Make pumping at work easier; The real postpartum body; A ‘lived in’ home; Crib to bed transition

  BREASTFEEDING 7 Things To Do At Night To Make Pumping At Work Less Of A Chore Being an out-of-the-home working mom is a chore by itself, but if you are still breastfeeding your baby while working, then your difficulty level in “momming” just doubled...

Why Can Some Insurance Companies Only Offer a Manual Breast Pump?

As we work with moms to try to navigate the insurance process to get a breast pump, one question comes up over and over. Why are some moms receiving a double electric pump from their insurance company while other insurance companies are only offering a manual breast...

Is My Breast Pump Tax-Deductible?

With Tax Day quickly approaching, we wanted remind you to be up to speed on the current IRS laws regarding what breast pumps and breastfeeding supplies considered tax-deductible medical expenses. In order to qualify for this deduction, your total medical expenses for...

Get “Hands-On” with Your Breasts

I recently worked with a mother to show her how to use her hands to express breast milk. She was fresh from the delivery room and, unfortunately, her baby had some health challenges so we were using other means to let her body know that “it’s time to make the milk”!...

Will My Insurance Pay For My Breast Pump?

Questions about whether your insurance will pay for your breast pump? You’re not alone. Many questions remain as the Affordable Care Act applies to more policies, but here’s what we know now: Under the Affordable Care Act, breast pumps are covered 100% by insurance...

What is a “Hospital-Grade” Breast Pump?

After the FDA released their Consumer Alert “Breast Pumps: Don’t Be Misled – Get the Facts” last week, we’ve been getting a lot of questions from moms. Buying or renting a breast pump can be one of the more confusing purchases you make as a new mom. Pumping breast...

TSA Guidelines and Air Travel Tips for Pumping Moms

You might remember the troubling story from a few years ago about Hawaii mom, Amy Strand, who was going through airport security with her breast pump when she was stopped by a TSA agent and told that she couldn’t board the plane with her pump because her bottles were...