Monday, May 30, 2011

Spread the Word that All Moms Need and Deserve Support

Breastfeeding is truly on the national radar: The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding has outlined the steps that families, communities, health care providers, and employers must take to help make breastfeeding easier. Now USBC (United States Breastfeeding Committee) needs your help to spread the word that all moms need and deserve support to make breastfeeding possible, and to document and share a variety of examples of this support in action.

Tell USBC your story about how you and your baby were supported to breastfeed, or what particular kind of support made all the difference for you. You'll automatically be entered for a chance to win a Graco® Pack 'n Play® Playard from Newell Rubbermaid—a company with a reputation for its comprehensive employee lactation program. The grand prize drawing will be held from among all stories received by 8:59 pm PT on Monday, May don't delay!

Tell your story about how you and your baby were supported to breastfeed!

United States Breastfeeding Committee:

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Utterly Yours Breast Pillows

We love the Utterly Yours Breast Pillow! Finally Moms with big boobs can breastfeed and smile. No more wrist pain and checking to see if your little one is not only eating, but breathing. Breastfeeding is hard enough to get the hang of (no pun intended), no need to be uncomfortable too.

The Utterly Yours Pillow is wedge shaped and fits under your breast providing the lift needed to get into position. Now Mom can can sit back, relax and focus on that cute little monkey while nursing. Just imagine having a free hand to read or to call up Grandma Endora and Aunt Clara? The Utterly Yours Breast Pillow is one of our favs and we're happy to offer it to our Pump Station family in stores and online.

Corky Recommends the Utterly Yours Breast Pillow because:

  • It supports the breast so mother has a free hand (mom can eat, run the remote, use her iPhone, etc.)
  • It is very helpful for larger breasted women.
  • The pillow replaces a rolled up burp diaper or washcloth.
  • It might lessen possibility of plugged ducts caused by constant hand pressure on the breast.
  • The pillow may lessen aching neck and backs from weight of breast.
  • It relieves tired hands from constantly lifting the breast.
  • the pillow creates a more comfortable position for breastfeeding.
  • It has delighted our Moms who've tried it

See more of Corky and Wendy's Recommended Items

Monday, May 23, 2011

Be Our Mommy & Me Friends with Benefits!

When you sign up for:
The Wright Mommy & Me Groups
Sleepy Planet’s Mommy & Me Groups
Mommy & Me for First and Second Time Moms with Jill Campbell, Psy.D
Tumblastic Developmental Play Class

you get

Breastfeeding Support Groups for $10
• 5% Off all Baby Care and Breastfeeding Products
• 10% Off all Children’s Clothing, Books and Toys
• Guidance and support from clinical therapists or health professionals with extensive background in early childhood development and parenting.
• The support and friendship of other Moms who will be part of your world for years to come! You can’t put a price on that!

Upcoming Classes:

Santa Monica:
First Time Moms: Mom and Baby Group with Sleepy Planet
Tuesdays at 9:30am-11:00am
For babies born in September/October/November/December 2010

The Wright Mommy & Me Groups
with Kim-Lan Dovan
Tuesdays 11:15am-12:45pm
for Babies born March and April 2011

The Wright Mommy & Me Groups
with Kim-Lan Dovan
Tuesdays at 1:00pm-2:30pm
for Babies born Novemver/December 2010

The Wright Mommy & Me Groups
with Rachel Stein
Wednesdays at 12:45pm-2:15pm
for babies born January and February 2011

Jennifer Heenan
Fridays 9:00am-10:15am
for babies born May/June/July 2010
for babies born January/February/March/April 2010

To sign up for these classes please email


The Wright Mommy & Me Groups
with Julia Kantor
Tuesdays at 9:00am
for Toddlers born in January/February/March/April 2010

The Wright Mommy & Me Groups
with Julia Kantor
Wednesdays at 9:15am
for babies born in November/December 2010 and January 2011

To sign up for these classes please email 

Westlake Village:

The Wright Mommy & Me Groups
with Carmen Anderson
Thursdays at 10:45am
for babies born February/March/April 2010

Mommie & Me for First Time Moms
with Jill Campbell, Psy.D
Mondays at 10:45am
for babies born April/May/June 2010

To sign up for these classes please email

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ask the Pediatrician

Don't miss this chance to ask three local
pediatricians anything as you prepare for your newborn.
Expectant parent's questions will guide the discussion.

