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Express Yourself

Like so many new moms, my friend Ellie Goldfarb, a certified massage therapist, chose to breastfeed her daughter Freesia. But, as she explained to me as she cradled her baby in her arms, she decided early on to express her milk into bottles as well, thereby allowing her some free time away from her baby. "I'm able to leave our baby with my husband to have occasional afternoons or evenings all to myself," she says. "Whether it's gardening, massaging a client, or going out with a friend, I do it without hesitation. I know Freesia is in loving hands, and she's still getting her mother's milk."