Simple Wishes Mom Blog

ASK THE DOC: Troubleshooting Low Milk Supply

ASK THE DOC: Troubleshooting Low Milk Supply

 Guest Author: Dr. Kathleen McCue (DNP, FNP-BC, IBCLC-RLC) It’s fair to say that I spend most of my clinical days regulating maternal milk supply. The number one complaint is “I don’t have enough milk,” Sometimes, I’m in agreement but other times, I find maternal expectations, for how much milk one is supposed to produce is pretty unrealistic. Although we don’t want to be living paycheck to paycheck (milk-wise), we also don’t want to open a Dairy Queen. I’ve discovered slow gaining babies with what we call “inadequate weight gain,” can be a result of moms who are “feeding the freezer.” They...

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The Nursing Bra Shopping Guide  (and Common Mistakes to Avoid)

The Nursing Bra Shopping Guide (and Common Mistakes to Avoid)

You’ve spent countless hours preparing for your baby...you’ve agonized over the right car seat, perfect crib, stroller, carrier, and more. In all this preparation, remember your new mama needs too! If you intend to breastfeed, don’t wait for inconvenience or desperation to drive quick decisions: finding your perfect bra for nursing, pumping, or both will set you up for success in your breastfeeding journey. Perhaps you’re wondering, “What is a nursing bra? And do I even need one?” A good nursing bra is made from soft, non-abrasive materials, with easy, one-handed access for nursing. Most nursing bras are structured with...

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Rx and Stethoscope showcasing clinical background on Will Breastfeeding Hurt.

ASK THE DOC: Will Breastfeeding Hurt?

 Guest Author: Dr. Kathleen McCue (DNP, FNP-BC, IBCLC-RLC) "Will Breastfeeding Hurt"? Great question, because the answer is, as you might have expected, not a simple “yes” or “no.” So, I would say “sometimes.”  It’s important to manage your expectations. Let me give you a few thoughts about what I know based on working with literally thousands of women and babies. My bio is only important in that it reflects both education and experience. Women and their partners spend a lot more time preparing for the birth than the they do for breastfeeding. That has always left me wondering “why?” When I...

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History of Mother's Day - Celebrating the Love, Service and Selflessness of Mothers

History of Mother's Day - Celebrating the Love, Service and Selflessness of Mothers

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9th, and all us mamas deserve a day of rest, rejuvenation, and appreciation. While each family has its own traditions, the origin of the holiday is somewhat surprising. The American holiday originated in 1908 by Anna Jarvis, a Philadelphia activist, who created a movement when she sent 500 white carnations to the West Virginian church of her late mother, Ann, to honor her.  Anna Jarvis’s idea to honor mothers was inspired by her own mother, Ann, who had the idea of commemorating motherhood decades earlier in the mid-19th century. However, Ann’s idea was likely based...

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Supermom Spotlight Series: Introducing Kailee Noland, Pediatric Physical Therapist and Founder of The Movement Mama

Supermom Spotlight Series: Introducing Kailee Noland, Pediatric Physical Therapist and Founder of The Movement Mama

We are thrilled to continue our Supermom Spotlight Series! For each spotlight, we sit down with an inspiring supermom and dig into her story. From birthing experts and entrepreneurs to philanthropists and everyday moms, we aim to enlighten and empower the Supermom in all of us with each story. For our latest Supermom Spotlight, our own Jenn Freedman, founder of Plant-Powered Livin’, chatted with Kailee Noland, pediatric physical therapist based in Kansas City and founder of The Movement Mama. After pursuing her passion for babies/toddlers through a career in early intervention for children with special needs, Kailee’s evolution to The...

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Beautiful, Functional & Sustainable Nursing and Pumping Bras

Beautiful, Functional & Sustainable Nursing and Pumping Bras

Earth Day is April 22nd, and we could not be more proud to highlight our Sling T-Shirt Bra from our limited edition Lemonade Line this year. Our exclusive, eco-friendly Lemonade Sling T-Shirt Bra offers elevated colors in a variety of luxurious fabrics built with our patented sling design to accentuate and support your natural curves, your breast pump, and your breastfeeding journey. Our green Lemonade Line uses deadstock fabrics, which are essentially fashion industry leftovers that would have otherwise been thrown away. These remnant fabrics are reclaimed from other high-quality lingerie brands, and in doing so, Simple Wishes is eliminating...

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