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Nourishing Moments: How Breastfeeding Brings us Closer

By |2024-05-30T21:29:35-04:00May 30th, 2024|Breastfeeding, Lactation Treats, Parenting, Pumping|

  What do you think of when you hear the word “nourishment?” You may be thinking of foods that nourish your body or fuel you, but nourishment goes so much deeper than that. We want to give you some nourishing “food for thought” about how intentionally finding nourishing moments in your day and breastfeeding journey can have a deeper impact on your overall health and well-being. Creating Nourishing Moments Every breastfeeding session is an opportunity [...]

5 Tips for Maximizing Your Pumping Sessions

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The New Mom’s Guide to Lactation Treats

By |2023-03-27T21:03:40-04:00March 27th, 2023|Breastfeeding, Lactation Treats, Pumping|

No doubt that as a breastfeeding mom, you are HUNGRY. Like a deep, alarming sense of hunger that you’ve never experienced before -maybe not even in pregnancy! Did you know that nursing moms burn calories just producing breastmilk? In fact, most doctors recommend an extra 400-500 calories a day to help you maintain your milk supply and properly nourish your body. As a nursing mother, have you felt the hunger? Make those extra calories count! [...]

Introducing New Ranch Pretzels to Bessie’s Best Lactation Treats Lineup

By |2023-02-27T10:14:28-05:00February 27th, 2023|Bessies, Breastfeeding, Lactation Treats, Pumping|

It’s not a secret anymore, but it’s worth shouting from every rooftop - Bessie’s Best’s newest product IS HERE! Our Lactation Ranch Pretzels are the newest lactation treat to join the delicious selection of Bessie's lactation cookies, lactation granola, lactation pumpkin bread, and BlockBusters cookies for mastitis and clogged ducts. Although many moms love the taste of our sweet treats, like our signature oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip cookie, we wanted to create an innovative and [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Flying And TSA While Pumping

By |2023-02-17T08:33:41-05:00July 1st, 2022|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 [...]

Unlocking The Mystery of Breastmilk Colors

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

  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 [...]

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