Getting back into work mode after having been away caring for your newborn, can be very challenging not only physically, but emotionally and mentally. We get it, and want to help make this transition as smooth as possible for you. Here are our top 8 practical tips to help you prepare yourself for successful pumping at work!
Whether you'll be pumping a couple of times a week or exclusively pumping (kudos to you mama!), it's fair to say that you'll need a couple of things to make your journey easier, more practical, and of course more enjoyable because let’s face it, pumping ain’t easy.
A breastfeeding massager, such as the LaVie Lactation Massage Roller takes the guesswork out of breast massage and helps you ensure your baby is getting all of the nutrition she needs and improve your breastfeeding journey. It is hands down (pun intended) a game changer for breastfeeding moms.
It is so hard to think about returning to work after having a baby, but there are ways to prepare for the transition that will make things easier for you and your little one. Making sure your baby will willingly accept a bottle, building a reserve of breast milk in your freezer, and setting up your workspace so you’ll have time and a place to pump on the job, are a few things you’ll want to think about before your return. But have no fear; we’ve compiled a list of our top tips for making your return back to work a seamless one.
The majority of mothers produce enough breast milk to meet the needs of their growing babies, but there are certain factors that can put a woman at risk for low milk supply. If you’re dealing with low milk supply, it’s important to seek professional help from a Board Certified Lactation Consultant to figure out the root of the cause. In the meantime, here are our top 5 tips to help you increase your milk production:
Do you suffer from constant engorgement or have a history of recurring plugged ducts or mastitis? Does your baby cough, choke, gasp and pull off the breast at feedings? Is your little one gaining significantly more than 2 pounds (900g) per month? If so, you probably have an overabundant milk supply.
Whether breastfeeding or pumping, it seems like blocked milk ducts come with the territory for the majority of moms. A blocked milk duct occurs when the flow of milk is obstructed in one or more milk ducts.
Although it typically starts off as a hard, small lump in the breast, it can quickly turn into a serious issue that can negatively impact your milk supply as well as your breastfeeding journey.
The LaVie Lactation Massager is wonderful for unclogging plugged ducts, but you don’t need to have a plug to benefit from it. The members of our #LaVieMom community have been using their massagers to meet plenty of other breastfeeding challenges. Read on to learn other ways that the Lactation Massager can help you.
Breast engorgement is the term used to describe the swelling in your breasts that most often occurs when milk starts increasing in volume around 3-5 days postpartum. The pain associated with breast engorgement can range from mild to extreme, but there is no need to be alarmed...
If you feel localized pain within the breast or a tender lump, you probably have a plugged duct. When milk sits in the breast for an extended period of time, it can thicken and create a hard or tender spot known as a plugged duct.
A nipple bleb is a white dot that appears on the face of the nipple. A blister is a layer of skin that covers a pore in the nipple. Both can cause significant nipple pain and result in a plugged duct up into the breast tissue.