Hollywood: Tues. Aug. 9th, 2011 @ 6:30 - 8:00pm
Santa Monica: Thurs. Aug. 25th, 2011 @ 6:30 - 8:00pm
Westlake: Wed. Sept. 14th, 2011 @ 6:30 - 8:00pm

Here are some possible topics:

  • Well baby care: what is the schedule?
  • How will I know if my baby is sick?
  • When should I call the doctor?
  • Which thermometer is best to use?
  • Normal Baby Behaviors (hiccups, sneezing, burping)
  • Skin care-rashes, wipes, diaper cream, lotion, powder
  • What is colic and can it be prevented?
  • When might my baby sleep more?
  • Blocked tear ducts
  • Whooping cough epidemic (Pertussis)
  • Vitamin D supplement
  • Vaccines
Snack will be served and don't miss out on our Grand Prize Drawing!
$10 per couple. Space is limited to 14 couples. Register today by calling
Santa Monica: 310-998-1981, Hollywood: 323-469-5300
Westlake Village: 805-777-7179

Our Pediatrician Panel
Peter Antall, M.D.
(Teaching in Westlake Village)
Peter Antall is a general pediatrician and a partner at Conejo Children’s Medical Group in Thousand Oaks. Peter grew up in both Cleveland, Ohio and Boston, MA. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine, completed his residency at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, and then completed one year of fellowship in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at Stanford University. Peter is a full time practicing general pediatrician but has many other professional interests. Peter has been chief of pediatrics at Los Robles Hospital, he has created and currently manages the ER pediatrician program at Los Robles, and he has developed a smartphone app called Pocket Pediatrician. Peter is also the Pediatric Medical Director at Specialists On Call, a telemedicine company based in Westlake Village. Peter is an avid bicyclist and lives in Westlake Village with his wife, three daughters, and a multitude of pets.

Dr. Carla Tahan
(Teaching in Westlake Village)
Dr. Carla Tahan is a Board Certified Pediatrician and member of the AAP who has been practicing general pediatrics for 17 years. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from UCLA and pursued graduate studies in Public Health with an emphasis in health education. She also spent some time teaching in the Los Angeles and Fresno Unified School Districts. She went on to get her medical degree from George Washington University and completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. In 1999, Dr. Tahan started her own private practice in Oak Park in association with Dr. Andrew Matthew. She currently lives in West Hills with her husband and her two children, Michael (10 yrs) and Christina (8 yrs).

Cara Natterson, MD
(Teaching in Santa Monica)
Cara Natterson, MD is a board certified pediatrician and member of the AAP. She was in practice at 10th Street Pediatrics for many years before moving on to a career in writing and consulting. Cara has published three health and parenting books, the most recent of which came out this past October. She is a blogger on sites such as and, and she has appeared as an expert on TV, print, online, and speaking engagements. In her consulting practice, Worry Proof Consulting, Cara works with parents to review medical issues and wade though conflicting research or advice. She lives here in LA with her husband and two children.

Dr. Sonya Sethi Gohill
(Teaching in Santa Monica)
Dr. Sonya Sethi Gohill is the proud owner of Brentwood Pediatrics, a small private pediatrics office in Brentwood. "Dr. Sonya" grew up in Los Angeles, and attended Stanford University, where she graduated with distinction. She then attended medical school at UCLA, and stayed there for residency. She has been in private practice since 2002, and opened her own office in June, 2010. She is also trained as a certified lactation educator. Dr. Sonya lives in Santa Monica with her husband and two sons, Dilan (5) and Jaiden (2).

