We, at Mamava, love football. (We also super love the Minnesota Vikings, the Indianapolis Colts, the Denver Broncos, and the San Francisco 49ers, because they all support their breastfeeding fans with Mamava pods.) Football and breastfeeding have more in common than just the “football hold”—that nursing position where you tuck baby under your arm. First, they share a lot of fans (45% of NFL fans are women). And to celebrate the start of the regular season, we’re flexing football’s lexicon to fit off-the-field interests: feeding that kid, from the breast.
When you’re a new mom, getting back into (or starting) an exercising groove, delivers a whole bunch of benefits: it can help you shed pregnancy pounds; it can build the strength and stamina you need to carry your babe around; it can boost your mood and elevate your energy levels. Here are some tips to get you moving!
Mamava is a little company with a big mission: to revolutionize breastfeeding by making it more accessible for all mamas. And when you’re a small startup, changing the world takes a little help from your (breast!) friends.
Author Kimberly Harrington with her son just after returning to work post-maternity leave. Photo: Alex Williams
Motherhood can make you a crybaby; force you to face your fears, own up to your imperfections, let go of what you can't control, find your true friends—and see the humor, beauty, and impermanence of it all, according to a new book by Kimberly Harrington.
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.
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.
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.