breastfeeding

Why Is This Okay? Mom Reveals the Disgusting ‘Pumping Room’ She Was Forced to Use at Work

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In a heartbreaking tale of the less-than-livable conditions one mom was forced to use as a pumping room while at work, Bobbi Bockoras details how she ended up pumping to feed her daughter at 106 degrees on a dirty floor, with dead bugs as her only company. Below is the full text of Bobbi's story,... read more

Study Finds Breastfeeding Is Key to Autism Prevention

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A New-York based researcher has found that breastfeeding baby may help prevent autism. The research, performed by Gary Steinman, from the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, has found that low levels of an insulin-like growth factor (a protein found in babies and adults) could help predict a baby's likelihood of developing autism later... read more

Planning to Breastfeed? Research Says Skin-to-Skin Contact Is Key

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For moms hoping to breastfeed, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests starting with skin-to-skin contact first. At an AAP National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, research was presented to highlight the fact that when a new mom intends to breastfeed and practices skin-to-skin in the delivery room, there was a greater likelihood that... read more

Outgoing Moms are More Likely to Breastfeed, Says Study

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Who said being too talkative was a bad thing? New research pinpoints extroverted moms as the ones most likely to breastfeed baby at birth -- and continue to do so. The findings from the study, published online in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, shows that moms with certain personalities may need additional support and... read more

Buying Breast Milk Online? A Study Shows Increased Bacteria Risks

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With all the effort that goes into breastfeeding and especially pumping, every new mama knows she's not about to let a single drop go to waste. After all, breastfeeding for baby's first year can protect baby from infections and diseases, and reduce SIDS, diabetes and obesity risks. That's why mother's milk has frequently been dubbed "liquid gold." But not every mom can... read more

Submit Your Product(s) for a Chance to be a Best of Baby Award Winner!

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UPDATE 11/8/2013: Product submission timeframe has ended for our Best of Baby Awards. If you're chosen as a winner, we'll be in touch in January! Gather round y’all, ‘cause we’ve got something really exciting for you. Last year, we launched our Best of Baby Awards, where we gave out Bump-approved seals to product winners in... read more

Should You Co-Sleep With Baby? Yes and No, Says Study

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The latest study published in the JAMA Pediatrics found that though bed-sharing with baby makes breastfeeding easier for moms, co-sleeping could also raise baby's risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Currently, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants be put to sleep nearby to their parents (such as in crib... read more

The Scary Pregnancy Symptom I Wasn’t Ready For

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Stretch marks, loose skin, hair falling out -- I can't say I was exactly looking forward to those postpartum body changes -- but at least I knew they were coming. There was one symptom, though, that I definitely wasn't ready for. At the beginning of my second trimester, I noticed a read more

Study Reveals Major Reason Why So Many New Moms Stop Breastfeeding – but Should They?

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A new report, published in the journal Pediatrics, conducted more than 2,700 interviews with 532 first-time moms after giving birth and found that women who worried -- from the start -- about their ability to nurse their infants were more likely to switch to formula sooner than those who didn't share those same... read more

WIN IT: Evenflo Infant to Toddler Feeding Collection Giveaway!

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Looking for a little afternoon pick-me-up? Behold, dear friends, because we've got a giveaway to end all other giveaways! We are giving three very lucky women the Evenflo Infant to Toddler Feeding CollectionThe prize pack, valued at $305.00, comes loaded with the following gear to make baby's feeding time a breeze. Toss aside... read more