Whether you’re a first-time mom who is beginning to breastfeed or a mother who has breastfed multiple times, there is always more to learn throughout the journey of motherhood! We want to help all moms give their little ones the proper nutrition they need to grow and thrive. The Breastfeeding Shop Blog features different articles on all aspects of breastfeeding. We include Frequently Asked Questions blogs, guides on how to get your little one to latch correctly, breastfeeding diet advice articles, and more! Mommyhood is an exciting time, but it comes with some challenges. In this blog, we aim to help give you peace of mind and guide you on how to tackle some of the obstacles that come with breastfeeding your newborn.

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Things To Do With Your Baby Before They Can Walk

Parents soon realize how fast babies grow up, and that starts to set in as soon as your little one begins to take their first steps. To savor these moments with your child - there are lots of activities you...
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Holiday Road Trip & Breastfeeding

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! You have a newborn and it’s now the holiday season - which means a road trip to your parent's house. Here are some tips on traveling while breastfeeding that can help make...
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Foods to Avoid at Thanksgiving While Pregnant

It’s that time of the year again, and Thanksgiving dinner is right around the corner. Sweater weather, the fun family gatherings and of course the food! Since you’ll be eating for two - here are some important tips on what...
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Boost Your Prenatal Health

I'm sure you hear a lot of talks and read many articles on how important it is that you take care of yourself during your pregnancy. One very common topic that comes up, again and again, is healthy eating. We found...
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Back To School Tips When You Have A Newborn

Back to school for your school age child can be stressful as it is, but having a newborn in the house can put a little more added stress to the mix. There are things you can do to not only...
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PREGNANCY SUPPORT SYSTEMS

The idea of being a new parent can be exciting. Those of us that have been pregnant also know the reality, especially if you’re a military wife, that it can get lonely or you may feel secluded. Understanding that you...
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Design Your Nursery On A Budget – Shopping Tips

Having a baby is one of the most exciting things that will happen to you. Thinking about the cost of the baby can be overwhelming and cause you some unnecessary stress. We have put together some awesome ideas on how...
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Baby Hiccups – What You Need To Know

Don’t panic, hiccups happen! Did you know that your baby can even have them in the womb? Yep. Let’s first talk about what is a hiccup. Hiccups are involuntary contractions of the diaphragm, that happen suddenly, which occur at the...
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Tips To Soothe Your Baby’s Teething

You’ve identified your baby is teething, now what? You can tell they are uncomfortable and possibly in pain here are some things you can do to help alleviate your baby’s discomfort or pain. Note, you may need to use all...
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6 Symptoms Your Baby Could Be Teething

Do you have an extra fussy baby? Have you thought that it could be teething? Well, we have put together some of the most common symptoms of a teething baby and what to look for. First, let’s talk about the...
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Tips To Getting Better Sleep During Your Pregnancy

Pregnancy is hard enough, but not getting the proper sleep can take a toll on you and your body. Walking around like a zombie isn’t fun so we have come up with a few tips to help you get a...
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10 Ways To Improve Your Baby’s Brain Power

At birth, your baby's brain contains 100 billion neurons (as many as there are stars in the Milky Way)! During his first years, your child will grow trillions of brain-cell connections, called neural synapses. The rule for brain wiring is...
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Finding Parenting Support

Parenting can be the most rewarding endeavor and journey you decide to travel. With those sweet smiles and coos and all the hugs and kisses from your little ones, there are days where you wonder if you can get through...
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Tips for Decorating a Nursery on a Budget

Between conversations about “modern heirloom nurseries” and the “Rolls-Royce of strollers,” it’s very easy to get caught up into spending a fortune on nursery décor. Let’s not forget that this room will likely be redecorated after two or three years,...
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10 Tips to Handling Picky Eaters

A couple things you should know before we get to tips and tricks: Just because your child has some picky preferences, doesn’t always mean there’s a problem that needs to be fixed. We all have preferences, including our children, but...
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8 Tips To Soothe a Crying Baby

