#Breastfeeding

My Baby Is Not Using Me As A Pacifier – Parents Article

Mama Bean Parenting: My Baby Is Not Using Me As A Pacifier My Baby Is Not Using Me As A Pacifier When my baby was around a month old, we offered him a pacifier. He spat it out. I remember my husband and I exchanging glances…our eldest child had adored her paci…why was our new baby rejecting the wonders of a silicone nipple?! We kept offering and he kept spitting and so it came to be that we somehow managed…

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Mama Bean Parenting: Pumping Profiles: The Smartpump – Parents Article

To complete our Pumping Profiles series, this week we’re meeting Emily, who uses an all-singing-all-dancing Smartpump. I am so thrilled to share Emily’s story, as she reminds each and every one of us to remember why we are making the choices that we make.  This working mama’s message is one of encouragement and commitment. Emily’s Story Which pump do/did you use and why did you choose that particular one? I chose the Lansinoh Smartpump Double Electric Breast Pump.  I didn’t…

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Mama Bean Parenting: Pumping Profiles: The Double Electric – Parents Article

The double electric breast pump is something of a staple in the world of breastfeeding and thanks to the Affordable Care Act, most insurance companies will cover the entire cost of a pump. One of the reasons that I’m running this mini series about pumping is to spread the message that pumps are available to moms via insurance, which is a fact that too many of us bypass in the whirlwind that is motherhood.  I want to take a second…

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How Formula Giants Are Breaking The Code – Parents Article

Have you heard of the International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes? The Code is an international set of recommendations, which regulates the marketing of breast-milk substitutes and in simple terms, it advocates that babies be breastfed and that any promotion of breast milk substitutes be banned. The reasoning behind the creation and implementation of The Code is to protect and improve breastfeeding rates.  The World Health Organization (WHO) states that breastfeeding is “unparalleled in providing the ideal food for…

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