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Donating Breast Milk: Erin A’s Story

Donating Breast Milk: Erin A’s Story

As a follow-up to my post, Donating Breast Milk- A Mama’s Gift to Mamas and Babies, I wanted to interview a few mamas who’ve had personal experience donating breast milk. My goal was to find out how the process of becoming a donor actually works and share this information with you, our MSW readers. Erin A. [...]

Donating Breast Milk: Jessica H’s Story

Donating Breast Milk: Jessica H’s Story

As a follow-up to my post, Donating Breast Milk- A Mama’s Gift to Mamas and Babies, I wanted to interview a few mamas who’ve had personal experience donating breast milk. My goal was to find out how the process of becoming a donor actually works and share this information with you, our MSW readers. Jessica [...]

Donating Breast Milk: Alex T’s Story

Donating Breast Milk: Alex T’s Story

As a follow-up to my post, Donating Breast Milk- A Mama’s Gift to Mamas and Babies, I wanted to interview a few mamas who’ve had personal experience donating breast milk. I don’t have experience as I used my freezer stash to feed my son instead of switching to cow’s milk. My goal was to find [...]

Donating Breast Milk – A Mama’s Gift to Mamas and Babies

Donating Breast Milk – A Mama’s Gift to Mamas and Babies

One day at work while cleaning my breast pump parts after a pumping session my friend asked me what I thought about donating breast milk. I sighed and said, “It’s great if you have enough to donate.” What I was saying in my head was different though, “Gross! Someone is willing to take or buy [...]

My Battle With Breast Pumps

My Battle With Breast Pumps

When I decided I was going to breastfeed and go back to work full time I found that a breast pump was a necessary evil. Now that we have that out of the way, how do you go about picking one? At first, I thought getting a pump was simple and I could go on [...]

Ten More Tips for Pumping Mamas

Ten More Tips for Pumping Mamas

Mama Say What?! mama Corey P. posted a fantastic list of advice for all the mamas who pump for their babes, and her tips are so helpful, whether you’re pumping occasionally for date-night, daily at work, or full-time for a baby who won’t nurse. I wanted to add a few more bits of advice based on [...]

Top 10 Tips for a Pumping Mama

Top 10 Tips for a Pumping Mama

There are several reasons you may need to pump breast milk for your baby. The reasons that generally come to mind are: You’re going back to work. You want or need to have a time period of greater than three hours away from your baby. Your baby is having difficulty latching and you need an [...]

Breastfeeding in the Beginning

Breastfeeding in the Beginning

Breastfeeding is natural. Breastfeeding is instinctual. Breast is best. We’ve all heard the catch phrases. What many fail to tell us as brand new mamas is that sometimes it can be really hard. Sure, babies are born with a natural instinct to seek out the breast and suck for comfort, but they aren’t always born [...]