Pumping at Work: Tips for the Working Mama

When I first started thinking about the realities of having a baby, I often wondered how I would balance my dream of being a writer and researcher with my dream of having a child. Would I breastfeed during maternity leave and then have to stop? Would pumping at work even be an option?  Basically, I […]

30+ Delicious & Healthy Breastfeeding Snacks for Nursing Mamas

In 2018, Forbes Magazine’s conservative estimate that breastfeeding mamas spend approximately 1,800 hours in a single year nursing their little ones floored pretty much everyone. That’s 1,800 hours you’re stuck under a nursing baby wishing you hadn’t forgotten to charge your phone or bring a bunch of breastfeeding snacks with you. Spending time bonding with […]

Which Nursing Pillows Are Best for You and Your Baby?

When I was younger, I assumed a successful breastfeeding experience required nothing more than boobs and a baby.  And since I had a perfectly acceptable set of arms to cradle my little darling, I never assumed that nursing pillows would be something I should include on my baby registry must-haves list. I just figured I’d […]

How to Survive Cluster Feeding When Baby Is Hungry NON-Stop

I don’t think I was naive about breastfeeding our daughter. I knew it would take time to figure out, and I accepted that the process wouldn’t always be easy. What I didn’t prepare for, however, was the near-mental breakdown I’d experienced when she started cluster feeding.  Okay, a mental breakdown is slightly dramatic and exaggerated, […]

My Newborn is Constantly Hungry! Should I Be Worried?!

Did you know the average baby born in the United States weighs 7.5 lbs? For such a tiny person, you might start wondering why your newborn is constantly hungry! Around three weeks old, our daughter developed the most insatiable appetite. No matter how much she ate, the hunger cues would start again only minutes after […]