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Pumping can be confusing and overwhelming for a new mom. With my first son I was planning to return to work and my goal was to have a strong milk stash before my maternity leave ended. However, I made many...
We are pleased that Wichita Mom's Bump & Beyond event (previously Bloom), a celebration of all things motherhood specifically designed for new moms and moms-to-be, is back for the 7th year in a row! This popular event is a...
We recently added baby #3 to our family and it is truly a wonderful, exhausting time. With my first babe, I tried to stick with advice recommended by so-called “experts”. I worried about every little detail. Now that our third...
Breastfeeding didn’t exactly come easy to me. Although I knew the breastfeeding basics before my first son’s arrival, I was totally unprepared for the challenges that it would bring, particularly in public places. I was still getting the hang...
I have a confession to make: I didn't love breastfeeding. In fact, I really didn't like it.  When my first child was born in 1999, I was a Labor and Delivery nurse. I loved my job! I actually taught moms how...
To my fellow breastfeeding mamas – whether you are exclusively pumping, breastfeeding on demand, pumping while working, or following an Eat-Play-Sleep routine – I see you! There is so much to think about to ensure your little one is...
A lot of first times moms - and even seasoned, experienced moms -wonder how to prepare for breastfeeding success with their babies.  I know I sure did! When we had our first daughter 9 and a half years ago, I hadn’t...
Wichita Breastfeeding Support and Services for New Moms *Hours and availability are subject to change due to COVID-19. Please contact each provider to get information on their current services & safety protocols. ICT LACTATION A private lactation consultant offering in-person & virtual...
To my dear sweet baby, born in a global pandemic, Back when we found out you were joining us in our otherwise panicked world, we walked an unexpected line, trying to find the right way to share our announcement during...
You’re a new mama. They let you go home from the hospital with your newborn baby and you're wondering what the heck you’re supposed to do now. Congratulations! You’re now among the group of every new mama in the...
I love the excitement of pregnancies. The sonograms, the anatomy scan specifically, shopping/registering for baby items and sharing the joy with friends and family is such an amazing feeling. But one of my favorite things that has always seemed...
When we first discovered we were expecting triplets, besides the joy of becoming an instant family of five, we were overwhelmed with doubts and concerns. Trying to figure out if breastfeeding triplets was a real option or just a...
A week after my twins were born, the only thing holding them back from being able to come home from the hospital was being able to eat without being fed breastmilk through an NG tube. They were not strong...
Let's face it, breastfeeding is not always convenient.  When my son was born, I was working a 40 hour a week job. My plan was to breastfeed when I was at home and on the weekends then pump as needed...

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