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Pregnancy

Infertility

In honor of Infertility Awareness Week, watch our founder and maternal health expert, Jada Shapiro, as she leads a conversation focused on individual journeys and struggles through conceiving....

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Childbirth

What’s a natural childbirth?

The term natural childbirth can mean different things to different people. For some people it simply means a vaginal birth even if they are using pain medication and other interventions. For others it might mean a vaginal birth without...

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Childbirth

Is a homebirth for you?

So you’ve read the blogs, you talked to your friends, you saw all the chatter about switching to a homebirth early in the pandemic. Maybe you’ve seen the popular birth documentary like The Business of Being Born? You’re pregnant and...

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Feeding Baby

6 Top Breastfeeding Tips

Breastfeeding: As a parent-to-be, you’re looking forward to the experience of connecting with your newborn this way. But you’ve also heard it’s going to hurt. You’ve been told that cracked, bleeding nipples, soreness, and anxiety about...

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Childbirth

THE GENTLE CESAREAN? WHAT?!?

Whether you’re scheduled for a C-section by choice or due to medical necessity, there are things you can do to have the birth experience possible. The “natural” or “family-centered” cesarean can help increase initial bonding, increase...

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Feeding Baby

Breast pumping basics

When you are expecting a new baby, it’s normal to have lots of questions about pumping. It can feel like getting a breast pump for your milk is a top priority! Whether you plan to breastfeed/bodyfeed, exclusively pump and bottle feed...

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Childbirth

Should I take childbirth classes?

If you are pregnant, you may be wondering, “Should I take a childbirth class?” If you are an expecting parent, childbirth education classes will help you feel empowered and confident as you move through your labor, birth, and new...

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Childbirth

What are the Stages of Labor?

You may feel like you have been pregnant forever or you might feel like the experience has flown by, but almost universally toward the end of your pregnancy, you may start wondering “when will I know I am in labor?,” “what are the...

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Pregnancy

What to avoid during pregnancy

What to avoid during pregnancy is one of the first searches newly pregnant parents make. Pregnant people can mostly continue on as before, but there are some things to avoid. Eliminating behaviors known to be harmful during pregnancy...

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Pregnancy

How to choose where to give birth?

One of the biggest decisions you will make when you are pregnant, in addition to who will help you deliver your baby, is where to give birth. Where you give birth will influence the type of care you receive and the likelihood of...

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Sleep

How to swaddle a baby

Watch our boober founder and maternal health expert, Jada Shapiro, demonstrate how to swaddle a baby. This quick tip will ensure your baby is sleeping safely and soundly. Soothing baby in isolation is something many modern families...

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Childbirth

All about homebirth

Watch the "All about homebirth" webinar moderated by boober founder, Jada Shapiro in conversation with Certified Midwife, Shawna King, CM, LM. They shared what expecting families needed to know about homebirth. COVID-19 has caused...

Feeding Baby

Breastfeeding during Coronavirus

What you need to know about breastfeeding during the spread of Coronavirus. If you are due to have a baby soon or are currently breastfeeding, chestfeeding, or bottle feeding an infant, you likely have a lot of questions about how to...

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Sleep

Five Tips for Raising a Flexible Sleeper

You’ve likely read lots about sleep training. There are a million methods and many people swear by it or feel like they’re “supposed” to do it. Sleep training is not the right fit for everyone and often runs counter-intuitive to many...

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Feeding Baby

Best position to bottle feed

New mom bottlefeeds pumped breastmilk to her baby. Cori, the Lactation Counselor (and a boober vetted provider), reminds the mother in the background to tip the bottle slightly when the baby begins to suck in air in order to be sure...

