Thanks to the signing of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, most health insurance companies cover the cost of a breast pump. The quality of the pumps covered can vary by insurance policy, so do your homework. Not all breast pumps are created equal.
Q. At my baby's first visit with the pediatrician, we were told to give her Vitamin D drops. I thought my milk had all the nutrients my daughter needs? Are the drops necessary?
As a mom of five (5!) myself, there's one question I get asked more than any other: "How do you DO it?" Indeed, how does a breastfeeding parent sit down to nurse a cluster-feeding newborn when there is a toddler climbing furniture and a preschooler spilling snacks all over the floor?
The holiday season can be painful for those who have lost a loved one. Celebrations bring a reminder of what was and what will not be. They represent milestones that should have been met- particularly for grieving parents who should be anticipating a winter due date or dreaming of their baby's first Christmas.
Ah, crisp mornings, crunching leaves, boots, and snot.
Wait- what was that last one?
Plenty of us try to avoid folks who are sneezing and coughing, but when you're the parent of a wee baby, cold and flu season can be even more stressful! Here's our tips for keeping your family well- even if you can't control the germs in the air!
If you can't get enough of Taco Tuesdays (Who can?) or are stuck in a dinner rut, we have a fun new twist on your favorite fixin's!
If as a breastfeeding parent, you are not sure if you have ever had a plugged duct, I can tell you- you haven't. Plugged ducts are incredibly painful and can be downright stubborn to release. As a lactation consultant in the greater Cincinnati area for several years now (and 5x nursing mom myself!) I can share with you the best ways to prevent a plug from developing- and how to quickly find relief if one does!
It's a bittersweet milestone when your little one's gummy grin gives way to a cheeky smile with a few new pearly whites! Teething is a time with a notorious reputation for being a literal pain. Fortunately, we've got you covered with our favorite teether toys to maximize fun while easing baby's gums!
The decision to pee on the pregnancy test or not felt impossible.
On one hand, I couldn’t bear to see another negative result. On the other, I figured if we found out early, we could start the necessary interventions and maybe this pregnancy would make it. Or, I could find out early, miscarry again, and be devastated anyway. Dammit. Maybe it’s better to never know.
Forgetfulness. Shedding clumps of hair. Leaking from.. well, all over. By the end of pregnancy most of us look forward to getting back to feeling like our normal selves again, only to be taken by surprise when it feels anything but normal! Here's what changes to expect postpartum and how to feel more comfortable in your own skin.