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What to Know About Breastmilk Supply?

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 relieve many of these anxieties, as well as aid in mothers’ self-efficacy.

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What Exactly IS Maternity Compression?

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 your body, but maternity compression is able to target specific areas to help you stay on your feet during pregnancy and recover after giving birth.

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. There are three main types of maternity compression garments that may be recommended by your doctor depending on your individual needs and whether you’re expecting or postpartum.

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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 thresholds, nerve pain in the breast tissue, lessened pumping output and bruising sensations.

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Top 5 Reasons Postpartum Compression is Different than Shapewear

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 back together. Your connective tissues and ligaments that softened to make space for the birth are shrinking and firming up. Your hips, pelvis, and spine are re-aligning too.

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Why You Might Need a Pregnancy Band

Pregnancy is such a fun and exciting time for a family! There are so many new things to learn about, new sensations that you’ll feel, and your baby’s body is developing new parts and systems every day. But what about the changes happening to your body? Pregnancy can change your posture, your balance, and put additional pressure on your joints and pelvic floor–all of which increase the workload of your muscles and ligaments.

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