Breastfeeding

  • Breast Pump breakdown After breastfeeding two kids in two years, I have tried several breast pumps – one of each style we talked about in our breast pump buying guide: an electric, hospital grade and manual.  Naturally, I have lots of thoughts to share so here goes. Not to get TMI on you, first a little background on my breastfeeding. ... Read this post
  • Bebe au Lait nursing cover review + new swaddle blankets On Friday, I shared my list of nursing essentials and all of those items are key to making my life as a nursing mom easier BUT there is one thing that I absolutely could not survive without… especially when and and about…. my Bebe au Lait nursing cover.  I have to admit that I was ... Read this post
  • A Nursing Mama’s favorites Breastfeeding is a journey – easier for some than others.  For me personally, the second time around has been much easier and more enjoyable (I still can’t say I love it but I love doing ti for my little gal).  These nine products are my absolute essentials for nursing moms and have helped make my ... Read this post
  • Nursing Bra Buying Guide We spend a lot of time talking about baby gear for our bundles of joy when in reality, mama’s needs some new gear too.  If you are breastfeeding, a good nursing bra is an essential piece of gear.  There are several features to look for, a few that should be avoided and lots of choices ... Read this post
  • Nursing Basket Ask any new mom and they’ll tell you breastfeeding is no easy task.  I remember wanting to quit three days after the little  Man was born.  Even if everything goes smoothly, your nipples will feel as though they’ve been put through the ringer.  That’s why my go to gift for nursing moms and new moms ... Read this post
  • Dr. Brown’s Gia Breastfeeding Pillow Review As many new mothers know, breastfeeding is deeply rewarding, but can be quite a challenge. However, there are so many products on the market that can help make this process a little easier. Nursing pillows are not a new product by any means, but with so many makes and models, it can be hard to ... Read this post
  • Kiinde Gift Set Giveaway! In the spirit of the season, we are bringing you an awesome *surprise*giveaway today – the Kiinde Twist Feeding Set!  While we are still working on our full review and testing of the Kiinde Feeding Set we are taking a quick second to tell you our initial thoughts and of course, gift one to one ... Read this post
  • NuzzleHUG Review & Giveaway! On October 12th, my life changed in the most beautiful way as I became a mother to a gorgeous baby girl. Since then, I’ve been plenty busy with my little bundle and all the joys and challenges that a new baby brings. Like many moms, I had planned to breastfeed long before my daughter was ... Read this post
  • Boppy Nursing Pillow Review Breastfeeding can be is challenging, there is no doubt about that.  Lucky for us, there are tools that can lessen the “natural” challenges.  One of those very important tools is a nursing pillow.  I totally underestimated the power of a great nursing pillow the first time around.  The Boppy Company makers of the beloved Boppy, ... Read this post
  • Tips for Exclusively Pumping Breast feeding is a funny thing – sometimes I feel like it is talked about A LOT (i.e. the ‘breast is best’ debate) and sometimes I feel like it is not talked about enough. What I mean is a lot of moms leave the hospital thinking that breast feeding is something that should come naturally ... Read this post
  • Best Bottle for Breastfed Babies, part 2 We have talked about the best bottles for breastfed babies before and even had a real mom dilemma regarding the issue.  Since those posts we have discovered even more bottles that are supposed to really mimic breastfeeding.  We also had a sweet mama came to us for help last week via Facebook and since I have personally ... Read this post
  • Breastfeeding working moms tips and tricks As a full time working mom, I have to admit that in the beginning I never expected to still be able to provide breastmilk to my little one 8 1/2 months later.  It has been tough.  There have been several hiccups along the way (yes, I may or may not have cried when I spilt milk in the ... Read this post
  • Best new baby products Today we are talking about some of the coolest new baby products to hit the market within the last year or so.  All of these products are worth taking a closer look at and hopefully we’ll be featuring more detailed reviews (and giveaways) very soon.  If you have any experience with them drop me a ... Read this post
  • Best Bottle for Breastfed Babies Last week we featured a real mom dilemma from a mama to be that needed help choosing a bottle she could use while breastfeeding.  We got LOTS of great feedback from real moms who have lived this dilemma.  I have tried to compile their answers along with a little more in depth reviews of their ... Read this post
  • The Arden Nursing & Pumping Bra Review + a Giveaway! It is safe to say we’ve established breastfeeding is a full time job.  One of the most important pieces to doing this full time job easily and comfortably is a nursing bra.  The most popular product review request I get is for a nursing bra.  I have yet to do one because I haven’t found ... Read this post
  • Breastfeeding Essentials Breastfeeding such a larrgggee topic.  There are blogs just about breastfeeding.  It is easier for some, harder for others but there are some “essentials” that can make your breastfeeding life easier.  Like most things baby and breastfeeding what works for some may not work for all but from my first hand experience and lots of ... Read this post
  • DRIA Nursing Cover Review + a Giveaway! When the team over at DRIA Nursing Covers wrote me about a product review I was excited and intrigued.  As a breast feeding mama myself I am always looking for ways to make breastfeeding easier and more comfortable.  When I took a look at the DRIA cover I thought – hey, maybe breastfeeding can be ... Read this post
  • Breastfeeding Accessories On Tuesday, we did a lengthy post and review about breast pumps and we didn’t cover the necessary breastfeeding accessories that go along with breastfeeding and pumping.  We definitely highly recommend the items on this list but ultimately it comes down to personal preference.  Which accessories are you planning on purchasing or which do you ... Read this post
  • Breast Pump Review We’ve had lots of requests for a breast pump review and we’ve created the ultimate breast pump guide.  While this post is part product review it is also part buying guide.  The reason being is to pick the right breast pump for your lifestyle you have to know there are three types of breast pumps ... Read this post
  • LilyPadz Review I don’t mean to post about breastfeeding products two days in a row but what can I say, it’s front and center on my mind!  Today, we are taking a look at LilyPadz.  Tyler actually found these for me on our first outing to Target.  Eloise and I waited in the car and Tyler ran ... Read this post
  • My Brest Friend + a Giveaway! We’ve yet to dedicate a product review to just one product or host a giveaway… until today.  And until we met My Brest Friend.  My Brest Friend was introduced to us by our lactation consultant in the hospital and we actually purchased ours while we were still in the hospital. But My Brest Friend is ... Read this post
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