• 6 Tips for Breastfeeding Comfort

    6 Tips for Breastfeeding Comfort

    We are happy to share Laura Keegan’s sage advice for breastfeeding. A Family Nurse Practitioner, health educator and speaker, mother of four and author of Breastfeeding with Comfort and Joy, she has a unique perspective on successful breastfeeding. We love her book’s straightforward, easy to follow advice and beautiful photos. We asked Laura Keegan, to share her 6 Tips for Breastfeeding Comfort: 6 Tips for Breastfeeding Comfort: 1) Allow for frequent opportunities to feed comfortably the first couple days of your baby’s life. Even if the feeds are brief, it will take time, at first, to...
  • Rest + Recharge Mama

    Rest + Recharge Mama

    Whether your idea of the perfect evening includes reading, enjoying a mocktail on a Zoom call, or pampering yourself with DIY facial mask, we've got you covered. Put on some comfy pj's and read on for our recipes and recommendations for a relaxing night in. Recommendations for Your Reading List We asked our resident expecting mama and mother of two little girls for her suggestions for expecting mamas who are ready to put down "What to Expect When You're Expecting." Here are her go-to book recommendations: THE MOMMY GROUP is a witty, wise, and relatable memoir about the incredible...
  • A Little 💛 for Safe Horizon This Mother’s Day

    A Little 💛 for Safe Horizon This Mother’s Day

    At Belabumbum women's well being is always top of mind. Ever since the quarantine to contain the spread of COVID-19 started, I have been so concerned about how the added stress of confinement, unemployment, and the challenging duties of child care might be making violence in homes more frequent, more severe and more dangerous.  This Mother's Day we are very pleased to be able to support Safe Horizon an organization that provides a refuge and services to women and children fleeing domestic violence in NYC. With 8 locations across the 5 boroughs in NYC, Safe Horizon provides shelter for 715, including many moms and their...
  • #FashionRevolution: How the People #WhoMakeYourClothes Help Each Other During COVID-19

    Fashion Revolution is a global movement created to unite people and organizations around the world to work together towards radically changing the way apparel is sourced, produced and consumed, so that our clothing is made in a safe, clean and fair way. The belief is that collaborating across the whole value chain — from farmer, to seamstress, to consumer — is the only way to transform the industry. At Belabumbum, we have a deep understanding of this connection and have prioritized care, ethics, and dignity in our work and interactions since we launched in 2001. Belabumbum partners with small...
  • 5 Ways Moms Can Take Care of Themselves During Quarantine

    5 Ways Moms Can Take Care of Themselves During Quarantine

    We’re thrilled to bring you some quarantine tips from our friend Kelly Newsome Georges, a mom to a girl and a boy, doula and a postpartum wellness teacher. We website Ritual Care is an online space for moms to learn about early motherhood through online courses, private coaching which she delivers from her charming home in the  in French countryside. 1. Find a pattern interrupter that releases the pressure. Pattern interrupters are physical and mental ways to nudge yourself out of a negative mental spiral or emotion, before it takes you down. To use your body, try going up and down the stairs, do jumping jacks, hold a...
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