July 27, 2017
World Breastfeeding Week is celebrating 25 years!
Each year, the first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week. From August 1st through the 7th, breastfeeding awareness and support is recognized around the world. The goal of WBW is to support, protect and promote breastfeeding for all women.
This year’s WBW is about working together for the common good!
“#WBW2017 will call on advocates and activists, decision-makers and celebrants to forge new and purposeful partnerships. Together, let’s attract political support, media attention, participation of young people and widen our pool of celebrants and supporters.” – worldbreastfeedingweek.org
Milk Nursingwear has been busy behind the scenes supporting WBW celebrations across the United States by donating stylish nursing tops to events occurring coast-to-coast! From La Leche League happenings to ILCA conventions to WIC programs to birth, breastfeeding & baby fairs, Milk is supporting events nationwide with our donations.
July 20, 2017
Pregnancy is an exciting time in our lives, but we usually find our spending a little out of control. Besides buying for baby, we also need to accommodate our new size and shape with maternity clothing. And once your little one has arrived, you will want to purchase nursingwear to allow for easy and discreet breastfeeding so you can enjoy being out in the world with your nursling.
It can be costly to purchase maternity clothes that you will only wear for a few months — how many woman wear their maternity clothes after giving birth? This is where dual function maternity and nursing wear can help!
What exactly is dual function maternity and nursing wear? Dual function means that these items will carry you from pregnancy through nursing and possibly even beyond. These clothes have enough room to accommodate your growing abdomen, and they all have hidden nursing openings for convenient breastfeeding. What a great value!
Dual function maternity & nursing wear has many advantages:
Savings – You will get more use out of every item as you can wear them from the start of your pregnancy until you are done breastfeeding your nursling. This will result in savings for you!
Style – Our nursing tops and nursing dresses have concealed nursing access and look like regular clothing, so you can continue to wear them long after weaning. Others will have no idea there are hidden openings for breastfeeding.
Discretion – No more lifting up or pulling down your top or dress to nurse. You can keep your back and stomach protected while utilizing the nursing openings that are well-placed, and well-sized to enable you to latch on and nurse easily while remaining covered.
Comfort – Our dual function clothing is made of soft and lightweight fabrics and cut to fit pregnant moms.
Convenience – You no longer have to hide out or cover baby with a blanket to breastfeed. When you are breastfeeding while wearing Milk Nursingwear, it is likely that people will just think that your baby is sleeping in your arms.
July 13, 2017
We moms work so hard to give our little ones the best by breastfeeding. Many times we need to pump and save our breast milk for later. Do you ever wonder how long it will last?
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, you should store breast milk in 2 to 4 ounce batches. Once baby finishes a feeding, any remaining breast milk should be used within 2 hours or refrigerated for the next feeding.
Fresh milk at room temperature
Freshly expressed milk can be stored safely at room temperature for 4 hours, with a temperature up to 77 degrees, while keeping the milk covered.
Freshly expressed milk can also be stored in an insulated cooler with an ice pack for 24 hours. Be sure to keep the cold ice packs in constant contact with your container of milk.
Fresh milk can be stored in the back of the refrigerator for up to 48 hours, after it has been collected in the cleanest way possible. Ideally, it should be used or frozen within those 2 days. Thawed milk can stay in the refrigerator for no longer than 24 hours. Never refreeze breast milk.
Fresh breast milk should be frozen as soon as possible and stored in the back of the freezer, away from the door. Frozen milk should be used within 3 months. Remember, either thaw it in the refrigerator or in a warm bowl of water – do not microwave your breast milk.
If you have access to a deep freezer, fresh milk can be stored safely there for 6 months — if kept at least at 0 degrees F. Again, be sure to put it in the back of the freezer where there is a more steady temperature.
Be sure to cleanly express your milk by washing your hands and all storage containers thoroughly. Remember to label the date the breast milk was expressed.
July 6, 2017
Milk Nursingwear’s Smocked maternity and nursing tank top is a summer essential! This dual-function nursing top will take you from pregnancy, through nursing and beyond. Simply lift the smocked layer to access nursing openings. Paired here with white jeans, nude espadrille wedges, and a vibrant yellow tote, this is the perfect outfit for a day out.