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Better Than a Blanket: 5 Reasons Why You’ll Fall in Love With Your Breastfeeding Shawl

In search of the perfect nursing cover up? Read five mom-tested reasons why you'll fall in love with a breastfeeding shawl, and why it beats every other kind of nursing cover!   When my daughter was about one month old, we braved the beach for a family trip. It was a gorgeous day, full of sun and sea breezes. We splashed in the waves, buried our toes in the sand, and listened to the laughter of her brother, cousins, and family play around us. She nestled in my chest for a nap, and I relished that glorious carefree feeling of beach life. It was a perfect day. Until it wasn't. Suddenly the clouds turned black. We … [Read more...]

How to Make a Cute Nursing Cover {Nursing Cover Tutorial}

Recently, a post on the blog, and another one on the Breastfeeding Place Facebook page, stirred up quite a discussion. Should you wear a nursing cover? Does it make you a nursing-nazi not to? Does wearing a nursing cover mean you're giving in to someone else's opinion about how you feed your baby? Although I'm now, in some ways, an "older mama," I remember well the moments of having a newborn and wishing my ever-so-social little one wouldn't pop away mid-guzzle to smile at a stranger, spraying milk and exposing me to the world. From that moment on, I knew I would use a nursing cover, at least with my more outgoing little ones, when nursing … [Read more...]

Should I Use a Baby Nursing Cover When Breastfeeding in Public?

Breastfeeding is a very personal thing between a mother and baby. There is so much love and bonding that happens when breastfeeding that it's quite hard to describe sometimes. But when out in public it becomes less personal as others are able to see what you are doing and possibly talk to you or ask questions about it. So you may be questioning whether or not you want to use a baby nursing cover when breastfeeding in public. Just like breastfeeding is a personal decision, so is the decision to use a nursing cover when breastfeeding in public. You have to decide what works best for you. I personally used a nursing cover quite often, while … [Read more...]

Breastfeeding Cover Styles and Options

While many nursing mothers don't feel the need to utilize a breastfeeding cover, there are many others (like myself) who prefer a little coverage when they are feeding their child. When my first child was born, I only used receiving blankets thrown over one shoulder to cover when I was nursing in public. This worked in the beginning, but once my daughter grew out of the newborn stage and became wigglier, it was more difficult to keep the blanket in place. As she grew even older, her curiosity about what was going on in her surroundings could also make it a challenge to maintain my own personal level of comfortable modesty. I wasn't aware that … [Read more...]

Are There Special Breastfeeding Clothes?

Breastfeeding a baby around the clock can prove to be quite difficult if you don't have the proper clothing. Some regular clothing will work fine for breastfeeding, but there is a lot of clothing out there that is made specifically for breastfeeding mothers. If you are wondering what types of breastfeeding clothes you will need, here's a short list of what I consider "must-haves." Types of Breastfeeding Clothes Nursing Bra A nursing bra is pretty essential when breastfeeding. Regular bras are really hard to breastfeed in. I have tried and it just doesn't work. Nursing bras have a clip at the bottom of the shoulder strap that connects … [Read more...]

5 Practical & Stylish Breastfeeding Tops

Breastfeeding can be challenging at times, especially if you are a new mom. The last thing you should be worrying about is finding breastfeeding tops that are practical and stylish. During my past 11 years of breastfeeding, it often felt like I was on 'Mission: Impossible' when I set out to find a breastfeeding top I liked. Finding something functional and fashionable can occasionally be difficult. So, I'm hoping to ease that task for you by offering five suggestions I feel are practical and trendy, and perfect for the cooler weather. Plus, these are all available to purchase online, making it even easier for you—no packing up the baby and … [Read more...]

How to Make Your Own Nursing Cover

There's a lot of chatter out there about whether or not a breastfeeding mother should cover up while out in public. In my opinion, it is strictly optional. But if you're going to do it, do it in style. Make your own nursing cover! Now there are several companies out there that offer fashionable covers in various shapes and sizes to suit your needs. But if you're harder to please (or just plain crafty) then I've go the cure for you! I'm no professional seamstress, but today I'm going to show you how to make your own nursing cover. This project is very easy and you will need the following items: Fabric in your choice of color or … [Read more...]

Udder Cover: A Great Nursing Cover Up

I’ve breastfed my babies in a variety of locales all over the US. With Bradley, my firstborn, I used a light-weight blanket when I was in mixed company or sitting in a public place. It gave me privacy—for a while. Once he got a little older, he wanted to see what was going on. He hated being under wraps! The whole ordeal turned into a big mess and breastfeeding was not very discreet. Udder Covers: Nursing Cover Up After I had my second born, I discovered Udder Cover. This is a nursing cover up a baby can’t pull off. The covers goes on around your neck, sort of like an apron. You can tighten or loosen the strap to make it most … [Read more...]