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We're dedicated to creating a community of moms who support each other on the motherhood journey. As a team of moms, we hope our blog will be a source of education and encouragement - whether you're packing your hospital bag or glued to the couch during a cluster feeding session.

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Best Nursing Tops for Breastfeeding in 2023

Best Nursing Tops for Breastfeeding in 2023

When you’re on the hunt for stylish nursing tops or nursing T-shirts that you can wear every day, it’s important to look for features and designs that make nursing access quick...

Best Nursing Tops for Breastfeeding in 2023

When you’re on the hunt for stylish nursing tops or nursing T-shirts that you can wear every day, it’s important to look for features and designs that make nursing access quick and easy when it’s feeding time.

Best Nursing Sleep Bras 2023

Best Nursing Sleep Bras 2023

Caring for a bundle of joy is an experience like no other. It’s also more work than most everyone expects. Round-the-clock, on-demand nursing is great for your little one. But...

Best Nursing Sleep Bras 2023

Caring for a bundle of joy is an experience like no other. It’s also more work than most everyone expects. Round-the-clock, on-demand nursing is great for your little one. But just as with diaper changes, you get called on at...

Breast Milk Storage: Tips for Freezing and Refrigerating

Breast Milk Storage: Tips for Freezing and Refrigerating

Breast milk is one of the greatest gifts you can give your baby. That’s why you pump during your lunch break or in the middle of the night and why...

Breast Milk Storage: Tips for Freezing and Refrigerating

Breast milk is one of the greatest gifts you can give your baby. That’s why you pump during your lunch break or in the middle of the night and why you really do cry over spilled (or spoiled) milk. Since...

Is This Breast Milk Still Good?

Is This Breast Milk Still Good?

Guest post by Wendy Wisner, IBCLC

If you’re a pumping mom – whether you pump exclusively, while away from your little one, or for the occasional night out – you work hard for every last ounce you pump, which means you...

Is This Breast Milk Still Good?

Guest post by Wendy Wisner, IBCLC

If you’re a pumping mom – whether you pump exclusively, while away from your little one, or for the occasional night out – you work hard for every last ounce you pump, which means you probably cringe at spilling even a single drop of milk,...

Breastfeeding Help: 12 Ways Partners Can Support Breastfeeding Moms

Breastfeeding Help: 12 Ways Partners Can Support Breastfeeding Moms

Guest post by Lauren Miller

Like every other aspect of motherhood, the breastfeeding journey is different for everyone. Some moms may find that nursing is easy right away, some may experience sore nipples in the...

Breastfeeding Help: 12 Ways Partners Can Support Breastfeeding Moms

Guest post by Lauren Miller

Like every other aspect of motherhood, the breastfeeding journey is different for everyone. Some moms may find that nursing is easy right away, some may experience sore nipples in the early weeks, and some may struggle with finding the perfect...

How to Implement Self-Care While Breastfeeding

How to Implement Self-Care While Breastfeeding

Guest post by Shantel Harlin, RN, IBCLC

Taking care of all of your baby’s needs throughout the day can leave you feeling weary and emotional – I’ve been there. Making self-care part of your routine can be...

How to Implement Self-Care While Breastfeeding

Guest post by Shantel Harlin, RN, IBCLC

Taking care of all of your baby’s needs throughout the day can leave you feeling weary and emotional – I’ve been there. Making self-care part of your routine can be tricky at any stage of life, but especially during this...

I Never Thought I’d Miss Breastfeeding: From Learning How to Nurse to Learning How to Wean

I Never Thought I’d Miss Breastfeeding: From Learning How to Nurse to Learning How to Wean

Guest post by Emily Wright

Guest blogger Emily Wright shares her breastfeeding journey: "Nothing felt natural about breastfeeding in the beginning. It hurt. I was raw and engorged. I had so many questions: Was he eating...

I Never Thought I’d Miss Breastfeeding: From Learning How to Nurse to Learning How to Wean

Guest post by Emily Wright

Guest blogger Emily Wright shares her breastfeeding journey: "Nothing felt natural about breastfeeding in the beginning. It hurt. I was raw and engorged. I had so many questions: Was he eating enough? How could I tell how much he was eating? Was...

5 Pumping Tips to Know <br> Before Your Baby Arrives

5 Pumping Tips to Know Before Your Baby Arrives

Guest post by Shantel Harlin, RN, IBCLC

The newborn days will be tough, but preparation can go a long way. Since you will likely pump at some point during your feeding journey, we've put together a few pumping tips to...

5 Pumping Tips to Know Before Your Baby Arrives

Guest post by Shantel Harlin, RN, IBCLC

The newborn days will be tough, but preparation can go a long way. Since you will likely pump at some point during your feeding journey, we've put together a few pumping tips to know before your baby arrives. RN, Certified Lactation Counselor, and...

What to Keep in Your Work Pumping Station

What to Keep in Your Work Pumping Station

Guest post by Shantel Harlin, RN, IBCLC

Returning to work after having a baby can be challenging. You may be anxious about how you and your baby will handle the separation, and you may have questions about how...

What to Keep in Your Work Pumping Station

Guest post by Shantel Harlin, RN, IBCLC

Returning to work after having a baby can be challenging. You may be anxious about how you and your baby will handle the separation, and you may have questions about how you can best prepare for this transition. How can you keep...

Pumping at Work: <br> Door Hangers for Privacy

Pumping at Work: Door Hangers for Privacy

Pumping at work is no joke. From pumping between meetings (or classes or customers) to pumping on the commute to cleaning all the bottles and parts, pumping mamas are warriors....

Pumping at Work: Door Hangers for Privacy

Pumping at work is no joke. From pumping between meetings (or classes or customers) to pumping on the commute to cleaning all the bottles and parts, pumping mamas are warriors. To make things a little easier on you, we’ve designed...

5 Unexpected Lessons from <br> My First Year of Motherhood

5 Unexpected Lessons from My First Year of Motherhood

Guest post by Lauren Miller

When I found out I was pregnant, I was pretty sure I knew what motherhood would be like. I’m a teacher and have worked with children in some form or...

5 Unexpected Lessons from My First Year of Motherhood

Guest post by Lauren Miller

When I found out I was pregnant, I was pretty sure I knew what motherhood would be like. I’m a teacher and have worked with children in some form or fashion for as long as I can remember. The oldest...

5 Pumping Tips to Know Before <br> Returning to Work

5 Pumping Tips to Know Before Returning to Work

Guest post by Shantel Harlin

Since pumping at work can be challenging and even a little intimidating at first, Shantel Harlin, a registered nurse, Certified Lactation Counselor, and fellow breastfeeding mom, put together some tips to...

5 Pumping Tips to Know Before Returning to Work

Guest post by Shantel Harlin

Since pumping at work can be challenging and even a little intimidating at first, Shantel Harlin, a registered nurse, Certified Lactation Counselor, and fellow breastfeeding mom, put together some tips to help you feel like a pumping pro in no time.