Breastfeeding

Celebrating the Unbreakable Bond of Motherhood: A Tribute to Breastfeeding Moms

By |2024-05-11T17:09:57-04:00May 11th, 2024|Breastfeeding, Parenting, Postpartum|

  Mother's Day is a day to honor YOU, mom - the person who is in the trenches every day. As we celebrate this special occasion, we're taking a moment to shine a spotlight on the moms who are nearest and dearest to our hearts – the breastfeeding moms. The journey is one of love, challenges, and triumphs, and today, we want to take a moment to celebrate YOU. The journey of breastfeeding begins long [...]

Breastfeeding in Public: Tips for Nursing with Confidence

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

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 [...]

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

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

  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 [...]

Breastfeeding and Pumping for Working Moms

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

  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 [...]

Navigating Common Breastfeeding Challenges During The Holidays

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

  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 [...]

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

By |2023-11-06T18:09:47-05:00November 6th, 2023|Bessies, Breastfeeding, Lactation Treats, Parenting, Postpartum|

  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?

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

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 [...]

Lactation Pumpkin Bread is BACK… Sort Of!

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

  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 bessiesbest.com this year. The pumpkin bread is a delicious, fall/winter option on Bessie’s menu of yummy lactation snacks. Full of four galactagogues [...]

FAQ: When to Start Eating Lactation Snacks

By |2023-06-14T09:30:05-04:00June 14th, 2023|Breastfeeding, Lactation Treats|

You’re curious about lactation snacks and using galactagogues - or, milk-boosting ingredients - to help you while you breastfeeding. Here are our top Q&As about the topic! If I eat lactation snacks before I have my baby, will it help? Galactagogues in and of themselves will not induce lactation. That occurs naturally upon delivery of the placenta. Is it dangerous to eat lactation snacks while pregnant? Not at all! Galactagogues themselves are healthy foods. Your [...]

5 Tips to Increase Your Breast Milk Supply

By |2023-05-12T13:34:14-04:00May 12th, 2023|Breastfeeding, Pumping|

Breastfeeding is one of the most beautiful things, but it can also be exhausting and overwhelming. This can especially be true if you are struggling with your milk supply. Since stress has a huge impact on overall milk supply, stressing about it can actually make it worse! It’s a double-edged sword.   Although Bessie’s treats are a nutritious option full of galactagogues - or, milk-boosting ingredients - to snack on, this is just one option [...]

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