Mama Pear Designs New Year’s Giveaway

A few months ago the Hygeia team attended the ABC Kids Expo in Louisville, Kentucky. The ABC Expo is one of our favorite annual events with hundreds of companies showing the latest innovations in children’s and baby products. We love meeting with retail stores from across the country as well as other companies supporting moms […]

Should Lactation Consultations Be an Essential Health Benefit? Let the Department of Health and Human Services Know!

Breastfeeding is natural, but that doesn’t mean it always comes naturally.  When breastfeeding challenges arise, professional support from a lactation consultant (IBCLC) can make a world of difference for moms and babies struggling with breastfeeding.  Unfortunately many insurance plans do not cover lactation consultations, leaving families without access to breastfeeding support. During the month of […]

Two Campaigns Taking a Fresh Approach to Breastfeeding Promotion

We love seeing creative ideas to promote breastfeeding, so we’re excited about two campaigns using social media and peer support to encourage breastfeeding. The “Be a Star” campaign started in the UK in 2007 to increase breastfeeding rates among young moms.  According to their mission statement: Be A Star is a social marketing campaign that […]

IV Fluids Linked to Early Newborn Weight Loss

Most of us in the breastfeeding ‘biz’ have noticed an association of early newborn weight loss with an overload of IV fluids in mom’s system.  Now new research confirms this phenomenon.  Researchers in Canada have published their recent findings in The International Breastfeeding Journal. According to the Morning Post Exchange: “They found positive relationships both […]