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Breast Pump 101: A Guide to Choosing the Right Breast Pump

If you are a woman who breastfeeds your child in any way, the chances are you will at some point use a breast pump. With so many types of breast pumps available, it can be overwhelming to find what is best for you. This guide will help you understand the types of pumps available, where you can get your breast pump, and what the difference is in leading brands.

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Workin’ Moms: Why Seeing Real Postpartum on TV Matters

From childcare to pumping, and mental health and relationship stress, Workin’ Moms on Netflix takes on the whole array of life changes. In just the first episode I cried laughing as Kate tried to fold the stroller to put it into the car and then wept when Frankie had difficult moments of postpartum depression. It was a breath of fresh air to finally see a more realistic look at early motherhood- something I needed when I was struggling as a new mom.

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What You Need to Know about Growing and Birthing the Placenta

If you have a vaginal birth, shortly after your baby is delivered someone will prepare you to deliver the placenta. If you have not been told that there is something else that needs to come out of you, this might come as a shock. The placenta is a magical organ that forms to support your baby throughout pregnancy and birth. Yes, your body creates an additional organ to take care of your growing baby. Here we will look at what the placenta is, what the placenta does, and why it is such an amazing part of pregnancy and birth.

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Essential Baby Items

When you’re putting together your baby registry for your first kiddo, it can be hard to know what items you’ll actually use. What will be absolutely essential baby items, and what might sit in their boxes unopened (or just used rarely)?

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