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To The Woman In The NICU Lactation Room

Carissa K | Posted 08.15.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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

Babble.com | Posted 08.07.2013 | Parents
Babble.com

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?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

The Backup Plan

Heather Kristin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heather Kristin

When I was pregnant, no one told me about the lactation headaches, night sweats, racing hormones, and mood swings that come with breastfeeding.