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Expecting Moms

Congratulations!   Pregnancy is an exciting time and the start of the incredible journey of motherhood.  If you are thinking about breastfeeding, or are not sure, you’ve come to the right place . . . sometimes the amount of information available can be overwhelming, so we have created an easy, manageable guide to get you inspired, prepared and empowered™ .  This is the time to learn about what is best for you, Babe, and how to prepare for your new babe!

I want to breastfeed!   Where do I start? Overwhelmed by all the info?  We’ve boiled it down to just 3  easy things every mom should do to prepare for breastfeeding.  If you’re type A and want to get to the chase, or want to keep it simple, just read this page.

Help!  I don’t want to breastfeed! Not sure if breastfeeding is right for you?  Don’t worry!  This guide will walk you through the decision-making process, and let you know about valuable resources if you can’t or decide not to breastfeed.

Get Your Best Game On, Girlfriend: A must-read (and short) game plan for getting breastfeeding off to the best start!

Assemble Your A-Team: How to find a great Ob/Gyn or Birth Provider, Hospital or Maternity Center, and Pediatrician

Ultimate Breastfeeding Preparation Checklist A month-by-month guide to getting prepared for breastfeeding.

The Learning Curve of Breastfeeding: What to expect when breastfeeding, and how to get through the first 4-6 weeks.

Beat the Breastfeeding Booby Traps: How to recognize, avoid and navigate common pitfalls and barriers.  Links to checklists for Prenatal, Hospital, and Postnatal support Boobytraps.  What you don’t know CAN hurt you, so read up and be prepared!

Multiples:  Learn which Boobytraps to avoid in part I and part II if you’re expecting twins or more.

Don’t Miss Your New Family’s Magical Hour –whether you go on to breastfeed, or not!   Read all about the amazing benefits of uninterrupted skin-to-skin time for you and your baby during the first hour after birth, regardless of how you decide to feed your baby.  Benefits include more confident moms at one year, and babies who are better able to self-regulate.

Resources: Know where to get help BEFORE you give birth.  Your guide to best websites & blogs, local support groups, and lactation specialists.

Going back to work?    Find out how to ensure your employer accommodations are in place now, how pumping at work helps you, your baby and your boss, and what the latest policy changes are.  Our Ultimate Guide to Breastfeeding and Going Back to Work covers all the basics and lets you know where to get more help, in an easy, clear overview.

Top FAQs from Moms:  Will I make enough milk?  Will it hurt?  How long should I breastfeed?  How do I know my baby is getting enough?  Will my boobs sag?  (Coming Soon)