Breastfeeding and Parenting Blog

Let’s face it. We’re human. We’re not mama birds or horses who instinctively know everything about caring for a baby (although we do become lionesses to protect our children). We’re here to answer the questions you have - and some you didn’t know you had - and ease some of the anxiety that every parent feels at times.

Our knowledgeable team, fellow parents and breastfeeding professionals offer their best advice, research, product knowledge and experience to make your breastfeeding and maternity experience a happy and healthy one. Have a topic you would like to see covered? Send us a suggestion at support@1naturalway.com.

BY Jessica Solloway | May 24, 2022

Learn key differences between the Spectra S1 and the Medela Freestyle Flex. Which pump is right for...

BY Jessica Solloway | May 18, 2022

Whether you're building your breast milk freezer stash or pumping at the office, breast milk storage...

BY Cindy Puppos | April 22, 2022

Watch our short video to learn how often to replace pump parts based on your pumping schedule. Apply...

BY Cindy Puppos | April 18, 2022

Many women qualify for no cost (or greatly discounted) compression stockings through insurance. 1 Na...

BY Sandy J Green | October 18, 2021

Which Elvie breast pump is better? Compare the Elvie Stride and Elvie Pump then qualify to get one t...

BY Amy Huffman | September 16, 2021

We consider the Elvie Curve one of the best manual breast pumps because of its versatility Figuring...

BY Amy Huffman | August 03, 2021

Find out why adding a no-frills manual breast pump to your breastfeeding arsenal is a no-brainer. Th...

BY Amy Huffman | July 15, 2021

Learn multiple ways to effectively use a Haakaa breast pump - and the many reasons to have one in yo...

BY Amy Huffman | June 29, 2021

Belly bands, maternity support bands, pelvic support belts - what’s the difference? And do you need...

BY Cindy Puppos | April 28, 2021

If you’re a breastfeeding mother, your milk supply is always on your mind! And while some moms are b...

BY Amy Huffman | April 16, 2021

Pump anywhere with the Elvie Pump If spending hours a day tied to a wall while pumping sounds like s...

BY Emily Berger | April 01, 2021

What to Eat and Foods to Avoid When Breastfeeding Welcome to motherhood.The hardest part is over… or...

BY Paige Ames | March 05, 2021

Questions about your insurance coverage for a breast pump? 1 Natural Way can help. Start here, then...

BY Emily Berger | March 02, 2021

Breastfeeding with a cold can actually be beneficial for your baby if you follow some simple guideli...

BY Cindy Puppos | February 22, 2021

Learn how to properly breastfeed a sleepy baby. A guide from the breastfeeding professionals at 1 Na...

BY Cindy Puppos | February 08, 2021

Postpartum recovery tips from the women’s maternal health professionals at 1 Natural way. A guide on...

BY Cindy Puppos | January 25, 2021

Learn how to increase your milk supply when pumping. A guide from the breastfeeding pros at 1 Natura...

BY Cindy Puppos | January 11, 2021

Yes, the fourth trimester can be difficult, but it can also be enlightening. 1 Natural Way has some...

BY Cindy Puppos | December 22, 2020

This fall, we got to know Lactation Consultant Scholarship Winner Olivia Floyd a little better - and...

BY Amy Huffman | November 18, 2020

Elvie vs Willow Breast Pump, which is best for you? The breast pump pros at 1 Natural Way created a...

BY Cindy Puppos | October 26, 2020

Is your maternity leave coming to an end? Sure, it can seem daunting. But going back to work doesn’t...

BY Amy Huffman | September 21, 2020

The first breast pump was patented in 1854, and over the following years, they took on many forms -...

BY Paige Ames | May 04, 2020

Learn how to get the most from your Spectra breast pump at 1 Natural Way. Compare Spectra S1 vs S2....

BY Amy Huffman | April 30, 2020

What's the difference between Spectra S1 vs S2 breast pumps? Find out at 1 Natural Way and get the p...

BY Paige Ames | April 28, 2020

Learn the top breast pumping tips from 1 Natural Way. How to use your pump, how long to pump, when t...

