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.
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.
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.
The #MeToo hashtag has given collective weight and networked visibility to the unspoken underside of women’s workplace experiences. In fact, 60% of American women have experienced sexual harassment, and most of that harassment happens at work. We’re now witnessing a sea change that’s challenging--and changing--outdated assumptions and expectations about behavior in the workplace, as well as the culture of a workplace. Indeed, the #TimesUp movement is about shining a bright light into the many dark corners of women’s experiences in the workplace. It’s also initiating an important conversation about how we need to improve structures of support for all women.
When you're a new breastfeeding mom, you're still eating for two. And you're hydrating to boost your milk supply. But when it comes to drinking alcohol, what do today's breastfeeding moms need to know? We've scoured the interwebs so you don't have to. Here are three things to know about booze and breastfeeding.
Show your love and support of breastfeeding mamas this holiday season by getting them some of our favorite things. Breastfeeding isn't easy, but these essentials make a big difference for mamas!
It's Thanksgiving. Don't forget to take these pumping on-the-road tips with you!
In Episode 31 Annie and Nikkie offer key pumping on-the-road tips - what to expect and what to take with you.
Thanksgiving for the Breastfeeding Mother
Let us count our blessings for the breastfeeding mother,
A multitasker like no other.
Patient and loving, tender and sweet,
She feeds her nursling while the rest of us eat.
Mamava and Alaska Airlines are giving away two flights anywhere Alaska flies. So pack your bags and get outta town, mama! Enter to win here.
Real mamas keepin' it real.
In Episode 30 Annie and Nikkie offer key travel tips for breastfeeding mamas.
Photo credit: Tonya Ritter Photography
This Veterans Day we honor all those who’ve served our country. We also want to recognize all the breastfeeding mothers in the military who are doing double duty by serving their country and nourishing their infants. The military has come a long way in recent years to introduce more family-friendly policies: in 2015 they opened all combat jobs to women for the first time in American history and in 2016 the Pentagon extended paid maternity leave to 12 weeks for all branches of the military. And now all five branches of the military are making sure breastfeeding mothers have dedicated lactation spaces.