Tips & Tricks

The Anatomy of Breastfeeding

As soon as you give birth your body starts making prolactin.  Prolactin is what tells your body to fill the breasts each time you feed your baby.  With each breastfeed, the prolactin levels increase, but levels drop if breastfeeding is not frequent enough.  It is important to keep high prolactin levels to keep your supply up.  This is why cluster feeding is so important.  When babies reach growth spurts they cluster feed to increase your supply to meet their needs.  It is SO important to start breastfeeding as soon as possible to make sure you initiate your prolactin levels and start to increase them as your baby grows.

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Breastfeeding After Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is always an interesting topic when I’m talking to pregnant moms.  Many moms to be have had some sort of augmentation and are leery of whether they can breastfeed or not.  I’m here to tell you that it totally depends, so let’s go through the things you need to know.

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How to Get Your Insurance Covered Breast Pump

Your insurance will most likely pay for your breast pump! Really! Why? According to Healthcare.Gov, “Health insurance plans must provide breastfeeding support, counseling, and equipment for the duration of breastfeeding. These services may be provided before and after...

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97% of Midwives Recommend Calypso Double Plus

We at Ardo are convinced that our Swiss Made breast pumps are high-quality products in every way. And what do healthcare professionals think who are confronted on a daily basis with issues about breastfeeding and expressing milk? With our large-scale expert survey, we...

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Is This Mastitis?

Is This Mastitis?

If you are a breastfeeding mom then I’d bet there was at least one time that your breast felt tender and you thought, “Oh no, I hope I don’t have mastitis!” But how do you know if you have it? What do you do to get rid of it? In this article we’ll talk about the difference between clogged ducts and mastitis and what you can do to heal yourself.

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10 Tips for Pumping in Public

10 Tips for Pumping in Public

Help! Nursing in public is one thing but pumping in public? We asked experts and other moms for their best tips on providing liquid gold while out and about.

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Tell Us What You Really Think!

Do you love your Ardo pump?

We want to share the love. For being an Ardo mom, we want to pay for your next date night. Or maybe you’d rather have a spa day or girl’s night out?

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Getting a Good Latch

It all comes down to the latch in breastfeeding — but do you know how to help your baby achieve a “good latch”? Abby Theuring, The Badass Breastfeeder, tells what worked for her boys and gives resources to help with those early days.

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