LilyPadz® are the only non-absorbent nursing pad on the market today. Their innovative, patented design provides nursing mothers with the flexibility, breathability, invisibility and “second skin” comfort that no other nursing pad can offer. Made from 100% medical grade silicone, LilyPadz®actually prevent breast milk leakage by providing gentle pressure on the nipple.
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Calling all Undercover Mamas! We are making a visual size guide to make finding your perfect size even easier and we need your help! Submit a photo modeling your favorite Undercover Mama tank-like the sample girl in the pink. Don't worry about the background, just make sure your image looks like the sample. No additional clothing. If your photo is selected, you'll receive a $100 Undercover Mama Giftcard!
The newest addition to the Undercover Mama family is almost here: The Polka Dot Nursing Shirt! Enter to win our Polka Dot Nursing shirt before its available for purchase!
1- Compression and massage while pumping increases output and helps treat plugged ducts.
2- Buy a hands free bra. If you are going to be spending a lot of time pumping, buying a hands free bra will free you up to do other tasks or allow you to relax while pumping.
3- Love really gets the milk flowing. Remember why you are pumping and be sure to think about that special little one while pumping to help with let down.
4- Stay hydrated to keep up your supply. Hydration is really important for nursing mothers as it aids in milk production.
5- Use an all natural nipple balm before pumping to ease with the rubbing action and after pumping to to hep with any pain or soreness.
6- Invest in a good pump. A cheap pump can cause damage, low supply and mastitis for lack of emptying.
7- Relax. Stress can hinder your body's natural ability to release milk.
8- Stronger suction does not always mean more milk. Be sure to start at a lower suction and work your way up as necessary.
9- Stick to a routine. Not necessarily the same time, but the same habits: the place, the chair, the beverage, etc. This will help condition your milk to flow. (this is slightly different than nursing on demand)
10- Don't shake the breast milk, swirl the breast milk. While there is a bit of controversy surrounding this subject, you can find the articles we consulted here, here and here. When you shake the breastmilk, you denature the molecules and break up the protein into parts. When the proteins remain intact, they help protect the lining of the babies gut and eliminate bubbles that may produce gas. So while we don't have a definitive answer, we are going to swirl our breastmilk.
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The Jane Nanuq stroller is the perfect umbrella stroller. The frame of the stroller is bold and shiny and screams of strength and durability, made from anodized aluminum it is durable and corrosion resistant. The roomy, tall seat allows older children to sprawl out for an afternoon ride around town. If a nap is what suits your little ones fancy than you can select one of the five recline positions including a nearly flat recline perfect for some afternoon Z’s. Plus, it has a handbrake, large wheels, a raincover and a guard rail.
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One of the most inconvenient things about transitioning a breastfed baby to a bottle, whether it be to pumped milk or formula, is getting the milk to the correct temperature. What if I told you there was a solution that would make your life easier both at home or out and about.
The best pump is a baby. But many factors can make it impossible to always have the baby nurse, so the next best pump is the one that allows a mother to remove milk effectively, efficiently, and comfortably. Hospital Grade Breast Pumps are the most efficient, effective, and comfortable pumps available.
Limerick PJ's Comfort Breast Pump is the only 1-1/2 pound research proven hospital-grade breast pump that goes from hospital - to home - to work. It is effective enough that it can be used by mothers needing to establish or increase a milk supply, economical enough to be used by working moms.
The Limerick PJ's Comfort Pump is unique from any other breast pump out there. Instead of tugging your nipples down a tube, it squeezes the areola to express milk with smooth silicone in a sort of massage. It actually has a compression aspect to it, as well as suction, which is designed to mimic how your baby would nurse. Because it uses compression, it helps you express milk more efficiently and more effectively. In addition, the breast cups are not the hard plastic that you find on most pumps. Instead, it is soft silicone that actually molds to each mother's breast, making it unnecessary to fit the proper size like most pumps. Hence why it is called a the COMFORT!
The controls allow you to control with one knob the suction speed, and with another, the strength. It also has a timer that allows you to keep track of how long you have been pumping. It also has a one-micron filter between the kit and pump prevents bacteria, viruses and milk from entering the pump, thus preventing cross contamination.
Why haven't you heard of it before? The PJ's Comfort Pump has been, until recently, exclusively used in their Workplace Lactation Programs exclusively. We are excited that it is now moving into hospitals and the retail market.
Why we love it?
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