Breastfeeding

13 Best Halloween Costumes For Breastfeeding Moms, That Are Cute & Convenient

Finding cute, comfortable, and affordable clothing that accommodates breastfeeding isn't always the easiest task. If you're anything like me, you end up rotating through a small handful of tops and dresses, leaving a significant portion of your…
By Kristina Johnson

Biology Can Actually Explain Why Your Baby Always Falls Asleep While Breastfeeding

Say the word "sleep" amongst parents of young children and you can easily solicit conversation that ranges from how to get more shuteye to safe sleep practices to why kids like to fool you into thinking you can have a bedtime schedule. (Babies think…
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

8 Things That'll Definitely Happen The First Time You Breastfeed Outside The Hospital

As a new mom I didn't feel at all confident in my ability to breastfeed. It didn't matter how many books I read or classes I took, it wasn't something that felt natural in any capacity. Even at the hospital, when I had a significant amount of help…
By Candace Ganger

There's Now A Silent, Wearable Breast Pump You Control Via App, & The Future Is Here

Remember today, because it's one that will go down in the mommy history books. On Sept. 14, Elvie, the award-winning health and lifestyle "femtech" brand, is releasing their brand new Elvie Pump: a silent, wearable pump that fits into your standard…
By Caroline Hogeveen

10 Of The Hottest Things You Could Do For Breastfeeding Moms

Society has a lot of damaging perceptions of women, including the idea that once a woman is a mother she is no longer sexually interested or desirable. This is, of course, complete and utter nonsense, so today I'd like to talk about the hottest…
By Jamie Kenney

Pumpkin Bars Are Actually Good For You If You're Breastfeeding So Snack Away

To every food, there is a season... and when it comes to pumpkin, that season is here again at last. Just like the first days of summer make you crave a giant soft-serve cone, when the temperature starts to drop and the leaves start to change, your…
By Jacqueline Burt Cote

16 Hours Into A 107-Mile Race, This Mom Stopped To Breastfeed Her 3-Month-Old Baby

In the latest example of why women are total badasses, meet this mom who stopped to breastfeed her baby the middle of a 107-mile race earlier this month. Yes, moms are totally unstoppable and British ultra runner Sophie Power is just further…
By Christina Montoya Fiedler

Here's How To Protect Your Breast Milk Stash During A Power Outage

Hurricane Florence is just a day off the coast of the southeastern United States. It's set to be one of the worst hurricanes to hit the region in more than 30 years, bringing with it torrential rains, flooding, and, inevitably, mass power outages.…
By Cat Bowen

This Video Of A Dad Comfort Nursing His Baby Has Twitter Seriously Divided

Breastfeeding is one of those parenting decisions that almost always falls squarely on mothers. Although, obviously, partners can have opinions about how their baby is fed — ultimately, the task of feeding an infant with breasts is up to the parent…
By Michelle Stein

Dear Jenny: I Get Sad When I Breastfeed, Ugh

Our resident advice-giver-outer Jenny True provides shouty, full-hearted answers to your niggling questions about pregnancy and parenthood in her column Dear Jenny. Warning: This is not a baby-and-me singalong, this is about yelling into the cosmos…
By Jenny True

Chelsea Houska Got Real About Mastitis Pain & Fellow Moms Are Chiming In With Tips

Last month, Teen Mom 2 star Chelsea Houska welcomed her third child, a baby girl named Layne Ettie DeBoer. And even though she is clearly over the moon to be a mom of three, that doesn't mean motherhood hasn't presented challenges. For example,…
By Sophie Hirsh

How I Got Over My Breastfeeding Jealousy

I have no problem admitting jealousy. The little green monster is a friend. Not a good friend — like the kind you can count on to answer the phone when you call at midnight — but jealousy is still a friend. Because it teaches me something. The…
By Kelly Green

Here's What Experts Want You To Know About Breastfeeding Babies & Weighted Feeds

The most common concern I hear from breastfeeding mothers — and a concern I also had myself — is how to tell if your baby is getting enough milk. How can you tell how much they’re eating? I had never heard of this before, but apparently there’s…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

6 Questions I Made Sure To Ask My Doctor Before Breastfeeding

While breastfeeding is a perfectly natural way to feed a child — and should never be shamed or judged — it's not easy. And, in my experience, it's not this innate thing that every mom automatically knows how to do. So believe me when I say there…
By Candace Ganger

I Ended A Friendship Over Breastfeeding & No, I'm Not Sorry

If there's one thing I've learned about friendship, especially since becoming a mom, it's that it's not always worth the effort. As a mom I don't always have the time or energy to invest in friendships. And with a whole new set of potentially…
By Steph Montgomery

This Giant Mural Of A Mom Breastfeeding Will Take Your Breath Away

A big part of breastfeeding normalizing breastfeeding is presenting it as a normal part of daily life. Artistic representation can be help people to see things in a different light, breastfeeding included. In Glasgow, Scotland this mural of a mom…
By Azure Hall

Tia Mowry Says Her Baby Cairo Blew Her Away With What She Did Immediately After Birth

“We moms we rock; we are rock stars.” Tia Mowry, actress and mother of two, is having a moment right now. On the phone to Romper, she talks about being back in the baby zone seven years after giving birth to her son, Cree. In keeping with her…
By Alexandria Campbell

All Moms Will Appreciate Tia Mowry's Photo Of Her Breast Milk All Packed Up While Traveling

Tia Mowry and her equally famous twin, Tamera, are well-known breastfeeding advocates. And a new image posted on her Instagram Story gave fans a peek inside her own breastfeeding journey right now. On Sunday, Mowry posted a photo of her breast milk…
By Rachel Spalding

New Research Provides Insight Into How Long Marijuana May Stay In Breast Milk

During pregnancy and breastfeeding, one of the biggest challenges women face is the fact that what they consume is inevitably transferred to their child. This is why there are so many rules and guidelines about what mothers should and shouldn't eat,…
By Brianna Wiest

You Can Take A Free Online Breastfeeding Class Tonight — Here's What You Need To Know

For first-time expectant moms hoping to breastfeed their babies, the task of feeding a tiny human with their bodies can seem daunting. Will it hurt? Will I be able to provide enough milk for my baby? How do I even know if my baby is latched…
By Michelle Stein