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Breastfeeding basics: the necessities for nursing

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For something that’s natural, breastfeeding doesn’t come easily for everyone. For starters, it takes most moms and babies a while to get the hang of it; 92 percent of new moms surveyed at UC Davis Medical Center three days after giving birth said they were having problems breastfeeding. Add in difficulties with latching, supply issues, and other individual problems, and ... Read More »

How do you get a free breast pump? Talk to Acelleron at Drool Baby Expo on April 7!

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DROOL BABY EXPO APRIL 7, 2016, 3PM-9PM www.droolbabyexpo.com Everyone loves free stuff, and babies are pretty expensive, so it was thrilling for parents all over the country to hear that the Affordable Care Act would require insurers to cover your breast pump and lactation counseling. But there’s the rub: you’re still dealing with private insurers, and that inevitably means headaches. In ... Read More »

August is National Breastfeeding Month! (And: did you know that you can breastfeed at our stores?)

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It should seem obvious that, given that we’re in the business of providing absolutely everything for babies, we totally support breastfeeding (and all feeding choices – babies gotta eat!). However, you’d be surprised at all the different places where moms have been told not to breastfeed their babies. As lactation counselor and blogger Amber Hinds writes, it’s useless and backwards ... Read More »

Spotlight on: the Kiinde Kozii Breast Milk & Bottle Warmer Gift Set 

Included in the set: the Kozii, 20 Twist Pouches, 8 direct pump adapters, 1 storage bag organizer, 2 Squeeze Bottles, and 2 Slow Flow Nipples   First, a little bit about the company! Kiinde has been around for a couple years now (their first Drool Baby Expo experience was my first Drool experience, back in 2013). The founders are MIT-trained engineers who describe themselves as ... Read More »

No more nursing

I never expected to nurse my son for two and a half years. Both my daughters lost interest by around 18 months, and I figured he’d follow suit. But 18 months came and went and he was still interested. Very interested. His first three-word sentence was “Nurse other side!” As time went on, his enthusiasm never waned. Nursing a verbal ... Read More »

5 interesting things about breastfeeding a toddler

My son recently turned 19 months old, and I have a confession to make. I’m still breastfeeding. This is the longest I’ve gone with any of my kids, and he shows no sign of losing interest. So he’s not ready to stop, and truthfully, I’m not either. But I’m amazed by how the experience has changed recently. Here are 5 ... Read More »

10 things I love about breastfeeding

When I was pregnant with my first baby, someone asked me if I would breastfeed. “I guess so,” I replied. My mother, within earshot, shrilled “you guess so??” And this was how I learned that I actually come from a long line of breastfeeders. My mother breastfed all three of us, and even her mother breastfed her youngest child in ... Read More »

Day 21 – Monte Luca Glider

This is a story that’s taken me almost 11 months to tell, mostly because the humiliation has just recently worn off. Almost. At the ABC Kids Expo this past September, I was in rough shape. I was barely 4 weeks post-partum and terribly sick with what we would later discover was Crohn’s Disease. I could barely walk around the vast ... Read More »