Our reader Deb wants to know how to introduce formula to her baby, Leah, who has been nursing almost exclusively. We have 3 tips to introduce formula and our other readers have lots more!
I recently wrote about how (and when) to choose a great maternity and nursing bra, but I thought I’d offer up my favorite nursing bras for different scenarios. If I’ve missed one of your favorites, let me know! The Workhorses These are your everyday bras – not the cutest or sexiest, but you’ll wear them […]
My pediatrician kindly told me the truth about nursing: Sometimes, it just hurts. This, after the lactation consultants and the breastfeeding advice websites repeatedly exclaiming, “You’re doing it wrong! It shouldn’t hurt! If it hurts, you’re doing it wrong!” I needed to know that I wasn’t doing it wrong. Some pain is normal. I was […]
An infinity nursing scarf will be easy to drape over a nursing baby and definitely won’t fall off because it’s around your neck.
This post originally ran a few years ago. I love our very sweet caregiver for Scarlett. She comes to our house three times per week, for five hour shifts, to allow me to do some of the freelance writing and marketing work that I do. Around here, it’s pretty common to set up what we […]
At the recent ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas, Whitney and I got to test out a bunch of cool new products for babies and parents. One of the most informative and fun things we did was to attend a tutorial session put on by the lovely women of Cake Maternity Lingerie, about how to […]
In honor of World Breastfeeding Week — yes, it’s a thing! — we want to celebrate feeding babies by sharing this silly, fantastic, creative, laugh-til-you-spray-milk book: The Places You’ll Feed! In a house or with a mouse? In a supply closet or the front seat of a minivan with your legs squished by the steering wheel? […]
Allow me to present the third installment of our Very Rookie Summer series. Elizabeth shares two different days from her life with baby Zaida that are seven weeks apart. We love her stories for reminding us so fully of what a difference a few weeks not-quite-two months can make in the life of a rookie […]
The hello flow new mom kit has soothing balms and sprays for your lady parts and really helpful facts that you should read before the fourth trimester.
I have been nursing and pumping for 13.5 months so I consider myself an expert in nursing bras and while I’ve tried a variety of them throughout the course of my breastfeeding relationship, the Nourish by BeliBea bra is by far my fave. After months of nursing and pumping, my once perky, full-of-milk boobs had […]
You know how everyone wants you to buy stuff in order to do your part for the Earth? Well, being green is more than just buying more crap we don’t need
A hands-free pumping bra is on the Rookie Moms’ short list of real must-haves for new moms. At a birth and baby event in Berkeley last month, I met Emily, founder of The Dairy Fairy, who has even loftier goals. On her list of must-haves is a pretty hands-free pumping bra, and so she invented […]