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Nursing On-the-Go With Undercover Mama Tanks

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No matter how much the benefits of breastfeeding are touted, it seems like there is a new story every day about someone getting in the way of a nursing mom. A new video is making the rounds of a breastfeeding mom getting told that she needed to cover up. (Just FYI: Laws protect nursing moms, so …
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Hitting the Road? Tips for Pumping on the Go

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Last week we shared tips for becoming a pumping pro at work. Today? We've got the goods on pumping on the road!  Pumping is hard enough when you're staying in one place. Add in travel for work, and it's a whole new ballgame. Aside from the awful feeling of leaving your baby for a day or week, how …
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The Pumping Professional: Become an Expert at Pumping at Work

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Remember Kate? She'll be popping in from time to time to share her adventures in motherhood with us as she navigates the working world with a 12-month-old! Up until the day I had my baby, I didn’t know if I was going to breastfeed. I knew about the benefits, but I just didn’t want to add any …
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Breastfeeding Can Boost Body Image—At Least for Me!

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The human bod is capable of amazing things. But I don’t think I fully appreciated what it could do before I had kids. But getting pregnant---and then breastfeeding---made my jaw drop at its abilities. I grew two human beings? And fed them both? It never stops being amazing. Before my daughter was …
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Mourning Those Extra 500 Breastfeeding Calories

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I'm in mourning. After going strong for almost 16 months of breastfeeding, it's over. The not-so-baby-anymore-boy and I are moving along with our relationship. But I'm not mourning the actual breastfeeding relationship. I was ready to move on, or else I'd still be breastfeeding. And I was definitely …
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Part Two of Coming Back From a Breastfeeding Break: 5 Tips to Begin Breastfeeding Again

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Yesterday, I shared my experience with taking a breastfeeding break due to breast abscesses. And because I know there are moms out there in similar situations who want to keep breastfeeding but may feel helpless, today I wanted to share some tips. It’s important to realize that if your milk dries up …
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Part One of Coming Back From a Breastfeeding Break: Breast Abscesses

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I spent most of my first pregnancy worrying about labor and birth. I knew I wanted to breastfeed and wasn't worried that it would be difficult. After all, it’s a very simple process, isn't it? Your body makes the milk, your baby drinks it, and you’re all good. Right? Unfortunately for me, …
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Breastfeeding in Public: A Funny Tale of Two Types

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With the second child, it's definitely true that you're a whole lot more laid back about everything. You don't seem to fret quite as much, and you don't sweat the small stuff. I recently saw this very funny video, comparing the shy first-time breastfeeding mom to a seasoned mom of two who will …
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