Category: Breastfeeding

Breast pump handbags that pump up the style

I’m always on the lookout for anything that makes life easier for nursing moms like myself (like these excellently cool nursing tops). And I can tell you from experience that returning to work after maternity leave is a particularly daunting process if you’re nursing and need to schlep a breast pump and bag of pumping accessories. Ugh. I feel like a Grand Canyon mule, lugging all of my pumping gear wherever I go. So I’m pretty pumped (heh) about Juno Blu‘s gorgeous line of bags — all specifically designed for pumping moms. How awesome is that? Juno Blu purses fit most breast...

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The coolest, funkiest nursing tops we’ve ever seen. About time!

My first baby was born in the dead of winter, which basically gave me an excuse to hide my pitiful spit-up stained shirts under a bulky coat. My second baby: summer. I just barely pulled off the shabby tank top look. Um, or maybe I didn’t. Time to start thinking nice nursing tops for the third baby coming in the fall! Mama FeelsGood is a cute online boutique based out of Bristol, England. They create adorable and funky nursing tops I’m already totally crazy about, and it’s not hard to see why, right? The layered look and the hip...

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Yes, nursing clothes can be fashionable

I’m hoping to nurse this baby of mine after it arrives in the fall. So I am mighty pleased to see that nursing attire has come a long way since the last time I wore it (five years ago). No more zip-up hoodies for me, that’s for sure. I’ve been checking out the selections at Milk Nursingwear and–squeeee!–I am already planning my fall wardrobe around some of the beautiful options they have from dresses to shirts, tank tops and more. And in lieu of using those traditional snap flaps that I always remember fumbling with, Milk Nursingwear has designed...

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Chic nursing covers. For real. Not even kidding.

Who wants to hide under a pink teddy bear blanket? Nobody over two years old, that’s who. That’s why these chic, breathable nursing covers do at least quadruple duty and look like something you would actually wear on purpose. Made of soft, light, wrinkle-resistant, shrink-resistant modal, the Dria Cover is surprisingly wearable for all four trimesters. Yeah, I said four, because the first nine months of babyhood always felt like an extension of the pregnancy to me. (Okay, so that’s like 6 trimester.) While you’re pregnant, the loose fit works over a tank or tee as a chic maternity...

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Nursing for good: The Bravado Nursing Tank by Rebecca Minkoff for Baby Buggy

I love good products that help support a good cause, but I love them even more when they’re actually tied to the cause. (As in, I still question that strange fast-food fried-chicken campaign to fight breast cancer.) This is why I’m so happy to give you the first look at a beautiful new designer nursing tank by Rebecca Minkoff, to benefit one of my very favorite charities, Baby Buggy. The Bravado Designs Essential Nursing Tanks by Rebecca Minkoff  are worth a look just knowing this awesome designer is partnering with one of moms’ all-time most-loved nursing bra brands. There...

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Survive pumping at work with the Milk it Kit

When I returned to work after my oldest was born, I felt fortunate that I was often able to slip home or bring her with me to breastfeed because, I’ll be honest, pumping at work made me a little nervous. I could barely use a breast pump at home, let alone in my office.  Too bad I didn’t have this cool kit that might have given me the extra breastfeeding support I would have really appreciated as a new nursing mom headed back to work.  The Milk It Kit is a back to work survival kit for breastfeeding moms to...

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I am loving Motherlove

Breastfeeding is a beautiful thing. Cracked nipples? Not so beautiful, and painful to boot. The problem with a lot of the nipple creams on the market is their super chemically feel. Since your little one will be ingesting said ointment when she suckles, is it too much to ask that it be as pure as they come? Enter Motherlove. You can pronounce every ingredient and each one is organic. Every single one. A dab of this wunder cream will bring much needed relief to the not so fabulous side of breastfeeding. It feels light and super soothing to the...

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Breastfeeding Week Pick: Chewbeads

This week, in honor of World Breastfeeding Week, we’ve asked our contributors to share their favorite nursing picks. There’s a stage of breastfeeding for which none of the books really prepare you: the one where the baby nurses while simultaneously doing, oh, everything else. For my kids, that meant trying to breastfeed while sticking fingers in my nose and doing handstands. The only thing that distracted them enough to circumvent the acrobatics and get down to the business of eating: when I wore eye-catching, nice-feeling jewelry. These super-chic Chewbeads are ideal for getting babes’ attention–and they’re silicone and BPA/PVC/phthalate-free,...

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Simplisse Gia nursing pillow gives breastfeeding a whole new angle

You would think that after breastfeeding four kids, it would be a little bit like riding a bicycle. And in my head, it has been. But for my body? No way. Ouch! Yes, even a fourth-time breastfeeder still uses her pillow, except my old faithful has now been replaced with a new brilliant find. The Simplisse Gia nursing pillow was created by one smart lactation consultant. It’s firm enough to help you support the baby but is brilliantly angled from thick to thin, allowing you to use the pillow comfortably in various positions but most obviously, keep the baby’s...

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The best breast pump you’ve never heard of

I’ve always been a pretty casual user breast pump user, since I work from home and rarely leave the baby (sigh). However this year, we decided to leave my littlest one with my mom for a few days so I could spend some quality time with my other three kiddos on a short jaunt. And that means my casual pumping was not going to cut it. It was the perfect opportunity to try out a new breast pump that bills itself as a green breast pump, which helps to keep the 2 million pumps purchased each year out of...

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