Breast Pumping

Healthy Breastfeeding Diet Do’s and Don’ts

One of the major questions from new moms, especially breastfeeding moms, is what their diet should look like in postpartum and how to ensure they have a healthy diet to provide the best for what their baby needs. A well-rounded diet rich in nutrition is a priority when breastfeeding. While many assume it has to do with their milk supply, milk production, and milk composition, evidence suggests that nutrition has more to do with the health status of the lactating mother in many ways.

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Returning to Work While Breastfeeding & Pumping

Many working moms who breastfeed and exclusively pump face the challenge of pumping during the work day, and they do so successfully with some preparation. As a pumping mom, all you need is a little confidence, a solid plan, and reliable resources.

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Best Breast Pumping Positions and Techniques

Are you planning to breast pump and nervous about comfort? Well, if a task can be done comfortably and almost effortlessly, it’s going to feel less like a task, not to mention, easier to stick to a goal for duration. So let’s discuss ways to best accomplish positioning and techniques to improve pumping!

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Breastfeeding & Pumping Schedule For New Moms

mom pumping with Motif Duo
Having a baby comes with plenty of new tasks and adjustments. Pumping may not need to be immediately part of the equation. Milk supply adequacy is often an anxiety-driven reason to implement pumping right away, having that visual of milk as reassurance. Unfortunately, pumping output is not a great gauge for total milk supply, especially not in the first days postpartum, and can worsen any anxiety already present. On the flip side, with pumps becoming more efficient than ever, it may create an oversupply if feeding at the breast AND pumping, telling the body to create milk for more babies than there actually is/are. Supply is demand-driven.

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Why Moms Love the Motif Luna

The Motif Luna can pump more milk in less time? Yes, it can. It may seem impossible, but the Luna was designed specifically to fit the needs of busy moms on the go. It’s perfect for quick pumping breaks at work, while running errands, in between chores, and more.

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Self-Care Routines for the Breast Pumping & Breastfeeding Mother

Pumping does not need to feel like a chore or another job. In fact, for many mothers who have a unique system in place, pumping sessions can actually be a highlight of the day. Finding ways to make using your breast pump and your overall pumping schedule more efficient, effective, and enjoyable will make an incredible difference! Plan ahead with these ideas, and escape to your next pumping session with ease and relaxation.

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Medications while Breastfeeding and Pumping During Cold Season

With the middle of cold season among us, it's extremely important for breastfeeding women to learn all they can about how over-the-counter cold medications and other medicines can affect their milk production, along with the other side effects that may come with taking cold medicine. From common medications like Tylenol and Advil or others containing ibuprofen, acetaminophen, as well as decongestants, it can be hard to know what effects these may have on lactation.

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Cluster Feeding

mom cluster feeding
When you enter the world of motherhood, you may find yourself having many questions regarding the ins and outs of breastfeeding, including how to breastfeed, what comes with the life of a breastfeeding mom, when to implement a breast pump, how breast milk supply works, how to soothe a fussy baby, and when to seek a professional for breastfeeding support (and so much more!) One interesting topic that comes with breastfeeding and your baby’s growth spurts is cluster feeding.

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What To Do When Your Breast Pump Arrives

You’re preparing to start your breastfeeding and pumping journey and you’ve just received your Motif breast pump — congratulations, Motif mom! Now you may be wondering, what’s next? Luckily, we’ve got you covered to set up for pumping success! Read through to learn the best steps to take to assure your pump is ready to be used and you’re familiarized with the ins and outs of this new part of your motherhood journey!

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