The early days of breastfeeding can be a challenge. Achieving a proper latch, learning how to nurse your babe in public and making sure you’re getting enough to eat can be almost as overwhelming as your list of Do’s and Don’ts when you get pregnant. This guide, in conjunction with our Breastfeeding Bash on Facebook Live, provides you with some of the best breastfeeding items out there. From nursing covers to skincare, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to enter for a chance to win something from our $1,500 worth of giveaways!
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The early days of breastfeeding can be a challenge. Achieving a proper latch, learning how to nurse your babe in public and making sure you’re getting enough to eat can be almost as overwhelming as your list of Do’s and Don’ts when you get pregnant. Our Breastfeeding Bash on Facebook Live provides you with some of the best breastfeeding items out there. From nursing covers to skincare, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to enter for a chance to win something from our $1,500 worth of giveaways!
We have partnered with several brands to bring you some of the things you need for ultimate breastfeeding success, and we are bringing them to you LIVE on our Facebook page on Tuesday, August 30th at 11:30 AM EST. Check out the information below to learn more so you don’t miss out on some cool gear and amazing giveaways!
When you’re breastfeeding, you need tops that are easily accessible and comfy. You’d like tops that are stylish and fun, too — but those two things don’t always align!
Au Lait understands that nursing moms want fashion and function, and their tops feature vents hidden in the front pleats to ensure privacy and comfort while nursing. The Jersey V Tank is a mix of sleek and casual, with an extended length that takes moms from pregnancy to postpartum with ease, and one lucky Daily Mom reader will win Au Lait’s easiest wearing tank yet, The Jersey V Tank!
Hello! My name is Raeanne and I’m a 33 year old mom to 3 boys. My youngest son is 7 weeks old and 4 days, my middle son is 6 and my oldest is 9. Twelve years ago I had a breast reduction. I was told by the surgeon that I had a 50/50 shot at being able to breast feed at all.
You’ve been looking forward to this day for the last 9 months. You’ve assembled the crib, painted the nursery, and taken the childbirth classes. Now she’s here. You’re finally holding your new baby girl in your arms. It’s everything you thought it would be, until you get home from the hospital and all of a sudden, your new baby seems to have forgotten about you. She’s constantly nursing and being soothed by Mom. How are you supposed to compete with Mom’s delicious milk? Don’t worry, you can still bond with your new baby! Here are 20 ways to get you and your baby off on the right foot to a long-lasting, loving relationship.
Discovering comfortable clothing you can seamlessly transition from pregnancy to nursing can be time consuming and daunting. Luckily, we have come across a beautiful line of clothing with exactly that in mind, NOM by Belly Dance Maternity. NOM offers some of the most attractive everyday nursing apparel for mothers. Who says everyday attire for breastfeeding moms can’t be beautiful?
Breastfeeding. It sounds so simple: feed from your breast. The baby roots and latches on. The milk lets down. Baby gets fed. No brainer, right? Wait. Rooting? Latch? Let down?
Attention Nursing Moms: Forget about unfashionable nursing tops that are uncomfortable and don’t fit right! Milkstars is an amazing line of clothing that is here to help.
Autumn has arrived and, whether you are pregnant or breastfeeding (or both), you may be looking for more weather-appropriate attire. Lilac Clothing has a beautiful Fall Line of clothing that really make you ready to step out into a crisp Autumn day. With Lilac’s large selection, there is sure to be something to suit each individual woman’s taste and style throughout all the different stages of her life.
Throughout the month, we have brought you many amazing stories about the triumphs and tribulations of breastfeeding. You have seen inside the very heart and soul of the breastfeeding journeys of some of the Daily Mom writers, as well as many of our inspirational readers. Obviously, you know where we stand on breastfeeding. It is an amazing and nourishing gift that we Mothers are able to provide for our children. However, it isn’t always easy. Today, we share with you the other huge part of the breastfeeding equation: Fathers. They can play such a pivotal role in breastfeeding. Just as a mother does, they experience the fear, excitement and stress all in their own way. Check out what some of our own “Daily Dads” had to say about their take on this amazing journey. Get a good laugh and some awesome tips for helping Dad cope with this adjustment!
As you may have seen us mention in a previous post, we’re hosting a HUGE Breastfeeding Giveaway as we finish up our Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign. Well, the time has come!! We’ve put together a giveaway so big it won’t all fit into one prize pack. We’ve created four (that’s right, FOUR!) prize packs valued at over $1,900! They are chock full of amazing essentials for not only the Newly Breastfeeding moms, but for the Full Term breastfeeding mom as well as the Exclusive Pumping moms, too! At Daily Mom, we believe in the importance of breastfeeding, and we want to arm you with everything you need to be successful through your breastfeeding journey.
After you have entered, go check out the Breastfeeding Mom Product Guide we put together.
It is one of the first very personal questions that nosy aunts, grandmothers, friends, even coworkers ask. “Are you going to breastfeed your baby?” You have every intention of doing just that. It is the healthiest and most natural way to feed your baby and you want to be sure that they have every benefit possible. You have researched, read books, taken the new mothers classes, and you are determined to make this work. You have endured labor and birth and here is your shining moment. You put your baby to your breast for the first time and it happens! Or, at times, it doesn’t. Women struggle with breastfeeding every day and many give up because they weren’t sure how or where to reach out for help. We are here to help by providing the necessary resources if you need them.
I spent a great deal of my early life dissing other women. I never had more than a couple of female friends. I would say things like “I don’t like women” or “women are too much drama.” My comments and behavior were likely rooted in my personal insecurities. I felt that relationships with other women were much harder work than with my male friends. I think now I felt insecure in my ability to work that hard or to be a truly good friend. If I didn’t like women, wasn’t that a sign I didn’t like myself? I thought I was different, better, more like a man. Society does value men over women after all. I played into this when it came to my own self-image.
Thrush–it can be one of the most painful and long lasting problems you will deal with as a nursing mom. The symptoms can appear in the baby, the mother, or both. Thrush, like mastitis, can be so challenging that it has been known to shake even the most devoted breastfeeding woman. This article will highlight just exactly what thrush is, how it looks and feels, and highlight the steps you can take in order to kick it to the curb for good.
Daily Mom is thrilled to introduce our readers to Ashlee Wells Jackson, creator and photographer of the 4th Trimester Bodies Project. Ashlee has been kind enough to share some of her favorite images of women breastfeeding their babies in honor of our Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign. Read on to find out about what inspired the 4th Trimester Bodies Project and Ashlee’s personal journey with breastfeeding.