Required Reading From Breastfeeding Awareness Month

The more you know, the more you can do to support the breastfeeding moms in your life (even if that means giving pep talks to yourself in the mirror). Keep talking about how important breastfeeding is, how difficult it can be, and what can be done to help moms everywhere nurse successfully. Giving these articles a read is a great way to start!

Jumping Over The Early Hurdles: Tips For Embarking on a Successful Breastfeeding Journey

Newborns have a reputation for doing little more than eating and sleeping, but most new parents--and especially new breastfeeding mothers--are unprepared for just how much feeding the tiniest member of their family will do during their first few weeks of life. Since so many women learn as they go when it comes to nursing, we sought out the advice of an expert to help our newest breastfeeding moms prepare for the most common hurdles they’ll face in the first few weeks.

Pro Tips for Busy Breastfeeding Moms

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month, a dedicated time for moms to talk openly about the joys and difficulties of breastfeeding. We've partnered with Edgepark to spread the word about insurance-covered breast pumps and how they can be used to make breastfeeding more successful, especially for busy moms!

Normal Newborn Behaviors

Newborn babies have some interesting noises and behaviors that may leave parents wondering, “is that normal?” Many of these “normal” newborn behaviors are due to reflexes that they have. If you are ever worried about your baby, the best thing to do is always to ask your pediatrician. Don’t be shy, chances are many other parents have asked these same questions. Here are some common and “normal” behaviors that you may see your newborn do during the first few months of life.

Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression

Every mother's emotional reaction to the birth and care of their baby is a unique and personal experience. Just like any physical and emotional process we go through in life, every woman and mother will react differently. It is important to have an understanding of what emotions are normal after delivery, but also the ability for you and family to recognize when certain emotions such as sadness and anxiety become extreme and might interfere with your ability to care for yourself or your family.