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Emilie de Ravin Calls Out Airline For The Way It Handled Her Breast Pump

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.02.2016 | Parents

Emilie de Ravin has spoken out against an airline employee she said treated her with force while she traveled with a breast pump. On Thursday, the “...

200 Years Of Breast Pumps, In 18 Images

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.01.2016 | Parents

The breast pump is an invaluable invention that allows nursing moms to travel independently, avoid infection and be able to continue breastfeeding whi...

A Breakup Letter To My Breast Pump

Julia Regan Markiewicz | Posted 05.12.2016 | Parents
Julia Regan Markiewicz

I've heard that in a breakup, the one who does the breaking up usually feels a little relieved. I do feel lighter. A 9.3-lb weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

This Pumping Mom's Photo Is Multitasking At Its Best

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.15.2016 | Parents

For new parents, everyday life involves some serious multitasking. Mom and radiation therapist Melissa Bressler knows this all too well. The popular ...

Revolutionary New Breast Pump Could Be A Game Changer For Nursing Moms

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.17.2016 | Parents

In March 2014, Samantha Rudolph read a New York Times article titled "Shouldn’t the Breast Pump Be as Elegant as an iPhone and as Quiet as a Prius b...

Dad Has Beautiful Response To Viral Breast Pump Photo

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents

When rapper George Moss posted a photo of himself cleaning his wife's breast pump on Facebook last week, he received thousands of positive messages pr...

Let's Make Universities Accessible to Nursing Mothers

Robin Hoecker | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Robin Hoecker

There will always be a need for lactation rooms on campus. Universities are institutions that serve graduate students, most of whom are in their child-bearing years. This need will only increase as more women pursue advanced degrees.

15 Stops On The Emotional Roller Coaster That Is Pumping At Work

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 10.15.2014 | Parents

Let's face it: Pumping at work sucks. It's a time-consuming, joyless endeavor bookended by the guilt of being away from your little one on one end and...

Are We Ready for a Better Breast Pump?

Joy Kosak | Posted 11.30.2014 | Parents
Joy Kosak

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.

MIT Is Hosting Hackathons To 'Make The Breast Pump Not Suck'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents

Earlier this year, writers Courtney E. Martin and John Cary posed an important question in a New York Times piece entitled, "Shouldn’t the Breast Pu...

To The Woman In The NICU Lactation Room

Carissa K | Posted 10.15.2014 | Parents
Carissa K

While I never spoke to you or even met your eyes, I think of you often. Your presence is now a concrete part of a significant and sacred memory.

If Men Nursed Babies

Vanessa Loder | Posted 10.12.2014 | Parents
Vanessa Loder

If men nursed babies instead of women, there would be a pumping room on every floor of every office building with a flat screen TV playing SportsCenter, plush couches to sit on and lots of free food -- bowls of nuts, hoagies, along with two big coolers to provide plenty of water and Gatorade to keep everyone hydrated.

5 Challenges Breastfeeding Moms Face When Returning to Work

Joy Kosak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Joy Kosak

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 be daunting.

7 Things I'll Do Differently With My Next Baby | Posted 08.07.2013 | Parents

I found that I enjoy motherhood as much as I always hoped/wanted to, and that many parts of it came naturally. Other parts were more of a struggle, but every moment of difficulty and strife was more than worth it and more than made up for in love and snuggles and happiness.

Breast Wasn't Best, and I'm Not Feeling Guilty, in Spite of Obamacare

Elizabeth Clements | Posted 03.17.2013 | Parents
Elizabeth Clements

My decision to stop breastfeeding wasn't devastating for me. It had been a pretty miserable experience from the beginning that, for me, took away from the joy of having a baby. But the decision to stop definitely came with plenty of guilt.

Catherine Pearson

Breast Pumps Now Covered By Insurance, But Does It Help? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

When her first baby was born, Becky Bormann relied on a hand-me-down breast pump. At $250, the model she wanted cost more than she and her husband...

A Letter of Apology To My Second Son

CT Working Moms | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
CT Working Moms

Mommy is so sorry. I didn't know that two babies would be so hard. I didn't think I'd treat you any differently than your brother. And I didn't realize how quickly life would pile up and try to steal our special moments from the two of us.

Reasonable Break Time Provided Amidst the Breastfeeding Media Craze

Marcy Karin | Posted 12.24.2012 | Parents
Marcy Karin

Not enough working moms or their employers know about these new breastfeeding at work rights (and their limitations).

Breastfeeding Support for Working Moms

Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC | Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents
Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC

I hope these tips help moms keep their supply up and continue breastfeeding when returning to work!

Breastfeeding Safely: Boosting Supply in a Time of Demand

Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC | Posted 10.14.2012 | Parents
Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC

More and more nursing moms are turning to drugs to help them produce more milk. This form of "extreme breastfeeding" is becoming more popular -- but is it worth the risk?

Traveling While Breastfeeding? 13 Tips to Know Before Hitting the Road!

Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC | Posted 05.13.2013 | Parents
Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC

Traveling while breastfeeding may seem a little daunting, so here's some advice to help you keep up your supply while traveling.

8 Ways To Make Breastfeeding Easier

ivillagelogo | Posted 06.21.2012 | Parents

Written by Gina LaGuardia and Patty Onderko for iVillage Breastfeeding may be the healthiest choice for your baby, but that doesn't mean it's alway...

Who Defines [Modern] Motherhood?

Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC | Posted 07.04.2012 | Parents
Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC

The most recent big news to come out of the momosphere is Elisabeth Badinter's new book, The Conflict: How Modern Motherhood Undermines the Status of ...

I.R.S. Deems Breast Pumps A Tax-Deductible Expense

Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC

To say this decision by the I.R.S. makes this a big day for breastfeeding would be a huge understatement. And it's a policy change that's been a long time in the making.

Hey IRS: Give Breastfeeding Mothers A Break

Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC

The Internal Revenue Service does not allow nursing mothers to use their tax-sheltered health care accounts to pay for breastfeeding supplies, which includes breast pumps.