Clogged Milk Ducts: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention Clogged, blocked, and plugged ducts. There are many terms for the same problem. Restricted milk flow, or “milk stasis”, leading from the milk-storing alveoli (those grape-like clusters in the breasts), may lead to a fatty blockage that soon becomes painful, and even infectious mastitis, if not treated quickly enough. These clogs can very well lead to other problems and occurrences, including lower supply [...]
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Top 5 Reasons Postpartum Compression is Different than Shapewear By Rebekah Mustaleski, CPM You've just had a baby – congratulations!! – and now you've entered into the transitional period called “postpartum.” Since your baby is no longer occupying the space in your abdomen, all of your organs and muscles are settling back into their usual places. Your abdominal muscles, which stretched apart to make room for baby, are slowly coming [...]
Note: Kristy's breast pumping story is part of a #ThisisPumping photo series chronicling moms nursing as they transition back to work and daily life. View more stories and learn about National Breastfeeding Month here. Kristy's Story Age: 39 Occupation: Clinical Psychologist working with veterans with severe mental illness at the VA Medical Center and private practice at the Institute of Applied Neuroscience. Second-Time Mom Baby’s Name: [...]
Note: Sonia's breast pumping story is part of a #ThisisPumping photo series chronicling moms nursing as they transition back to work and daily life. View more stories and learn about National Breastfeeding Month here. Sonia's Story Age: 34 Occupation: MotherLove Coordinator at the YWCA Asheville. MotherLove provides support and case management to pregnant and parenting students enrolled in high school. First-Time Mom Baby’s Name: River (Rio [...]
Hi, I’m Megan. Mom of three, full-time working mom, NYC dweller and breastfeeder. Since 2013, I’ve been pregnant to nursing to pregnant to nursing to (why on earth does this hurt so bad all of a sudden OMG I MUST BE) pregnant again and now nursing my third baby. Pumping in NYC: How A Busy Mom Is Getting Through It We all have our breastfeeding story with each child like [...]