Monthly Archives: March 2012

New styles have blossomed!

March 27, 2012

Spring is in full bloom here at Milk Nursingwear! We just introduced an assortment of fresh new spring nursingwear styles, as well as new colors in other tried-and-true customer favorites. You’ll see loads of feminine details (think ruching, ruffles, empire waists and deep v-s), as well as styling that is fit-to-flatter.

You asked to see our looks on live models, and we listened. And – thanks to your great feedback and suggestions – our collection really blossomed this season with the launch of our new model photography of our nursing dresses and nursing sleepwear. Milk’s spring dresses, in particular, are really flirty and sweet, and are available in a variety of punchy colors (like fuschia and midnight blue) as well basic black (to suit your every occasion).

Here’s a preview of what’s new (and hot!) at Milk:

Visit us online to shop more garden-ready nursingwear for the season!

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Check out Milk’s NEW LOOK!

March 8, 2012

We love your feedback and are excited to announce that we have updated our website to make your shopping experience EVEN BETTER.

We know that you expect no less from the freshest nursingwear on the planet!

These NEW FEATURES make it even more convenient for nursing moms to shop for chic nursing fashions at Milk:

  • Your Shopping Cart Contents Will be Saved – even if you are not able to complete your shopping in one visit.  If you start shopping, add items to your cart,  and get interrupted for a nursing session, for children who need your attention, or for any other reason, simply come back another time and your cart will still contain your items. Then you can add or delete items, or simply head to checkout. Whew!
  • We Reward You for Writing Customer Reviews – We love your reviews, and other customers do too! They provide honest feedback for customers shopping at our store, and help them to make their selections. SO… we will now reward you with 25 Milk Money Rewards points for each review that you write.  Not a bad way to earn points – start writing!
  • We have Simplified the Checkout Process – We have redesigned the checkout process into a one-page-checkout (which is really two!) that is quicker to complete. We know that time is of the essence for we Mamas.
  • Product Review Ratings now Display on Category Pages – so before you even click on an item you can see the average number of stars (from 1 to 5) it received from customers who reviewed it.  The number of stars now shows up on the pages with the thumbnail pictures.  Simply click on each style to read the review details.

And if that’s not enough…. You have been asking to see our styles on real live models and we’re delighted to share that we will be adding the first round of those images in the coming weeks! For now, check out the new photography on our home page.

As always, we love to hear your feedback, so email us at customercare{at}milknursingwear{dot}com. We’re in the business of making your life easier so that you can spend more joyful moments with your little one(s)!

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Guest Blogger: Abigayle’s Insights

March 6, 2012

Thank you to our guest blogger, Abigayle C., for sharing her insights on instincts. A mother does know best!

I chose to have my baby, Eleanor, breastfeed right after she was born. She nursed for over an hour!  I thought she was a pro.  I thought we wouldn’t have to work at all.  I thought we were so lucky!

I thought.

Until the second night we were in the hospital.  Exhausted and anxious to sleep, we were introduced to our upcoming nurse who claimed to be a lactation consultant.  She asked how my breastfeeding was going.  I looked down at Eleanor as she was going to town, and replied, “She’s a pro!”

Then the nurse said something that shattered my dreams.  “Umm, I don’t think she’s latching right.  I don’t even think she’s getting any milk!”   She unlatched Eleanor, without permission, and immediately brought our breastfeeding to a halt.  She grabbed all of these tubes, syringes, and my pump, and told me I’d have to choose between feeding Eleanor through a syringe or giving up.   “Take your pick!” She said.

By the end of an overwhelming 2-hour lesson of how to feed with a syringe and tube, I began to cry uncontrollably.  I told everyone I just wanted to go to bed.  I apologized to Eleanor as they wheeled her to the nursery.

The next nurse that came on duty brought Eleanor to me to eat.  I shook my head and said, “Ok, I guess I’ll try.”  I placed her at my breast, and she nursed as she had since she was born.  I pointed out all of the things we were doing wrong to my current nurse, a mother of 5 breastfed babies.  “That nurse told you what?!”  She took another look and told me that Eleanor was doing just fine.  She said she saw milk dribbling from Eleanor’s cheek, so she was obviously getting milk.

I was confused, but I chose to go with the positive.  I mean, how could I not?  It was either go with the flow, or give up.

One week after Eleanor was born, she had gained an entire pound over her birth weight with being breastfed exclusively.  The home nurse called my breast milk, “White Gold.”

The moral of my story is to let your baby tell you how things are going.  If he or she is gaining weight, and you both are feeling happy and healthy, that is all that matters. Be confident and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!

Abigayle is a proud Minnesotan, a creative mother of two beautiful girls, and wife to a wonderful scientist.

Would you like to be featured on FreshMilk as a guest blogger? We would love to hear your story! Email us at customercare{at}milknursingwear{dot}com for submission guidelines.

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