Easter Lilies for Mother’s Day

My mom gave me some Easter Lily bulbs last year and I planted them in my garden at the end of last summer, thinking that there was no way I could grow these gorgeous flowers. Well, about the end of January, I tarted to see something sprouting. I’ve been watching them grow over the last […]

The smell outside is perfect

It’s so absolutely perfect outside today. Clear skies, cool breeze and this incredible smell – ligustrum, cut grass and swimming pools. Perfect combination to procrastinate and stare up at the sky when I should be reading my technical communication articles.

So close to the end

I’m so tired and keep looking at that clock for the last 30 minutes, which is not helping with my reading. The end of the semester is so close, but I just don’t feel like doing any more reading. “Less than 2 weeks,” it’s the only thing that keeps me going.

Spring Is In the Air

I’m so ready for my yard to be filled with birds again. I spent all day studying outside on Sunday. It was gorgeous. I set up the bird feeders and already had tons of birds. I saw a little hummingbird the weekend before, and he was flying around like “Hey! What up? I just flew […]

Back to Basics (part 2) – Is There Only One Right Way to Feed Your Baby?

Many moms plan and prepare for how to feed their baby before the precious bundle is even born.  This is probably a great way to start the healthy breastfeeding journey.  If you are at least prepared for what is ahead, then the process is just a little easier along the way.  However, once baby is […]

Guinness Book of World Record – Breast Milk Donation

As I was doing some research on breast milk donations, I came across the Guinness Book of World Record holder for donating breast milk. Who knew that such a thing existed. Since I had donated 200 ounces myself, my thought was about how impressive this particular record is, as opposed to how many straws someone […]

HoneySuckle Breastmilk Storage Bags – New Product in Stock

I’m very choosy about which items I offer in my store because I want to offer only quality products. So when I see something that can benefit moms, I’m ready to try it out. This product is offered by a group of moms that created one of the best breast pumping bras, Simple Wishes. So, […]

I’m Back!

Hey mommies! I’m back from a long hiatus. Getting a job a couple of years go really became overwhelming and Gotbreastpump suffered from it. Although it’s a great job, and I’m so thankful for it, your continued comments and questions have beckoned me back to the website. I’m hoping that my research and information about […]

Engorgement Relief! What can I do?

Breast engorgement happens when you produce more milk than you express, be that from the baby sucking or you pumping. What is actually happening is that the milk has overfilled the milk ducts and is filling up in your breasts. Your symptoms probably include: Hard swollen breasts Mild to severe pain Throbbing It will become […]

Caring For Your Breast Milk

Breast Milk Storage Guidelines Fresh Milk Frozen, Thawed in refrigerator Frozen, Brought to Room Temperature Thawed, Warmed, Fed Room Temperature 8 hours(below 72°F, can be left up to 10 hours). 4 hours Finish feeding and discard. Do not refreeze. Finish feeding and discard. Do not refreeze. Cooler with Frozen Ice Packs(59°F) 24 hours Refrigerator(39°F) 8 […]