See larger image Additional Images: Ardo medical Calypso-to-Go Breast Pump Features: Quietest Breast Pump on the Market, Ardo medical is a brand trusted by moms in over 50 countries, Independent Vacuum/Cycle (suction/speed) Settings – 64 total setting combinations for maximum customization by mom, AA battery operation (no adapter needed) for operation away from electric power. Includes three flange sizes (26, 28 (insert) and 31mm) New From: $285.96 USD In Stock The Calypso-To-Go: The best portable breast pump? Medela breast pumps typically dominate the market of double electric breast pumps.  The Calypso-to-Go by Ardo should make Medela nervous.  This automatic breast pump is a winner.  The features, price, quietness, and reliability make

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See larger image Additional Images: Ardo medical Calypso-to-Go Breast Pump Features: Quietest Breast Pump on the Market, Ardo medical is a brand trusted by moms in over 50 countries, Independent Vacuum/Cycle (suction/speed) Settings – 64 total setting combinations for maximum customization by mom, AA battery operation (no adapter needed) for operation away from electric power. Includes three flange sizes (26, 28 (insert) and 31mm) New From: $285.96 USD In Stock The Calypso-To-Go: The best portable breast pump? Medela breast pumps typically dominate the market of double electric breast pumps.  The Calypso-to-Go by Ardo should make Medela nervous.  This automatic breast pump is a winner.  The features, price, quietness, and reliability make

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Mastitis- The bitch has got to go! Humming along your breastfeeding journey, you meet her.  You’ve heard of her and have been warned.  Now you feel her presence in your life.  She’s evil.  She must go.  Now.     “I felt like I was going to die.  Fever…pain…my tit the color of a tomato.  And trying to breastfeed through it felt like lava was  shooting out of my nipple.”   Symptoms of Mastitis Fever of 101 or higher Generally feeling shitty Swelling and pain in the breast Breast/breasts: red and hot to the touch   What causes mastitis? Blocked milk duct (usually when your nursing bra is too tight) Bacteria Related

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Mastitis- The bitch has got to go! Humming along your breastfeeding journey, you meet her.  You’ve heard of her and have been warned.  Now you feel her presence in your life.  She’s evil.  She must go.  Now.     “I felt like I was going to die.  Fever…pain…my tit the color of a tomato.  And trying to breastfeed through it felt like lava was  shooting out of my nipple.”   Symptoms of Mastitis Fever of 101 or higher Generally feeling shitty Swelling and pain in the breast Breast/breasts: red and hot to the touch   What causes mastitis? Blocked milk duct (usually when your nursing bra is too tight) Bacteria Related

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  Am I Making Enough Breast Milk? The good news is that chances are great that your milk supply is more than adequate. Related article: Am I Making Enough Milk? That does not give many moms solace, though.  They want to measure; they want to be sure that they are giving their babies what they need.   The MilkSense Breast Milk Monitor MilkSense is the world’s first breastfeeding monitor that measures how much breast milk mom produces and how much milk baby consumes. Many women worry about whether their babies are getting enough breast milk, and many of them stop nursing because of that. The MilkSense Monitor has no contact with your

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  Am I Making Enough Breast Milk? The good news is that chances are great that your milk supply is more than adequate. Related article: Am I Making Enough Milk? That does not give many moms solace, though.  They want to measure; they want to be sure that they are giving their babies what they need.   The MilkSense Breast Milk Monitor MilkSense is the world’s first breastfeeding monitor that measures how much breast milk mom produces and how much milk baby consumes. Many women worry about whether their babies are getting enough breast milk, and many of them stop nursing because of that. The MilkSense Monitor has no contact with your

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  Information Overload Your first parenting decision has been made.  You have chosen to breastfeed your baby. Now you click away at links to gather information.  You have never fed a human from your boob before.  You discover a new vocabulary with seemingly unkind words like “latch”, “engorgement”, “let-down”, and “sling”.     “What in the hell is a nipple shield?   Nobody told me that my nips were going into a battle that would require armor!”     Breastfeeding for Beginners The inundation of breastfeeding information can drive your ta-tas to throw themselves into oncoming traffic.  Beginning your nursing adventure with just the breastfeeding basics is the better path to breastfeeding

