Monthly Archives: September 2014

A Breastfeeding Story

September 25, 2014

Milk Nursingwear customer, Karey, shared her breastfeeding story with us, and we are excited to feature it here on our Freshmilk blog! We are interested in publishing other customer breastfeeding stories — so if you have one to share, please contact us at customercare@milknursingwear.com.

 

Karey works full time as a pharmacist and is mom to both Kaitlyn and Kayleigh.  She has been married 8 years and says, “My kids are my life. I love them more than anything.”

This busy mom also runs her own personal Etsy business – “Kaitybug’s Kreations” and is an independent consultant for Jamberry Nails. She’s originally from Pennsylvania, but has hopped around the country and is currently in the middle of a move to Texas.

 

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Here is Karey’s story:

I knew before I even had kids that I wanted to breastfeed.  My mother breastfed all her children so it was a tradition I wanted to continue. It was very important for me to try, but I had friends that it didn’t work for so I went into it with an open mind. My goal was to give my baby what is best: breast milk.  I would achieve that by either nursing or pumping.

In 2010, our first daughter, Kaitlyn, was born. Everything seemed fine until her first doctor’s appointment 2 days after we had gone home – when we discovered she had jaundice.  In the meantime, we were having some challenges with breastfeeding as we couldn’t get the latch down.  Since I wanted to provide Kaitlyn with the best nutrition possible, I gave up and switched to pumping so she could get my milk to help bring her jaundice down. Her health was more important than my desire to nurse, so as long as she got breast milk that was all that mattered to me. For the next 10 months, I lugged my pump and equipment everywhere I went — until I stopped producing.

With my second baby I was even more determined to get this nursing thing down pat.  At the start of 2014, I gave birth to our second daughter, Kayleigh.  From the minute she was born she was an awesome nurser.  We were more cautious this time and had the doctors check her for jaundice while still in the hospital.  Once the jaundice kicked in, even the lactation consultant couldn’t wake her to nurse. So I resorted again to pumping which I didn’t mind because I knew she was getting the good stuff.karey foote pic 2

Wow did I ever produce this time! I had stock piles of milk in the fridge and freezer from the get go! Then a funny thing happened. While holding my baby girl at 8 weeks I noticed her rooting, so I said “Fine you want the boob? I’ll give you the boob!”  Kayleigh latched right on and went to town.  She nursed like she had been doing it since birth! I had to struggle with fast let down choking her and had to pump after she nursed since I had so much milk —  but I didn’t care — we were NURSING!

During this time, I stored so much milk that I was able to donate several months worth to my cousin, who couldn’t produce her own breast milk.  Her little girl, born just 6 days after Kayleigh, tried every formula available and medications but cried all the time.  Once she was given my breast milk, she became a happy baby with no more reflux.

I couldn’t believe it — I was feeding two babies with my milk!!! 9 months later, I still have a champ nurser, and I’m still storing milk. I love nursing and happily give her the breast when she wants it.

Now that I can breastfeed, I wear Milk Nursingwear as your nursing tops make it easy to nurse discreetly anywhere.

 

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New Fall Nursingwear Styles Have Arrived at Milk

September 18, 2014

Pretty soon the leaves will be turning colors – why shouldn’t you?

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Milk has just introduced our 2014 line of stylish Fall nursing tops and nursing dresses.

Our new looks include trendy details such as:

  • Color Blocking
  • Split Sleeves
  • Faux Leather Trim

It’s not too soon to start building your fall nursing wardrobe.  Shop our entire line at Milk Nursingwear today!

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Protecting your Right to Breastfeed

September 11, 2014

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We all know that it is natural for females to breastfeed their young.  So why is this so controversial?  Some states have already taken a stand.  Here are the numbers:

  • 46 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands have laws that specifically protect a women’s right to breastfeed in any public or private location.
  • 29 states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands exempt breastfeeding from public indecency laws.
  • 25 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have laws related to breastfeeding in the workplace.
  • 16 states and Puerto Rico exempt breastfeeding mothers from jury duty or allow jury service to be postponed.
  • 5 states and Puerto Rico have implemented or encouraged the development of a breastfeeding awareness education campaign.

 Source: NCSL.org

Let us know how you feel about the government stepping in to protect your right to breastfeed your baby in public.

Do you think that states should pass laws protecting the rights of women to breastfeed in public areas?
Yes! We should be able to feed anywhere, any time and any way we choose.
Yes, but each establishment should have the right to ask the mother to cover up in some way 
No, the government shouldn’t get involved.

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Milk Nursingwear’s stylish nursing tops and dresses feature hidden openings that help you to nurse discreetly and conveniently wherever you are. This helps you feel more confident breastfeeding when you are out and about and enables you to enjoy being out in the world with your nursling.

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Milk Nursingwear September Style Guide

September 4, 2014

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 Goodbye Summer…Hello Fall

sept fashioncorner 1Summer is coming to an close, but that doesn’t mean an end to the warm temperatures just yet – check out our Cowl Neck nursing top in red. This classic nursing top is the perfect way to dress up your lean, cropped jeans.  Add metallic wedge thongs, a gold bracelet watch, and some aviators for a polished look.

sept fashioncorner 2Our Side-shirred nursing top in black is a must-have basic for your nursing wardrobe. Pair this long sleeve nursing top with cuffed, khaki shorts, some swing earrings, and a two-toned crochet/straw bag for a casual yet pulled together look.

 

 

 

 

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