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Getting Free Breast Pump for Military Families with Tricare

If you are preparing for the arrival of a newborn baby, especially for first-time parents, you have probably considered a breast pump. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, breast pumps can increase milk supply, relieve plugged milk ducts, and offer numerous other benefits when nursing a baby. Luckily, servicemembers and their families can get

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How to Get Your Breast Pump Covered by Insurance

Are you ready to get your breast pump covered by insurance? We’re here to help! Our team of nurturers at Nurturing Expressions is passionate about helping parents to get set up for success in their breastfeeding journey is our passion. Here’s a quick overview of how it works and what to expect: Fill out our

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Here’s How to Manage Pain During Pregnancy

Pain or discomfort during pregnancy is common and expected as your body grows and changes to accommodate for baby. Good news—there are many options to help you manage or treat it! If you have back pain, swelling, or pelvic pain, we have some great tips and options to help manage. Options for Managing Pregnancy Pain

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How to Treat and Prevent Sore Nipples During Breastfeeding & Pumping

Breastfeeding and pumping shouldn’t hurt! Really, we mean it. If it hurts, something is probably not right. Common causes for painful, cracked or bleeding nipples from breastfeeding and pumping include: The baby’s latch or positioning is off when breastfeeding. Flange size is off when pumping. Your body is adapting to the new skill Your nipple

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Five Natural Ways to Increase Your Milk Supply

Breastfeeding is natural but doesn’t always come naturally for many parents. This is especially true for a first-time parent in the early days of their breastfeeding journey. It can be particularly stressful if you are constantly worried about producing enough breast milk to keep your baby healthy. If you are concerned about your breast milk

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How to Handle Painful Nipples from Breastfeeding and Pumping

Breastfeeding is a beautiful, natural way to feed your baby. It can sometimes be uncomfortable but should not hurt or be uncomfortable on an ongoing basis. Think of the journey as a learning experience for both you and your baby. That means that there will be hiccups along your path, regardless of whether it’s your

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Prenatal Vitamins

Prenatal vitamins are one of the most important steps you should take throughout your pregnancy. Ideally, you should start taking prenatal vitamins when you are trying to conceive a baby.

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What to Expect from Prenatal Visits

What to Expect from Prenatal Visits

The first step of your pregnancy: confirm!

After seeing the little positive sign on the pee stick,  you should have your pregnancy confirmed. Call your primary care provider to request a pregnancy blood test. 

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