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Best Start for Breastfeeding Success

Aug 28, 2015 9:46:50 AM

Best Start for Breastfeeding Success


Contributed by Elina S. Arulraj, MSPT, IBCLC

Elina leads a weekly breastfeeding support group at the Yummy Mummy Store in NYC every Tuesday at 11:30.


Breastfeeding your baby is a different experience for every new or seasoned mom. What works for one mom and baby duo may not for another. For many moms, breastfeeding starts off without a hitch or very little difficulty so it is best not to psych yourself up beforehand!

The best advice I can give to all new mothers is to nest in with your new little one as soon as possible after birth. Do a lot of skin to skin with your baby on your chest which helps both of you to get back in sync with each other after a delivery or c-section.

Feed your baby frequently the first few days in the hospital and if it hurts get help as soon as you can to get the baby latched on deeply and avoid complications down the road.

Try to catch the baby when they demonstrate early hunger signs such as rooting, placing their fingers/hands in their mouth or making cooing sounds. Crying is a late feeding cue and it is always harder to latch a baby properly when they are too hungry or upset.

Take note of the time the baby starts feeding but try to pay attention to baby’s active sucking more than the clock!


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Expressed Milk

Aug 25, 2015 11:06:15 AM

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Protect Your Baby's Sensitive Skin from the Hot Summer Sun

Contributed by Tara Hilton, a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant who specializes in the care of infants.

You love your little one and want to him/her safe, so it only makes sense that you want to protect your baby from the summer sun.

Did you know that children who experience just one bad sunburn have a twofold risk of developing melanoma later in life? Protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation should begin early and continue throughout one’s lifetime.

Children under age two years have more sensitive skin that offers minimal protection against harmful ultraviolet radiation, allowing skin damage to occur within minutes of exposure to direct sunlight. Such damage can occur as early as a baby’s very first summer.

But don’t have to worry, you can take some simple steps to keep your baby safe.

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Check out's article on How to Breastfeed Your Baby featuring comments from our very own Amanda Cole.

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Check out Stoller Traffic's article on how the right breast pump makes all the difference. Amanda Cole shares some guidance on choosing the best pump for your needs, and the scoop on how to get yours covered by insurance. 

Stroller Traffic's The Right Pump Makes All The Difference

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How often does my baby breastfeed?

Aug 18, 2015 12:23:16 PM

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What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

Aug 14, 2015 10:25:00 AM

What should I pack in my hospital bag?

Contributed by Fern Drillings, RN, MSN, certified childbirth educator and infant/child CPR instructor
To learn more about Fern and the classes she offers, visit:
The following are some suggestions for things that you might want with you in the hospital. Be sure to separate labor supplies from those things used after the baby is born. Try to be packed and ready to go at least 4 weeks before you are due, so there is no last-minute rush.

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Introducing Mummy Scoop

Aug 14, 2015 10:07:50 AM

We are thrilled to announce our new blog series Mummy Scoop. Each week we will share a new blog post for new and expectant parents from one of Yummy Mummy's partners who has an expertise in some aspect of parenting from sleeping, to infant nutrition to what to look for in a childcare professional. Topics will range from what to pack in your hospital bag and pre and postnatal exercise tips, to setting up a safe nursery for baby to tips for protecting your little one from the sun. We can't wait for you to meet our experts! If you have a specific topic that you would like to see covered, please email us at info@yummymummystore.comRead More
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Production Adjusting

Aug 11, 2015 1:11:23 PM

Boob Scoop

Boob Scoop: Once your milk supply has leveled off, around week eight, you may find it difficult to pump extra breastmilk to build a freezer stash. This does not mean that you have a milk supply issue, but rather that your body has adjusted to produce the amount of milk that your baby needs. As you reach the point of producing just the right amount of milk for your baby, your breasts may not feel as full as in the early weeks. This too is also normal. If breastfeeding has been going well and your baby is gaining steadily and her diaper output is good, your milk supply is also likely to be on point. Sharen Medrano, IBCLC (

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Time Feedings?

Aug 4, 2015 12:14:22 PM

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Boob Scoop: Mothers will sometimes encourage their baby to feed longer at the breast to assure greater intake of hind milk, which is the fatty milk that comes at the end of a feeding. However, research indicates that there is no reason to worry about foremilk (which comes at the beginning) and hindmilk. If a baby breastfeeds effectively and feedings are not cut short, he will receive about the same amount of milk fat over the course of a day, despite the breastfeeding pattern. Therefore, there's no need to time feedings. Good milk transfer and steady growth are better indicators that a baby is getting just what he needs. Sharen Medrano, IBCLC (

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