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The Work-Life Equation Ep. 30: Strategies for Pumping at Work

The Work-Life Equation Ep. 30: Strategies for Pumping at Work

If you’re a new nursing mom who’s planning to return to work and give pumping a try, you may have questions about how to navigate the experience. Maybe you’ve seen colleagues go through it, or ...

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I Broke Up With My Breast Pump

I Broke Up With My Breast Pump

Our post today is from Aili Smith, a Bright Horizons employee and first-time mom to baby, Cab: I recently had an Oprah-like “aha” moment and broke up with my breast pump. It wasn’t easy, but ...

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Why Breastfeeding Isn’t Always Easy

Why Breastfeeding Isn’t Always Easy

Breastfeeding came easily for both my son and me, and for that I am very fortunate and thankful. I am fully aware that it is either a struggle or simply not possible for a fair ...

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Build A Breastfeeding Support System: My Letter to Moms Hoping to Breastfeed

Build A Breastfeeding Support System: My Letter to Moms Hoping to Breastfeed

Dear New Mom or Mom-to-Be, So, you want to breastfeed? First, congratulations on making this decision. As if motherhood isn’t hard enough to adjust to, you’ve also decided to take on the daunting task of ...

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Working Moms: Work Travel While Breastfeeding

Working Moms: Work Travel While Breastfeeding

In two weeks I’m going on a short business trip. I’ll be gone for three days/two nights which represents by far the longest amount of time I’ve been away from Liam so far. I’m sure ...

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Support Leads to Breastfeeding Success

Support Leads to Breastfeeding Success

I recently read this article on breastfeeding and was really upset by the results: Many women think it’s unrealistic to expect women to breastfeed for the first 6 months. What upset me the most was ...

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I Hate Pumping.

I hate that it’s sometimes a logistical nightmare to fit into the day. I hate that it feels somewhere between uncomfortable and painful. I hate the stress I feel when I’m not able to pump ...

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Heath Care Reform Bonus: Breastfeeding Rooms

Here’s something I bet you didn’t know about the new health care reform law: on page 1239 there is a provision requiring employers with more than 50 employees to make sure there is “a place, ...

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Dining with Kids: How to Take Your Baby to a Restaurant

Dining with Kids: How to Take Your Baby to a Restaurant

This article was first published in 2013 but has since been updated. It is courtesy of Alexis Barad-Cutler. Sometimes when I look back at what it was like to take my son to a restaurant ...

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How Do I Get My Baby to Sleep Longer at Night?

How Do I Get My Baby to Sleep Longer at Night?

“I am desperate for some sleep and was wondering if anyone had tips on how to get a 3 1/2 month old to sleep longer than 1.5 to two hours at a time. My son ...

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