It's understood that all medications can diffuse into breastmilk¹, but many times there is a point of ignorance and anxiety from healthcare providers on knowing which medications infiltrate to a dosage that's measurable or harmful to the breastfeeding infant/child. This leads to unnecessary cessation, or halt, of breastfeeding and pumping. Many over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription (Rx) medications are actually fine to take while continuing to provide breastmilk. For the medications that are [...]
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The moment you get your breast pump serves as simply the beginning of your breastmilk journey. From unboxing it, learning how to use it, late-night pumping sessions, and more, you and your pump have a lot of work to do together. That’s why it’s crucial to take care of your breast pump by regularly replacing certain parts so it can take care of you during your entire breast pumping journey. Why Do [...]
Despite breastfeeding being a “natural” way to feed, it can also be a source of anxiety and uncertainty. There is a culture heavily reliant on concrete, numerical affirmation, both from the family and the medical community, that with the slightest concern, occasionally equates to leading the mother to supplement and even stopping completely. Understanding “supply”, the most common word used in regard to breastfeeding, how its established and what is adequate would [...]
How Tight Should Postpartum Compression Be? One of the most common questions asked about using postpartum maternity compression garments is: how tight should it be? The one thing to remember is that the garment is meant to compress, but not to be painful. Our simple guidelines can help you find the perfect fit for your postpartum compression garment. It Shouldn't Hurt Using a compression garment should not cause you [...]
What Exactly IS Maternity Compression? So you’ve heard that you may qualify for maternity compression through insurance, but what exactly is maternity compression? They’re your new secret weapon as an expectant or recovering mom. To be specific, maternity compression garments are medically designed by experts to provide support, relief, and stabilization for increased comfort during pregnancy and to assist with postpartum healing. It’s no secret that pregnancy takes a toll on [...]