Forget about the single electric pump

I’m one of those who only nurse on one side at each feeding. Because I was not certain that breastfeeding was going to work out, I initially only bought a manual pump, which turned out to be really important because my baby was admitted for photo therapy for her jaundice a few days after birth. […]

I just can’t win: breastfeeding edition

My mother didn’t breastfeed, so breastfeeding is as new to her as to me (although I have definitely read up more than she has). In the early days when my daughter was a newborn, we had troubles feeding her in the afternoons when she was sleepy. Finally under the advice of the pediatrician, we pumped […]

Going back to work

I thought I had the logistics down: at 10 weeks, I decided to go back to work part-time. I have 16 weeks of maternity leave, and I’m planning on taking the last 6 weeks part-time. That means working about 4 hours each day, which translates to pumping once at work. It seemed doable. It seemed […]

You should not be freezing breastmilk

If you are freezing fresh breastmilk and feeding your baby previously frozen milk everyday, you may want to reconsider why you’re doing this. Because this is what everyone else is doing? There are too many articles out there teaching you how to generate a freezer stash of breastmilk, and too few articles explaining why frozen […]