I nursed my son for a year and that meant that I got to wear lovely nursing bras for a very long time. One thing I learned very quickly is that comfort is key. With your body constantly changing it is important to have a bra that can be worn all day and allow you to easily nurse your baby comfortably. The bras by bravado! Designs are made just for … [Read more...]

August 1-7 is this year's World Breastfeeding Week.  Celebrating everything breastfeeding related, I thought I would bring to you a collection of favorite products and reviews that are all about breastfeeding. We've reviewed a heck of a lot of breastfeeding products over the years - some great, some not so great. Ā So for this week, I went … [Read more...]

This week's topic for #BumpMonth is Breastfeeding. --- I think I have a somewhat unique experience as I formula fed my first and breastfeed my second.  I've written about this a few times so here's a little excerpt from a review I published here last year: I formula fed my first son when he was an infant.  I walked into the hospital at 41 … [Read more...]

As a breastfeeding mom I am sometimes forced to feed my son in places other than my couch. Luckily I am not extremely shy about it, but there still is a need to cover up. I have a nursing cover, but sometimes it's just to big and bulky to carry around in my already full diaper bag. For times like that it's nice to have something small and versatile … [Read more...]

Need a powerful daily electric breastpump that won't break the bank? That's why we like Lansinoh's Affinity Double Electric Breastpump (price range $135 - $159). It's pretty compact, can run on AA batteries (if you have nowhere to plug it in) and does exactly what you need it to do! It features independent adjustable cycle and suction.  It starts … [Read more...]

When it comes to nursing comfort is key in my book. As a matter of fact, since I have pretty much been home bound, I basically wear anything comfortable that makes nursing as easy as possible. That means nothing at all fashionable. Thus far I have stuck to zippered sweat shirts, and nursing tanks. Things like that have been my day time wardrobe, … [Read more...]

I pump a lot and thanks to Simple Wishes Hands Free Pumping Bustier ($36), I can actually can get a little me time while I pump (providing it's quiet where I'm pumping). I can also spend time with my kids, or even do the dishes.. while I pump (though it's not as fun as the me time). I like that it was really easy to use. You fit the bustier to your … [Read more...]

So I received this note in my inbox yesterday.  Sponsored by donation of product from Lansinoh, Cottonwood Kids and more, there are now roughly 200 hospitals nationally that give a Healthy Baby Bounty Bag to a new Mom at discharge. The bag contains milk storage bags, disposable nipple pads, samples, coupons, and information that supports and … [Read more...]

Motherlove Herbal is ideal for anyone who's pregnant, postpartum, breastfeeding, as well as babies. This company uses certified organic ingredients that are certified cruelty free and without preservatives, artificial fragrances and petroleum-based additives (such as mineral oil). All of their products are safe for baby's skin. As a mama who's now … [Read more...]

Right before I gave birth, I met some lovely ladies from Lansinoh at BlogHer. They graciously sent some products to test out, including their LatchAssist ® nipple everter ($10.69), Soothies by Lansinoh Gel Pads ($9.00 - $12.99) for a package of 2, and HPA Lanolin ($7- $10). Based on my previous latch issues with my other two children, I was excited … [Read more...]