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UpSpring - Gestational Guides: Fertility through Pregnancy & Postpartum, Breastfeeding and Beyond!

Posted by UpSpring on 10/1/2018 to Pre-Natal
We've compiled our popular PDF guides that cover Essential Pregnancy tips, your Hospital Bag Checklist, Postpartum Body and Recovery and beyond!

Real Moms; Real Breastfeeding Stories

Posted by UpSpring on 9/17/2018 to Real Moms; Real Stories
Real Moms; Real Breastfeeding Stories
Breastfeeding isn't always easy, in fact, most moms struggle in some way or another. This collection of Real Moms; Real Stories highlights the beautiful breastfeeding journeys of a few amazing UpSpring mommas. If you're struggling to breastfeed, let their stories give you hope!

Ways to Boost Breastmilk Supply: Milkflow Lactation Smoothies

Posted by UpSpring on 6/25/2018 to Breastfeeding
Ways to Boost Breastmilk Supply: Milkflow Lactation Smoothies
Are you making enough milk? Are you looking for ways to make more breastmilk? Look no further than the UpSpring Milkflow Lactation Smoothies! We've created these delicious breastfeeding smoothie recipes to help increase breastmilk supply!

How To Increase Breastmilk Supply

Posted by UpSpring on 3/16/2018 to Breastfeeding
How To Increase Breastmilk Supply


One of the biggest concerns breastfeeding moms have is, ‘is my baby getting enough to eat?’ With a low milk supply, it can make providing steady food for baby difficult. We spoke with one of our certified Lactation Consultants, Linda Hill, for advice on how moms can increase their breast milk supply.Moms produce breast milk at different rates and can, as the baby progresses in age, start to produce less milk. No matter what stage mom is in, if she is seeking to breastfeed, but her supply is low, this can be very frustrating. Here are a few ways mom can work on producing more milk:

1. Maintain The Activity

How Much Should a Newborn Eat

Posted by UpSpring and Linda Hill, IBCLC on 3/7/2018 to Breastfeeding
How Much Should a Newborn Eat

How much should a newborn eat is on the mind of nearly all new moms. They say a well-fed baby is a happy baby, but how much breast milk should your baby really be consuming? The answer is, it all depends. There are a number of important contributing factors to consider. Some of these factors include the age and size of the baby, the number of feedings a day and mom’s breast milk production rate.

Compression Garments or Comfy Clothes: What to Wear Postpartum After a C-Section?

Posted by Kristi Hightower on 12/28/2017 to Breastfeeding
Compression Garments or Comfy Clothes: What to Wear Postpartum After a C-Section?
After a c section you may find yourself asking "what are the best clothes to wear postpartum after a c section?" "What kind of compression garments are best for c-section recovery?" That's why we curated this ultimate list of c section recovery clothes to minimize irritation and maximize healing and recovery after birth.

Alcohol and Breastfeeding: Fact v. Fiction

Posted by UpSpring on 12/4/2017 to Breastfeeding
Alcohol and Breastfeeding: Fact v. Fiction
The taboo topic of alcohol and breastfeeding has a lot of myths around it. After having alcohol, how long should you wait to breastfeed? How long does it take for alcohol to metabolize through your system? Should I pump and dump? Does pump and dump work? Read more about the facts v fiction around drinking alcohol and breastfeeding your baby.

Does the Best Prenatal Vitamin have Folic Acid or Folate?

Posted by Kristi Hightower on 11/28/2017 to Pre-Natal
Does the Best Prenatal Vitamin have Folic Acid or Folate?
It’s estimated that one in 33 babies are born with a birth defect and with the right nutrition, many of these birth defects are preventable. Specifically, vitamin B9 has been clinically shown to prevent neural tube defects (NTDs), which are birth defects that affect the spinal cord and brain development. But which version should you take, folic acid or folate? What’s the difference and what are the risks to you or your baby if you don’t get enough? What do the best prenatal vitamins contain?

3 of the Biggest Issues Facing Mom When Returning to Work

Posted by UpSpring - Linda Hill on 8/24/2017 to Breastfeeding
3 of the Biggest Issues Facing Mom When Returning to Work
Anticipating returning to work after maternity leave? Adjusting to a new schedule after having a baby can be less than rosy for both mom and baby...we discuss how new moms who wish to continue breastfeeding can make the transition back into the workforce easier.

