Mamava Mama: Porsche Sheffield

Porsche Sheffield is a mama of four, a wife, and a police officer. It's definitely a challenge juggling family life with work life. But the hardest thing she's had to do on her breastfeeding journey? "Pump while I'm on duty."

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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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Get Down With Your Let-Down: The Ultimate Breast Pumping Playlist To Let It Flow

Moms might be the busiest people around. And for breastfeeding mamas, this means pumping at work or on the go. Making time to pump on a schedule and finding the right place to plug in are both challenging. But another challenge is getting your mind and body into the right space for let-down when you’re away from your baby. We created a playlist, “Sounds For Let-Down,” to help cue the let-down reflex so you can get down with your pumping (and move on to the other things you need to cross off your list).  Our sounds are designed to be as short as you need or as long as you want so you can enjoy a mini-spa anywhere, anytime. And best of all? The playlist lives on our Mamava app and fits in your pocket.  

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3 Things to Know About Booze and Breastfeeding (All Good News!)

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.

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Here Come The Moms: Why Stadiums Need to Support All Fans

Women make up 45% of all NFL fans, 30% of NBA fans, and 30% of MLB fans. And what do 62% of all sports fans have in common?  Children.  For stadiums committed to being truly inclusive, they need to ensure a hospitable environment that meets the needs of all their guests. 

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Celebrating All Veterans: Breastfeeding In The Military

Photo credit: Tonya Ritter Photography

Updated October 18, 2018. 

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. Then 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.

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Lactation Spaces in Schools: Myth vs. Fact

Debunking Old School Ideas About School Lactation Spaces

Essential considerations for educational leaders, administrators, and facility managers when planning lactation accommodations for breastfeeding employees.

What’s stopping schools, colleges, and universities from providing dedicated lactation spaces for their breastfeeding faculty and staff to pump breast milk? Often the obstacles and effort can seem too big to overcome, when in fact outdated perceptions are actually the biggest barrier.

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Schools And The Secret Life of Breastfeeding Teachers

Updated 10/15/2018. 

More than 75% of all teachers are women (and almost half are under the age of 40), but most schools don’t provide appropriate pumping accommodations for their breastfeeding employees. 

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First Person: Schools Don't Cut It For Breastfeeding Teachers

Imagine planning a day for 120 guests who run the gamut from enthusiastic to panicked to apathetic. Now imagine you don’t have any time or flexibility to step out for a coffee, or even use the restroom in the middle of the day. This was my life as a middle school English teacher.  

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