Nursing Cover

As you already know, breastfeeding is the best method of feeding your newborn baby. Pediatricians recommend to continue breast feeding as long as possible. Most Moms are able to do nursing up until they have to go back to work. The time frame for that is usually somewhere between 3 and 6 months. Some Moms extend this time by using a breast pump. For this article we want to concentrate on breast feeding or nursing in public though.

However, breast feeding your baby is not always that easy – especially when away from home. Many nursing moms are feeling very uncomfortable when feeding their baby in public. Even though law in most states protects their rights to do so, it still takes a lot of courage to breast feed your baby in a busy public location. But it is as it is and often you do not have a choice – it’s either breast feeding in public or no breast feeding at all.

Nursing CoverAn “old” but very effective way to do nursing in public is the use of a nursing cover. You might think of an ugly blanket or towel at this point, but you will be surprised that there are baby nursing covers available that a) are easy to carry around and b) look actually pretty cool and nice. However, you will usually not find these at your local Babies R Us store nor are they available at many pregnancy stores at all.

First Time Pregnancy recommends the nursing covers from uddercover.com. Why? Well, that answer is very simple. Use this special promo code and you will receive a Udder Cover Nursing cover. Yes, you heard that right – One FREE nursing cover for you.

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A breastfeeding cover offers you numerous advantages – giving you the freedom to feed your baby in public no matter how busy your location is with people.

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Breast Pump Review: Lansinoh Double Electric Breast Pump

Breast pumps are often the most important tool to be able to breast feed your little one for a long time. This becomes especially true if you have to go back to work and somebody else – be it family or daycare – will look after your daughter or son. Today we will review the Lansino Double Electric Breast Pump.

Here is a list of the main features:

  • Double Electric Breast Pump
  • Moms can set and control different Vacuum strength level and adjust cycle speed
  • Patened closed system prevents milk back up into tubing and pump motor
  • Easy to Use – comes  fully assembled, and with few parts
  • Very Easy to Clean – No need to clean tubing because closed system does not allow milk to back flow into tubing

The Lansinoh Double Electric Breast Pump offers a patented system which prevents milk back up in the tubing and pump. This is a great safety and convenience feature that not all breast pumps have to offer. It is very quiet and very efficient. Some users have reported that it is so quiet that they were able to pump on one side while nursing the little one on the other side. There are only a few parts to connect and cleaning and assembly is very easy. This affordable breast pump runs on A/C power as well as battery power which makes ideal for when being away from home – be it for travel, work, or when visiting friends or family.

Now for all you brand name “junkies” – this pump is actually a Medela Purely Yours and is FDA certified. So, you know you will get a high quality breast pump when you buy this.

CONS
The only negative thing we have noticed is the lack of a good carrying bag / cooler case. But just visit Amazon.com or your local Babies R Us and you should have no problems getting those as well.

Conclusion: The Lansinoh Double Electric Breast Pump is a very affordable breast pump that comes with an FDA rating and is the same product as a certain Medela Breast Pump. It is very quiet and easy to handle.

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Breast Feeding – Frequently Asked Questions

Breast Feeding – Frequently Asked Questions

Breast-feeding is one of the most natural things in the world. Many women have questions about breast-feeding. There are myths and facts about breast-feeding. These will be discussed in the list of questions and answers provided below.

Q. What are some myths about breast-feeding?

There are many myths about breast feeding such, as you cannot take any medication while breastfeeding. Most medications are safe for you but you should check with your doctor first. A breast-feeding mother with an infection should not be breast-feeding. Actually she should continue because her milk provides the baby with help to resist infections. If s/he does become ill, it will not be severe.

Q. What are some problems that can occur with breast-feeding?

Some women may not be able to produce enough milk. Others produce too much milk, too quickly and this can cause engorgement. Expressing some of the milk may relieve some of the pain.

Q. Are there things I should avoid while breastfeeding?

You should avoid alcoholic drinks as the alcohol does pass through to the baby and it can affect the baby’s weight and central nervous system. If you drink only occasionally, make sure you do it after you nurse. This means that alcohol level will be lower or gone before the next feeding. Avoid spicy or gassy foods as these can upset your baby’s delicate tummy.

Q. What is Thrush?

Thrush is a yeast infection in the baby’s mouth that looks like little white patches on their tongue and the inside of the cheeks. Mom can continue to breast feed as long as both she and the baby are treated with a medication.

Q. Can I breast-feed while taking medication?

Yes you can breast feed while taking medication. Be sure before you take anything that you check with your doctor first to be on the safe side. Most medications are safe but it’s better to err on the side of caution.

Q. Can just any woman breast-feed?

Yes any woman can breast feed provided that she hasn’t had breast surgery that has affected the milk ducts. The size of her breasts does not affect breast-feeding.

Q. What is Milk Fever?

This is an outdated term that referred to plugged milk ducts. In fact, if you have a fever you have Mastitis not Milk Fever that is a misnomer.

Q. Can my baby be allergic to my breast milk?

It is highly unlikely that your baby can become allergic to breast milk. Talk to your pediatrician to see what he might suggest. You might need to take your baby to a gastro-enterologist for testing but continue breast-feeding unless you are told to stop.

Q. Can breast feeding mother drink caffeinated beverages?

Yes coffees, teas, and soda are okay but in limited amounts. The caffeine does pass through your milk to the baby. It can make your baby restless and fussy.

Q. Can I drink carbonated beverages while breast-feeding?

In moderation carbonated beverages are okay in limited amounts. Two a day should not affect your baby. The concern is the large amounts of phosphorous that are in carbonated beverage and this is for all women; it may decrease the amount of calcium you will be able to absorb.

Q. What can I do if my baby refuses to breast-feed?

If your baby refuses to breast feed you can try feeding him while he’s asleep or very sleepy. You can try varying positions while you are feeding. You could also try breast feeding your baby while in motion, for example rocking, walking, or riding in the car.

Q. Can I lose weight safely while I am breast-feeding?

While you are breast-feeding don’t worry too much about losing weight. It is important that you east a very healthy diet in order to maintain your milk supply. Check with your doctor as s/he might have helpful hints for you.

Q. Can Diabetic mothers breast-feed their babies?

Yes, Diabetic mothers can breast feed. After birth babies of Diabetic mothers must be monitored for low blood sugar, a high hematocrit, and possibly low calcium. Pumping their breasts as soon after birth as possible to help bring in their milk supply. This will make it easier for their babies to learn how to nurse.

Q. What are some of the benefits of breastfeeding for my baby and me?

The benefits of breast feeding for women is that the risk of breast and ovarian cancer is reduced, it helps you to lose some of the pregnancy weight and may lower the risk of osteoporosis. Another benefit is it saves money on formula and bottles. The benefits of breast feeding for babies is that their mothers milk protects them from allergens and eczema, reduces stomach upset, and lessens the incidence of SIDS. It also protects the baby from such diseases as Spinal Meningitis, Type I Diabetes, and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. There is also some suggestion it may help prevent obesity later in life.

In Conclusion

The information given here is just a fraction of what is available out there. You search the Internet or talk to your doctor and/or hospital for more specific information regarding breast-feeding and options that may be unique for you. The choice is up to you and you know what would be right for you and your baby.