Tyler D. Krohn, MD, Santa Monica Pediatrics (Teaching in Santa Monica and Hollywood)Tyler D. Krohn, M.D. is currently a pediatrician at Santa Monica Pediatrics and an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. His partners include renowned pediatricians Marshall Sachs, Dennis Woo, Sharon Kaminker, and Chiaki Jutabha and their group is one of the oldest and most well-respected pediatrics practices on the Westside of Los Angeles. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a focus on biomedical science and health care studies, he moved to Los Angeles where he received his Medical Doctorate from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. He then began his career in pediatrics doing his internship and residency training at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, which has been ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the United States and the best children’s hospital on the West Coast (Source: US News & World Report). He has spent time in the leadership of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has conducted research in the area of cystic fibrosis, which is an area of particular interest to him. He and his wife live in Brentwood with their two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Henry and Jack, and they are currently expecting their first child.

Rachel J. Kramer, M.D., CLE
(Teaching in Hollywood)
The Pediatric Group Beverly Hills
A native of Los Angeles, Rachel Kramer is a Board Certified Pediatrician in private practice. She and her partners, Jerry Whitman, M.D., and Monique Araya, M.D., are one of the most well established pediatric offices in Beverly Hills. After completing her undergraduate education at UCLA, Rachel traveled to Israel where she completed her medical school studies at the University of Tel Aviv, graduating at the top of her class. In 2001, Rachel returned to Los Angeles to complete her General Pediatrics residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was awarded Resident of the Year for her excellence in patient care, and the Neonatology Award for superior knowledge in the field of newborn medicine. During her residency, Rachel realized the great need in the community for breastfeeding knowledge amongst medical professionals. She created the lactation elective for pediatric residents at Cedars-Sinai, one which continues to this day. After completing her residency, Rachel received formal training in lactation through UCLA and became a Certified Lactation Educator. She is among a small handful of Southern California physicians who have this certification. Rachel is on staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she is active in leadership in the Department of Pediatrics. She lives with her husband and three adorable daughters, ages 7, 4 and 1 in Los Angeles.

Lisa Hauselman, MD
(Teaching in Hollywood)
Premier Pediatrics Beverly Hills
Lisa Hauselman, MD, is a pediatrician and partner at Premier Pediatrics Beverly Hills. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Lisa attended the University of Pennsylvania before returning home to begin her medical education. She attended medical school at UCLA School of Medicine graduating with honors, and then completed her residency in Pediatrics at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Lisa lives with her husband and two children: Sophie (6) and Moses (3).

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Pump Station & Nurtury™ is now open in Orange County!

Now in
Orange County!
We have teamed up with Berlin Wellness Group to bring new moms and families The One-Stop-Shop! You will now find a Pump Station Boutique in all their locations.
Come in to Berlin Wellness Group Orange County and take advantage of the following special offers:

A) Purchase any Medela Electric Breastpump and get a free 30 minute Prenatal or Postpartum Massage (a $49 Value) Code: MEDELA49

B) Purchase any item from The Pump Station Boutique and receive your choice of the following services for just $49 Code: BOUTIQUE511
  • 1 hour Massage (a $89 Value)
  • Acupuncture Session (a $95 Value)
  • Chiropractic Start up, History, Consultation, Evaluation, Report of Findings and Adjustment (a $138 Value)
Offers Expire 05/31/2011
Classes Starting in June!
Call (714) 751-2229 today to get your name on the wait list.
The Pump Station & Nurtury's very own Elizabeth Olsheim, MSED, CLE will be teaching
Mommy & Me Groups coming soon!

For more information visit or call (714) 751-2229.

