Postpartum Resources

Inducing Labor: Myth vs. Reality

One of the first things people do when they find out they are pregnant is figure out their estimated due date—when will their baby be born? Everyone wants to know that! Some people have scheduled c-sections, which may give them more control over their baby’s birth date, but even then, babies have a mind of their own and sometimes they choose to come sooner than expected.

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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

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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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Postpartum Body – What to Know & What To Do

Your body is an incredible creation! Throughout the pregnancy your body has grown and nourished a new person, created new organs and systems, and birthed a new life into the world. What comes next? What does the postpartum look like for new parents? What can you do to support your postpartum body during the Fourth Trimester?

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Myth Busting: Foods to Increase Milk Supply When Pumping and Breastfeeding

For generations, and differing in many countries, foods, lactation teas, and supplements have always been the subject for helping breastfeeding moms achieve a healthy milk supply and produce enough milk, cutting certain ones out to reduce baby’s gas and tummy aches, and in some cases, to stop lactation. The majority do not have any evidence in truth or efficacy.

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Birth Plan Template and Checklist

“If you don't know your options, you don't have any.” - Diana Korte

This is perhaps one of the most well known quotes in the birthing world and it's also the best reason I know to develop a birth plan, although I prefer to call them “birth preferences.” The thing is, a baby’s birth can't be planned. Even when some details are known, estimated due date, location, preferred birth method, etc., there is too much about it that is unknown!

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