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Dear Exclusively Pumping Mamas:: You are Amazing | Houston Moms Blog

Exclusively Pumping Mamas:: You are Amazing

Dear Exclusively Pumping Mama, I see you over there. Yep…you. The one attached to that medieval torture device breast pump for hours on end every day just trying to provide nourishment for your sweet baby. The one who lives and breathes by a very strict pumping schedule 24/7. The one who is obsessed with checking […]

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Breastfeeding Must-Haves for New Moms | Houston Moms Blog

Breastfeeding Must-Haves for New Moms

Breastfeeding was definitely one of the “new mom” jobs that intimidated me the most when I was pregnant with our first. So many start their journey thinking that it will come naturally, when in fact it can be one of the most challenging aspects of new motherhood, if not THE most challenging for so many. […]

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D-MER :: The Postpartum Condition That Made Me Feel Sad and Disgusted Every Time I Pumped

When I was pregnant, I decided early on to remain open-minded on the breastfeeding topic. As a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist and a woman pregnant with twins, I knew that I could deliver early. I knew that I may not produce enough milk for two babies. I knew that one might latch on and the other […]

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How I Became a Milk Donor | Houston Moms Blog

How I Became A Milk Donor

When my oldest child was born prematurely, I dreamed of producing enough breast milk to be able to donate *even a little* to other preemies whose mothers couldn’t produce milk.  I pumped around the clock, but in the end was a “just enough” producer and could only provide for my daughter.  Then, unfortunately, “just enough” eventually […]

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Pumping & Driving - Featured

Pumping & Driving

Yes, that is me in the car next to you. The crazy weirdo dancing ridiculously while singing, “Billy Jean is not my lover…” But what you probably didn’t notice is that I am also pumping. Pumping and driving. Let’s just add the difficulty of breastfeeding to the ever growing list of difficult things about parenthood. […]

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Pumping Guide - Featured

A Step-By-Step Guide to Pumping

After my first baby arrived and I realized I wanted to detach myself from him at times, I scurried to the Internet with one burning Google search… “How to start pumping.” And you know what I found….NOTHING! I could not find any resources explaining the basic steps for how to begin pumping. How to start from […]

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How to Break-Up with Your Breast Pump

Oh, breast pumps…  If you’ve ever been a nursing mom, then you are probably all too familiar with that methodic “whomp, whomp…whomp, whomp” sound – and you have probably developed quite a relationship with your pump from all of the quality time you’ve spent with it too.  But what do you do when nature has run it’s course […]

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