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ABCNews visits Yummy Mummy

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Sara Haines from ABC News stopped by Yummy Mummy to learn about the must have items for any new or expectant mom.
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Yummy Mummy Selected as the Exclusive NYC Retailer for the Bravado Limited Edition Nursing Tank

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It's such an honor to be the only retailer in NYC to carry Bravado Designs Limited Edition Essential Nursing Tank designed by celebrity designer Rebecca Minkoff. 20% of all sales will be donated to Jessica Seinfeld's charity Baby Buggy, dedicated to providing families in need across the US.



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How repealing the ACA would hurt mothers who breastfeed

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By Julia Beck

January 26

Nikki Little gave birth via C-section at 33 weeks to her sons Nolan and Evan, this after five-and-a-half weeks in the hospital on strict bed rest. The premature baby boys stayed in the NICU for an additional 13 days. During that time, Little, a director of social media at a Detroit-based firm, benefited from being able to work with a lactation consultant, had access to a pump and accessories in the hospital, and another rental pump once she left to go home. Little took an eight-month break from work and returned to her agency, which offers a private space for pumping.

The majority of her care, the care of the babies, her pumps, the lactation support, and the space to pump along with break times were all provided thanks to a single paragraph in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).



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The breast pump industry is booming, thanks to Obamacare

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The breast pump industry is booming, thanks to Obamacare

By Sarah Kliff

January 4, 2013

 

The legislators who drafted Obamacare wrestled with cosmic issues of health and spending, but here’s one consequence they didn’t foresee: a boom in demand for breast pumps that has left some retailers scrambling to keep up.

Tucked within the Affordable Care Act is a provision requiring insurance companies to cover breast pumps and visits to lactation consultants at no cost to the patient.

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Building Your Stash

Comments  |   Posted in Boob Scoop   |  By Mary Ausman

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 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 (www.nycbreastfeeding.com)

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World Breastfeeding Week Spotlights U.S. Maternity Policies (Forbes)

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By Amanda Cole

Breastfeeding moms in the US have much to celebrate during this year’s World Breastfeeding week. Women pregnant when the US Department of Labor passed last year’s “Break Time for Nursing Mother’s” provision can now take full advantage of the law which requires employers to provide both a reasonable break time and place for employees to pump or otherwise express breast milk. In addition, a 2011 ruling by the IRS enables breastfeeding families to use pretax money from their flexible spending accounts to purchase pumps and other breastfeeding supplies.Read More

Hind Milk and Fatty Milk

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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 (www.nycbreastfeeding.com)

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Nipple Shields

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Boob Scoop: If you need to use a nipple shield, it's important to make sure it's a good fit for you and also for your baby, especially if he is preterm. A nipple shield that is too big for a baby can cause him to gag and in turn result in an aversion to the breast. When using a nipple shield, it is always recommended to work with a Board Certified Lactation Consultant to assure that your milk supply is adequate and that your baby is feeding well.

Sharen Medrano, IBCLC (www.nycbreastfeeding.com)

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How repealing the ACA would hurt mothers who breastfeed

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Our very own Amanda Cole is featured in Julia Beck’s latest article in the Washington Post.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2017/01/24/what-does-the-aca-have-to-do-with-breastfeeding-a-lot-but-more-is-needed-not-less/?postshare=7681485258705933&tid=ss_mail&utm_term=.54a6400a93f1

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Feeding or Comfort

Comments  |   Posted in Boob Scoop   |  By Mary Ausman

Boob Scoop: As you may know, some babies don't de-latch from the breast when done with a feeding. Who can blame them, right? Staying at the breast offers babies a great opportunity to cuddle with mom and to suck. However, if you're unsure whether your baby is still actually feeding or is sucking just for comfort instead, watch for active sucking and swallowing. Once the suck/swallow pattern slows down, it's likely that your baby is reaching the end of a feed. Active suck/swallow feeding, like a baby's output and weight gain, is a good sign of effective nursing.

Sharen Medrano, IBCLC (www.nycbreastfeeding.com)

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