Breastfeeding

How to store breast milk safely: Your questions answered

If you are a breastfeeding mom returning to work, or just pumping your milk for the occasional outing, you probably have questions about the best way to store your pumped milk. And if you are leaving your baby in the hands of a caretaker, you’ll want to make sure they... more

24 photos of celebrity moms living that breastfeeding life

It’s their Instagram accounts and they’ll do what they want to — and that includes posting breastfeeding photos and selfies, thankyouverymuch. Over the years, we’ve seen an uptick in celebrity moms sharing nursing and/or pumping photos to social media and we are here for it, because anything that helps... more

How to store, freeze and thaw breast milk safely

Whether you’re trying to build up a supply of stored breast milk for your return to work or stockpiling for occasional nights out, you’ll want to have a stash of breast milk in the freezer for safe-keeping. The whole process for pumping, storing, freezing and, later, thawing breast milk can... more

The 11 best nursing bras breastfeeding moms

Finding the best nursing bras for your somewhat-foreign postpartum body is a challenge at best. Not only are you in need of a different-sized bra than you wore before and during pregnancy, there’s a shortlist of prerequisites breastfeeding bras need to meet — and they’re much more rigorous than the... more

What causes painful letdown and how to get relief

You’re nursing your sweet baby and soon after the milk begins to let down and start flowing, you feel a rush of shooting, burning pain in your breasts. It makes you hold your breath for a second. But within a minute or so, the sensation passes. You wonder: Is this... more

Is it safe to take cold medicine while breastfeeding?

Becoming the proprietor of a sniffly cold or a hacking cough when you have kids to look after seems like a cruel joke, but alas, viruses don’t discriminate. And if you’re breastfeeding, the situation can feel that much bleaker, since you’re probably not sure which medications you can safely take... more

The 10 best nipple cream choices, according to breastfeeding moms and experts

Some nursing moms sail through breastfeeding with nary a wince or twinge of discomfort while others experience pain in the form of sore or even cracked nipples. (If you fall into the latter category, take [emotional] comfort in knowing that you’re not alone. One 2013 study found that 44% of... more

The best bottles for breastfeeding babies

Breastfeeding has many benefits for both baby and mom. But there may be times when you may want to incorporate bottle feeding into your baby’s life, whether it’s because you’re going back to work, want your partner to be able to feed the baby or even if you just need... more