As a momista-of-four, there were still things that surprised me about each pregnancy and each new babe. There’s just so much to learn as a new mom. Even if you were one of those moms who read What to Expect When You’re Expecting cover to cover three times, chances are that you still fed into a few misconceptions and old wives’ tales. So today I’m debunking a few of the biggest myths that new mamas encounter. Check them out and let me know which ones you used to believe …
Myth No. 1: You can predict the sex of the baby (without your doctor).
Each time that I was preggers, I had people tell me that if I was carrying low the baby was going to be a boy and that if I was carrying high it was a girl. Well, according to WhatToExpect.com, the height of your bump has nothing to do with the baby’s gender. Dying to find out the baby’s sex? It’s called an ultrasound! Otherwise, just sit tight and enjoy the guessing game. There are so few surprises in life.
Myth No. 2: You can determine the sex of the baby with sexual positions.
Lots of new mamas believe that not only can they predict their baby’s sex, but that they can take certain steps during conception to determine it. Well, I hate to break it to you, ladies, but according to Parents.com, the missionary position is not going to guarantee a girl and doggy style is not going to make your little one a boy. But I can promise you one thing - boy or girl, this little one is still going to be the light of your life.
by Jenni Buckley posted in Mom Stories A new billboard recently popped up on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. The billboard is an advertisement for the dating website, Cougarlife.com. Cougars, if you’re unaware, is a slang term used to describe an older woman who ‘preys’ on younger men. Your immediate reaction is probably somewhat… Read…
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I am currently nursing my third child and wanted to share what nursing undergarments I’ve been using. It’s taken three children to finally get it right, so I thought I’d share my discoveries in case you are first time moms. I’ve found that you need three types of bras while … Continue reading → http://bit.ly/19spgRe
Traveling while breastfeeding doesn’t have be an impossible combination. Though nursing while flying may be a bit tricky, mamas who must travel without their tots don’t have to worry about lugging a pump with them when traveling to Chicago anymore. In what appears to be the first program of its kind, Hard Rock Hotel Chicago and Medela launched the Nursing Mothers Amenity Program yesterday. For $30, participants in the program will receive a hospital grade Symphony breastpump and a Breastfeeding Accessory Starter Set which includes Medela’s Micro Steam Bags, Quick Clean Wipes, Pump and Save Bags, and disposable bra pads when they check into the hotel. The program also provides nursing moms with in-room refrigerators, microwaves, ice packs, cooler bags for transporting the milk, and staff trained to support nursing moms with services like FedExing milk back home.
Nursing moms isn’t necessarily the first thing I thought of when I heard Hard Rock Hotel - images of Michael Jackson’s leather jackets and autographed guitars were the first thing that came to mind - but it may be time to switch up my thinking. The Nursing Mothers Amenity Program, which will donate the proceeds of the fee to benefit local families with children in Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago through The Jackson Chance Foundation, may be the nursing working mom’s new best friend! What do you think? http://bit.ly/YQXqyT
by Sara McGinnis posted in Celebrities Shanna Moakler’s breastfeeding comments are unlike any I’ve ever heard. When caught recently by TMZ’s cameras, the mother of three shared she chose not to breastfeed because, “I just look at my breasts as like sexual, and I think it’s like incestual. It’s gross. I don’t like it.” “I… Read more »
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by Sara McGinnis posted in Celebrities Danica McKellar’s breastfeeding days have come to an end. Over two years since welcoming son Draco, the actress and math wiz is opening up about what did and didn’t work along their nursing journey. While at an event promoting Milky, Tia and Tamera Mowry’s herbal tea supplement that is… Read more »
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Breastfed babies don’t only take their milk from the breast. While lactation consultants suggest waiting at least three weeks before introducing a bottle, breastfeeding mamas often abide by their own schedules. Finding a bottle that truly mimics the motion, flow, and feeling of the breast is often the hardest part of making the switch. We’ve put countless bottles to the test, and narrowed our list down to seven. Check out our picks for the most breast-like bottles on the market, and let us know which one you (or your children) prefer. View Slideshow › http://bit.ly/10jXFNS
This post and giveaway are sponsored by Philips AVENT. We put this new pump to the test with an experienced mom, my longtime friend, Crystal. Crys is an active pumper unlike me, a passive weaner. Giveaway below. Some background. Before Baby No. 3 came into the world, I had spent 34 months of my life […] http://bit.ly/YAdF37
by Jenni Buckley posted in Mom Stories The transition into having two kids has been harder than I expected. I went into having this second baby with a smug, know-it-all attitude. This been there-done that attitude helped me for the first couple of days after L was born. Breastfeeding has been very easy for me… Read more »
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Everyone talks about the necessity of maternity clothes during pregnancy, but the challenge of putting together breastfeeding-friendly outfits after baby comes is an unexpected challenge to most new moms. Investing in a nursing cover makes feeding babe on the go or in the presence of company a whole lot easier, but many mamas are reluctant to sacrifice style for practicality. These seven chic, lightweight nursing covers are just the right weight for Spring and do double duty, offering incognito coverage without screaming, “I’m breastfeeding!” View Slideshow › http://bit.ly/YoC8bK
by Jennifer Borget posted in Mom Stories As my doctor laid my sweet baby boy in my arms I felt a familiar wave of love wash over me. Aaah yes, I’ve experienced this before, and this time it will be so much easier because… Well, been there, done that. Right? Yea, maybe a little, but… Read more »
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by Betsy Shaw posted in Mom Stories Milkscreen, the company known for making the alcohol testing strips touted by Kourtney Kardashian, has announced they are discontinuing their breastfeeding assessment test as a result of negative feedback. The breastfeeding assessment test is/was an at-home kit that measures and evaluates a lactating mom’s milk…
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Momtrends attended the The Baby Issue: Luxury Parent Suite last week at the Roosevelt Hotel. The Baby Issue gifted & showcased over 30 top baby & toddler products. Hosted by Jayneoni Moore who is known for her lavish Baby & Toddler Boom Boom Room Gifting Suites for celebrity moms in … Continue reading → http://bit.ly/14JBatt