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Top Tips for Avoiding Engorgement with boober Founder Jada Shapiro

While many people think engorgement, or swelling of the breasts/chest, is bound to happen when they first start bodyfeeding/breastfeeding, it is not guaranteed and can be avoided with frequent, effective nursing. Engorgement is defined as swelling of the breasts or chest when the milk comes in, usually on day 2-5 for most people. The breasts/chest can feel heavy, warm to hot, very full and quite painful for some people.
Read More

A Breastfeeding Refresher: Practical Tips for When You Get Home from the Hospital

If you’re like many first-time parents, you probably spent some time learning or reading about breastfeeding before your baby arrived. Maybe you went to a hospital breastfeeding class, took a lactation workshop, or read a lot about latching. You might have even gotten some help from the nurses or the lactation consultant at the hospital.
Read More

11 Questions for Breastfeeding Matchmaker Jada Shapiro of boober

(Photo: Tom Poole)
Jada Shapiro has been helping women transition to motherhood for the past 17 years. We spoke with her about her two companies, Birth Day Presence and boober, and also found out that pain while breastfeeding is NOT normal, that too many women are pumping too early and what moms can do to normalize breastfeeding. Read on for more!
Read More

Breastfeeding Qs &As with a Nursing Pro

Many hospitals “require” sending your baby to the nursery for assessment soon after birth. However, it is up to you! Let staff know that you plan to room-in, including right after delivery, and direct staff to do any newborn procedures and tests at your bedside. Staying near your baby helps with early breastfeeding because you’ll be able to see and hear the earliest cues that your little one is ready to nurse.
Read More

These 7 practices can help you boost your milk supply

Being a new parent is a huge amount of work—not to mention the fact that your body is making milk to nourish a little being. It’s a miracle that we have the energy to keep going! One common problem that can arise is a fluctuating milk supply. So what are the best things to do when you notice that your supply is starting to dip? Here are a few tips that can help you get back on track!
Read More

4 Red Flag Statements About Breastfeeding

Is my baby getting enough milk? Is breastfeeding supposed to hurt this much? Am I doing it right? As a Certified Lactation Counselor and founder of the only on-demand breastfeeding consulting service in the country, Boober (formerly Breast Start), I hear a lot of women worrying about nursing, and it’s normal. Breastfeeding is natural, but it’s also very difficult… So difficult, that many moms give up.

Read More

Trump’s Threat to Breastfeeding Rights

As a breastfeeding expert, doula and advocate for women’s health, I’m dismayed about Trump’s treatment of women. He boasts about sexual assault, signs away reproductive freedoms, and tells female staffers how to dress. So it’s no surprise he is likely to undermine women’s health rights and protections — and that includes breastfeedingWorking moms and all who care about breastfeeding: here’s what you need to know about Trump’s threat to breastfeeding rights. Trump has promised to repeal Obamacare (aka the Affordable Care Act) without promising anything in its place.

Read More

8 Tips to Help You Breastfeed In the NICU

NICU — four letters no one wants to think about when they’re pregnant or about to give birth. But as much as ignorance is bliss, what actually helps us when things veer off course is being prepared and informed about our options. And that’s especially true if you want to breastfeed your NICU baby. Breastfeeding and keeping your milk supply up when your little one is in the neonatal intensive care unit can be stressful. You are dealing with your baby’s special needs right now; and though studies show that premature babies need breast milk even more than full-term babies.

Read More

Why do we understand so little about breast-feeding?

As a breastfeeding expert, doula and advocate for women’s health, I’m dismayed about Trump’s treatment of women. He boasts about sexual assault, signs away reproductive freedoms, and tells female staffers how to dress. So it’s no surprise he is likely to undermine women’s health rights and protections — and that includes breastfeedingWorking moms and all who care about breastfeeding: here’s what you need to know about Trump’s threat to breastfeeding rights. Trump has promised to repeal Obamacare (aka the Affordable Care Act) without promising anything in its place.

Read More

On-Demand Lactation Experts Are a Thing

For something that’s supposed to be “the most natural thing in the world,” breastfeeding sure as hell isn’t easy. There’s pain, latch issues, supply worries, allergies, nursing strikes, mastitis. The list goes on. To establish a successful breastfeeding relationship, the first 24 hours after birth are crucial, and a good support system thereafter can do wonders. Unfortunately, the average hospital visit from a lactation consultant only lasts five to 10 minutes, and once they get home, too many new moms don’t know how to find a lactation consultant and, as a result, give up on breastfeeding. But what if on-demand economy could change that.