Monday, May 16, 2011

BreathableBaby® Product Claims Are Substantiated by Third Party Tests

Breathable Mesh Crib Bumper is Safer Alternative to Traditional Crib Bumpers

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, April 26, 2011 - The patented Breathable Mesh Crib Bumper from Minneapolis-based company BreathableBaby® has been evaluated and tested for preventing suffocation, promoting air flow, maintaining air access and preventing re-breathing of carbon dioxide. It is the only alternative to traditional crib bumpers that has been tested, recommended by pediatricians and available for under $30.

The patented Breathable Mesh Crib bumper makes the following product claims:
  • Helps prevent suffocation

  • Helps prevent re-breathing carbon dioxide

  • Fabrics provide A.C.T™ Air Channel Technology™ that promotes air flow and helps maintain air access.

All testing was performed by the following third parties: Intertek, RAM Consulting, and Peter C. Raynor, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at a leading university.

"We strongly support the safety review of traditional crib bumpers, and want parents to know there is a safer and tested alternative that reduces the risks of suffocation and re-breathing of carbon dioxide," says Marc Grossfield, CEO of BreathableBaby. "Recent articles dismiss the fact that a main benefit of crib bumpers is to keep babies' arms and legs from becoming caught between crib slats. When this happens, babies cry night after night and neither the babies or their parents get any sleep. In addition, babies can develop neuropathy and break their limbs," added Grossfield.

A key attribute found in BreathableBaby products is the company's patented A.C.T.™ Air Channel Technology™ which maintains air access. When the bumper is compressed it is virtually impossible to form an airtight seal. Consumers can experience this for themselves by contacting BreathableBaby at and request a free A.C.T. test kit.

BreathableBaby's product line of breathable baby safety products is affordable and accessible to parents nationwide. For more information on where to buy BreathableBaby products please visit For information about product claims please visit or email

Awards for BreathableBaby's Patent Protected Breathable Mesh Crib Bumper
  • 2009 Child Safety House Calls Award of Excellence, awarded by Norfolk, VA pediatricians James M. Schmidt, M.D., and Joel M. Clingenpeel, M.D.

  • 2008 Seal of Approval from the National Parenting Center (TNPC)

  • 2008 Parent Tested Parent Approved "Best Product" Media Award

  • 2004 iParenting Media "Excellent Product"

About BreathableBaby
BreathableBaby is dedicated to developing breathable innovations that address parents' concerns for baby's safety inside the crib. The recipient of numerous awards for creative innovations in making the crib environment safer for babies, the company began out of a need in the market for products that were safer and competitively priced. BreathableBaby's products are patent-protected.

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Resources For More Information On Safe Sleep and Crib Safety

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tips to Relieve Engorgement

Good for you - you're off to a good start by choosing to breastfeed your baby. The postpartum period is a time of physical and emotional adjustment for both you and your baby. Prior to the 20th century, most new mothers could turn to their own mothers for support and guidance on breastfeeding. Adjusting to new motherhood will be easier when you are supported by others. Practice patience. It will take several weeks and most of your time and energy to learn to care for yourself and your baby.

Between the third and fifth day post-partum, the volume of milk produced by a breastfeeding mother increases dramatically. At this time you will begin to perceive the filling of your breasts as the welcomed sign of "engorgement." This is due to an increase in the volume of your breastmilk, as well as body fluids within your breast tissue. Your breasts may become hot, red, firm and uncomfortable with the onset of engorgement and you may feel body aches. This condition lasts only 24 - 48 hours, providing the baby is nursing well. Frequent nursing (every 2 - 3 hours or more) from birth helps reduce the tenderness and severity of engorgement.

Frequent nursing does not worsen engorgement. It removes milk and reduces swelling. Encourage your baby to nurse as long and as often as he/she desires at least 8 - 12 times/24 hours. Unrelieved engorgement increases breast pain and slows milk production. Avoid bottles, and pacifiers during this engorgement period. Instead, encourage your baby to suckle freely at the breast, thereby building your milk supply and relieving engorgement.

