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Help! My breast are engorged!

Many woman who are breastfeeding experience this and it is normal for your breasts to become larger, heavier, and a little tender when they begin making more milk. Sometimes this fullness may turn into engorgement, when your breasts feel very hard and painful. You also may have breast swelling, tenderness, ...
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When Do You Need a Hospital Grade Pump?

There is a lot of information about pumping out there these days. Many moms are even putting breast pumps on their baby registry. How do you know what your breastfeeding experience will be before your baby even arrives? What if your baby is premature? It also depends on your goal ...
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Summer Vacation Tips for Travelling While Pumping

Summer has finally arrived and for many of us, it’s the perfect time for a family getaway. But whether that means staying local and enjoying the outdoors with a hike or day trip, or something more adventurous, like a cross-country road trip - travelling as a new mom can seem ...
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Frequent urination and leakage? You’re not alone.

This weekend my girlfriend was telling me about her road trip that she took with 3 of her other girlfriends. She was joking about how many times they had to stop to take bathroom breaks. This is what people feel is normal. Just plan the trips around the bathroom stops ...
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Breastfeeding Diet Basics – Tips for Nursing Moms

We know that breast milk is the best food for your baby, but what about you? Are there certain foods that affect the quality of your breast milk? It's a valid question and one that doesn't have a simple answer. Maintaining a nutritionally balanced diet is the best way to ...
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Should Pumping Hurt?

Are you experiencing pain during or after breast pumping? Even though sore nipples are a common problem, pumping should not hurt. Some moms assume pumping should be painful. Not so! "No pain, no gain” does not apply here. Painful pumping means something needs to be adjusted. What's causing the pain? ...
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Cleaning Your Breast Pump and HygieniKit

Simple Steps to Keep Your Ameda Breast Pump Clean Keeping your breast pump clean is not difficult but it can feel tedious and time consuming. There are a few things you can do to simplify your pump care so you can free up more time to spend with your new ...
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How Do I Start Breast Pumping?

Once you have your breast pump, you can start collecting milk any time. But be mindful, in the first two weeks after your baby is born, it's best to pump occasionally to relieve engorgement - don't get carried away! Pumping a lot in these early weeks tells your body that ...
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Before or after…when's the best time to buy your breast pump.

Well, not really! Buying a breastpump is something many pregnant women think about. When should you buy a pump? There are a few factors to consider when you are ready to buy. The first is are you planning to breastfeed, or are you planning to feed your baby breast milk? ...
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