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Baby-Friendly Places for New Parents

Selvia Tjandra-Stothers

Tags activities, breastfeeding, places, tips

Baby-Friendly Places for New Parents

In 2015 I gave birth to my rainbow baby, who we named Mason. I use the term "rainbow baby" because I went through a fertility journey, with many lows, before I had Mason. He “magically” appeared when my husband and I pretty much gave up on having a baby at all. (A future blog to share!)  I spent the first three months after his birth indoors, in a tiny apartment. It was small, though on the bright side it had lots of sun exposure. The only other place I went was the doctor’s office.  The combination of dealing with sleep deprivation, trying to recover...


Using Your Pump to Increase Supply: Power Pumping

Caitlin Larrabee

Tags breastfeeding, lactation, pumping

Using Your Pump to Increase Supply: Power Pumping

For those mamas who have to pump, and who struggle to keep up with the needs of their baby with their output, there are a lot of little things to help increase what you get from the pump. Things like: Looking at pictures of your baby Listening to videos of your baby cry, laugh and coo Massaging the breast as the pump works Drinking plenty of water Nursing as much as you can when possible Baby is more efficient and effective at stimulating your supply for when you do pump Testing the size of your flange Hitting the let down...


Caitlin's Breastfeeding Story

Caitlin Larrabee

Tags breastfeeding, lactation

Caitlin's Breastfeeding Story

Hi everyone! Caitlin here - the cofounder and marketing side of Hey Mama Kitchen. I wanted to introduce myself a little bit, tell you how I came to help start a lactation product business, and share what breastfeeding has been like for me. I hope this will shed a little light on what a part of what drove the creation of the business.   I had my first son in 2015 and up until then was in the advertising business working on digital media. I loved the job but it was quite demanding, with business travel, long hours and team meetups after...


Ask a Lactation Consultant - Podcast Episode

Caitlin Larrabee

Tags breastfeeding, lactation, podcast

Ask a Lactation Consultant - Podcast Episode

Our founders, Selvia and Caitlin, met originally in a breastfeeding support group and then became friends. This group is led by a dynamic, amazing, one-of-a-kind lactation consultant who Caitlin interviewed with her podcast co-host Laura at the hospital where she works, New York-Presbyterian Lawrence in Bronxville, NY.  Have a listen as we ask her our questions about breastfeeding, pumping and improving your milk supply: