Pumping


How to Pump Breastmilk?

New parents typically have many questions about pumping, including what type of breast pump to get, how long to pump for, and how much expressed milk should go into each bottle. This post will answer all of these questions, as well as providing a comprehensive guide to introducing pumping into your feeding routine....

How to Store your Breast Milk

Pumping and build up their reserves of liquid gold is on many new moms to-do list. Storing breast milk correctly is an important step on that journey. Below you will find our best tips and guidelines for milk storage. Remember, breast milk in a bottle cannot be reused if your baby doesn’t take it all. Be sure to put small amounts in bottles so you don’t have to waste precious milk. ...

Exercising Your Rights to Pump at Work

exercising your rights to pump at work BY ALEX BERKE, ASSOCIATE AT BERKE-WEISS LAW PLLC Breastfeeding New Yorkers received a new series of protections in March 2019, when the New York City Human Rights Law was updated to include specific requirements for employers with 4 or more employees to create lactation rooms and policies governing their use. New York City...

From pain and despair to joyful breastfeeding – A thank you note

from pain and despair to joyful breastfeeding – a thank you note When this unsolicited thank-you note landed in our email, it literally brought us to tears. This note is everything. It’s why we do the work we do. We are so thankful to have such amazing lactation professionals like Grace on the boober platform. We asked Elyssa if it...

What’s A Postpartum Doula And Why Do I Need One?

Over the past thirteen years, I’ve gotten used to blank looks and confused reactions when I tell people that I’m a postpartum doula. After all, even with increasing attention to the importance of the postpartum period (both in terms of physical and mental health), the unconscionable health crisis in the black community around birth and the postpartum period, and articles like this one, most people still don’t know what a postpartum doula is. ...

How to Get Insurance Reimbursement for Your Lactation Consultant Visit

With all the expenses involved in having a new baby—Strollers! Nursing pillows! Breast pumps!—paying for a lactation consultant can be overwhelming. The last thing you want to be doing is frantically googling “Do lactation consultants take insurance?” when you’re in pain or worried about your baby. ...

What is a Lactation Consultant?

What’s a Lactation Consultant? How do I know if I need one? And what are all those letters I see? The birth of a new baby is such an exciting, magical time but can also be overwhelming for new parents. ...

7 Important Tips for Surviving a Stay in the NICU

November 17 is World Prematurity Day—part of an entire month devoted to Prematurity Awareness. In recognition, we’ve compiled some critical tips and information about NICUs. More babies than ever are spending time in NICU—up to 15 percent—potentially due to higher rates of cesarean birth, more screening for things like gestational diabetes and Group B Strep infection (meaning more mothers will test positive for these conditions), and more epidurals (which may lead to more fevers in mothers). ...