Mamava Mama: Bree LeMay

Our Mamava mama is Bree LeMay, a full-time single mother of two children. She's also a hair stylist who's getting ready to go back to work behind the chair part-time and plans to pump in between clients. As a staunch believer in a mama's right to breastfeed wherever and whenever the need arises, Bree's gotten her fair share of unhelpful comments and sideways looks. She doesn't let it faze her, just continues on confidently: "I openly nurse in public because I feel absolutely zero shame for nurturing my children." Bree offers these insights to other breastfeeding mamas.

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Help for "Beautiful, Messy Transition" into Motherhood: A New Book By Kate Rope

 Author Kate Rope.  Photo: Heidi Geldhauser

Kate Rope wants all mamas to to know that the transition into motherhood isn't easy, that society's standards for parenting are often unrealistic, that self-care and support are critical to enjoying the journey—and "good enough" parenting means you're doing a great job.

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Laugh, Cry, Love: Writer Kimberly Harrington Talks Motherhood and Her New Book

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.

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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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