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Consumer Reports Rates the Luna

Consumer Reports Rates the Luna

The results are in! Consumer Reports rates the Motif Luna, see What 34 Parents Think About Their Electric Breast Pumps. 

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Benefits of the Motif Luna Breast Pump

Benefits of the Motif Luna Breast Pump

There are SO many pumps on the market, and as a new mom (or even mom of more than one), it can be so overwhelming to choose which pump is best for you! Brooke, from Infant Insights, shares her experience with the Motif Luna in her newest blog.  

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Self-Care Tips for the Breastfeeding Mom

Valentine's Day is all about love. In this new season of life as a breastfeeding mom, it’s not unusual to feel like you’re already giving all you’ve got in the love department. As moms, we spend our days and nights worrying about how our little ones are doing. Worrying about milk supply, pumping output, latch, diaper counts, naps, tummy time, and more fill our thoughts to the point that thinking about anything else can bring on the dreaded mom guilt. Remember, mamas, that we are interconnected with our babies. This means how the baby is doing impacts how we’re doing and how we’re doing impacts how the baby is doing. Caring for yourself is an important part of caring for your baby! Remind yourself that mom guilt shouldn’t be allowed to take hold when you’re devoting some time and attention to your self-care. 

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Fourth Trimester Tips

Fourth Trimester Tips

Did you know that the time after you give birth to your baby is called the “Fourth Trimester?” The first three months after delivery is a time when there are enormous changes happening in your body. You’ve spent the last nine months growing and nourishing your baby inside. Now you are continuing to support your baby once they’re on the outside, so this is a time where you need to focus on taking excellent care of your physical self. Your body needs physical, emotional, and nutritional support during the Fourth Trimester to transition from pregnancy to postpartum in a healthy and uncomplicated way.  

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5 Ways to Make Breastfeeding More Comfortable

5 Ways to Make Breastfeeding More Comfortable

As a new mom, there is so much to learn! It’s not uncommon for my patients to tell me they spent so much of their pregnancy focused on labor, birth, and baby care to then be overwhelmed by all there is to learn about breastfeeding in the first weeks postpartum. Whether you’re preparing for a baby’s birth or your little one has already arrived, this breakdown of my top 5 ways to make breastfeeding more comfortable summarizes some key info you need to know to optimize your breastfeeding experience.

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A Guide to Pumping With Flat or Inverted Nipples

A Guide to Pumping With Flat or Inverted Nipples

Though anatomy drawings, breastfeeding illustrations, and social media posts often depict tight, round breasts with symmetrical and protruding nipple shapes, it’s important to know that nipples come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In fact, your nipples may not even be the same shape and size as each other! Pumping with flat or inverted nipples can pose some extra challenges, but with the info in this guide, you’ll navigate the process with ease!

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Recovery After C-Section

Recovery After C-Section

Bringing a new life into the world is a miraculous experience, but it also comes with a unique set of challenges, especially if you delivered your baby by cesarean section (C-section). Whether you had a planned surgical birth or the events of labor led you to having a cesarean birth, recovering from a C-section involves more than just physical healing--it requires holistic self-care that encompasses your body, mind, and spirit. Here’s some tips to help you nurture yourself during the postpartum if you gave birth via C-section:

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Sleep Your Best to Feel Your Best During Pregnancy

Sleep Your Best to Feel Your Best During Pregnancy

If you’re pregnant or planning to get pregnant this year, I want to help you start the year feeling your absolute best! First thing we’re going to look at is your sleep during pregnancy. How much are you sleeping? Do you wake up in the morning feeling rejuvenated or exhausted? Are you in a comfortable sleeping position or wake often in the middle of the night? When you sleep and how you sleep can have such a profound impact on how you feel and function throughout the day. This is because sleep is a vital part of our life. Our bodies need a restful night to flush out toxins and to repair and restore on a cellular level. A lack of good sleep will eventually affect us on a mental, emotional, and physical level. So what can you do to create an environment that enables you to get the best sleep possible? Here are my top 5 tips to help your body get the rest it needs at night so you can feel your best during the day:

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Cheers to Motherhood: Tips for Surviving New Year's Eve

Embracing the arrival of a new era — motherhood is a source of great joy and delight. Whether you’re planning a glamorous night out or a cozy night at home, New Year’s Eve looks different as a breastfeeding mom. If you’re beginning your pregnancy journey of motherhood, you have big plans for celebrating the start of the new year! You’re headed into such a fun and exciting time—this will be the year that you get to meet your baby! Maybe you want to have a big night out with your friends or maybe this year staying at home sounds like the best option. Want tips for how to plan for your New year's Eve, read to learn more from Motif's IBCLC and midwife!

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Breastfeeding During the Holidays

Breastfeeding During the Holidays

The holiday season often feels stressful and complicated, but it can be even more taxing for a breastfeeding mother. If your holiday to-do list is already long, read on for tips to help you master breastfeeding and the season’s demands with ease.

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