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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Doctors who are moms aren't able to meet the breastfeeding guidelines—due to a lack of on-the-job accommodations. All working mothers, from baristas to teachers to physicians 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.