wanted to share some of the breastfeeding stories we don’t often hear: the stories of pumping mamas. We...

BraveMoms Share: My Pumping Story

To celebrate the launch of our patent-pending hands-free pumping and nursing bra, we wanted to share some of the breastfeeding stories we don’t often hear: the stories of pumping mamas. We hope these BraveMom stories and photos will encourage other pumping...

Brave New Motherhood

Brave New Motherhood

By Deeanne Akerson

A maelstrom of heightened emotions and changing hormones coupled with new mom exhaustion and a sense of isolation can make sanity feel elusive. Though you might encounter unexpected challenges with your growing...

Brave New Motherhood

By Deeanne Akerson

A maelstrom of heightened emotions and changing hormones coupled with new mom exhaustion and a sense of isolation can make sanity feel elusive. Though you might encounter unexpected challenges with your growing family, you’ll also find yourself changing in amazing ways.

11 Ways to Bond with Your Newborn

11 Ways to Bond with Your Newborn

By Deeanne Akerson

Newborns rely on loving parents to soothe their sensory overload and meet their basic needs. Through this consistent caregiving, the parent-child bond grows. The beauty of this phase is that every...

11 Ways to Bond with Your Newborn

By Deeanne Akerson

Newborns rely on loving parents to soothe their sensory overload and meet their basic needs. Through this consistent caregiving, the parent-child bond grows. The beauty of this phase is that every moment – when you gaze at your newborn, touch her...

Nursing Bras 101: A Complete Guide for the Breastfeeding Mom

Nursing Bras 101: A Complete Guide for the Breastfeeding Mom

You’re sailing through your pre-baby to-do list. Your nursery is stocked with the haul from your baby shower. You’ve imagined every possible baby gear necessity. Yet one question remains: What...

Nursing Bras 101: A Complete Guide for the Breastfeeding Mom

You’re sailing through your pre-baby to-do list. Your nursery is stocked with the haul from your baby shower. You’ve imagined every possible baby gear necessity. Yet one question remains: What will YOU need to accommodate your changing body? Although it...

15 Breastfeeding Affirmations

15 Breastfeeding Affirmations

Affirmations and mantras are great ways to infuse positive self-talk into our breastfeeding journeys. In this article, we'll share 15 of our favorite breastfeeding affirmations (downloadable). Whisper them, shout them, sing...

15 Breastfeeding Affirmations

Affirmations and mantras are great ways to infuse positive self-talk into our breastfeeding journeys. In this article, we'll share 15 of our favorite breastfeeding affirmations (downloadable). Whisper them, shout them, sing them to your baby, dance to them, repeat them over...

5 Things I Didn't Know About Breastfeeding

5 Things I Didn't Know About Breastfeeding

Guest post by Maggie McGarvey

In this guest blog, Maggie, Kindred Bravely's Email Marketing Manager, talks candidly about everything she didn't know about breastfeeding, pumping, and getting support.

5 Things I Didn't Know About Breastfeeding

Guest post by Maggie McGarvey

In this guest blog, Maggie, Kindred Bravely's Email Marketing Manager, talks candidly about everything she didn't know about breastfeeding, pumping, and getting support.

How I Use Mantras to Maintain My Milk Supply

How I Use Mantras to Maintain My Milk Supply

In this guest post, blogger LaTisha Cotto talks about using mantras for her successful breastfeeding journey. "I was a formula-fed baby. Pretty much everyone in my entire family has been...

How I Use Mantras to Maintain My Milk Supply

In this guest post, blogger LaTisha Cotto talks about using mantras for her successful breastfeeding journey. "I was a formula-fed baby. Pretty much everyone in my entire family has been a formula-fed baby..."

Strange Things We Miss About Breastfeeding

Strange Things We Miss About Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is all-consuming for a while, but it’s a short blip on the radar in the overall scheme of things. Even so, we remain forever changed by the experience. Sure,...

Strange Things We Miss About Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is all-consuming for a while, but it’s a short blip on the radar in the overall scheme of things. Even so, we remain forever changed by the experience. Sure, there is the obvious close bonding that we miss when...

Top 3 Reasons Moms Stop Breastfeeding

Top 3 Reasons Moms Stop Breastfeeding

Most moms know about the benefits of breastfeeding, but what about the reasons moms stop nursing? Around 80% of moms in the US begin breastfeeding their newborns, but only about...

Top 3 Reasons Moms Stop Breastfeeding

Most moms know about the benefits of breastfeeding, but what about the reasons moms stop nursing? Around 80% of moms in the US begin breastfeeding their newborns, but only about a third of them are still nursing by the time...

10 Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms

10 Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms

While breastfeeding is one of the most natural things a mom can do for her child, that doesn’t mean it’s easy or even intuitive. Whether you’re figuring out how to...

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10 Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms

While breastfeeding is one of the most natural things a mom can do for her child, that doesn’t mean it’s easy or even intuitive. Whether you’re figuring out how to hold your infant, what her cries mean, or why he...

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5 Places to Find Breastfeeding Support

5 Places to Find Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding may be one of the greatest things you ever do for your child, but the best thing you can do for yourself is to remember that it’s not an...

5 Places to Find Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding may be one of the greatest things you ever do for your child, but the best thing you can do for yourself is to remember that it’s not an innate talent you were born with. It takes time, practice,...

The Breastfeeding Emoji Is Almost Here

The Breastfeeding Emoji Is Almost Here

Representation and normalizing breastfeeding...

The Breastfeeding Emoji Is Almost Here

Representation and normalizing breastfeeding...