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How to Get a FREE Breast Pump!

This post is sponsored by Lansinoh.  Did you know that you may be eligible for a free breast pump through your insurance? In 2010, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) adopted guidelines, known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (also referred to as Obamacare) which requires health insurance providers to offer breastfeeding support, …

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To the Breastfeeding Mom Who’s Thinking of Calling It Quits

Breastfeeding is hard – at least, for some moms, at some times. This post is meant to encourage you in your breastfeeding journey and let you know you’re not alone. I’ve partnered with Lansinoh for this post. Wednesday will mark 8 months of exclusively breastfeeding my son, Gideon. 8 months! Where has the time gone? …

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Things To Consider When Purchasing a Breast Pump

I’ve been breastfeeding and pumping, collectively, for 5 of the past 6 years. Over those years I’ve used 7 different breast pumps. It’s safe to say I have a ton of experience at this point. Today I’m partnering with Lansinoh to talk to you about things to consider when purchasing a breast pump. Manual or Electric …

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Is It Important To Prepare For Breastfeeding While Still Pregnant?

Collectively between my four children, I’ve been breastfeeding for over 5 years now. I feel pretty confident in my knowledge of breastfeeding at this point, but I didn’t always feel this way. I remember when I was pregnant with my first daughter and planning to breastfeed, but really not having a lot of knowledge about it. …

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How to Increase Your Milk Supply

A few weeks ago I experienced the greatest trauma in my breastfeeding journey. I’ve been breastfeeding, collectively, for over 4 years now and never before has anything so horrible happened to me. I can barely type the words. I lost my stockpile. All of it. Four months of pumping 3-4 times a day, expressing 4-7 …

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Lansinoh Smartpump Double Electric Breast Pump Review

I was provided with a Lansinoh Smartpump Double Electric Breast Pump at no cost to facilitate this review.  As breastfeeding mom, a quality breast pump is one of my must-have breastfeeding essentials. For that reason, it’s important to research the pumps that are currently on the market. I’m happy to report that I’ve had great success …

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Lansinoh SignaturePro Double Electric Breast Pump Review

I’ve partnered with Lansinoh for this post.  I’ve been using a Lansinoh breast pump since 2012 — more specifically I’ve been using the Affinity Double Electric Breast Pump from Lansinoh. I’m not sure what year it was first introduced, but I found it to be a fabulous pump. Just shortly before Gideon was born, Lansinoh …

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How I Deal with Severe Breast Engorgement

I’ve partnered with Lansinoh for this post. All opinions are my own. Engorgement. There’s possibly nothing I hate more. I have suffered through it during the first few weeks of breastfeeding with each of my babies. Engorgement will affect each breastfeeding mom differently. I’ve talked to some moms who hardly noticed this period while others …

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