Breasts Feel Empty? What this Means for Your Breastmilk Supply

How did a transgender woman induce lactation?

Have you noticed your breasts feel empty? It’s a common concern among new mums, especially around 6 weeks to 3 months postpartum. After giving birth, it’s normal for a new mum to feel full or leak, and even experience breast engorgement. After a couple months of this, when your breasts start feeling empty it can […]

Breast Engorgement Remedies

breastfeeding baby during a growth spurt

If you’ve just had a baby and you’re feeling uncomfortably full, and even leaking, you’re not alone. Breast engorgement is common in new mums, especially in the days following birth while your milk is coming in. Engorgement can be uncomfortable and even painful, and it can make it more difficult for your baby to latch, […]

We love this giant panda breastfeeding her cub!

giant panda and cub

For the first time ever, a giant panda breastfeeding her cub has been captured on video camera. In the Changqing National Nature Reserve in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, a giant panda mother and her cub were seen climbing down from a tree on April 1, 2018. The panda cub – approximately 2 years old – […]

How to Increase Milkflow while Using a Breast Pump

What to consider when buying a breast pump: mmHg can be a good indicator of quality.

Are you finding it difficult to get milkflow while using a breast pump? It’s common to think that you can get milkflow while using a breast pump just by attaching the pump and turning it on. Although this might be the case for some women – especially in the beginning of your breastfeeding journey when […]

Pumpables Breastmilk Tracker App Giveaway

breastmilk tracker app

We have an app coming out! Optimise your pumping experience with help from the Pumpables tracking app.  Add pump sessions with a single touch, track your progress and even integrate with Fitbit to optimise your pump routine. We’ve taken feedback from hundreds of pumping mamas and got the perfect app ready to make your life a […]

What does a breast pump feel like?

breast massage while pumping

If you’re expecting a baby and you haven’t pumped before, you might be nervous about using a breast pump. If you’re wondering what a breast pump feels like, there’s nothing to worry about. We wouldn’t compare it to a nice massage, however; with a properly fitted breastshield and using the correct settings, using a breast […]

Breastfeeding with Flat Nipples

Nipples come in all different shapes and sizes, and sometimes the shape of the nipple can make it more difficult to breastfeed or pump. When breastfeeding, the nipple will swell and extend outward as baby draws it into his or her mouth. When you pump, you can watch something similar happening within the flange. A […]

How did a Transgender Woman Induce Lactation?

How did a transgender woman induce lactation?

In a breakthrough study, the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery demonstrated that it’s possible for a transgender woman to induce lactation. A 30 year old transgender woman was able to exclusively breastfeed her adopted infant. How did a transgender woman induce lactation? A 30-year-old transgender woman, who had been receiving feminizing hormone therapy […]