Breastpumps FYI

What you didn’t know you didn’t know:

1- two words: Hospital. Grade. Hospital grade breast pumps are designed for frequent, daily pumping. However, they are especially recommended for use for special circumstances including when pumping:

  • For premature or sick infants
  • For twins or other multiples
  • To increase milk supply
  • To induce lactation

2- Locations and availability of hospital grade bumps can be difficult. So if you plan to pump and store your breastmilk, give yourself time.

3- Breastsheilds are not one size fits all; so many brands have many sizes to choose from.

  • A/B cups try a small, 21 mm
  • B/C cups try a medium, 24 mm
  • C/D cups try a large, 27 mm
  • D/DD cups try an extra large, 30 mm
  • bigger then DD try an XX large, 36 mm

BUT, sizes other then medium will probably have to be ordered online. Another instance where you need to give yourself time.

4- Medela brand is available for rent at Babies R Us. Seperate from the machine, they requre you to buy a kit and tubing. Again, the tubes will probably need to be ordered online…taking time.

Skinny Bitch, Bun in the Oven

I love these girls!!!

Skinny Bitch created a movement when it exposed the horrors of the food industry, while inspiring people across the world to stop eating “crap.” Now the “Bitches” are back—this time with a book geared to pregnant women. And just because their audience is in a “delicate condition” doesn’t mean they’ll deliver a gentle message. As they did with Skinny Bitch, Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin expose the truth about the food we eat—with its hormones, chemicals, and other funky stuff. But even though they are “Skinny,” they want women to chow down on the right foods and gain their fair share of weight through their pregnancies.

This book changed my view about breastfeeding, and led me to look at ways to help moms find human breastmilk for their human babies in situations they are not able to provide it themselves.

 

 

 

 

Breastfeeding Made Simple

This book is changing my life. I highly recommend all expecting mothers read this book.

Sometimes, breastfeeding can be more challenging than you imagined–and anything but simple. If this describes you, help is on the way. In our book, Breastfeeding Made Simple, we describe the Seven Natural Laws of Breastfeeding. These are laws you can use to get breastfeeding off to a good start and avoid common challenges.  If you are having difficulties, these laws can help you get back on track. We’ve also provided some additional resources on this site to help you have an enjoyable breastfeeding experience.

Check out their website for great videos and tons of additional information!