If your breasts become very full, your baby may not be able to take the breast because it is too hard. To soften the breast and ease the latch-on, apply moist heat for 10 minutes prior to feeding, then hand express or pump the breast until the areola softens. Warm wet packs or a warm shower will help start your milk flowing. Massaging the breast between warm compresses or while in the shower also relieves swelling. Submerging your breasts in a sink of warm water before the next feeding can also soften the breast. A clean, disposable diaper soaked with tap water and warmed in the microwave can be used as a moist heat compress. (Be careful not to overheat!)

Softening the nipple and areola will make it easier for your baby to latch-on. Use a breast pump or hand expression for 1 to 2 minutes before feeding. Hand expression is a learned skill. Try putting your index finger under the breast and your thumb on top 1-1 ½ inches behind the nipple. Your finger and thumb should be directly opposite each other on the areola, not on the nipple. Compress your areola by squeezing your finger toward your thumb in a rhythm… 1001, 1002, 1003, etc. Hand express just enough to soften the areola and extend the nipple. If your baby is satisfied after one side, use a breast pump as necessary to soften the other side every few hours. Unrelieved engorgement causes milk production to stop.

If you are still uncomfortable after nursing, a simple cold compress can be used to reduce pain and help relieve swelling. Frozen vegetables (peas or corn) make good ice packs and can be reused. Do not apply ice directly to bare skin. You may also try an old home remedy: refrigerated cabbage leaves. Rinse the leaves, chill them, and tuck them inside your bra. As they wilt, replace with fresh leaves within two to four hours.

A well fitted, supportive nursing bra may make you feel more comfortable. Avoid underwire bras during engorgement, but they may be worn later, if preferred. Some women enjoy wearing a soft sleep bra during the nighttime. To relieve body aches and breast swelling, you may take ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil), as per package directions.
  • Breastfeed frequently, 8-12 times every 24 hours
  • Apply moist warmth to the breast for 10 minutes before feedings
  • Hand express or use a breast pump to soften the areola and extend the nipple before feedings
  • Apply cold packs for 10 minutes after feedings
  • Wear a nursing bra, 24 hours every day
  • Use an over-the-counter "aspirin free" pain reliever

Severe engorgement is a breastfeeding emergency. Occasionally a woman is so engorged that even with all the techniques listed above, the baby has a very difficult time latching onto the breast. If the baby is unable to nurse and the engorgement is not relieved, your milk supply will drop quickly. This problem can be resolved with a good quality (hospital grade) breast pump. Working with a Lactation Consultant may also be extremely valuable.

Call and ask about the Medela Harmony Manual Breastpump

* In compliance with Medela's Policies, all vendors of this pump must process customer orders in person or over the phone to ensure quality customer service and education regarding use of this breast pump. The Pump Station is a Medela Certified Nursing Center. To order, please contact us at 1-877-842-7867

Milkies Milk-Saver

Majamas Easy Bra

ComfortGel Nursing Pads

Monday, May 9, 2011

Baby Wearing

Though it may seem like the latest fad in parenting, the concept of baby wearing is far from new. It has been practiced for centuries all around the world. For many, baby wearing is and always has been an important part of life. From the Native American with her cradle board, to the Chinese mother with her Mei Tai, each culture developed a way for a mother to carry her baby while allowing her hands to be free to perform the necessary tasks of daily life. Imagine being a mother in a nomadic tribe: there simply wasn't any such thing as a stroller. No one cautioned these mothers of the past that by wearing their babies they might be spoiling them or thwarting their need to develop independence. Fortunately, today we have research to support that the traditional ways were likely the best ways.

There are so many benefits to baby wearing that it is hard to cover them all in one handout. Here are our favorite reasons:

Happier, Healthier, Smarter, and Safer Babies

  • The gentle movement of baby wearing and closeness to a parent reminds a baby of being in the womb, creating a “back at home” feeling. This provides the baby with the needed warmth, heartbeat, smell, touch, and enfolding that immature humans need for the first months after birth.

