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How to Breast Pump Hands-Free

Motherhood is a synonym for "busy," and multitasking is our specialty. With that said, hands-free pumping just makes sense. Having our hands free makes pumping less stressful, easier to make adjustments to the breast pump controls, along with other tasks or activities, such as caring for your baby or older children, enjoying a snack, cooking, taking care of a household chore that brings you peace in accomplishing, and so many other opportunities. If you work a desk / office job, and going on pumping breaks is a limited option, saving desk tasks for when pumping is a great solution when you're able to go hands-free. 

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5 Interesting Facts about Breastfeeding

Breast milk is known for its antibodies, nutrient density, and numerous health benefits. We also frequently discuss the benefits of breastfeeding, juggling lifestyle, troubleshooting occasional problems, and learning the ins-and-outs of pumping! Just when you think you've learned all about breastfeeding and the amazing qualities of breast milk, we have a few bonus breastfeeding facts that you may not have heard of, thought of, or fully realized! 

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Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a serious problem experienced by as many as 4 in 5 mothers within a few days after giving birth, and in some, continues past the first weeks or months postpartum. 

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Prenatal Yoga & Strength

The human body is so amazing and the transformation that happens when you're pregnant is simply incredible! From the outside, you probably get lots of compliments about your prenatal glow and who doesn't like to feel those sweet baby kicks? But when you're growing a baby, how can you keep up with the changes in body mechanics and alignment?

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Understanding Common Pregnancy Symptoms

Wondering if you should pick up a pregnancy test at the store? Are you feeling a little queasy or maybe you've already had a missed period? Most women suspect they're having a baby long before they get a positive pregnancy test, but if it's your first pregnancy or you've been on birth control and not planning to have a baby right now, you might be wondering what to look for.

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The Benefits of Motif’s New Supplements for Breastfeeding Moms

Motif's Enhanced Milk Nutrition Support and Milk Boosting Support lactation supplements can help support breast milk production, improve milk flow, and support the postpartum recovery period.

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How to Hand Express Breast Milk

Hand expressing breast milk is a useful tool for a number of reasons, such as encouraging milk flow, building breast milk supply in between feedings and pumping sessions, using in place of breast pumping, and collecting colostrum. Learning how to express breast milk can also relieve engorgement and clogged ducts, and is a priceless tool in emergencies when milk needs to be expressed or if baby is having trouble feeding.

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What to Know about C-Sections: A Step by Step Guide

With the Caesarean section rate being so high in our country, it's a good idea for all expecting parents to be familiar with the procedure and to know what your options are with a surgical birth.

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Alcohol and Breastfeeding – Is It Ever Safe?

Thanks to what is known through metabolic processes in the healthcare world, it's not completely forbidden to have an alcoholic beverage when breastfeeding, especially when consumed in moderate amounts and timed correctly.

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