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5 Things Your LC Wants You to Know

As an individual lactation consultant outside of a hospital setting, I get the privilege of following the journeys of many mothers with breastfeeding. I have often been asked, “What do you think is the most common problem?” or “What’s something you think I should know ?”

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5 Tips for Talking to Relatives About Pumping & Breastfeeding

Even though awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding is growing, it can still be a hard topic to discuss, especially with loved ones who may not have firsthand experience with it. While it is ultimately your decision to breastfeed and breast pump or not, it can be an intimate topic that your friends and family members feel embarrassed talking about. Prepare yourself to confidently talk to relatives about breastfeeding and pumping with our tips below.

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The Benefits of Compression Socks During Pregnancy

Why would you wear compression socks while you’re pregnant? There are so many reasons! Pregnancy compression socks can help reduce discomfort in your feet and ankles, support your cardiovascular system by promoting good blood flow, and they can help you stay more comfortable when you’re on your feet for long periods of time. Every expecting mother should have at least one pair of compression socks for pregnancy!

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Welcome New Moms Back With A Breast Pumping Room

One of the major challenges for moms returning to the workplace after maternity leave is maintaining a healthy, routine breast pumping schedule. Moms need a private space as well as time away from the demands of the job every few hours to pump in peace. It can be difficult to talk freely about breast pumping in the workplace, but ultimately, employers benefit from supporting their working moms. What’s more, the law mandates that employers provide sufficient space and resources for moms to pump.

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Why Breastfeeding Benefits Mothers

There are many sources of information out there about the health and bonding benefits of breastfeeding for the baby, but there are just as many crucial benefits and health implications for the mother! Realizing and sharing this information has a great impact on women’s health worldwide. It is so much bigger than the changing of social normalities and pressure for mothers to do what is ‘natural.’ Being self-informed on these benefits can empower women everywhere.

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Optimizing Baby Position in Preparation for Birth

As your estimated due date gets closer there can be a lot on your mind—getting your home ready for baby, having all of the supplies you'll need to care for baby, preparing for the postpartum, and all of the excitement of finally holding your baby on the outside! Many people also find themselves wondering when labor will start and how labor will go. It is such an unknown!

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The Benefits of Maternity Compression

Wearing a pregnancy band for compression support can be a great way to keep feeling your best while your body is growing a baby. There are many benefits to support bands, particularly if you are dealing with pelvic pain problems or if you have diastasis recti, but even for a normal, healthy pregnancy a compression band can be useful. Here are a few of the benefits of wearing a maternity compression band:

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When Should You Exercise After Pregnancy

I get lots of questions about when and how to start exercising again after having a baby. What’s safe? How do I know my body is ready? Is there anything I should watch out for? These are all great questions and while I’m going to answer all of these in a general way, it’s really important to ask your care provider all of those questions. They know the particulars about you and your delivery and will be able to tailor an exercise recommendation just for you.

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Why Do I Need To Replace Breast Pump Parts?

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.

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