Andrea Tran

Andrea Tran RN, MA, IBCLC Andrea has been working with new families as an RN for over 35 years and a Lactation Consultant for over 25 years. She has her MA in Health and Wellness with a focus in Lactation.

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HOW TO CLEAN YOUR BREAST PUMP – LAZY MOM’S GUIDE

Sharing is caring!26sharesShareTweetPin It!HOW TO CLEAN YOUR BREAST PUMP Do you know what is one of the least favorite things about breastfeeding? Cleaning breast pump parts. I have never heard a mom say this was something she looks forward to. Not once. That probably doesn’t come as a big surprise to you. It’s the breastfeeding …

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21 Ways to Make Sure You Are Bed-sharing Safely

Sharing is caring!28sharesShareTweetPin It!21 Ways Make Sure You Are Bed-Sharing Safely  The best laid plans. I wasn’t planning to bed-share when I had my first baby. The issue of bed-sharing safety never even crossed my mind. I thought a baby in my bed would disrupt my sleep. Then baby Nicholas came along and laughed at …

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A Fashionista’s Secrets to Dressing for Breastfeeding With Style

Dressing for Breastfeeding With Style When I was enormously 9 months pregnant, I wanted two things. I wanted to hold my baby and I wanted to be able to tuck my shirt in again. After my baby was born, I realized that tucking your shirt in is highly overrated. You may think wearing a shirt …

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Exclusive Pumping – Everything You Need to Consider

Exclusive Pumping     Sometimes when breastfeeding gets really hard a mom will ask, “Can I just pump and bottle feed?” This is know as exclusive pumping, or EP. And it’s a huge commitment. It takes time, energy and dedication.  Studies have shown that about 6% of moms are exclusively pumping.   Why Choose Exclusive Pumping? …

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15 Essentials Every Mom Needs in a Breastfeeding Basket

Sharing is caring!467sharesShareTweetPin It!Why Every Mom Needs These 15 Essentials in a Breastfeeding Basket  Breastfeeding takes a lot of time. I am not going to do the math. Trust me, it takes a lot of time. I never tried to calculate all the hours that I breastfed, because, what’s the point? It is time well …

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What No One Tells You About Nipple Shields for Breastfeeding

NIPPLE SHIELDS FOR BREASTFEEDING I was alarmed when I saw nipple shields on so many Pinterest “breastfeeding essentials” lists. Pinterest is the place that so many new and expectant moms go to see what accessories they will need for breastfeeding. They want to be ready. I started reading the mommy blogs about breastfeeding and found the …

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Too Much of a Good Thing – How to Decrease Breast Milk Supply

How To Decrease Breast Milk Supply   “If breastfeeding is so natural, why is it so hard?” We’ve all seen the pictures of the blissfully content mother cradling her infant at her breast. And isn’t it true that they are usually in a rocking chair? Would your picture show a miserable mother and miserable baby? …

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Epic Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Breastfeeding and Returning to Work

BREASTFEEDING AND RETURNING TO WORK Breastfeeding and working can be challenging, but it has so many benefits. Continuing to breastfeed when you go back to work may seem like it is going to be a lot of work and a big, fat hassle. I can assure you, it is worth it. Breastfeeding has both short …

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The Ultimate List of the Best Breastfeeding Accessories

The Best Breastfeeding Accessories Have you ever put the word “breastfeeding” into the Amazon search bar? You’ll get over 20,000 results!   And searching on Pinterest is not much better. (There is even one item I see on a lot of those lists that makes me cringe. I’ll tell you which one that is a …

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Milky Minute -Breastfeeding Failure and Guilt – Don’t Let it be a Thing

Milky Minute – Breastfeeding Failure and Guilt  Don’t Let it be a Thing I did a consult with a mom recently. As I got her history she said she was exclusively pumping and bottle feeding. She said she ran out of patience with the problems they were having with latch. I sensed that she felt guilty about this decision. I …

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Finding Your Breastfeeding Support

Finding Your Breastfeeding Tribe Moms need other moms. You weren’t meant to go through this powerful experience on your own. When you are breastfeeding, it is very important to find other breastfeeding moms, or what I like to call, your breastfeeding tribe. If I’m feeling really clever, it becomes your breastfeeding sisterhood.  My Story When …

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Milky Minutes – I see breasts everywhere

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.0.47″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.0.47″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.4.1″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” text_font_size=”16px” text_font=”||||||||”]I was sitting at my counter today and started looking at the patterns in my countertop. I saw a breast! Do you see it? It’s right in the middle of the picture.   Let me know in the comments …

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