Pumping Primer

The Working & Breastfeeding infographic I created with the help of Noodle Soup has been such a success that we decided to put our heads together again and create a one-page resource on breast pumping. There are so many misconceptions about pumping, we thought this simple guide would make the lives of many new mothers easier.

Again, one side is in English, the other side in Spanish, and they come in pads of 50. Clicking on the image will take you to the order page. Enjoy!

Introducing Natural Breastfeeding: A Prenatal Breastfeeding Home Study Program for Mothers

All mammals are born with responses that Mother Nature builds in to enable them to get to their food source and feed. Yet today, the way most mothers are taught to breastfeed ignores what our babies bring to the table, making early breastfeeding harder than it needs to be. It’s no wonder then that during the first week after birth, 92% of the nursing mothers in one study reported major breastfeeding challenges.

Instead of tackling individually each breastfeeding issue—latching struggles, milk supply concerns, sore nipples--what if there was a single way to address many challenges at once? That’s what Natural Breastfeeding is all about.

What are the roots of this innovative new approach to early breastfeeding? To create the Natural Breastfeeding program, obstetrician Theresa Nesbitt (“Dr. Theresa”) and I drew from the work of many: the Swedish breast-crawl researchers, UK scientist Dr. Suzanne Colson, international brain-science experts, the Prague School, and Americans Dr. Christina Smillie and Dr. Brian Palmer. When we put together these diverse-but-related puzzle pieces, what emerged was our new prenatal preparation program, Natural Breastfeeding: For an Easier Start.

Every baby is born with her own internal GPS, so baby knows where she is and what to do. If a mother knows how to activate and use her baby’s GPS, she can avoid many common early breastfeeding struggles. At the same time, Natural Breastfeeding allows a mother to relax completely, so she can nurse in comfort and rest while baby feeds. In most cases, she can even breastfeed hands free. By taking full advantage of an infant's inborn feeding behaviors, even a brand-new baby can be the active breastfeeding partner Mother Nature intended.

The Natural Breastfeeding program prepares pregnant women for breastfeeding with more than 60 short videos and 100 images of diverse women learning about and using Natural Breastfeeding. This interactive program, which mothers can access on their tablets, computers, and smartphones, is mother-friendly, jargon-free, and fun.

Amazingly, science has already weighed in on this 21st century innovation. One 2015 study found that tablet-based prenatal breastfeeding education can increase breastfeeding initiation, duration, and exclusivity. In other words, this modern, high-tech approach works and can help more mothers reach their breastfeeding goals.

Before a pregnant woman gives birth, the demonstration videos and simple exercises in the Natural Breastfeeding program make its concepts clear and integrate its moves into her body memory. Even if her birth attendants are unfamiliar with this approach, after completing this program, a mother should be able to make it work on her own.

Natural Breastfeeding is like the training wheels on a bicycle. While mother and baby are learning, it helps them avoid unnecessary pain, strain, and struggle. By making the most of what baby can do, Natural Breastfeeding helps mothers use the behaviors built in by Mother Nature to successfully feed and nurture their newborn.

Intrigued? To view some of our basic videos, go to my YouTube playlist HERE, our "How-Tos" Prezi HERE, or browse the videos on my YouTube channel HERE.

If a pregnant woman wants to prepare for breastfeeding rather than just planning to breastfeed, she can download this program at www.NaturalBreastfeeding.com.

Please help us spread the word.

Enroll in the Digital Prenatal Breastfeeding Home Study Program

Nearly 92% of new mothers experience significant breastfeeding challenges during the first 3 days after birth.

The Natural Breastfeeding program--created by obstetrician Dr. Theresa Nesbitt and Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA--is a proven approach that takes advantage of what babies bring to the table to make early breastfeeding easier and more comfortable.  Learn more by watching our free 38-minute video HERE. Click on the banner above to go to the program enrollment page.

Also check out our free infographic below.