Read More

Working Without Weaning

*We’ve partnered with Lansinoh to help you work it as a working, pumping mom. You’ve made it! You’re breastfeeding. It’s all going smoothly-ish. And boom, you have to go back to work. Now you have to figure out pumping, bottle-feeding, and keeping up a milk supply, all while juggling the demands of your job and mothering! Whew. If you want to keep breastfeeding after returning to work, it’s important to ensure you don’t accidentally wean before you are ready. Weaning is the process of transitioning from breastfeeding to not breastfeeding at all.

Read More

How to Pack Your Pumping Bag

*We’ve partnered with bamboobies to share strategies to help you as a working, pumping mom. You’re getting ready to go back to work, and you want to keep breastfeeding. So you’ll just throw a double-electric in your purse and get to work, right? Not so fast, mama. If you want to have a successful pumping experience at the office, you’re going to need the right tools in your pumping bag. To help you streamline the process as a pumping, working mom, we asked lactation counselor and founder of the on-demand breastfeeding help service Boober Jada Shapiro for some packing recommendations.

Read More

Top Tips for Avoiding Engorgement with boober Founder Jada Shapiro

While many people think engorgement, or swelling of the breasts/chest, is bound to happen when they first start bodyfeeding/breastfeeding, it is not guaranteed and can be avoided with frequent, effective nursing. Engorgement is defined as swelling of the breasts or chest when the milk comes in, usually on day 2-5 for most people. The breasts/chest can feel heavy, warm to hot, very full and quite painful for some people.
Read More

A Breastfeeding Refresher: Practical Tips for When You Get Home from the Hospital

If you’re like many first-time parents, you probably spent some time learning or reading about breastfeeding before your baby arrived. Maybe you went to a hospital breastfeeding class, took a lactation workshop, or read a lot about latching. You might have even gotten some help from the nurses or the lactation consultant at the hospital.
Read More

11 Questions for Breastfeeding Matchmaker Jada Shapiro of boober

(Photo: Tom Poole)
Jada Shapiro has been helping women transition to motherhood for the past 17 years. We spoke with her about her two companies, Birth Day Presence and boober, and also found out that pain while breastfeeding is NOT normal, that too many women are pumping too early and what moms can do to normalize breastfeeding. Read on for more!
Read More

Breastfeeding Qs &As with a Nursing Pro

Many hospitals “require” sending your baby to the nursery for assessment soon after birth. However, it is up to you! Let staff know that you plan to room-in, including right after delivery, and direct staff to do any newborn procedures and tests at your bedside. Staying near your baby helps with early breastfeeding because you’ll be able to see and hear the earliest cues that your little one is ready to nurse.
Read More

These 7 practices can help you boost your milk supply

Being a new parent is a huge amount of work—not to mention the fact that your body is making milk to nourish a little being. It’s a miracle that we have the energy to keep going! One common problem that can arise is a fluctuating milk supply. So what are the best things to do when you notice that your supply is starting to dip? Here are a few tips that can help you get back on track!
Read More

4 Red Flag Statements About Breastfeeding

Is my baby getting enough milk? Is breastfeeding supposed to hurt this much? Am I doing it right? As a Certified Lactation Counselor and founder of the only on-demand breastfeeding consulting service in the country, Boober (formerly Breast Start), I hear a lot of women worrying about nursing, and it’s normal. Breastfeeding is natural, but it’s also very difficult… So difficult, that many moms give up.

Read More

Trump’s Threat to Breastfeeding Rights

As a breastfeeding expert, doula and advocate for women’s health, I’m dismayed about Trump’s treatment of women. He boasts about sexual assault, signs away reproductive freedoms, and tells female staffers how to dress. So it’s no surprise he is likely to undermine women’s health rights and protections — and that includes breastfeedingWorking moms and all who care about breastfeeding: here’s what you need to know about Trump’s threat to breastfeeding rights. Trump has promised to repeal Obamacare (aka the Affordable Care Act) without promising anything in its place.

