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Giveaway: A Gift Card to Belabumbum (a $200 Value!)

05/05/2014 at 12:00 AM ET

Belabumbum‘s luxe mom-to-be intimates, loungewear and nursing bras are designed to keep women feeling pretty, pampered and comfortable. And that’s why they’re a favorite of lactation experts and celeb moms including Jessica Simpson, Molly Sims, Lily Allen and more.

Want to add some of the company’s pretty pieces to your wardrobe? They’re giving a lucky Moms & Babies reader a $200 shopping spree on their site.

Belabumbum Gift Card GiveawayCourtesy Belabumbum

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Giveaway: Bébe au Lait’s Muslin Collection (a $94 Value!)

03/17/2014 at 12:00 AM ET

Bébe au Lait‘s ultra-soft and breathable muslin collection is a new mommy must-have. Everything is made with premium-grade muslin, plus the Blankies are double-layered and double-sided so they’re more cuddle-worthy for your tot.

Want to try them out? The company is giving away a full set — two Swaddle Blankets ($32), two Blankies ($24) and one nursing cover ($38) — to three lucky Moms & Babies readers.

Want it for your little tyke? Hurry up and enter for your chance to win here! Online entries must be received between 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 3/17/14 and 11:59 p.m. (ET) on 3/23/14. See Official Rules.

Bebe au Lait Muslin Collection GiveawayCourtesy Bébe au Lait

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15 Helpful Products That Make Breastfeeding Easier

03/12/2014 at 04:00 PM ET

Belly Armor Radiation Protection CoverCourtesy Belly Armor

Breastfeeding may just be the most unnatural natural thing a new mother can do.

While the rewards are ultimately great, it’s far from easy in the beginning. There’s a steep learning curve with plenty of stumbling blocks along the way, and your little partner in the journey is pretty darn demanding.

And for those who return to work outside the home and want to continue nursing, there’s a whole new set of complicating factors.

Luckily, there are plenty of products out there to help moms along. Is it possible to breastfeed without such accessories? Of course.

But adding a few key pieces to your arsenal only makes things easier. And what new mom doesn’t like easy?

Check out my top picks below:
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We Tried It: Ameda Purely Yours Ultra Double Electric Breast Pump

01/30/2014 at 10:00 AM ET

Ameda Purely Yours Ultra Double Electric Breast Pump Review Courtesy Ameda

Who tried it: Julia Wang, Features Director

Why she did it: As any mom who plans to continue breastfeeding after returning to work knows, your breast pump becomes your best friend. It’s the one piece of equipment you turn to to continue providing nourishment for your little one when you can’t be there in person to nurse. Plus, it has to be discreet and can’t let you down — all of which amounts to a lot of pressure to find “The Pump That Will Deliver.”

I started using the Ameda Purely Yours Ultra after a week of trying to express milk — and failing miserably — with another double electric pump. Already frazzled that I wasn’t able to properly express milk for several days, my Ameda arrived in the mail. Hallelujah?
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We Tried It: Evenflo Deluxe Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump

12/08/2013 at 11:00 AM ET

Let’s face it: If you’re a working mother, you will develop a highly intimate relationship with your breast pump.

And depending on how many hours you work and how often your baby eats, you could be sitting down with your pump three, four, even five times a day — even more for stay-at-home moms who pump exclusively. So finding the right piece of equipment is of the utmost importance.

We recently had the opportunity to try out the Evenflo Deluxe Advanced Double Electric ($130). Here’s a breakdown of what works well (and what doesn’t):

Evenflo Deluxe Advanced Double Electric Breast Pump ReviewCourtesy Evenflo

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Kristen Bell Reveals New ‘Backstage Beauty Routine’ at CMT Awards

06/06/2013 at 04:00 PM ET

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Kristen Bell may be a first-time mom, but she’s a second-time host at this year’s CMT Music Awards.

Walking the red carpet in a form-fitting black Zuhair Murad leather dress with her long blonde hair worn down on Wednesday, Bell, 32, looked glamorous but had mommy duties on the brain.

Prior to the show’s start, a trim Bell revealed the new mom-friendly way she prepares for a big event.

“My new backstage beauty routine #pumpit #pumppumpitup #CMTAwards,” she Tweeted, sharing a photo of her Medela Freestyle breast milk pump.

Bell and her fiancé Dax Shepard welcomed daughter Lincoln in late March.
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Great Ideas! 15 Gadgets That Make New Moms’ Lives Easier

05/10/2013 at 10:00 AM ET

Cool Gadgets for New Moms
Tom Grill/Getty

When you’re expecting, it’s hard to know what you really need when your little one arrives.

And the last thing you want is to have a house full of useless baby products collecting dust.

PEOPLE.com editor and mom-of-two (she recently welcomed her second daughter) Amy Jamieson helps take the guesswork out of which gadgets are really worth checking out.

From a formula dispenser to an on-the-go bottle warmer, here’s her list of indispensable tools for mamas who already have their hands full.

Check it out below:
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