Welcome to the PMP Blog!
Hi, I’m Melissa G, the CLC (Certified Lactation Consultant) behind PumpMommaPump. I’m the proud momma of two pumplings with 22 cumulative months of exclusive pumping under my belt and a lot of wisdom to share from those journeys and the journeys of pumping mommas just like YOU! Follow along, and remember… YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
In today’s post, I share my own experience redesigning two pumping rooms at my workplace and share ideas for dream pumping rooms! PLUS- ideas for mommas who don’t have adequate pumping rooms at work!
Let-down: Your “let-down” is your milk ejection reflex. Nipple stimulation signals your body to produce oxytocin to signal to your aveoli [milk making cells] to release milk down into your ducts and out your nipple. Many women feel tingly or even pain during this, lasting briefly. You may also feel sudden fullness or leaking. If… Continue reading Get down with your “Let Down”
Motherhood can seem all-consuming. How is it possible to be the best mom you can be, and still hold onto who you were before baby? Better yet, instead of ‘holding onto’ your past self, how can you evolve as a woman and mother and grow into this new role with grace and confidence? Read how… Continue reading Who says you’re “just” a Mom?
Spoiler alert, YES you can workout while breastfeeding. Your workout routine just might not look like it did before. And that’s OKAY. Do what makes you feel good.