It's World Breastfeeding Week, a time each August when we work together to raise awareness for the needs of breastfeeding moms, breastfeeding families, and breastfed children. We celebrate the time by sharing success stories, by encouraging and educating others, and by providing support to those who may be struggling with nursing.
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.
Hi Moms! This week one of my son's fulfilled his dream of having a lemonade stand in our neighborhood. (Seriously, he's been dreaming and planning for two years!) Here are some cute quips from his experience - they're definitely worth sharing!
The best things in life are free, as the saying goes. Well, the person who says this probably didn’t need to pay for childcare or summer camp for their youngsters! Summertime can be a big financial burden on families especially if you want to give your babies a slice of fun. Here are some tips to help you save on Family Summertime Fun!
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.
We know that the Affordable Care Act of 2010 helped working moms who nurse and/or pump breast milk at work. Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor announced further protections that will begin in December and there’s a big piece of the protection that will help working mothers: we have the right to break time and we should receive a private space to pump milk that is not a restroom.
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.
Earlier this year we shared some eye-opening advice from Stony Brook Midwives during our Health and Wellness Series. The advice suggested that we begin to plan and prepare for breastfeeding before we even become pregnant. This guidance is not unconventional or “crunchy”, but it is above and beyond the recommendations that many women of child-bearing age receive when they speak with their care providers about their family planning.
We’ve talked before about how we want to be there for it all, like many moms do. We want to be there for our babies when they take their first steps, say their first words – but we also want to be there for our partners, for our friends, for our employers. It’s tough.
Priya Nembhard and Kim Harrison have revolutionized the breastfeeding industry by creating the world’s biggest and most complete App that helps moms find, rate and share nursing room locations to breastfeed and breast pump. When they first launched the Moms Pump Here Nursing Room Locator App in 2015 with Version 1.0 they only had 500 nursing room locations in the U.S. Now, thousands of locations later the App is impacting moms in 7 countries and will provide more services though the launch of Version 2.0 (AKA Moms Pump Here Pro on Google Play) in May 2016 at the New York Baby Show! The Nursing Room Locator App is currently available on iTunes, Google Play Store, and Amazon.
Because no mom should have to breastfeed of breast pump in a parked car or in a dirty bathroom, Priya and Kim want to reduce the frustration and isolation nursing moms often feel. Moms Pump Here has upgraded the Nursing Room Locator App by integrating a system with ratings and reviews plus a user interface with an easier, look, feel and functionality. In comparison to the official hard launch in 2015, the 2016 2.0 Version of the Moms Pump Here Nursing Room Locator App has more robust features and thousands more nursing and breastfeeding friendly locations to choose from. In addition, adding greater user engagement with rewards, such as giveaways. Moms may download and install the Moms Pump Here Nursing Room Locator App via iPhone, Android Smartphone, Tablet, or iPad.
“We’re excited the Moms Pump Here platform is continuing to grow and we’ve expanded our efforts to help women find a clean, safe, comfortable place to breastfeed and breast pump. From our interactive website to our App, to our online community of moms, it's wonderful to see what a big impact we’ve had on women” says Kim Harrison, Co-Founder of Moms Pump Here. This App is the latest tool offered by the already successful Moms Pump Here website, which offers an online social network, access to the Moms Pump Here Youtube show #thePINKLife, community blogs, and incentive/rewards programs for registered moms.