Sharing the Good News of Your Pregnancy with Older Siblings

So you’re expecting again and probably can’t wait to tell your little one the great news!
While adult family members will react ecstatically, with children, you can’t be so sure how a child will take the news. How they react will depend very much on their age and temperament.

Here are a few things to consider:

Timing
As a rule of thumb, the

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What You Need to Know about Pumping Breast Milk

Virtually all moms today choose to pump their breast milk. Whether it’s to start a supply of milk for the future, or because of breastfeeding issues, pumping has become common practice amongst many moms.

The very first breast pump was invented in the 1850’s and this device has consistently gained popularity throughout the years for its convenience and efficiency.

Choosing a

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What to Expect When You’re Breastfeeding a Newborn

The first three months of your baby’s life is a time of learning, adaptation, and bonding for both you and your baby. Breastfeeding your newborn is a natural, loving way to bond with your new baby, but easily breastfeeding has a learning curve.

To help you and your new child adjust to breastfeeding, we’ve chatted with fellow moms, gathered our

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Safely Storing Breast Milk

Storing breast milk is very simple, but it has to be done properly in order for you to be able to continuing using order to ensure freshness.
Here are a couple of things to consider as you plan to store your breast milk:

What container should I use to store breast milk?

To avoid waste and to thaw & warm easily, store

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Tips for Breastfeeding Moms Who Pump

Breastfeeding and pumping go hand-in-hand. If you’re doing one, chances are you’re probably also doing the other one as well. Most moms pump because they know they are going back to work at some point, or just need some time away from the home, and still want their babies to receive breast milk. Working and breastfeeding can present special

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How to Spot Breastfeeding Complications Early

While breastfeeding is the healthiest feeding option for your baby, it can be challenging, especially in those first few days and weeks.

Knowing the common problems associated with breastfeeding will help you spot and deal with any complications early on. This can dramatically improve your odds of sustaining a long, nurturing breastfeeding relationship with your little one.

Engorgement

A nursing mother’s

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Who has the Lowest Breastfeeding Rate? You Might be Surprised

With all the studies and information available in the US about the benefits of breastfeeding, we must have a pretty high rate of breastfeeding, right? Not so fast….

In fact, comparing the UNICEF’s “State of the World’s Children” report with data from the CDC, the US has the second-lowest rate of babies who have ever been breastfed (73.9%). At 71.6%,

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