Breastfeeding isn’t easy. It’s especially difficult in the beginning, when both mom and babe are learning the latches, positions, timing and logistics of everything. Luckily, there are lots of resources to help nursing mamas establish a solid breastfeeding foundation — and we love the accessories from Bébé au Lait!
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Let’s face it—pumping at work can be downright difficult. In between lugging your pump back and forth to work and getting semi-topless in a room next door to your boss, it’s no wonder that for many moms, the end of the maternity leave means the end of nursing. If you find yourself having a tough time, here are some tips and tricks that can help keep you a pump-at-work mama:
If you are a nursing mother you have likely realized that nothing you had sitting in your wardrobe seemed to work correctly or live up to the functional task of breastfeeding your baby. Babies aren’t always the most patient little diners and when you have a child who is ready for their “meal” the last thing you need is to be fussing and fidgeting while they are growing impatient. Not only are we showcasing clothing that is fantastic and functional but we have rounded up great nursing clothing that is also fashionable! At Daily Mom we love to share all the wonderful benefits of breastfeeding with our readers and what better time than during Breastfeeding Awareness Month. When you think of nursing attire does it conjure up visions of tasteless clothing? Let us assure you that after you read this, you will no longer feel that way! Fashionable and functional can certainly go hand in hand.
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!
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?
With more awareness surrounding breastfeeding there is a huge need for stylish nursing wear so that mothers can breastfeed their babies wherever and whenever in style. If you are looking for stylish nursing wear, whether it be for a casual day out or an evening out on the town with baby in tow, you must check out Queen Bee. Queen Bee is your one stop destination for all things maternity and nursing. From bathing suits to loungewear and nightgowns to formal wear.
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.
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!
Who says breastfeeding moms can’t also be fashionistas?
With an increased awareness around breastfeeding, more women are attempting to breastfeed their children than ever before. In fact, over the past month we’ve been doing our part to bring you articles, personal reflections and breastfeeding resources to bring awareness to the art of breastfeeding. And what would a Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign be without fashionable breastfeeding apparel?
We believe that a mother has a right to breastfeed whenever and wherever she wants. We believe she shouldn’t be limited to nursing in a bathroom or closet. And, we believe that she should be able to do it with a sense of style.
If you share any of those sentiments, stay tuned because for the next few days, we will be highlighting some of the most fashionable nursing collections in the industry. You don’t want to miss it!
Today, Ripe Maternity shows us how to fashionably go from maternity to nursing.
My memory of my daughter’s birth is a bit fuzzy. I remember the contractions. I remember the pain (I had no drugs or epidural), but I don’t remember holding my baby right after her birth.
On June 29, 2012 at 7 o’clock in the evening, my water broke while I was eating pizza with my husband. We were celebrating my last day at the office. Three hours later, I gave birth to a healthy 6 lb, 3 oz baby girl, 5 weeks early.
I’ve read many a story in which the new mother takes her baby to her chest and the newborn latches on for the first time. That was not my experience. In fact, I didn’t really get to nurse my baby until 3 weeks after her birth. However, at 2 years old, I am still nursing. Therefore, while my story is a bit nontraditional, I hope it will encourage other women to keep pushing towards their goals to breastfeed.
Looking for a way to help boost your breast milk supply? Sure, there are herbs and teas you can try, but wouldn’t it be awesome if eating cookies could make you more milk? Well, they can! Packed full of healthy ingredients that are shown to increase breast milk production, these yummy cookies will not only make you smile, but will keep your baby happy and satisfied as well.
We’re thrilled to introduce a guest post by R.C. Liley, creator of the blog, Going Dad. R.C. is dad to daughter, Avery, and husband to his wife, Kelley. He penned an article especially for Daily Mom and our Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign. R.C. was also kind enough to answer a few questions about himself. Read on to see what he had to say.
My name is Kathleen, I’m 28 years old, a mother of three. Well technically, four.
Your first born is heading steadfast down the path to toddlerhood, and you find your heart aching at the sight of every random infant you see at the grocery store. You’re seriously thinking about and discussing “baby #2” with your partner, but there’s one little problem: your toddler is still breastfeeding with no end in sight. So many questions are running through your head.
“Can I even get pregnant while breastfeeding?”
“Will breastfeeding take important nutrients out of my body that are necessary to aid in a healthy pregnancy?”
“Will pregnancy make my milk supply dwindle?”
“Will I be too tired to breastfeed during pregnancy?”
“Will I have trouble gaining enough weight if I breastfeed during pregnancy?”
“Will breastfeeding during pregnancy induce labor or cause early miscarriage?”
“Will I be able to tandem breastfeed if it comes down to it?”
“Can I even get pregnant while breastfeeding?”