LatchPal Blog

Best New Baby Gear

March 17th, 2017 by LatchPal

  Don’t miss out on these awesome products! I look forward to MommyCon every year where thousands of families, bloggers, retailers, and brands fill the Donald E Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. It’s the perfect place to connect with consumers, launch new products, and find the best new baby gear. We love mingling with mamas… Read More »

15 Things You NEVER say to a Breastfeeding Mom

February 3rd, 2017 by LatchPal

  Reading time: 2 minutes   Have you ever had something fly out of your mouth and immediately regretted it? You know THAT moment when a heavy awkward silence fills the room and you just want a re-do? Unfortunately, there’s no “take back” in real life and it doesn’t matter if your comment was a… Read More »

Choosing the Perfect Nursing Pads: Disposable, Reusable or Silicone?

January 3rd, 2017 by LatchPal

Reading time: 3 minutes Nursing pads, also known as breast pads, are often a breastfeeding mother’s best friend. There are several types of nursing pads on the market; each with unique advantages; we’re breaking down the benefits so you can find your perfect match!   Disposables- Pros: Disposable pads are often the first nursing pads… Read More »

Top Mom Picks! 25 Hospital Bag Essentials

October 5th, 2016 by LatchPal

  I’d like to take this opportunity to re-introduce myself, my name is Melissa and I’m the creator of LatchPal. I’m a mother to a beautiful little boy and our family is expecting a second child very soon. I see pictures of your beautiful babies on a daily basis and I’m eager to welcome another… Read More »

5 Easy Ways to Support New Parents

September 15th, 2016 by LatchPal

Reading time: 2 minutes You’ve watched your friends navigate excitement, anxiety, and uncertainty as they prepare for their new addition. Now that their little one has arrived, you might wonder how to help. Over the next few weeks, it’s common for a new family to pull back and focus on their immediate needs because the… Read More »

Allergic to Breastmilk?

September 3rd, 2016 by LatchPal

Reading time: 4 minutes We’ve all seen the recent headlines about Mylan, EpiPen, and watched the topic of “food allergies” take center stage. Not only are food allergies in the headlines of mainstream news publications but mommy groups are buzzing with discussions of allergies, intolerance, and how to keep their children safe. Just the other… Read More »

Top Picks for Breastfeeding Moms

August 24th, 2016 by LatchPal

It’s no secret that breastfeeding isn’t easy. In fact, it can be quite hard. However, the benefits of breastfeeding make it all worthwhile! Fortunately, there are plenty of products out there that make breastfeeding a lot easier for moms. There are ways to lessen discomfort, ways to increase your milk supply, and ways to make… Read More »

Second Pregnancy Surprises

August 20th, 2016 by LatchPal

Reading time: 4 minutes   As a second time mom, you may be familiar with pregnancy but there’s no guarantee this pregnancy will be like your first, in fact, it probably won’t be. For a lot of moms, a second pregnancy is an entirely new experience. Here are some things to keep in mind the… Read More »

How to Get Breastfeeding Poop out of Carpet (and other things)

August 12th, 2016 by LatchPal

Reading time: 2 minutes   How to Get Breastfeeding Poop out of Carpet (and other things) Parenthood is full of unexpected surprises and for me, one of the most traumatizing experiences came at time when I didn’t have my little one fully diapered. I mean, who knew a tiny little child could literally project poop… Read More »

Breastfeeding & Milk Production: The First Few Weeks

August 11th, 2016 by LatchPal

Reading time: 4 minutes   Breastfeeding & Milk Production: the first few weeks A woman’s breastfeeding journey often begins in the hospital, immediately after delivery. While the first nursing experience may feel rushed, it’s been found that a woman experiences a higher rate of breastfeeding success when she nurses within an hour of delivery. With… Read More »