BY Paige Ames | April 13, 2020

Find out how long to pump and get answers to many other pumping questions at 1 Natural Way. Exclusiv...

BY Emily Berger | March 25, 2020

Learn what to do when your baby won't breastfeed or goes on a nursing strike. 1 Natural Way's parent...

BY Paige Ames | March 20, 2020

We know breast pumps. Learn how to properly clean your pump at 1 Natural Way. Cleaning guidelines, h...

BY Cindy Puppos | March 13, 2020

We know it. You work hard to give your baby breast milk! So hard, in fact, that saving every drop of...

BY Paige Ames | March 03, 2020

Learn how to get the most from your Medela Pump in style breast pump at 1 Natural Way. How to assemb...

BY Amy Huffman | February 19, 2020

Compare Spectra vs Medela breast pumps at 1 Natural Way. Side-by-side comparison, top questions moms...

BY Cindy Puppos | February 12, 2020

Set yourself up for breastfeeding success and learn what you need for great pumping sessions. Visit...

BY Paige Ames | January 30, 2020

Learn all about Power Pumping at 1 Natural Way. How to boost breast milk supply, power pumping sched...

BY Cindy Puppos | January 20, 2020

3rd trimester? Here's a great to-do list to get ready for the big day. Still need a breast pump? Let...

BY Cindy Puppos | January 13, 2020

Experiencing insomnia during your pregnancy? Learn why pregnancy insomnia happens and how to prevent...

BY Amy Huffman | December 30, 2019

Set up a breast pump station at home and have everything you need at hand! Still need a breast pump?...

BY Cindy Puppos | December 16, 2019

While most moms would agree that pumping breast milk at work isn’t easy, when compared to the way it...

BY Emily Berger | December 02, 2019

Learn about the types of breastfeeding pillows and how to choose. Still need a breast pump? Let 1 Na...

BY Cindy Puppos | November 18, 2019

All your questions about Doulas answered at 1 Natural Way. What Doulas can do (and what they can't)....

BY Cindy Puppos | November 09, 2019

Breastfeeding in public. 1 Natural Way has info on the laws, what's acceptable, and more. Visit our...

BY Emily Berger | October 21, 2019

Baby refusing the breast? Don't panic. Learn how to handle a nursing strike from the blog at 1 Natur...

BY Cindy Puppos | September 09, 2019

Colic is rough on baby - and you. Learn how to treat a baby with colic, how to breastfeed a baby wit...

BY Emily Berger | August 12, 2019

What can you expect on your breastfeeding journey? 1 Natural Way shares a breastfeeding timeline, da...

BY Cindy Puppos | July 29, 2019

Learn how to spot and treat thrush from the blog at 1 Natural Way. Symptoms, treatment, prevention....

BY Paige Ames | July 15, 2019

Use Power Pumping to increase milk production! Learn how at the 1 Natural Way blog. Qualify for your...

BY Cindy Puppos | July 01, 2019

No wonder it's called Liquid Gold! Learn about the micronutrients in breast milk that benefit baby....

BY Emily Berger | May 20, 2019

How to deal with stress when breastfeeding. Read the blog from 1 Natural Way. How stress affects bre...

BY Paige Ames | May 07, 2019

Learn ways that partners and loved ones can help breastfeeding moms from the blog at 1 Natural Way....

BY Cindy Puppos | April 01, 2019

Blessed with an abundant milk supply? Learn how to donate your breast milk at 1 Natural Way's Breast...

BY Emily Berger | March 14, 2019

Increase milk supply with these tried and true St. Paddy's day recipes. Visit the 1 Natural Way blog...

BY Paige Ames | March 10, 2019

Learn to decifer fact from the common breastfeeding myths from the blog at 1 Natural Way. Part 2 in...

BY Emily Berger | March 04, 2019

Learn which foods to eat and avoid when breastfeeding. Visit 1 Natural Way's parenting and breastfee...

BY Cindy Puppos | February 25, 2019

Get great advice on how to breastfeed and pump for twins from 1 Natural Way. Qualify for your insura...

