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What is Breast Milk Jewelry?

Not too long ago, I stumbled across a discussion about breast milk jewelry. I was baffled. What is breast milk jewelry? I soon discovered it's exactly what it sounds like. Breast milk jewelry, also known as breast milk pendants, are keepsakes of your body's most precious gift to your baby: your breast milk. How is Breast Milk Jewelry Made? Although each artist has their own unique system for creating breast milk jewelry, the overall process is similar. You express about 2 tablespoons of breast milk into a baggie, then send the small sample to the jewelry artist. The artist then takes steps to preserve or prepare the milk, molds it into a … [Read more...]

Breastfeeding Scarf: Our Favorite New Accessory

I admit it, I'm not the most fashion-forward mother in the world. I don't wear make-up, I rarely do anything special with my hair, and you're lucky if I bust out my boots in winter (instead of my toe socks and flip-flops). However, I'm a sucker for staying warm. Winter can be tricky because you want to wear clothes that make it easy to get to your breasts for a feeding, but you are also trying to bundle up so the least amount of your skin is showing. That's exactly why the functionality of the infinity scarf had me hooked. It should be renamed the breastfeeding scarf. What is the infinity scarf? Imagine a long loop. This can be a crocheted … [Read more...]

My Favorite Breastfeeding Accessories

Every mom needs her "mom gear!" And, while some items are necessities, others are simple luxuries. Breastfeeding calls for some new things, and this list showcases the nursing items I can't live without -- my favorite breastfeeding accessories. Nursing Cover - I'm not one of those women who feels comfortable nursing in public or at home with guests without some kind of covering. And for nursing covers, the bigger the better. I initially used a sort of drape that covered my front and back. However, the neck was so wide, it was easy for baby to pull down, and the cover didn't go quite low enough to cover me if baby was kicking a lot. I then … [Read more...]

Features of a Good Breastfeeding Pump

The features of a breastfeeding pump are important factors when deciding which one is best for you. There are a variety of breast pumps ranging from hospital-grade, personal electric pumps, and manual breast pumps. Choosing a breastfeeding pump depends on your specific needs. Are you planning on returning to work? Will you only need to pump occasionally? Here are some breast pump features to consider. . Portability Manual breast pumps are very easy to store and take with you. If you plan on pumping milk less frequently or if you plan on traveling, a manual breast pump is the best choice for you. You can easily pack it in your suitcase or … [Read more...]

The Advantages of a Double Breast Pump

If I asked for a show of hands for how many of us looked forward to the day we would say "goodbye" to our friend, The Double Breast Pump, I think there would be a sea of hands popping up! But if I followed this up with the question, "How many of us were incredibly grateful for our double breast pump?" I think just as many hands would go up. Mine certainly would! Some Advantages of a Double Breast Pump Let's face it. Pumping can be tedious and annoying (I pumped at 4 am for nine months - long after my trio were sleeping through the night). But the resulting liquid gold is well worth it! Certainly one can hand-express or pump one breast at a … [Read more...]

My Brest Friend: Twin Breastfeeding Pillow

I am very excited to tell you about some of the fabulous breastfeeding accessories that My Brest Friend offers. I have four boys; my last two were twins. I was scared and overwhelmed. How would I handle two babies? How would I breastfeed them? I’m so happy that I found this twin breastfeeding pillow. Why I Loved My Twin Breastfeeding Pillow Breastfeeding twins would have been so much more difficult without this amazing tool. Alongside my nursing cover, this was my most used breastfeeding accessory. I really don’t know how I would have kept up with the demand of breastfeeding two babies at the same time without it. The My Brest Friend … [Read more...]