Time for a new breast pump

I have a Medela Pump in Style breast pump that I won online while I was pregnant (lucky, I know)! And it has been a lifesaver–at my old job I pumped every single day and at my new job I still have to pump about 3 times a week. If I want to get a supply up to have some extra milk on hand, I pump at night. That’s a lot of pumping! It’s like a part-time job! (For real, I hate pumping).

Anyway, one thing that has always annoyed me about my pump

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Ladies, know your rights!

I love Bravado and I love boobies (… breastfeeding). So when they emailed me this article, I had to post it for all of you. It’s important!!! I’ve written previous posts about my own experience with breastfeeding and working: Priorities and I’m a working & breastfeeding mama

Moms: Know your Rights as a Breastfeeding Working Mother

Are you going back to work? Do you have friends or family who are going back to work? Do you have coworkers returning from maternity leave? When the new Healthcare Reform was

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Monday Night Party with Shari Criso!

Every Monday night (starting 9/20), we’ll be hosting an online party with specialist Shari Criso! During each episode, Shari will be answering YOUR questions–whether they’re about breastfeeding, birth, how to calm and soothe a baby, sleep issues, cloth diapering, vaccinations, etc! Everyone is welcome! Please RSVP each week (to be eligible for PRIZES!) and submit your questions for Shari ahead of time using the form below.

Why? To offer support, encourage conversation, answer questions and have fun! Yes, there will be PRIZES! Each week we’ll have a different sponsor

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Monday Twitter Party: #SimplyBF

Every Monday night (starting 8/23), I’ll be hosting a #SimplyBF twitter party. Each party corresponds with a topic from Shari Criso’s Simply Breastfeeding DVD, which is being offered for free online! So you’ll have a week to watch the specified chapter and then we’ll all be able to discuss together–like a book club! 10 DVD topics = 10 weeks of party time! Then we’ll start at the beginning again 🙂

Why? To support breastfeeding moms, encourage conversation, answer questions and have fun! Yes, there will be PRIZES! Each week we’ll have

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I’m so thankful

…for Simplisse Breastfeeding Products, for a number of reasons. 1) They sponsored this trip to BlogHer10 and I’m having a blast! 2) I really love their products and 3) they care about breastfeeding moms (and we need that kind of support!)

To me, Simplisse is innovative. They’re producing products that truly help breastfeeding moms. With the help of lactation consultants, product engineers and fellow moms, they are improving upon the products that are generally offered on the market. It hasn’t been done before because it hasn’t been cost-effective. Simplisse put the

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10,000 strong: world breastfeeding week

August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week! It’s a time to celebrate our accomplishments and to help get the word out about benefits of breastfeeding!!! There are far too many booby traps out there that cause women to stop breastfeeding. If we can educate everyone, these misconceptions can be a worry of the past.

Did you know that 50% of moms say they were pressured to stop breastfeeding sooner than they wanted to? I understand that because Ryan is 7 months old and still exclusively breastfed. We’ve tried foods, but he really isn’t interested yet

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Sign up for Simplisse #bfing swag at #BlogHer10!

Are you going to BlogHer10?

Are you a breastfeeding mama or are you preggo & planning to breastfeed? Do you have a close breastfeeding friend?

Do you want some great breastfeeding products for FREE?!

If you answered YES to the questions above, you better sign up for one of my swag bags! My amazing sponsor, Simplisse Breastfeeding Products, has put together some awesome swag bags just for you! Each bag has a sample of breastmilk storage bags, disposable breast

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