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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.

Moms Should Help Moms - No Place for Bullying

Moms Should Help Moms  - No Place for Bullying

We love hearing stories about moms helping moms, but we feel we must share the other stories, too.  Here's one example:

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What Midwives Wish New Moms Knew about Pregnancy and Nursing

What Midwives Wish New Moms Knew about Pregnancy and Nursing

In the final article for our four-part Health and Wellness Series, we end with the pinnacle of care providers for Women’s Health:   midwives.  We spoke with members from the amazing Stony Brook Midwives to learn more. 

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Pregnancy and Oral Health - What Moms Need to Know

Pregnancy and Oral Health - What Moms Need to Know

As part of our Health and Wellness Series, we need to consider our oral health when pregnant and nursing.  We recently chatted with Dr. Evelyn Baran,  a dentist based in New York City, to ask her the questions about dental health which we hear frequently from many moms we talk with.  Check out the awesome guidance she provided during out conversation!

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Moms and Money - What We Should Know about Financial Planning

Moms and Money - What We Should Know about Financial Planning

Part of being a parent is handling the difficult things that come with being the caregivers for our babies.  We recently sat down with a financial planner to have many of our money and mom questions answered. 

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North Carolina mom scolded for nursing in courtroom

North Carolina mom scolded for nursing in courtroom

Photo credit:  ABC News

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Poolside with the Pump

Poolside with the Pump

Photo credit - Kristin Cavallari via Instagram

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Chiropractic Care: What Does a Nursing Mom Need to Know?

Chiropractic Care:  What Does a Nursing Mom Need to Know?

Chiropractic care can benefit moms in many ways.  From improving posture to assisting with digestion, keeping proper alignment will carry over to other health care concerns.  We reached out to Joseph Merckling, DC for some advisement for nursing moms.  Check out the great information he shared with us.  

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Skin Care: What Does a Mom Need to Know?

Skin Care:  What Does a Mom Need to Know?

We at Moms Pump Here know how important caring for our skin is.  From sun protection to spot correction, what does a mom need to know about dermatology while pregnant or breastfeeding?  We reached out to Dr. Jennifer Lincoln (who is also International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) with some key questions we hear from moms.  Check out the great information she shared with us.

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New York Leads the Way for Paid Family Leave

New York Leads the Way for Paid Family Leave

We have written several times on the topic of paid family leave, not only for new parents but also for workers who need to care for older relatives, family members going through health concerns, and for people who need to handle situations when someone is called to active military service.  This week, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo is making national headlines for successfully including an employee-funded paid family leave plan for millions of New York workers.

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Nursing Rooms and NYC Politics

Nursing Rooms and NYC Politics
Photo Credits: Mother's Milk Bank Northeast

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. 

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