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Joy Kosak
Joy Kosak is a knowledgeable breastfeeding and pumping advocate, mother of two and business owner of two breastfeeding-related businesses. Her journey began when her sister became a mother and noticed a void in the market for convenient pumping accessories, and thus the Simple Wishes hands-free pumping bra was born. Since founding Simple Wishes in 2010 Joy and her sisters have immersed themselves in the industry, learning as much as possible about nursing mothers' needs in order to help meet them and maximize their experience. Today with Pumping Essentials they aim to leverage the implementation of the Affordable Care Act to help new mothers obtain breastfeeding support and breast pumps, cost and hassle-free. With a passion for helping others, Joy seeks to positively impact the lives of new moms and help them achieve their individual breastfeeding goals.

Entries by Joy Kosak

Are We Ready for a Better Breast Pump?

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 10:49 AM

This weekend I took part in hacking the breast pump. Yes, as odd as that sounds, more than 150 breast pump users, engineers, designers, health care and lactation specialists, and industry players, including myself, met for two days hacking and collaborating on a much needed makeover for the breast pump....

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5 Ways to Support Breastfeeding Moms

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 3:15 PM

August is National Breastfeeding Month, and we already know breastfeeding benefits both mom and baby. For example, breastfeeding can reduce the mother's risk of stroke, heart attack and other cardiovascular complications (Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2010) and can also reduce the risk of breast cancer (Stuebe and...

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Summer Travel Tips for Breastfeeding Moms

(3) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 7:15 PM

The beginning of summer means more family road trips and extended vacations. Though vacations are a great way to rest and recharge, traveling while breastfeeding can be tricky. Here are some tips to ensure that mom can enjoy her vacation while caring for baby:

1. Pack properly.

When it comes...

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Breastfeeding and the Post-Pregnancy Body

(1) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 3:14 PM

The post-pregnancy body is a hot topic in the media. From the "4th Trimester Bodies Project" that went viral last September to celebrity baby weight loss headlines nearly every day, everyone has an opinion about how new moms should or shouldn't lose weight, how fast or slow to...

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Breastfeeding During the Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 11:06 AM

Breastfeeding can be tricky this time of year. Between minimal downtime, extra social engagements and close quarters with extended family, you may find yourself wondering when and how you're going to nurse or pump. With a few tips and tricks, you can make everything flow more smoothly.

Establish a personal...

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Breastfeeding and Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know

(3) Comments | Posted October 28, 2013 | 2:14 PM

Breastfeeding isn't just good for babies; it boasts many health advantages for moms, too. One benefit, especially noteworthy during October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is the reduced risk of breast cancer in breastfeeding moms. There have been many studies conducted that support breastfeeding as protection...

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5 Challenges Breastfeeding Moms Face When Returning to Work

(2) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 9:07 AM

Looking back on Breastfeeding Awareness month, it's important to consider how to make nursing a practical part of a new mom's everyday life. Breastfeeding can be challenging enough as it is for many moms, so when you introduce the return to work and the need to pump milk, it can...

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Breastfeeding During Back-to-School

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 11:43 AM

We are officially in back-to-school season, a busy time of year for any mother. New moms with a baby and a school-aged child may be wondering how they'll manage it all, especially if the youngest is a breastfeeding newborn. Coordinating schedules, planning meal times, scheduling drop-offs and pick-ups is a...

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