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  Information Overload Your first parenting decision has been made.  You have chosen to breastfeed your baby. Now you click away at links to gather information.  You have never fed a human from your boob before.  You discover a new vocabulary with seemingly unkind words like “latch”, “engorgement”, “let-down”, and “sling”.     “What in the hell is a nipple shield?   Nobody told me that my nips were going into a battle that would require armor!”     Breastfeeding for Beginners The inundation of breastfeeding information can drive your ta-tas to throw themselves into oncoming traffic.  Beginning your nursing adventure with just the breastfeeding basics is the better path to breastfeeding

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What is Attachment Parenting? Attachment parenting is an approach to parenting that parts from the conventional “wisdom” of schedules, checklists, and “baby training” programs.  Your dear Aunt Linda may have bestowed upon you nuggets of wisdom such as “let her cry it out” or “get that baby on a schedule”.  These so-called tried and true approaches may have promised the security of rules for mommyhood success, but there was a monumental oversight.  The value system of generations past embraced the idea that children must be compliant and the goal was to avoid their becoming brats.  We can all agree that we do not want our son or daughter to be that kid

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What is Attachment Parenting? Attachment parenting is an approach to parenting that parts from the conventional “wisdom” of schedules, checklists, and “baby training” programs.  Your dear Aunt Linda may have bestowed upon you nuggets of wisdom such as “let her cry it out” or “get that baby on a schedule”.  These so-called tried and true approaches may have promised the security of rules for mommyhood success, but there was a monumental oversight.  The value system of generations past embraced the idea that children must be compliant and the goal was to avoid their becoming brats.  We can all agree that we do not want our son or daughter to be that kid

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Nipplegate…the Struggle is Real Public breastfeeding has created a divide between the public breastfeeding moms and those who are opposed to their practice.  Wanting to bridge the gap, I perused the Internet and discovered actual questions from people who are vehemently opposed to public breastfeeding.  Until we address their concerns and embrace compromise, Nipplegate will continue to erode the fabric of our community. Lactation Liason to the Rescue! As your Lactation Liason, I am here to answer the most burning questions on your behalf.  I realize that you are capable of speaking for yourself, but the lactophobic community will not directly address you.  Try not to take this personally.  It’s not you.

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Nipplegate…the Struggle is Real Public breastfeeding has created a divide between the public breastfeeding moms and those who are opposed to their practice.  Wanting to bridge the gap, I perused the Internet and discovered actual questions from people who are vehemently opposed to public breastfeeding.  Until we address their concerns and embrace compromise, Nipplegate will continue to erode the fabric of our community. Lactation Liason to the Rescue! As your Lactation Liason, I am here to answer the most burning questions on your behalf.  I realize that you are capable of speaking for yourself, but the lactophobic community will not directly address you.  Try not to take this personally.  It’s not you.

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Babywearing Basics Babywearing is the practice of carrying a baby close to the parent’s body-usually in a or . Babywearing has been practiced for centuries around the world and has recently gained popularity in western civilization.  The influence of attachment parenting has propelled this shift.  Research proves that bonding is heightened through babywearing due to an increase in the mother’s oxytocin levels.  As the baby is close to mom’s chest, her physiology is affected.  The result is a decrease in postpartum depression/psychosis.   The father, who has likely experienced some exclusion in the bonding process of pregnancy, benefits from the babywearing experience by deepening the paternal bond. Related Article: How to Kick Ass

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Babywearing Basics Babywearing is the practice of carrying a baby close to the parent’s body-usually in a or . Babywearing has been practiced for centuries around the world and has recently gained popularity in western civilization.  The influence of attachment parenting has propelled this shift.  Research proves that bonding is heightened through babywearing due to an increase in the mother’s oxytocin levels.  As the baby is close to mom’s chest, her physiology is affected.  The result is a decrease in postpartum depression/psychosis.   The father, who has likely experienced some exclusion in the bonding process of pregnancy, benefits from the babywearing experience by deepening the paternal bond. Related Article: How to Kick Ass

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