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How Moist Heat Increases Breastmilk Supply

How Moist Heat Increases Breastmilk Supply

A lot of questioning and uncertainty tends to come along with breastfeeding, with one particular concern topping the list: Is my baby getting enough milk? In a survey we conducted of over 500 moms, 57% were concerned their babies weren’t getting enough milk, and 29% reported suffering from low milk supply. Research shows that parents who are worried about their babies not getting enough to eat might decide to supplement with formula. In fact, supplementing is usually only necessary in rare cases, and it’s proven that exclusively breastfeeding is the gold standard when it comes to positively affecting the health...

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Breast Engorgement: Why it Happens and How to Prevent and Relieve the Pain

Breast Engorgement: Why it Happens and How to Prevent and Relieve the Pain

Engorgement happens when your breasts become uncomfortably full, or “engorged” with milk. If you have ever experienced breast engorgement, you know all too well the pain of hard, full breasts feeling like they’re ready to burst. Unfortunately, it is very common. Read on for a better understanding of why engorgement happens, and how to relieve and prevent symptoms if engorgement happens to you!  Why does breast engorgement happen? There are a few reasons why women experience engorgement. When milk is first coming in—beginning between two and five days after birth—your body starts producing milk, and your breast tissue can swell...

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The App all Breastfeeding Moms Need

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The App all Breastfeeding Moms Need

One of the very best things about our work is that we get to meet some pretty amazing people. Not just pregnant and breastfeeding moms (and their adorable babies!), but also the people who have made breastfeeding their business and have come up with amazing ways to support breastfeeding women. We were so excited to meet Priya Nembhard and learn about how she co-founded the app Moms Pump Here Nursing Room Locator. Most nursing moms relate to the struggle of not being able to find a private, clean (no public bathrooms please!) space to pump or breastfeed. Using the Moms Pump...

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How to Prevent and Relieve Clogged Milk Ducts

How to Prevent and Relieve Clogged Milk Ducts

Clogged milk ducts are painful and can make breastfeeding so much more challenging. Once you have a clogged duct, your chances of getting another increases if you aren’t careful. Worst of all, a clogged duct can lead to mastitis if not properly treated. Unfortunately, clogged ducts are very common. The whole idea for Rachel’s Remedy actually began with a clogged duct! (Buy Rachel's Remedy Breastfeeding Relief Packs here) We’ve been through it before, and we’ve done the research on how to identify and treat them so that you don’t have to. Read on for a better understanding of what clogged...

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The Best Healthy Diet Tips for Breastfeeding Moms

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The Best Healthy Diet Tips for Breastfeeding Moms

New mothers are swarmed with myths and advice on what they can and cannot eat while breastfeeding in order to maintain milk production and stimulate their babies’ development. In true Rachel’s Remedy fashion, we were curious about what is truly the best advice for breastfeeding moms, and we decided to research what our most trusted sources advise. Rule of thumb: What goes in comes back out. The higher the nutritional quality of your diet, the higher the nutritional quality of milk for your baby. In reality, there are very few foods that are actually off-limits. There are, however, certain foods you can eat...

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