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Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week

During this dedicated week of Aug 1-7, 2017 we honor and celebrate the beauty of women breastfeeding their babies. World Breastfeeding Week is about working together with our community, organizations, and local companies with the theme of “sustaining breastfeeding together.”  During World Breastfeeding Week, we highlight and bring awareness to the many benefits of women breastfeeding in societies around the world. Even cultural differences and language barriers do not change the significance and impact breastfeeding has on society. With improved infant and maternal health, we must encourage women to breastfeed as long as their situation permits. Together, we should help and support mothers whether nursing or pumping because of the multitude of benefits from improved immunization, nutrition, and bonding for mother and...

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3 New Innovations For Every Breastfeeding Mom

(Photo credit Baby-Kids-Parents.com) The beauty about today is that parents are becoming more and more creative in coming up with cool and helpful ideas to make the mom experience even better. In the social media age that we live in, it’s even easier for new moms to explore and discover these great baby-inspired inventions. In this post, we want to spotlight our 3 favorite parent inventions that are designed to specifically make the breastfeeding experience better. 1.  Pumpspotting is a mobile app designed by a working and traveling mom Amy designed to help other moms on the go find, share, and connect with other nursing and pumping moms. Pumpspotting was created to change perceptions, places, and ultimately, the percentage of...

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Breastfeeding vs. Formula Feeding

(Photo credit: White Oak Pediatrics)   As full disclosure this is not meant to be a judgmental article. In fact, it’s the opposite. Breastfeeding vs. formula feeding is a highly sensitive and highly debated topic. The point is, whether a mom chooses breastfeeding via nursing or pumping, formula feeding, or even a combination, it should not matter. She’s doing what she believes works best for her and her baby. We as outsiders should not judge a mother’s decision on how to care for and raise her own child or claim we know her situation better. If anything, don’t moms know best? We should continue to support each other’s decisions and continue to exercise empathy.  We all can relate to every mom who will do...

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How To Juggle Breastfeeding During Your Vacation

  The unofficial start of summer is here! It’s sunny outside and everyone is busy planning all their fun trips.  But oh ya, you’re a new mom and still need to worry about things like breastfeeding and pumping for your little one.  Well have no fear! We at BeauGen have put together a quick guideline to help you manage breastfeeding through your road trips and weekend getaways with your family.  Tips on juggling breastfeeding during your vacation: Be ok with your schedule being thrown off. Unfortunately, with the change in scenery and new stimulus around, your baby will be distracted trying to look and interact with all the new things around. This may lead to even being distracted from feeding...

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A Gushing Mother’s Tale: How Hearing ‘I Love You Mommy’ Makes Life Better

“I love you Mommy. You’re the best in the whole world!  I never knew these simple words could have such an impact on me. I have always been a naturally affectionate person with my husband and my daughter. I always love giving hugs and kisses to show how I much they mean to me. Even though I never expect my daughter to give me anything, it warms my heart with absolute joy and happiness when I hear these words. As any parent could understand, you could be having a long stressful day filled with work demands and life challenges, but the simple view of a child’s perspective on life really has a great impact on your own outlook. That even...

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