From Breastfeeding to Pumping and Everything in Between

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Breastfeeding Moms at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Loved the Bessie’s Best Booth

Bessie’s Best was proud to provide a spot in the Cameron Street Lobby of the Pennsylvania Farm Show complex for families to find support! Our corner of the week-long festivities included clean, private changing tables for parents, including spare clothes and diapers for parents who find themselves in a pinch! We also provided private stalls with a rocking chair for moms who need to nurse or feed their babies in a quiet spot. Some of [...]

By |2023-02-17T08:17:18-05:00February 17th, 2023|Bessies, Breastfeeding, Pumping|0 Comments

How What You Eat Affects Your Breastmilk Supply

Have you ever wondered - wait, HOW does food affect my milk supply? You’re not alone! Here are some of the facts - and myths - that you may have heard, or you may be wondering about when it comes to your diet and breastmilk supply. In this blog, you will find references to many science-based articles that provide important and factual information to help you better understand how your amazing body works! In general, [...]

By |2022-08-02T00:45:33-04:00August 1st, 2022|Breastfeeding|0 Comments

Flying And TSA While Pumping

With the COVID restrictions slowing down and air travel increasing, there is no doubt that you may have plans to fly in your future. As if getting through airport security and TSA isn’t stressful enough, now you’re a breastfeeding and pumping mom who is trying to fly with breastmilk. You may have seen a recent story about a woman who was forced to let her milk go bad due to TSA’s misunderstanding of the policies [...]

By |2023-02-17T08:33:41-05:00July 1st, 2022|Pumping|0 Comments

Let-Down: Milk-Ejection Reflex (MER) and Dysphoric Milk-Ejection Reflex (D-MER)

  Every nursing parent experiences milk-ejection reflex (MER), better known as 'let-down'.  Doesn't "milk-ejection" sound like a more accurate description of our superpowers? Let-down may feel like a mild sensation, pressure, slight burning, or even painful for some mothers. It varies a lot from mom to mom.   When pumping, let-down is when milk sprays instead of dribbles from the breast. Side note: Did you know your nipples were more of a sprinkler and less [...]

By |2023-02-17T08:24:33-05:00June 2nd, 2022|Breastfeeding|0 Comments

Unlocking The Mystery of Breastmilk Colors

  It can be alarming the first time you pump an odd colored breastmilk! Did you know that breastmilk can come in a RAINBOW of hues? It can - and it's totally normal! But maybe you're wondering why this happens. Seeing expressed milk any color other than the white we see sold in the grocery store can be a shock. The truth is that breastmilk can run a gamut of colors and hues. It is [...]

By |2023-02-17T08:25:15-05:00April 7th, 2022|Breastfeeding, Pumping|0 Comments

Things I Wish I Knew About Life After Baby

9 Things I Wish I Knew About Life After Baby The famous saying is “hindsight is 20/20.” For a new mom this can be a touchy subject. The good news is it doesn't have to be. Part of our mission at Bessie’s Best is not only to help moms produce more breast milk and unclog blocked milk ducts but it is also to help! Help comes in many forms. We have put together a list [...]

By |2021-03-10T14:04:23-05:00November 1st, 2020|Parenting|0 Comments

A Frozen Remix

Is your house a Disney house? Are Disney songs on repeat 24/7? Has Disney+ made all your favorite shows- that much easier to access? Many of our moms love all things Disney. We wanted to share this customized Frozen number with you! This is a great reminder that our lactation cookies can be frozen for up to 6 months. This means always having cookies on hand, and less worrying about the post office delivering your [...]

By |2021-03-09T16:02:28-05:00October 15th, 2020|Parenting|0 Comments

Wait, Did that just happen?

Weight Loss Journey of a Breastfeeding Mom "Looks like you've been hitting the carbs and sugar a little hard since your last appointment, huh?" That was my midwife at my last appointment, right before telling me, "You know, the more weight you put on, the more you're going to have to take off when the baby is born," and then quizzing me on what constitutes a carbohydrate.  This was the first time I'd seen her. [...]

By |2021-03-09T15:56:14-05:00October 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You Made It. Rest. Repeat.

5:00 AM. Buzz. Buzz. Buzz.  Ah, the sound of your early morning alarm going off. First question of the day, before you even open your eyes… Do you hit the snooze button or roll out of bed and face the day? Decisions, decisions and some mornings are harder than others. Yes, most of us would rather choose the snooze button (one or two times), but you know the latter is the way to go. You [...]

By |2021-03-09T15:47:30-05:00September 15th, 2020|Parenting|0 Comments

Kids Say the Darndest Things

Guess what is coming back in 2021? Kids Say the Darndest Things with Tiffany Haddish as host and we can’t wait.  Mom stories from the playground… So, the other day I had this conversation with my three-year-old. Lily: “I wish I had a different mommy.” Me: “Why?” Lily: “Because you’re not that pretty and I want my mommy to be really super pretty.” Me: “Aww, that makes me feel sad.” Lily: “Why?” Me: “Because I [...]

By |2021-03-02T19:04:04-05:00September 1st, 2020|Parenting|0 Comments


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