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App Makes Pumping and Breastfeeding Easier

Nursing in public has fielded a ton of press lately (most recently with the mom who was Facebook-shamed for NIPing in a T.G.I. Fridays.) But what about pumping moms?

How to Pump Breast Milk While Driving

There I was, hurtling down the highway at 60 mph in my Honda CRV, topless save for a purple paisley Hooter Hider. I was six months postpartum and late for a friend’s bridal shower. My husband was staying home with our baby, but I had two C-cup bambinos of my own, and with hours until I’d next be able to nurse, I needed to take matters into my own hands. Or, shall I say, my own flanges.

How to Get a Free Breast Pump

Mamas, rejoice: A provision of the Affordable Care Act requires insurance companies to provide copayment-free lactation consulting and breast pumps. But since the law is fairly new, you might lock horns with your insurance provider over what you're entitled to. Three key questions to ask your insurer:

How to Use a Breast Pump—Properly

Corky Harvey, R.N., M.S., a lactation consultant and co-owner of The Pump Station, shows you how to best use a breast pump. Related: How to Breastfeed: Master the Deep Latch Technique

Storing Breastmilk


It's hard to believe that milk can stay out of the refrigerator and not go bad, but when it comes to breast milk, it's true. That's because mother's milk is an antibiotic of sorts, capable of killing many bacteria and viruses. That said, even though some experts say breast milk can be kept at normal room temperature for up to eight hours without the danger of bacterial growth, I'm not comfortable with leaving it unrefrigerated for more than four to six hours.

Your Pumping Problems, Solved

If you’re a new mom and nursing for the first time, pumping can seem downright daunting. But with a little planning and know-how, it’s easy to master the art of pumping—and to find the time to do it. Here, expert answers to the most common questions about expressing breast milk.

Related: 20 Breastfeeding Benefits for Mom and Baby

Express Yourself: The Basics of Pumping Breast Milk for Your Baby

When Jo Anderson became pregnant, she knew she wanted to breastfeed her baby for as long as possible, even after she went back to work. But when she returned to her job as a public relations executive, she found that continuing to breastfeed was more difficult than she had anticipated.

6 Common Breastfeeding Problems and How to Overcome Them

Whether you’re planning to, trying to or nursing your baby as you read this, we can all agree on one thing: Breastfeeding exclusively for six months—as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)—is invaluable for the health of you and your baby.

According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stats, 74 percent of new moms agree and start out breastfeeding their babies. But, by the six-month mark, only 14 percent are still nursing exclusively.

A Shortage of Breast Pumps

A new health care law has unwittingly caused a nationwide shortage of breast pumps, the Washington Post reports.