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The woes of oversupply

9 Reasons To HATE Pumping & 1 NOT To

Mamas typically have a love-hate relationship with their pumps. more

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10 Best Pumping Tips

Breast pumping experiences vary widely from mother to mother. Some mothers may pump several times a day to provide milk for a baby who hasn’t mastered the art of breastfeeding. Some may pump only once in a while, when they... more

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When Can I Start Using A Breast Pump?

I am returning to work 6 weeks after my baby is born. When can I start to pump my breasts and how will pumping affect my milk supply? more

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Is It Safe To Share Breast Pumps?

My friend is willing to loan me her breast pump, but I’ve read it’s never safe to reuse a pump. Is sharing a breast pump ever safe? more

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How Often Will I Need To Pump At Work?

I am going back to work after my maternity leave ends. I plan to have the child care provider feed my baby my expressed milk until he is at least 1 year old. How often will I need to pump at work? more

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Will I Be Able To Pump At Work?

I plan to breastfeed for at least one year but I have to return to work after 16 weeks. Will I be able to pump my milk at work? more

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How Long Can I Store My Breast Milk?

I will be returning to work after my baby is born. I plan to express my milk, so that it can be given to my baby. What is the best way to store it once it’s expressed? more

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Which Breast Pump Is Best For You?

Which pump should you choose? It helps to know a bit about the different makes and models—and to think about how you plan to use one. more

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IRS: No Tax Breaks For Healthy Eating—Not Even Breastfeeding!

Here’s a question for you: Is breast milk food or a major arsenal in disease prevention? Regular baby gooroo readers—as well as most professional health organizations and countless mothers—know that the correct answer is both. Not according to the IRS.... more

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Pumping Through Chemotherapy

The image is arresting. The mother and baby snuggle on the sofa. The mother’s hair is shorn; her eyes are closed in a slight grimace. Her shirt is up. Her baby girl nestles against her, one tiny fist softly resting... more