January 26, 2018
To show our customer love this Valentine’s Day, we will be awarding each of three lucky winners a $100 Milk Nursingwear Gift Card! A random drawing of all entrants will take place on February 13, 2018.
Entering is easy!
Snap a picture of you wearing one of your Milk Nursingwear garments and then either:
1) Post the picture to Instagram and tag us at #milklovesyouback
2) Email the photo to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Share the Love”
Make sure to enter no later than February 13, 2018, at noon EST. One entry per customer!
Winners will be announced on all Milk Nursingwear social media channels on February 14, 2018.
* By entering this drawing, you agree to let us use your submission and/or photo on Milk Nursingwear’s website, blog, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages (first name only).
January 18, 2018
Looking for a lactation cookie recipe to help boost your milk production and your energy level? Here is a great, no-bake option. It contains three important ingredients thought to help promote the flow of a nursing mother’s milk – brewer’s yeast, oats and flax seed.
recipe by: Maegan, The BakerMama
ingredients (serves 2 dozen)
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- ½ cup ground or milled flaxseed
- 3 tablespoons brewer’s yeast (debittered or unbittered)
- 1 cup peanut butter or almond butter
- ½ cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add all ingredients except for the chocolate chips. Mix on low speed until mixture is well combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Roll mixture into 2-tablespoon sized smooth balls and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or enjoy right away. Once the bites have set, transfer them to an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
January 11, 2018
When discussing the topic of nursing, you can bet there will be plenty opinions and advice offered. How much of that well-intentioned feedback is actually accurate? We address some of that here with the truth behind common breastfeeding myths.
Myth 1: If a baby feeds often, that means they aren’t getting enough milk.
Fact: Breast milk is easy to digest, so generally babies get hungrier sooner than if they are formula-fed. Typically, newborns naturally fall into an every-two-hours schedule. Watch Baby’s cues and not the clock.
Myth 2: A breast-fed baby won’t sleep through the night.
Fact: Each baby will sleep through the night when they are ready – depending upon their size, sleeping pattern and personality. Switching to formula just for this reason is not recommended. Research indicates that while babies may sleep longer when fed formula, they do not sleep better. This is because formula does not get digested as quickly as breast milk leaving a longer stretch between feedings.
Myth 3: If you give a nursing baby a bottle, she will refuse the breast.
Fact: Switching between breast and bottle rarely will confuse a nursling, but it is best to wait about six weeks before offering a bottle. This will ensure they have mastered breastfeeding first. Use it once or twice a day to develop bottle feeding skills while still maintaining the ability to nurse.
Myth 4: Weaning can be difficult if you don’t do it by your nursling’s first birthday.
Fact: While some people are not comfortable with children over one year of age nursing, there is absolutely no evidence that breastfeeding for a longer period of time will make weaning any harder. Every individual is different and some little ones want and need to nurse longer than others. Only wean when you and/or baby are ready.
Myth 5: You cannot get pregnant while breastfeeding.
Fact: No contraception is 100% safe, and this includes nursing. So if you are not ready to be pregnant again, then do not rely on breastfeeding for birth control. Experts do claim that lactation amenorrhea can be 98% effective — meaning that you are breastfeeding exclusively, your menstrual cycle has not begun, and typically your baby is less than six months. But again, why take the chance? Speak with your doctor about safe alternatives.
Make your breastfeeding journey an easier one for both you and your baby with fashions from Milk Nursingwear. Our stylish nursing tops and nursing dresses with discreet openings will keep you covered and more relaxed.
January 4, 2018