BY Paige Ames | February 04, 2019

Get the facts! And let go of these common breastfeeding myths. Visit the blog at 1 Natural Way. Part...

BY Cindy Puppos | January 28, 2019

Learn the top questions from breastfeeding moms from the 1 Natural Way blag. Qualify for a breast pu...

BY Cindy Puppos | January 21, 2019

How to survive a 3rd trimester road trip! It's possible - visit the blog at 1 Natural Way for what t...

BY Cindy Puppos | January 14, 2019

Find a C-Section Recovery Guide at the 1 Natural Way blog. Healing, pain management, breastfeeding....

BY Cindy Puppos | January 07, 2019

Access our guide to breastfeeding-friendly winter clothing at the 1 Natural Way blog. We'll help ans...

BY Cindy Puppos | December 31, 2018

Is it safe to lose weight while breastfeeding? Get the facts from the blog at 1 Natural Way. Ask us...

BY Cindy Puppos | December 24, 2018

Find tips that every mom can use to relieve painful breast engorgement. Read the blog at 1 Natural W...

BY Cindy Puppos | December 17, 2018

Holiday help for new moms from the blog at 1 Natural Way. Managing FOMO, setting expectations, and c...

BY Emily Berger | December 10, 2018

Pumping while traveling? Learn the best air travel tips at 1 Natural Way's blog. Packing and plannin...

BY Cindy Puppos | December 03, 2018

Learn how to safely store breast milk at the 1 Natural Way blog. Still need your breast pump? Let 1...

BY Cindy Puppos | November 19, 2018

A complete guide to postpartum essentials from the blog at 1 Natural Way. Nipple cream, sanitary pad...

BY Amy Huffman | November 12, 2018

What's the difference between a closed system and an open system breast pump? Find out at 1 Natural...

BY Cindy Puppos | November 05, 2018

Breastfeeding can be tough on your body - and your mind. You're never alone. Get support from other...

BY Emily Berger | October 29, 2018

Where to find freebies and discounts for new moms from the blog at 1 Natural Way. Qualify for your b...

BY Cindy Puppos | October 22, 2018

How to use pumpkin to increase your milk supply from the blog at 1 Natural Way. Recipes and more. Qu...

BY Paige Ames | October 08, 2018

7 breastfeeding hacks (you wish you knew the last time) from the blog at 1 Natural Way. Cabbage, nur...

BY Amy Huffman | October 01, 2018

Too many breast pump choices? Choose the best one for you at 1 Natural Way. Our post helps you zero...

BY Cindy Puppos | September 25, 2018

How to get free breastfeeding e-consults for military families at 1 Natural Way. For moms with Trica...

BY Emily Berger | September 25, 2018

Learn how to increase your milk supply when pumping. A guide from the breastfeeding pros at 1 Natura...

BY Cindy Puppos | September 12, 2018

What's the Resupply Program at 1 Natural Way? Learn about insurance-covered monthly delivery of brea...

BY Cindy Puppos | August 06, 2018

Solve the most common breastfeeding problems. The 1 Natural Way blog talks undersupply, oversupply,...

BY Emily Berger | July 25, 2018

Thank goodness there are many community resources for breastfeeding support! Here's how to find them...

BY Emily Berger | July 09, 2018

Pack a smart hospital bag now and avoid stress later! Download our checklist. Still need a breast pu...

BY Paige Ames | June 14, 2018

Find nighttime breastfeeding tips for new moms on 1 Natural Way's blog. Qualify for breast pumps and...

BY Cindy Puppos | May 15, 2018

How to beat the heat when breastfeeding in the summer. Read the blog at 1 Natural Way for the best t...

BY Cindy Puppos | February 01, 2018

Read tips for breastfeeding success from the blog at 1 Natural Way. Dealing with breast pain, invert...

BY Emily Berger | January 09, 2018

Learn the best foods to eat when breastfeeding at 1 Natural Way's Breastfeeding Blog. Qualify for yo...

BY Emily Berger | August 26, 2016

Trying to increase milk supply? Get the best lactation smoothie recipe from 1 Natural Way. Read our...