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Breastfeeding, nursing bras, pumping, doing it in public — loving it, hating it, or just surviving?! We’re here for you.

Lipase in my breastmilk or why does my breastmilk stink?

Heather asked me to share my story with you because we hope to help out lots of frustrated mothers who have tried everything else to get baby to take a bottle! Excess lipase wasn’t something I read about anywhere and was a little blind-sided. Luckily there are some great resources for nursing moms out there: […]

Join the Pumping Project

Collecting pumping stories from around the world - cubicles to highways. Add yours!

Look at this woman.  Do you look like her when you express milk for your baby? If so, please explain yourself. Having spent a fair amount of time both pumping and searching for images of pumping women from the major pump manufacturers, we’ve found there is a lack of unrealistic imagery out there. That photo […]

Activity #9: Go to the theater where crying is allowed


Baby-friendly theaters? Yes, please. We sure love our DVRs and Netflix, but refuse to give up on going to the theater. Did you know some theaters also have special showings for new parents? These showings have different names in different cities, but the idea that yours will not (most likely) be the loudest baby in […]

Cut up your bra

Breastfeeding tip: Cut holes in your bra to let your nipples take a break.

Tip for brand-new breastfeeders: It may sound weird, but I did it and so did my friend Maureen. Take an old tank top or soft cup bra and cut holes where your nipples go. Seriously. Wear this whenever your nipples need to be untouched. Preferably not when your father in law is around. (photo: Circle […]

7 surprising truths about breastfeeding

Stuff nursing moms should know

Thanks to Philips AVENT for sponsoring this post as part of an ongoing series about breastfeeding and pumping. I wish I could go back in time and tell myself these little nuggets of wisdom. Here are seven truths about breastfeeding that took me completely by surprise. Some will reveal my ignorance — sorry! — but maybe […]