5 Changes That Are Good for You, Your Family, And The Planet

 

You know that what you eat, the self-care products you use, and even the products you use to clean your house, can affect your health—and the health of Mama Earth. When you're pregnant or breastfeeding, the impact of your purchasing decisions feels even more significant. How can you make choices that are good for your body, your baby, and the planet … without spending a fortune?

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Mamava Mama: Megan Pagels

Megan Pagels, a first-time mom with a full-time job, reminds us that while breastfeeding may be natural, it's anything but easy. From latching issues to milk supply, new moms need time, information, and support. 

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Mamava Mama: First-Time Mama Jenny Kordell

 

Jenny Kordell is a first-time mama who's had her share of latching problems and stress trying to find a place to pump while traveling.  Now, nine months in to her breastfeeding journey with her very own "breastfeeding champ," she's got some ideas about how we can support new moms, their babies, and their families. 

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6 Breastfeeding Tips for the First Year

Everyone's got advice for mamas, including us. Here are our 6 top breastfeeding tips for the first year. We know that every mama, and every baby, is different, so keep the breast (ideas for you) and leave the rest.

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Mamava Monday: Mompreneur Amy Jackson

Have breast pump will travel: mama Amy Jackson shares her 3 must-haves for breastfeeding mamas on the go. 
 
 
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Breastfeeding Is Hard, Even If You're a Doctor 

Even most doctors who are moms aren't able to meet the breastfeeding guidelines—due to a lack of on-the-job accommodations. On, National Doctors' Day, let's speak up in support of physicians who need schedule flexibility and private spaces to pump. 

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Hoops and Boobs: The Breastfeeding Mama's Basketball Playbook 

What do breastfeeding and basketball have in common? More than you'd think. Here's a handy list of hoop terms that also work for new mamas.

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The Enlightened Guy’s Guide to Supporting Breastfeeding Mamas

 

When it comes to breastfeeding, it seems like everyone on social media has an opinion. And even when those opinions are supporting breastfeeding, when they come from guys they sometimes come across as, well, mansplaining. To moms.  So here we offer three ways guys can get on board and get behind all mamas.

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Pumped On Progress For International Women's Day

Breast milk has the awesome ability to sustain human life, boost brain power, and bolster immunity. So why isn’t everyone in the world marveling at the super power of breastfeeding mamas? Why are women still shamed for putting babies to breast in public spaces (it's an issue in India, too) and left to pump breast milk in dirty bathrooms and supply closets? Because change is slow. Revolutions take time, and they require persistence and patience. The good news: here in the United States, we’re seeing signs of progress.

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Leaving The Nest

I first came to 47 Maple Street in 1995, two years after I graduated from the University of Vermont, and a month after JDK Design moved in to the building now called The Karma Bird House.  At the time, only the top floor was completely built out, and the rest was extremely rough warehouse space. It took Michael and Giovanna Jager’s vision, will power, and years of hard work to finish the space.  

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