Anyone who knows me…or at least anyone who knows me post-college…would know you’ll only get a picture of me in a tank top for a good cause! Since I have been pregnant and/or breastfeeding for the last seven years, I know my nursing tanks and bras. And Bravado is a brand that helps me feel […]
While I was breastfeeding, I worried about nipple confusion even though I wanted my husband’s help with nighttime feedings. Thankfully, our baby was able to switch easily from bottle to breast using the MAM Anti-Colic bottle.
I tried compression wraps after my first two births but immediately gave them up because they were uncomfortable and visible underneath my clothing. Ordinary compression tanks make breastfeeding difficult so I really wanted that combined a highly-functional nursing tank top with compression in the belly area. I have found exactly what I was looking for […]
After my first baby, I lost most of the 35 pounds I gained within a month. True, I would likely never fit into the size zero clothing from college ever again, and my body definitely changed, but I was comfortable in my new mommy body.
A year after my second pregnancy, I still weighed as much as I did the day before I gave birth to my first child. Even worse than the excess weight is the flab.
Exercise and eating right is the answer, of course, but I still need a little extra help getting back into shape and that is where the Mother Tucker Compression Tank comes in.
In my dreams, all parents have access to a flexible work environment and high quality childcare. The moms take a leisurely maternity leave to bond and establish a good breastfeeding relationship. They go back on their own terms and are more productive for having flexible hours, telecommuting options, on-site childcare, and luxurious pumping rooms.
And then I wake up…
It takes an Internet Village.
Baby Jaeli, has a rare genetic condition and will not tolerate formula. Her mom is breastfeeding and pumping but it is not enough. What baby Jaeli needs is time and calories and that is what donated breastmilk will give her.
But her mom’s state Medicaid will not cover the banked breastmilk and Jaeli’s mom was faced with the heartbreaking possibility that her baby might starve…
When I had my baby, I knew I planned to breastfeed and tried to refuse the “free diaper bag” from the formula company. “Take it,” they said, “It has free samples and coupons.” Too exhausted to argue, I accepted the bag. Beyond the formula, there was one newborn-sized diaper and a lot of advertisements.
Now there is an alternative for moms who plan to breastfeed: the Healthy Baby Bounty Bag…
When Boob sent me some of their latest nursing wear, my daughter asked, “But aren’t all of mommy’s tops breastfeeding tops?” That’s my girl! While, it is true you can breastfeed in almost any top, Boob makes nursing stylish and comfortable. Even better–with Boob I can start wearing dresses again…
There are so many slings on the market, yet our friend Jen at NursingMotherSupplies.com sells only the New Native Baby Carrier. Jen’s a breastfeeding expert who recommends only the best products for nursing moms.