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MomsPumpHere Blog for breastpumping and breastfeeding moms and moms to be.

Health and wellness advice and resources for moms and moms-to-be, on the nursing mom blog.

Easy Healthy Meal Plan for Nursing Moms

Easy Healthy Meal Plan for Nursing Moms

As a dietitian and mom of two little ones (big-sister Lailah who is 2 and-a-half, and smiley thumb-sucking Yael, 5 months) I am often asked if I practice what I preach. My answer, a definite “yes!”

In my years of nutritional counseling I have yet to put my client’s on a “diet.” Instead I guide them toward sustainable lifestyle and dietary changes based on their needs. Of course, every person has different nutritional requirements depending on where they are in their life stage, especially when it comes to lactation.

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5 Reason Why Moms Need to Laugh

5 Reason Why Moms Need to Laugh

Laughter heals the soul and makes you feel great but it is so hard to laugh when you're stressed out or doing a trillion things. Moms are so inundated with chores, babies, work, school, social media and more. When do we make time to laugh and I mean laugh out loud? 

Here are 5 reasons why moms need to laugh:

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10 Reasons Why Maternity Leave is NOT Vacation

10 Reasons Why Maternity Leave is NOT Vacation

There's been quite a bit of news lately about what it means to be on maternity leave. From politicians in the United States saying women should go back to work after 2 months to authors wanting all the perks of maternity leave.

Girl.....the only perks during maternity leave are being with your baby, nurturing your baby and watching your baby grow! So to make it clear to any nay sayers who think maternity leave is some code word for vacation we've compiled a list!

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Baby Boxes for All Babies

Baby Boxes for All Babies

On Labor Day 2015, Mama Gracie’s Pregnancy Shop was birthed. We wanted to find the most innovative baby products on the market and be their brick & mortar, if needed.

 

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Setting Up a Lactation Room

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A Lactation Room is a dedicated private room other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and interruption from the public, which is used by nursing mothers to express breast milk by breastfeeding or breastpumping. (Also often called a "Nursing Room", "Nursing Mothers Room", or "Breastfeeding Room")

Setting up a lactation room in a general working environment is quite simple and easy. The basic prerequisite is an appropriate space set aside solely for lactating mothers (breast pumping or breastfeeding) and shielded from public view (meaning door must be lockable and any windows must have curtains or blinds). This space can be newly built or previously existing space converted and repurposed as a lactation room.

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DEFINITION OF NURSING ROOM - (Lactation Room & Breastfeeding Room)

A Nursing Room is a dedicated private room other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and interruption from the public, which is used by nursing mothers to express breast milk by breastfeeding or breastpumping.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS OF A NURSING ROOM

  • Comfortable seating
  • Table
  • Outlet to connect electric breastpump
  • Sink for cleaning nursing equipment
  • Lockable door
From Pregnancy and maternity, to infants, toddlers, parenting and motherhood, MomsPumpHere does its best to help new moms make the transition from nursing at home to breastfeeding or breastpumping for their babies in public. Pregnancy was challenging enough mother's health, finding a nice comfortable spot to nurse your baby shouldn't be.

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (OBAMACARE):
Workplace Lactation Accommodation Laws

SEC. 4207. REASONABLE BREAK TIME FOR NURSING MOTHERS.
Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 207) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    1. (r)An employer shall provide—

      (A) a reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for 1 year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express the milk; and

      (B) a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.
    1. An employer shall not be required to compensate an employee receiving reasonable break time under paragraph (1) for any work time spent for such purpose.
  1. An employer that employs less than 50 employees shall not be subject to the requirements of this subsection, if such requirements would impose an undue hardship by causing the employer significant difficulty or expense when considered in relation to the size, financial resources, nature, or structure of the employer’s business.
  2. DEFINITION OF LACTATION ROOM - (Nursing Room & Breastfeeding Room)

    A Lactation Room is a dedicated private room other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and interruption from the public, which is used by nursing mothers to express breast milk by breastfeeding or breastpumping.

    Lactation Room Guide - How to Set up a Lactation Room.