Digging into the Breastfeeding Toolbox: At the Breast Supplementers

I long ago realized that this breastfeeding thing…this thing that is supposed to be natural and perfect and make the heavens open up and the angels sing…sometimes, it really sucks (pun intended). By the time most moms contact me as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), breastfeeding has become a snowball of frustration, hopelessness, […]

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Why Does Using My Breast Pump Hurt? Hint: It Shouldn’t!

OUCH! Are you feeling a bit like you’ve been hooked up to a vacuum cleaner after using your breast pump? Do you find the experience just a bit too intense or painful? Here are a few suggestions for making sure that pumping is a comfortable experience. Are you turning it up to the MAX? Many […]

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Will My Insurance Pay For My Breast Pump?

Questions about whether your insurance will pay for your breast pump? You’re not alone. Many questions remain as the Affordable Care Act applies to more policies, but here’s what we know now: Under the Affordable Care Act, breast pumps are covered 100% by insurance for all healthcare plans that begin after August 1, 2012. This […]