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This post is brought to you courtesy of Mamachic, the versatile scarf and wrap for moms.
If you are a mom who is breastfeeding (or thinking about it) and are looking for a stylish, multi-functional nursing cover, then Mamachic just might be it. Developed over the last few years by Angela Tsai, Mamachic was the answer to her need for something stylish yet had multiple uses for her minimalist lifestyle.
I was recently traveling for work and like many other moms before me, the line “put on your own mask before you help others” struck a chord with me. We moms all too often give and give and give and then find ourselves forgetting to care for ourselves. While a juice can’t completely solve that for us, Bundle Organics has a tasty option to making sure pregnant and nursing moms get the nutrients we need.
Well, we aren’t done but it was finally time to give in. The twins and I proudly made it to 20 weeks of liquid gold. They were exclusively breastfed for 20 beautiful weeks. Yesterday morning, that had to change per the pediatrician’s advice.
Are you following me over on Instagram? Let me tell you, this is the place to be when it comes to my current social media obsession. Thanks to IG, I was lucky enough to connect with Melissa of LatchPal and bring you today’s post!
As you know, I’m a proud breastfeeding Mama of twins. Our favorite public method on these hot spring days has been to wear a nursing tank and a t-shirt then just adjust appropriately in order to discreetly nurse without having to cover the baby (Ava hates being covered up). Thank goodness I found out about LatchPal, a clip to help aid breastfeeding and pumping – with this handy accessory, I can nurse this way even easier.
Provided things go well with my healing, I’ll be headed back to work in a few weeks (gulp). This means the girls have been getting used to bottles. We’ve tried three different kinds of bottles in the last 6 weeks, including one sent to me to test out, the Minbie. According to US Family Guide, Minbie is “the result of 10 years R&D by and Australian Mom, who was frustrated with the inadequacies of the functionality of generic bottle teat on the market when she had children, with the bottles taking over breastfeeding rather then supporting a baby’s ability to breastfeed well”.
This week’s Life With Levi breastfeeding blog hop is about Dumb Breastfeeding Comments.
I usually don’t like to give you guys the cloudy side of life from our side of tahn, but today’s blog hop is indeed dedicated to the dumb things that people say about breastfeeding. And I’ve heard a few funny things…but I can only laugh and not let them get me down. If you are a victim of telling me these things, no fear. I took no offense–I hope I was able to react kindly and let you know that I am proud to be a nursin’ mama, doing the best for ‘Lil Man that I can.
This week’s Life With Levi breastfeeding blog hop is about Breastfeeding Celebrations.
Usually, I talk about the great things happening for Lil Man and I, so there is always something to celebrate with us. Today, I’d like to share a little bit a personal celebration I had when I tried to nurse Lil Miss A (before we realized that she had a milk issue and I had a soy issue).
I laugh when I think about me as someone who worries about style. Back in my single days, I didn’t really care if I went out in pajama pants and a completely mismatched shirt. The folks over at “What Not to Wear” would probably have a hay-day in my closet. But when it comes to nursing clothing, I feel like there is a need to have clothes that are stylish yet functional.
About a year ago now, we found out we were pregnant with baby number two and about 4 weeks later (or 7 weeks in), my body began its cycle of “I HATE YOU BEING PREGNANT”. I had food aversions to every.single.thing.I.loved. There was no more chicken. No more ice cream. No more fries. Pretty much, I was destined to eat crackers and popsicles like I did with my first baby.