There's finally a breast pump that isn't a strange medieval device--and has modernized with the times, like a Seamless app for your baby. Sort of. It's called the Willow. Once it hits shelves…this spring, it'll be available for $400. So, what makes this breast pump different from all the rest? You can be fully dressed. And it's hands-free, because it doesn't require to be plugged in. How awesome is that? This means you can be more discreet if you want, meaning people won't notice you're pumping while at work,… >> Read More
Wendy Cruz-Chan decided to donate her breast milk after the stillbirth of her son. While her story is deeply painful, it is also inspiring, as she chose to make something beautiful out of tragedy.…Her decision helped feed six babies--and it helped her cope. Recently, Cruz-Chan wrote in a Facebook post that she began pumping breast milk three days after the birth of her stillborn son, Killian. Her goal was to make it to 2,000 ounces, and after pumping day and night for three months, she exceeded it, as she… >> Read More
Any mom who has used a breast pump (or attempted to!) understands that they are not the simplest devices to use. They're big, bulky, and kind of daunting (as is the whole parenting thing in general).…This is exactly why Elle rounded up some dudes to see how well they could put a breast pump together. Moms often get a bad rap online and are criticized for their parenting choices on social media--so this short video is kind of awesome, because it shows how being a mom is not so easy.… >> Read More
Hate pumping? You're not alone. Most of those human milk machines are loud, clunky, uncomfortable, and prone to spillage. The double breast pump is especially creepy looking. (Kveller's Director…of Operations, Meredith Lewis, wrote about her love-hate relationship with the breast pump here.) But pumping is important, not just for working moms who want to stay connected to their infants, but for premature and orphaned babies that rely on pumped milk for survival. That's why MIT Media Lab is hosting a “Make the Breast Pump Not… >> Read More
It’s not even 11 a.m. and already it has been the "Day of A Thousand F*ckups."
I’m not a naturally organized person, as I’ve mentioned before. Being a mom to five kids, therefore, has been a…true test of whether a person can change. And to a certain extent, I have. I now do crazy things like planning out the week’s dinner menus in advance. I make shopping lists before going to the store rather than just purchasing what seems interesting. I even bought a calendar to hang on the wall.… >> Read More