Read More

8 Tips to Help You Breastfeed In the NICU

NICU — four letters no one wants to think about when they’re pregnant or about to give birth. But as much as ignorance is bliss, what actually helps us when things veer off course is being prepared and informed about our options. And that’s especially true if you want to breastfeed your NICU baby. Breastfeeding and keeping your milk supply up when your little one is in the neonatal intensive care unit can be stressful. You are dealing with your baby’s special needs right now; and though studies show that premature babies need breast milk even more than full-term babies.

Read More

Why do we understand so little about breast-feeding?

As a breastfeeding expert, doula and advocate for women’s health, I’m dismayed about Trump’s treatment of women. He boasts about sexual assault, signs away reproductive freedoms, and tells female staffers how to dress. So it’s no surprise he is likely to undermine women’s health rights and protections — and that includes breastfeedingWorking moms and all who care about breastfeeding: here’s what you need to know about Trump’s threat to breastfeeding rights. Trump has promised to repeal Obamacare (aka the Affordable Care Act) without promising anything in its place.

Read More

On-Demand Lactation Experts Are a Thing

For something that’s supposed to be “the most natural thing in the world,” breastfeeding sure as hell isn’t easy. There’s pain, latch issues, supply worries, allergies, nursing strikes, mastitis. The list goes on. To establish a successful breastfeeding relationship, the first 24 hours after birth are crucial, and a good support system thereafter can do wonders. Unfortunately, the average hospital visit from a lactation consultant only lasts five to 10 minutes, and once they get home, too many new moms don’t know how to find a lactation consultant and, as a result, give up on breastfeeding. But what if on-demand economy could change that.

Read More

Working Without Weaning

*We’ve partnered with Lansinoh to help you work it as a working, pumping mom. You’ve made it! You’re breastfeeding. It’s all going smoothly-ish. And boom, you have to go back to work. Now you have to figure out pumping, bottle-feeding, and keeping up a milk supply, all while juggling the demands of your job and mothering! Whew. If you want to keep breastfeeding after returning to work, it’s important to ensure you don’t accidentally wean before you are ready. Weaning is the process of transitioning from breastfeeding to not breastfeeding at all.

Read More

How to Pack Your Pumping Bag

*We’ve partnered with bamboobies to share strategies to help you as a working, pumping mom. You’re getting ready to go back to work, and you want to keep breastfeeding. So you’ll just throw a double-electric in your purse and get to work, right? Not so fast, mama. If you want to have a successful pumping experience at the office, you’re going to need the right tools in your pumping bag. To help you streamline the process as a pumping, working mom, we asked lactation counselor and founder of the on-demand breastfeeding help service Boober Jada Shapiro for some packing recommendations.

Read More

Top Tips for Avoiding Engorgement with boober Founder Jada Shapiro

While many people think engorgement, or swelling of the breasts/chest, is bound to happen when they first start bodyfeeding/breastfeeding, it is not guaranteed and can be avoided with frequent, effective nursing. Engorgement is defined as swelling of the breasts or chest when the milk comes in, usually on day 2-5 for most people. The breasts/chest can feel heavy, warm to hot, very full and quite painful for some people.
Read More

A Breastfeeding Refresher: Practical Tips for When You Get Home from the Hospital

If you’re like many first-time parents, you probably spent some time learning or reading about breastfeeding before your baby arrived. Maybe you went to a hospital breastfeeding class, took a lactation workshop, or read a lot about latching. You might have even gotten some help from the nurses or the lactation consultant at the hospital.
Read More

11 Questions for Breastfeeding Matchmaker Jada Shapiro of boober

(Photo: Tom Poole)
Jada Shapiro has been helping women transition to motherhood for the past 17 years. We spoke with her about her two companies, Birth Day Presence and boober, and also found out that pain while breastfeeding is NOT normal, that too many women are pumping too early and what moms can do to normalize breastfeeding. Read on for more!
Read More

Breastfeeding Qs &As with a Nursing Pro

Many hospitals “require” sending your baby to the nursery for assessment soon after birth. However, it is up to you! Let staff know that you plan to room-in, including right after delivery, and direct staff to do any newborn procedures and tests at your bedside. Staying near your baby helps with early breastfeeding because you’ll be able to see and hear the earliest cues that your little one is ready to nurse.
Read More

