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The Value of a Hospital Grade Pump or, Isn’t my Insurance Pump Good Enough??? When a breastfeeding mother returns to work at the end of her maternity leave, the transition back to the workplace is almost as monumental as becoming a mother in the first place. The changes that need to be integrated into her...

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Picture this: you and your exhausted partner just came home from the birth center with your new baby. Breastfeeding was going fine, or maybe not so fine, at the hospital and now you are home facing your first night home with your little one. Feeds are challenging to say the least. Baby is either asleep...

The post How to Find a Qualified Home Visit Lactation Consultant appeared first on Lactation Care Blog.

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Pasteurized Donor Human Milk from HMBANA Milk Banks Is A Safe Alternative To Formula Supplementation You may have come across information in the media about breast milk sharing. At Lactation Care, we feel that there is a need for increased public awareness about human milk banking and how it works. There have been many articles...

The post Milk Banks – Safe Alternative to Formula Supplementation appeared first on Lactation Care Blog.

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Follow-up to our post on breastshield sizing: The In and Out of Breastshield Sizing … Question from a pumping mom: Hello, Wondering if you have any suggestions for a problem I have. I recently bought a Medela Harmony manual pump, but the breast shield that came with it was too big. I ordered the smallest...

The post Breastshield Sizing: When the Smallest Shield is Too Big appeared first on Lactation Care Blog.

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Breastfeeding and pacifiers: for breastfeeding families, the decisions how, when or if to use a pacifier can be a bit muddled by cultural mores that are often at odds with the nursing habits of human infants and the physiology of establishing and maintaining a milk supply. Pacifiers, “pacis” or “dummies” are fairly de rigueur pieces...

The post Dummies for Dummies: Considerations on Pacifier Use for Breastfeeding Families appeared first on Lactation Care Blog.

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Pregnant moms often ask about what they need to do to get ready to breastfeed once their baby arrives. While there is no cookie-cutter approach or check-list of To-Dos that will guarantee a satisfying experience with breastfeeding, taking measures before baby arrives to learn about breastfeeding and to line up a network of support can...

The post Preparing to Breastfeed, Lactation Care’s Top 10 To-Do List appeared first on Lactation Care Blog.

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By now, most moms-to-be are aware of the breast pump entitlement guaranteed through the Affordable Care Act.  No longer registering for Medela Pump in Styles through baby shower registries at big box stores like Walmart and Target, today’s pregnant women are seeking DMEs (Durable Medical Equipment vendors –think of the companies that supply home medical...

The post Are You Getting The Best Breast Pump From Your DME for Your ACA Benefit? appeared first on Lactation Care Blog.

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‘Tis the dog days of summer here in the Boston area. The 3 H’s predominate during local weather forecasts: Hazy, Hot and Humid! All these lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer just might be contributing to a common occurrence this time of year: undesired water in your lactation pump tubing. If you’ve been noticing anything...

The post Help! There’s Water in my Tubing! appeared first on Lactation Care Blog.

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Bottle Feeding Expressed Milk: When to Introduce the Bottle? So, an LC walks into a bar and asks for a bottle… Oh, wait…wrong blog… What is the best approach for offering a bottle of expressed breastmilk to baby? Parents are concerned about the potential to confuse baby with the process, fearing that once baby takes...

The post The Bottle Feeding Big 3: When, What, and How of Introducing a Bottle appeared first on Lactation Care Blog.

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Once upon a time you were blissfully unaware of the existence of breastshields.  And then you became a mom and for one reason or another you found yourself in relationship with a breastpump and everything changed.  You did what you could to sincerely embrace this new baby in your life.  You downloaded the PDF manual,...

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