From Breastfeeding to Pumping and Everything in Between

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Breastfeeding in Public: Tips for Nursing with Confidence

Are you a loud and proud breastfeeder or tend to have a more modest approach? Either way, when duty calls - or your baby screams - you gotta do what you gotta do! Although the laws vary by state, all states allow for breastfeeding in public so it is always within your right to do so. Here are some tips for confidently nursing in public:   DRESS FOR THE OCCASION: Of course, the good ol’ nursing [...]

By |2024-02-15T13:10:14-05:00February 15th, 2024|Breastfeeding|0 Comments

5 Tips for Maximizing Your Pumping Sessions

Whether you’re pumping at work, pumping periodically to have a backup stash, power pumping to increase your supply, or exclusively pumping, the PUMP can be a friend - and even a foe! - to many breastfeeding parents. Fitting pumping into your busy life as a new mom can be completely overwhelming, and add to your stress. This may, in turn, continue to negatively impact your supply. It’s a vicious cycle, and it can be hard [...]

By |2024-01-31T19:19:00-05:00January 31st, 2024|Pumping|0 Comments

Bessie’s Best Brings Family Nest To The Pennsylvania Farm Show 2024

  It was another great year at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, hosting the Bessie’s Best “Family Nest” where families could come during their day. Though it wasn’t a record-setting year for overall attendance, the event did break a record for the most cars parked in a day, so it was a great year all around. We certainly had a full house many times throughout the day. We got the opportunity to meet so many families with [...]

By |2024-01-22T16:32:15-05:00January 22nd, 2024|Bessies, Breastfeeding, Lactation Treats, Pumping|0 Comments

Breastfeeding and Pumping for Working Moms

  Going back to work after having a baby can be completely overwhelming. Not only do you have to leave your brand new baby, but you have to start new routines, figure out how to juggle the workload of home, work, and now parenthood, and when you’re breastfeeding, you have to figure out how to manage your supply. If you’re breastfeeding and going back to work, here are some ideas for ways to maintain your [...]

By |2024-01-02T08:05:14-05:00January 2nd, 2024|Breastfeeding, Postpartum, Pumping|0 Comments

Navigating Common Breastfeeding Challenges During The Holidays

  The holiday season can cause stress to absolutely anybody, but breastfeeding parents, in particular, have an extra set of hurdles to overcome. If you’re worried about handling stress during the holidays, here are our best suggestions for managing these common breastfeeding challenges: Maintaining a Schedule: If you’re traveling, will be away from home, or even hosting people in your own house, it can be really difficult - and maybe even impossible - to maintain a [...]

By |2023-12-14T18:18:08-05:00December 14th, 2023|Breastfeeding, Parenting|0 Comments

Bonding with Your Baby: How to Foster a Strong Connection in the Postpartum Phase

Congratulations - baby is here! Maybe you are over the moon, and reveling in every single moment. But, maybe you just don’t feel that connection that everyone told you about. Whether you’re feeling a strong bond you want to strengthen further or are trying to develop more of a connection, here is what you should know about bonding with your baby. Hormones There’s no doubt about it - your hormones are raging right now, trying [...]

By |2023-11-30T20:20:43-05:00November 30th, 2023|Parenting, Postpartum|0 Comments

Will Bessie’s Lactation Snacks Help My Breast Milk Come in?

  Breast milk. How does your body know to start producing it? How does your body know how much to make? How can food help? Lactogenesis Stage One Lactation begins with colostrum production around the 16th week of pregnancy. "Lactogenesis Stage One" lasts until a few days after baby is born. Lactogenesis, by the way, is the transition from pregnancy to lactation. The nutritional makeup of colostrum is exactly what your newborn needs and the [...]

How Can You Improve Postpartum Mental Health?

Postpartum hormones are no joke. One moment you’re staring at your new baby, the biggest smile on your face, and the next you’re bawling your eyes out - while the baby does, too. Even if you don’t feel that you are dealing with Postpartum Depression, postpartum mental health is a struggle for many new parents trying to get back to themselves after having a baby. If you’re feeling the blues, or just not like yourself, you [...]

By |2023-10-09T16:49:24-04:00October 9th, 2023|Breastfeeding, Parenting, Postpartum|0 Comments

Lactation Pumpkin Bread is BACK… Sort Of!

  With autumn comes sweaters and leaves falling and bonfires… and ALL things pumpkin! At Bessie’s Best, that also means that Lactation Pumpkin Bread is almost here! We have good news, and some changes to announce. The same pumpkin bread that you know and love IS, in fact, going to be available through this year. The pumpkin bread is a delicious, fall/winter option on Bessie’s menu of yummy lactation snacks. Full of four galactagogues [...]

By |2023-09-22T13:54:02-04:00September 22nd, 2023|Bessies, Breastfeeding, Lactation Treats|0 Comments

3 Tips for Hydration while Breastfeeding and Pumping

Although lactation snacks are a delicious and nutritious way to get extra galactagogues - or, milk-boosting ingredients - into your diet, one of the most important factors of milk supply is your level of hydration. Although you may be used to the idea of 6-8 glasses of water a day as an adult, breastfeeding changes that! Your body now needs much more - upwards of 16 glasses or 128 oz - of water in order to [...]

By |2023-06-19T10:00:38-04:00June 19th, 2023|Uncategorized|0 Comments


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