A Breastfeeding or Lactation Room is a private room other than a bathroom, that is shielded from public view and interruption, and is used by mothers who breastfeed or express breast milk by breast pumping.
How many times have you traveled somewhere and had to lug heavy stroller systems or needed to find baby gear asap for your child? I've been there so many times and could not be more thrilled about the launch of a new App, goBaby, a mobile peer-to-peer marketplace for baby gear rentals! It was created by another woman in tech, Natalie Kaminski, who just like every mom on the go had the same issues with baby gear.
"Traveling with kids is fun, but also stressful, and carrying a lot of luggage does not make it any easier," says Natalie Kaminski, the founder of goBaby. "We want family vacations to be as joyful and worry-free as possible, but we don't want parents to compromise their children's comfort and safety by not having the necessary equipment with them when they travel. goBaby connects traveling families with locals who are willing to lend their baby equipment. This way local families get to monetize on items they already own, while travelers get to travel light and worry-free."
In addition to serving the traveling families, goBaby provides parents an opportunity to make money on the items they already own. Children grow fast, and baby gear is expensive, so instead of giving it away, selling it, or storing it in the basement, goBaby invites parents to list their no longer used baby items on the mobile marketplace and make some money while helping traveling families feel at home.
goBaby Travel app can be downloaded on the App Store. Check it out and if you know of a NYC baby gear rental location tell them about goBaby!
Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month by joining the 2nd Annual Virtual Latch On, Wednesday, August 31st, 2016. In collaboration with Simple Wishes Hands Free Breast Pump Bras we are sharing the importance of breastfeeding with our moms all over the world! We are also giving away a Simple Wishes Hands Free Breast Pump Bra to one of our amazing mamas this month.
Not new to the blogging or journalism platforms we've seen our share in articles discussing the rights of parents when collided with the rights of the LGBT community. Specifically when it comes to double mom homes and double dad homes. Quite often I find myself needing to recognize the struggles these households deal with because of their innate human right. I also identify with these groups because I have people in my life who I love and respect who deal with these struggles.
An special image of a breastfeeding baby is going viral as her mom seeks to nourish and bond with her baby during a difficult time. Baby Xenia has stage 3 brain cancer and mom Anastasia Pittis wanted to share with other moms how important breastfeeding has been for her as her child undergoes chemotherapy.
It almost seems like the words "nursing room" and "politics" do not belong in the same sentence. In a perfect world we would not have to think twice about why and how we should provide nursing rooms to mom who need to breastfeed or breast pump. In a perfect world it would not be political. Society as a whole would recognize it as an human necessity, like we do bathrooms and not think it's ok to breastfeed or pump in a bathroom to boot.
Vanity Fair had it right getting actress and mom Jennifer Garner to read "Go the F**k to Sleep" by Adam Mansbach, for their latest YouTube video. After her divorce from Ben Affleck, Jennifer just keeps showing the world what a bad ass mom she is. From comebacks about their nanny to this video, she is clearly making a statement she is and has always been her own woman.
Moms we all know how we want to get back to our pre-pregnancy body ASAP!!! Remember, its not how fast we get back to it but how healthy we do it in. Before you start any new diet/exercise regime make sure that you get medical clearance from your doctor. Light to moderate exercise along with a healthy diet has many benefits for a nursing mom. Some key benefits are:
3.Mental Health- Decreases your risk of Post-Partum Depression
4.Increase your Post-Partum recovery
5.Increase energy- Moms you know this is the one thing we really lack in with a newborn!! And affects our “Mom Brain”
In some cases when a mom has just finished exercising and tries to nurse her baby, the baby may not like the taste of the breast milk. This is because of the lactic acid that has formed during your exercise session. Although the lactic acid is not toxic it seems to occur when moms do a rigorous exercise routine. If your baby does not like th taste of your breast milk light to moderate exercise may help. The increase level can be present up to 90 minutes at post exercise. Some things that you can do to ease your mind if this does occur is:
1.Nurse your baby before you exercise
2.Pump and store your milk so after you exercise you have a supply handy
Two more important tips for out fit moms are:
1. To have a sturdy sports bra to support your breasts because they are precious to your baby. A sturdy bra will also prevent nipple rips!
2. To make sure you shower after you exercise. Any sweat on your breast can leave a salty taste in your baby’s mouth.
Remember moms it all about having fun!!! Getting together with other new moms to have a workout partner is great motivation!
This morning Alyssa Milano was a guest on the Wendy Williams Show and Wendy brought up Alyssa's breastfeeding advocacy work. Wendy said she disagreed with public breastfeeding and felt women should go breastfeed in car or cover up. I think Alyssa was just as shocked as us listening to her opinion of breastfeeding. She asked Wendy if she would cover her head eating or if it was ok for Miley Cyrus to walk around with her boobs hanging out vs. a mom breastfeeding.