Tag Archives: pumping

Review: PJ’s Comfort breast pump

I’m no stranger to pumping. I took a full-time job outside the home when my oldest was 4 months, and pumped at work until he was a year. It enabled me to keep him exclusively on human milk, but it … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/02/2014

Booby Traps Series: Students should have the right to pump on campus.

“When I got to the room I was using to pump, there was someone in it taking a nap.” “I found a carrel in the library, but it wasn’t very private.” “I heard there’s a secret room in the Whitmore … Continue reading

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Last revised on 10/09/2013

Booby Traps Series: This Labor Day, ask Congress to extend federal pumping law to all moms

You may have heard that the federal health care reform law of 2010 (known as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare) requires employers to provide reasonable break time in a non-bathroom location to pump their milk. But did you know … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/02/2013

Lactation Discrimination Recognized by Federal Court

In a victory for breastfeeding mothers, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit unanimously held that “firing a woman because she is lactating or expressing milk is unlawful sex discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/05/2013

Booby Traps Series: Lawmakers have expanded our rights to pump at work. Now the hard part.

This is the 68th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Pumping at work isn’t easy.  I remember how much time and commitment it took when I did it, nearly … Continue reading

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Last revised on 01/01/2013

Booby Traps Series: Six breastfeeding myths you might hear at the doctor’s office

This is the 56th post in a series on Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. Why there so many myths about breastfeeding, I don’t know.  But I do know that our health care providers, … Continue reading

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Last revised on 09/19/2012

Science You Can Use: Can music make you make more – and fattier – milk?

Music is food for the soul, they say.  But what it if also made food for babies? A recent study found that mothers of babies in the NICU pumped more milk – and fattier milk – when listening to recorded … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/22/2012

Booby Traps Series: How to beat the Booby Traps in the NICU. An interview with Diane Spatz.

This post is the 43rd in a series on the Booby Traps, made possible by the generous support of Motherlove Herbal Company. In a prior post I discussed a number of barriers to breastfeeding many moms encounter in the NICU.  … Continue reading

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Last revised on 06/07/2012

A Babe’s Guide to Pumping

Whether pumping at work, pumping at home for the occasional night out, or pumping to protect milk production while managing breastfeeding challenges, many mothers these days use a breast pump at some point during their nursing relationship. Regardless of the … Continue reading

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Last revised on 11/30/2011

The Babe’s Guide to Bottle Feeding

Unlike breastfeeding, we’ve all seen bottle feeding, and we all know how to do it. We’ve been surrounded by it growing up. If someone handed you a baby and a bottle you would know what to do right? Of course … Continue reading

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Last revised on 07/06/2011