How To Increase Breastmilk Supply and How to Know if You're Making Enough Milk

Posted by UpSpring on 8/23/2017 to Breastfeeding
How To Increase Breastmilk Supply and How to Know if You're Making Enough Milk

What is Normal Breastmilk Supply?

The first breastmilk you make is called colostrum. It is sticky, and thick and can be clear, white, yellow or brown in color. The baby usually eats about a teaspoon to a tablespoon at each feeding during the first several days of life. The colostrum changes to a more liquid substance within a few days after delivery. This first breastmilk will still contain some of the yellow colostrum for the first 2 weeks, but after that the breastmilk will look whiter in color. A full breastmilk production is said to be about 750 ml/day (25 ounces) but some women may be producing closer to 4000ml/day. (133 ounces) So how in the world do you know if the amount of breast milk you are making is enough, especially if you aren't pumping?

How to Increase Breast Milk Supply

Solutions to 6 Common Breastfeeding Issues

Posted by UpSpring on 8/5/2017 to Breastfeeding
Solutions to 6 Common Breastfeeding Issues
Breastfeeding is natural, but that does NOT mean it’s easy. Learn the 6 common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them including low supply and latch issues.

Mom & Baby: The Beginner Basics For Breastfeeding Moms

Posted by UpSpring on 8/1/2017 to Breastfeeding
Mom & Baby: The Beginner Basics For Breastfeeding Moms
Breastfeeding is not a skill that is easy to practice until the baby is born, so it normal for mom and baby to take some time to warm up to it. To help mom get off to a good start, here are the top 5 things new moms should know about breastfeeding:

Thinking Beyond the Bootie: Innovative Shower Gift Ideas

Posted by UpSpring on 9/22/2016 to Breastfeeding

Thinking Beyond the Bootie: Innovative Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Attending a baby shower soon and want to be the talk of the party? Well if so you should consider something than the traditional diaper bag or cute onesie. Why not give it a little more thought and bring a new and innovative baby shower gift for the expectant or new mom. Here are ten innovative baby shower gift ideas that are sure to make you stand out from the crowd.

Doc in a Box

Purchase a cute basket and fill it with first aid items for baby including a digital thermometer, infant vitamin D drops, non-aspirin liquid pain and fever reducer, anti-gas drops, etc. Items like these are something baby may need when they get home from the hospital and this basket prevents mom and dad from having to run an emergency errand.

Doctor in a Box

Table for Two

With a new baby in the house, new parents may not be thinking a lot about

Alcohol During Breastfeeding

Posted by UpSpring on 8/16/2016 to Breastfeeding

"Can I Drink When I am Breastfeeding?"

It's been 9 long months and you've given up a lot of things. Now that your baby is here, you may be wondering, "Can I drink while breastfeeding?

According to lactation consultants and pediatricians, one of the most common questions they get from expectant or breastfeeding moms is “Can I drink alcohol during breastfeeding?” The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that nursing mothers can have an occasional alcoholic drink—the equivalent of a 12-ounce beer, 4-ounce glass of wine, or 1 ounce of hard liquor – but that mom should wait at least two hours per drink before breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding Health Benefits for Mom

Posted by UpSpring on 8/1/2016 to Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding Health Benefits for Mom

Breastfeeding Health Benefits for Mom

There are so many breastfeeding health benefits for moms that we want to share some in honor of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month this month! This month helps support, empower and educate women all around the world on the rewarding journey that is breastfeeding. We all know that breast is best, but did you know that breastfeeding provides unparalleled immunological and anti-inflammatory properties that protect Mom from a host of illnesses and diseases? There are also economic and environmental benefits to breastfeeding as well...

Is it Okay to Breastfeed After a Few Alcoholic Drinks?

Posted by UpSpring on 7/25/2016 to Breastfeeding

Is It Okay To Breastfeed After A Few Alcoholic Drinks?

After months of abstaining from alcohol during pregnancy, new moms may want to relax with an occasional alcoholic beverage. But how soon after drinking alcohol is it okay to breastfeed? How will alcohol affect the milk? We asked Linda Hill, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant to help answer this question about breastfeeding and alcohol. A percentage of the alcohol in mom’s blood will affect the breast milk, so moderation is key. Also, every mom’s metabolism is different, so there is not a universal answer for breastfeeding moms on how much alcohol will get into her breast milk, and how long it will stay there. Pumping or draining the breasts of their milk will not eliminate the alcohol. That being said, breastfeeding moms deserve the opportunity to relax and enjoy the occasional drink, so here are some basic guidelines surrounding breastfeeding and alcohol...