These 7 practices can help you boost your milk supply

Being a new parent is a huge amount of work—not to mention the fact that your body is making milk to nourish a little being. It’s a miracle that we have the energy to keep going! One common problem that can arise is a fluctuating milk supply. So what are the best things to do when you notice that your supply is starting to dip? Here are a few tips that can help you get back on track!
Read More

4 Red Flag Statements About Breastfeeding

Is my baby getting enough milk? Is breastfeeding supposed to hurt this much? Am I doing it right? As a Certified Lactation Counselor and founder of the only on-demand breastfeeding consulting service in the country, Boober (formerly Breast Start), I hear a lot of women worrying about nursing, and it’s normal. Breastfeeding is natural, but it’s also very difficult… So difficult, that many moms give up.

Read More

Trump’s Threat to Breastfeeding Rights

As a breastfeeding expert, doula and advocate for women’s health, I’m dismayed about Trump’s treatment of women. He boasts about sexual assault, signs away reproductive freedoms, and tells female staffers how to dress. So it’s no surprise he is likely to undermine women’s health rights and protections — and that includes breastfeedingWorking moms and all who care about breastfeeding: here’s what you need to know about Trump’s threat to breastfeeding rights. Trump has promised to repeal Obamacare (aka the Affordable Care Act) without promising anything in its place.

Read More

8 Tips to Help You Breastfeed In the NICU

NICU — four letters no one wants to think about when they’re pregnant or about to give birth. But as much as ignorance is bliss, what actually helps us when things veer off course is being prepared and informed about our options. And that’s especially true if you want to breastfeed your NICU baby. Breastfeeding and keeping your milk supply up when your little one is in the neonatal intensive care unit can be stressful. You are dealing with your baby’s special needs right now; and though studies show that premature babies need breast milk even more than full-term babies.

Read More

Why do we understand so little about breast-feeding?

As a breastfeeding expert, doula and advocate for women’s health, I’m dismayed about Trump’s treatment of women. He boasts about sexual assault, signs away reproductive freedoms, and tells female staffers how to dress. So it’s no surprise he is likely to undermine women’s health rights and protections — and that includes breastfeedingWorking moms and all who care about breastfeeding: here’s what you need to know about Trump’s threat to breastfeeding rights. Trump has promised to repeal Obamacare (aka the Affordable Care Act) without promising anything in its place.

Read More

On-Demand Lactation Experts Are a Thing

For something that’s supposed to be “the most natural thing in the world,” breastfeeding sure as hell isn’t easy. There’s pain, latch issues, supply worries, allergies, nursing strikes, mastitis. The list goes on. To establish a successful breastfeeding relationship, the first 24 hours after birth are crucial, and a good support system thereafter can do wonders. Unfortunately, the average hospital visit from a lactation consultant only lasts five to 10 minutes, and once they get home, too many new moms don’t know how to find a lactation consultant and, as a result, give up on breastfeeding. But what if on-demand economy could change that.

Read More

Working Without Weaning

*We’ve partnered with Lansinoh to help you work it as a working, pumping mom. You’ve made it! You’re breastfeeding. It’s all going smoothly-ish. And boom, you have to go back to work. Now you have to figure out pumping, bottle-feeding, and keeping up a milk supply, all while juggling the demands of your job and mothering! Whew. If you want to keep breastfeeding after returning to work, it’s important to ensure you don’t accidentally wean before you are ready. Weaning is the process of transitioning from breastfeeding to not breastfeeding at all.

Read More

How to Pack Your Pumping Bag

*We’ve partnered with bamboobies to share strategies to help you as a working, pumping mom. You’re getting ready to go back to work, and you want to keep breastfeeding. So you’ll just throw a double-electric in your purse and get to work, right? Not so fast, mama. If you want to have a successful pumping experience at the office, you’re going to need the right tools in your pumping bag. To help you streamline the process as a pumping, working mom, we asked lactation counselor and founder of the on-demand breastfeeding help service Boober Jada Shapiro for some packing recommendations.

Read More

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We do not sell, rent, or lease our subscription lists to third parties.