About Breastfeeding Solutions 1.3

Breastfeeding Solutions guides you with just a few simple questions to the source of the most common breastfeeding problems and the best tips for overcoming them.

To find your problem’s cause, use its interactive Solutions section. If you know the cause, use its Index to go straight to recommended strategies. To find areas of interest or get answers to your questions, scan its Browse section.

  • Faster and more reliable than internet searches
  • Up-to-date information on 100+ topics
  • Covers every stage of breastfeeding, from birth to weaning
  • Easy to use
  • Ad free

What’s new in version 1.3?

  • Larger line drawings
  • More index links for faster, easier access to more information
  • Cleaner, more modern look and feel      
  • Clearer font and updated styling
  • Articles section renamed Browse to clarify its purpose

Compatible with Android and iPhones, Breastfeeding Solutions was created by board-certified lactation consultant Nancy Mohrbacher, whose breastfeeding books are used worldwide by parents and professionals.



The Breastfeeding Solutions App carries the Best for Babes® Seal of Approval. A portion of every purchase supports the Best for Babes Foundation in its efforts to help moms & babies Beat the Breastfeeding Booby Traps® -- the barriers to breastfeeding success.

This unique app does not track feedings and diapers (only recommended for the first week or two). This go-everywhere source of reliable breastfeeding information provides the solutions you need long term to meet your personal breastfeeding goals.

The Breastfeeding Solutions app is available on the App Store for Apple devices and Google Play and Amazon for Android smartphones.

Online reviews of the Breastfeeding Solutions App

The Badass Breastfeeder

"No trying to figure out the right words to type into Google. No sifting through thousands of articles. No guessing game about what is good information or bad information. And that’s it. My question answered." --The Badass Breastfeeder

Breastfeed Chicago

"What if there was a simple-to-use way that moms could quickly connect with high-quality breastfeeding information?  There is a solution!!" --Breastfeed Chicago

Andover Breastfeeding Mums

"The whole process of using the app is surprisingly simple and effective, which suggests that it's been very carefully thought out!" --Andover Breastfeeding Mums

KellyMom.com: "Need a great breastfeeding app? The Breastfeeding Solutions app by Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA is it! I installed it as soon as it was available, and have found it to be easy to use, and full of excellent information."

Best for Babes Foundation: "It appears that Nancy Mohrbacher, IBCLC, FILCA has created the WORLD'S BEST BREASTFEEDING APP. If you don't want to waste hours googling answers to your breastfeeding issues, or reading through thousands of threads, this app is for you." 


Reviews from users

Radiolana:“An app written with the new mother in mind—concise and respectful troubleshooting with links to information for further reading. Have seen no app better than this!”

Dana Thomson: "Worth every penny! Helped save my breastfeeding relationship! I recommend this to anyone who wants to breastfeed. Regardless of whether or not you have a problem."

amaag4:"Just recently I became concerned with my BFing supply. I was very worried and google was giving me mixed answers. An LC in my area posted this, so I decided to buy it. Within the first 10 seconds of looking through the app I found exactly what I was looking for. I can't wait to read through other concerns!"

OutsidetheMomBox:“We needed this! Nancy and her team have created a terrific, intuitive, very functional app that won’t frustrate or scare new moms or anyone who works with breastfeeding moms. I’m a postpartum doula and I recommend the app to clients while also using it myself as a double check against what I think is going on. It’s a huge help!”

Ann G.: "This is a breakthrough in breastfeeding help. My shero Nancy Mohrbacher has created an app that rocks!"

Leigh S.: "From a wonderful and trusted source, Nancy Mohrbacher!"

Justine F.: “It is very easy and logical to navigate....For tired mothers, it is great to have credible, accessible information at their fingertips.”

Elise F.: “I find myself using the app all the time when responding to questions from new moms.  It's easy to navigate and gets me to the answers I need quickly.  I am also able to use it as a sort of 'checklist' when sharing info with moms to make sure I've not forgotten anything.”

Dianna L.: “Breastfeeding Made Simple, made even MORE simple! Fantastic!”