  • Studies have shown that the more babies are held, the less they cry. Crying raises the level of a stress hormone called cortisol. Frequent and long exposure to cortisol may have lasting, negative effects on the immature brain. In cultures where babies are always carried, they cry for only a few minutes every day—in contrast to Western culture babies who cry much more.

  • A fussy, tired baby can be easily put to sleep when placed in a sling and taken for a walk. Babies sleep comfortably and for longer periods while being worn.

  • Babies who are worn smile more; have better social development and a better sense of self-esteem and independence.

  • Baby wearing decreases the risk of flat head syndrome that can result from too much time spent lying in a stroller, car seat, or crib. Worn babies also have less head lag and stronger neck and shoulder muscles.

  • Baby wearing makes it possible to go out with a baby without worrying about germs and unwanted contact.

  • Baby wearing lessens spitting up, colic, and reflux because of the upright position.

  • Baby wearing stimulates the vestibular system, helping the baby develop balance and trunk and head control.

  • Baby wearing allows the baby to be an active participant in the walking, talking, laughing, movement and working of parents. This promotes better neurological development, brain growth, and right/left brain hemisphere connectedness for better brain function.

  • Babies who are worn are at the center of activity rather than the center of attention. This helps develop empathy and a healthy sense of self.

  • Carried babies develop a strong and secure attachment to their moms and dads (grandparents and caregivers can also participate in baby wearing). Attachment is not a parenting style, but a necessity for development of normal mental health.

  • Babies in carriers are safer; they are always with you and always in sight.

  • If a parent stumbles or falls while baby wearing, they are less likely to drop the baby or cause serious injury then if the baby were being held in their arms.

Happier and Healthier Parents

  • Baby wearing allows parents to have two free hands while providing security for their infants.

  • Parents will have more time to answer emails, make dinner, care for and play with an older child, and go for walks if they wear their baby.

  • Fathers who wear their baby can share in the nurturing and enjoy a greater opportunity to bond.

  • Baby wearing increases parental sensitivity to a baby's needs and enhances a parent’s confidence in their parenting skills as they learn to read their baby's cues. Parents become finely attuned to a baby's gestures, facial expressions, and cries, allowing a baby to better communicate without crying.

  • A mom who wears her baby can learn to nurse discreetly and have a greater sense of freedom.

  • Baby wearing allows parents to care for and play with older children without feeling like they are neglecting the baby.

  • Baby carriers and slings are more convenient than strollers in crowded places, airports, and public places.

  • By carrying the baby a parent can get more exercise and have the added benefit of "weightlifting."

Learning to wear your baby has a definite learning curve, so please don't give up. It does take practice. The Pump Station offers FREE Sling Clinics several times a week at each store. Parents pour through the doors to hone their baby wearing skills, learning different techniques for each type of sling and for each stage of their baby's life. If this service doesn't exist in your area, find someone who is already good at it and have them teach you. Even approaching a stranger in the super market who seems to have a handle on baby wearing may prove to be a great contact. Don't expect the baby to calm the minute you get him or her into the carrier. Incorporate known calming techniques such as swinging, bouncing, walking, jiggling, and shushing to help your baby settle into the carrier. It will soon feel like second nature and the baby will learn that the carrier is the best place to be.

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Bravado Body Silk Nursing Bras on Sale

This Week Only we are excited to bring to our Pump Station Family the Bravado Body Silk Nursing Bras at a great price. Not only great for nursing, but if you are near the end of your pregnancy the Body Silk will provide comfort and support. Comfort is the key for new mothers. Our many years of experience have shown us that the majority of mothers feel most comfortable with a "transition" or sleep bra during their first few weeks post-partum. Bravado Body Silk Bras offer light support and minimize leaking by keeping nursing pads in place.

