9 Things You Might Not Know About Breast Pump History

The phrase “breast pump” used to be one word, and it meant something totally different! The first known use of what we now know as “breast pump” was in a 17th-century Dutch farming guide. In that book, it referenced a device called a “brishtpompe” (pronounced BREESHT-pom-puh”), which was used in windmills to pump water from [Read More….]

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Military Mom Support with Mom2Mom Global

Breastfeeding is a learned behavior. In order to succeed, new moms need to be surrounded by women who can “show them the ropes”. For military families, breastfeeding can be even more of a challenge. Military moms have to face the chance of deployments, often worrying that they might not have their spouse there to help [Read More….]

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6 Foods That Help Build Up Your Breast Milk Supply

A lot of new mothers have high expectations of how breastfeeding is going to go. While it is certainly a good idea to go into breastfeeding with high hopes, it can be very tough for a new mom when it doesn’t go as planned. One common scenario is you’re not making enough milk. What is [Read More….]

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How to Introduce Your Pet to New Baby

In most families, pets are your first “children”. They are members of your family and want to be included in every step you take with expanding your family. Introducing pets to newborns can be tricky, but can also be a lot of fun! It’s important to recognize any signs or symptoms, and have a plan [Read More….]

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What is Postpartum Edema? And How Can Compression Stockings Help?

What is Postpartum Edema? Postpartum edema, or postpartum swelling, is caused by an excess amount of fluid remaining in the body tissue after childbirth. The main symptoms of edema are swollen extremities (hands, feet and ankles) and weight gain. Swelling can lead to the skin looking stretched and inflamed, and sometimes will cause the outer [Read More….]

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Join Aeroflow in Support of Diaper Need Awareness Week

September 26 through October 2  is Diaper Need Awareness Week! You may be scratching your head wondering what Diaper Need Awareness is all about. Many people may not know that there is a dire need for diapers within families who can’t afford to purchase packs of diapers each week. These are often parents who may [Read More….]

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Why You Should Consider Cord Blood Banking

What Is Cord Blood? Cord blood is the blood that remains in the placenta after birth. It can be removed very quickly after the umbilical cord is cut. Until recently, the blood was regarded as medical waste and was promptly discarded after birth. Due to recent studies, there is now scientific evidence backing the genetic [Read More….]

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Choosing the Best Maternity Support Brace

Many women are surprised to find that one of the biggest changes they experience while pregnant is the pain it often causes in the lower back. Maternity braces are intended to support active women to help them get through the day. Whether you are at work, running errands, or doing chores at home, it is [Read More….]

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Getting Your Medical Equipment Without Insurance

Buying Your Medical Equipment Without Insurance

“I thought my insurance was going to cover this?”  This is a common dilemma faced when your doctor has ordered medical equipment or supplies for you.   It seems there is a common misconception of how insurance coverage pays for medical equipment, the process of meeting a deductible, and why so many out of pocket costs [Read More….]

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What "Bed Rest" Means for You and Baby

What “Bed Rest” Means for You and Baby

When you’re put on bed rest, generally speaking, it is to take the weight of your uterus off your cervix. Studies show 1 in 5 pregnant women are put on bed rest at some point during pregnancy (for various reasons- risk of preterm labor, preeclampsia, carrying multiples, weak cervix, etc). Bed rest can last anywhere [Read More….]

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