Just as all babies cry, all moms feel the anxiety of hearing their babies cry. If you prepare the inevitable, you can turn those crying conundrums into peace and happiness.  Babies cry for a variety of reasons: Hunger, soiled diaper...
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10 Baby Friendly Spring- into Summer Activities

Springtime is here and right around the corner is summer! The days, as well as the heat, will soon be upon our area. It’s a perfect opportunity to get out there with your little one and show them the great...
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5 Awesome Ways to Make Your Baby Laugh

Most babies have a predictable sense of humor and most time the thing that makes them the happiest is your big smiling face. Fortunately for busy moms, they are not too fussy if we are wearing makeup or have washed...
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10 Time Management Tips for Moms on the Go

Life can be pretty unpredictable when you’re a mom. Kids have a way of throwing curve balls and even the most “together” moms need a little bit of help. You may not be able to avoid chaos altogether, but with...
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C-Section Recovery Tips

Note: Everyone has their own experiences with any procedure. Below are just some of the things to take into consideration when you recover. Always consult with your provider on your specific recovery needs. Childbirth is an exciting and overwhelming time....
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Tips To Get Your Baby To Sleep

It’s necessary that your baby gets enough sleep for their development, studies suggest they must get at least 70% of the recommended sleep hours. For example, if you have a newborn to 4 months old, 16-18 hours of sleep per...
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Top 10 Tips to Survive Morning Sickness

Here are top 10 nausea relieving tips for pregnant moms. This is no big deal: Make peace with your fear of vomiting.  Because, sometimes, you really do feel better afterward.  Attitude helps tremendously here.  Know that this phase is short...
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Planned C-Section- What you need to know!

Note: Every woman is different and  this is information pooled from many sources and women. Not all information may pertain to you specifically and is not an exact listing for every person or every facility that is providing services to...
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Pregnancy and Old Wives Tales- Debunked!

There are so many old wives tales floating around during pregnancy that it is hard to know fact from fiction, except in the case where the tale is really off the wall. You will probably hear strange things from your...
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Traveling in your 1st Trimester

The cat’s out of the bag. You’re pregnant! Now that you’ve told your family and friends about the impending new edition to your family, you may be considering staying home for the next 9 months. No need to become a...
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5 Teething Facts Every Parent Should Know

Many parents look forward to their child's first toothy grin, but teething can also be a source of stress and a plethora of questions. There's a lot of misinformation out there, both in terms of symptoms and remedies. Even the...
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Smart Thrift Store Buying for the Family on a Budget

Thrift store shopping can be a great way to buy clothing and other household goods that you need without blowing your family’s budget. Here are some tips on what to buy and what to skip at thrift store. Metal Baking...
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Preparing to Breastfeed

Today many women are ditching the bottles and choosing to breastfeed their babies. Breastfeeding is a natural part of the life cycle, like pregnancy and childbirth. Science has proved that breastfeeding is beneficial to both mother and your new baby....
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For Immediate Release – January 28, 2017 : Premier breast pump supplier announces new healthcare partner, Aetna.

For Immediate Release January 28, 2017 Premier breast pump supplier announces new healthcare partner, Aetna. Lehigh Valley, PA: The Breastfeeding Shop, the premier supplier of breast pumps and breastfeeding supplies is happy to announce that they now accept Aetna Health...
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10 Things To Do When You Find Out You’re Expecting!

The test, it was positive and you are over the moon with delight and perhaps a bit of anxiety. There is so much to plan for this life altering event. There are a lot of people that say you shouldn’t...
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Maternity Clothes after Baby is Born. Now What?

Great ideas to repurpose those Maternity Clothes Impending motherhood is as much a time of celebration and eager anticipation as it is one of careful preparation, particularly with regard to the clothing items necessary to accommodate an increasingly burgeoning figure....
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10 Easily Forgotten PCS Tasks on Your To-Do List!