If you already own a Body Silk feel free to comment on your experience with one of our favorite bras.

Bravado Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra Ivory
Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra
Price $50.00
Sale Price $40.00

Bravado Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra Black
Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra
Price $50.00
Sale Price $40.00

Bravado Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra Butterscotch
Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra
Price $50.00
Sale Price $40.00

Sale runs from May 8th thru May 14th. Sale expires midnight Saturday May 14, 2011. Offer good in-store and online, while supplies last. Quantities limited. No rain checks or special orders. Shipping and handling will apply.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bravado Original Nursing Bras On Sale

Pump Station is offering the extremely popular Original Nursing Bra at a low price this week. We carry the Basic, Plus (+) and Double Plus (++) Sizes. The Original Nursing / Maternity Bra adapts to your changing shape making it perfect for pregnancy right through to nursing. We know our Moms want a comfortable, supportive nursing bra that reduces the headache of repeated breastfeedings. Bravado delivers with easy to use clasps and cups that drop fully away, and stay away, for better access and skin to skin contact.

Plus size: Double-sided side panels for extra support

Double Plus: Double fabric side panels for extra support, Wider straps have with double snap closure




Sale expires midnight Saturday May 7, 2011. Offer good in-store and online, while supplies last. Quantities limited. No rain checks or special orders. Shipping and handling will apply.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Know your rights! Breastfeeding and the Law.

So you want to know...

Is it legal to breastfeed in public?
Currently it is legal to breastfeed in public in 44 states. Breastfeeding is allowed in any public or private place as long as the mother and her child have a right to be there. There is an exception for private residences. Someone can tell you not to breastfeed in their home.2
  • Tennessee law protects breastfeeding in public only of a child 1 year old or younger.1

  • Virginia law states a right to breastfeed on state-owned property only. 1
Do I have to cover my breasts while breastfeeding in public?
You don't have to cover, but most people choose to.

How is breastfeeding in public different from indecent exposure?
Indecent exposure has a different purpose. Breastfeeding is not about exposing yourself; it's about feeding your baby.

Does my boss have to allow me to breastfeed at work?
Employers are required to provide "reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk" for 1 year.3 Breastfeeding at work, however
depends mostly on whether your employer allows children at work.

Where can I breastfeed in public?
Anywhere the mother and child are allowed to be. We suggest calling restaurants a head of time to request a booth or quiet area. See how accommodating the place is willing to be before you go. For Moms new to breastfeeding we suggest looking for "family areas" in malls and certain stores until you feel more confident breastfeeding in public. Most Nordstroms have a dedicated nursing lounge in the women's restroom away from the changing tables, often called the Mother's Room.

What locations should I avoid while breastfeeding in public?
It's best to find a place where you feel comfortable breastfeeding and avoid smoky places. Also avoid breastfeeding in a moving car. Both Mom and baby need to be strapped in properly while a car is moving.

Can I breastfeed on an airplane?
Yes, and babies need to nurse during take off and landing. It helps equalize pressure in their ears to reduce ear-aches.

Do I have to go to a room designated for nursing?
No, breastfeeding mothers can feed their little ones anywhere that the mother and child can legally be.

Watch Our: "Public Breastfeeding And The Law" video with Corky and Wendy for more information and to hear their personal experiences and stories.

1Jake Aryeh Marcus. "Breastfeeding in Public: Are You Protected - Map of state laws governing public breastfeeding." Mothering. 16 March 2010. Web. 25 April 2010.

2Jake Aryeh Marcus. "Lactation and the Law" Mothering. July/August 2007. Web. 25 April 2010.

3US Department Labor Wage and Hour Division "Fact Sheet #73: Break Time for Nursing Mothers under the FLSA" Us Department of Labor. revised December 2010. Web. 25 April 2011.

National Conference of State Legislatures "Breastfeeding Laws" Sept 2010. Web. 25 April 2011