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Fight breast cancer, join the Army of Women

As Breast Cancer Awareness month draws to a close, we hope you’ll consider this fast, free, and easy way to join the fight to end breast cancer.In recent years great strides have been made in the treatment of breast cancer, but our understanding of its causes and ways of preventing it have lagged far behind.  One reason:  researchers… Continue Reading >




Podcast:  How to "milk" your maternity leave and pumping rights

Few things are as important as figuring out how long you’ll be able to leave work to be at home with a new baby, but most moms find the web of state, federal, and employer policies about maternity leave confusing to downright mysterious.Enter Lauren Wallenstein.  Lauren is a former human resources manager who now helps moms decipher what… Continue Reading >




Why waiting until at least 39 weeks is important for your baby.

We know that pregnancy, while wonderful, can also be tough.  The swelling, the waddle, the yearning to be out of maternity clothes, and of course the urge to meet your baby, can make us want to just get it over with!But the list of reasons to wait until at least 39 weeks of a healthy pregnancy to have your baby is long and powerful,… Continue Reading >




Breastfeeding, Take Two: Sucessful Breastfeeding, the Second Time Around

We’re very pleased to share an interview with Stephanie Casemore, author of Breastfeeding, Take Two:  Successful Breastfeeding the Second Time Around.*  This book is written for mothers who had a difficult breastfeeding experience with a first baby and are looking ahead to a new breastfeeding experience with a new baby.What were your… Continue Reading >




Top 10 Things to Do When You’re up for a 2:15 am Feeding and Can’t Fall Back Asleep

We’re so tickled to share some original art created by Adrienne Hedger, artist and co-author of If These Boobs Could Talk:  A Little Humor to Pump Up the Breastfeeding Mom.  Adrienne is a writer and illustrator whose designs are published by Recycled Paper Greetings.If These Boobs Could Talk is very clever and wonderfully illustrated ode… Continue Reading >




Myth: Breastfeeding after breast implant surgery causes sagging

A recent study from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has found that mothers who have had breast implant surgery and who believe that breastfeeding will cause their breasts to sag are far less likely to succeed with breastfeeding than those who don’t hold this belief.In this study of 160 women, researchers found that 86% of the… Continue Reading >