1.  Make sure to have your electricity, Internet, cable, and any other monthly household bills turned off. 2.  Return your cable box and cable modem to your cable company. I can’t tell you how many people we have heard of that forget to...
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Rub a Dub: January Is National Bathtub Safety Month

January is National Bathtub Safety Month; here are a few tips on keeping baby safe. Giving baby a bath can be a delightful bonding experience. There is nothing quite like the smell of a freshly soaped up bundle of joy....
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10 Things You Do When You Find Out You Are Pregnant

10 Things You Do When You Find Out You Are Pregnant Who do I tell? Not only who do you tell, but who do you tell first? This one would surprise a lot of people to know that at times...
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Holiday Gift Ideas For A New Mom

Finding the perfect Holiday Gift for a new mom Having a baby this time of year is a wonderful event. A new baby during the holidays is always extra special. It can also be a tough time to figure out...
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Sleep Baby Sleep

It’s 11pm and your little one is smiling, eyes wide open while you struggle to keep your head up. You're saying to yourself, "Sleep baby sleep." Here are some tips for salvaging what’s left of your sleep pattern and your...
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Morning Sickness, What Does It Mean?

The term “Morning sickness” can be deceptive as it can happen at any time of the day. For some women the symptoms are worse when you wake and ease over the course of the day. The intensity of the symptoms...
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3 Pumping Tips for Moms in the Military

For many women, being a working mother is already hard enough. Finding the time to breastfeed at home and then pump at work is a whole new set of challenges that all moms face when they eventually continue their daily...
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Top Trends That Will Help You Brighten Up Any Nursery

1. Pastels. Soft colors and baby’s nursery go together like peas and carrots, so it’s no surprise that pastels are back and better than ever!  2. Rose Gold. Gold trends are strong this year and we don’t see any end in sight ! Very chic...
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Tips That Help Boost Breast Milk Production

Many breastfeeding women have concerns over their breast milk supply and want to know how they can increase it as baby grows. For the vast majority of women, there is absolutely nothing wrong with their breasts or their ability to...
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Hip and Pregnant- Maternity Clothing Trends You Should Be Following Now!

There comes a time for pregnant women, where we swap out our clothes for the dreaded maternity frocks. Well, maternity clothing has come a long way and here are some trends you should be wearing. Giving birth has never been...
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The Perfect Pumpkin Pie

It’s that time of year again, so throw on your fanciest pair of sweat pants and get ready to feast on this pie to die for! 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree 3 egg yolks 1 large egg 1 (14...
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10 Tips for Nipple and Breast Care While Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is an amazing bond between mom and baby. If breastfeeding becomes painful, the experience can seem less than wonderful. The following tips can be very helpful if the skin on the nipple is broken for any reason (cracked nipple...
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10 Tips To Soothe Heartburn During Pregnancy

Most women experience heartburn during pregnancy. The hormone that relaxes muscles during pregnancy, Progesterone also relaxes the value in the esophagus that keeps acid from being forced into the throat. Another cause for heartburn during pregnancy is as the uterus...
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Getting Ready For The Big Day!

What to pack for the Hospital or Birthing Center When the time arrives you’ll want to be prepared. Having all your creature comforts ready is only the beginning of what you’ll need to pack for your child’s birth, stay at...
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How to Help Ensure Your Experience with Breastfeeding is a Positive One for You and Your Baby

How to Help Ensure Your Experience with Breastfeeding is a Positive One for You and Your Baby Before you became a mother or even while you were pregnant, you probably heard your share of both good and bad breastfeeding stories....
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3 Tips to Help Keep You Breastfeeding After Returning to Work

As a provider of some of the top rated breast pumps available on the market, you can rest assured that we here at The Breastfeeding Shop know a thing or two (or three), about how mothers can continue breastfeeding after...
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Setting Yourself Up for Breastfeeding Success

From our Guest Blogger, Martina Cox So you have decided to breastfeed! Awesome! It is a truly remarkable endeavor, and once you start it is easy to see why continued intimacy between you and your baby is so essential. From...
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4 Reasons Why Moms Need to Breastfeed Their Babies

As a company that offers breast pumps covered by insurance, you can bet that we here at The Breastfeeding Shop know more than enough about all of the reasons why moms need to breastfeed their babies. If you think the...
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