Breastfeeding Report Card for 2014

May 28th, 2015

bfm 3Organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control, and the World Health Organization all tout the many benefits of breastfeeding. Across our great country, breastfeeding acceptance and participation varies greatly.

Interested in seeing where your state ranks among others? Check out these 2014 Breastfeeding Report Card statistics released by the CDC .

Percentage of Moms still breastfeeding at 12 months – Top 10 states:

RANK STATE PERCENT
1 Vermont 45.3%
2 Alaska 42.5%
3 Utah 40.7%
4 Oregon 40.2%
5 California 38.4%
6 Hawaii 36.5%
7 Washington 35.3%
8 Minnesota 34.6%
9 New Hampshire 32.9%
10 New York 31.3%

Click here for the complete list of states and their rankings.

We at Milk Nursingwear hope our stylish nursing tops and nursing dresses enable you to breastfeed your children more easily and help you enjoy being out in the world with your nurslings.

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Introducing two NEW Leisure Bras by Coobie

May 21st, 2015

9042 NudeMilk Nursingwear introduces two NEW uber comfortable leisure bras to our nursing and maternity bra assortment – both by Coobie bras. Coobie designs seamless, pull-over, stylish and affordable bras that work well for both pregnancy and nursing. The Coobie bras can also be worn in place of a camisole with dresses and lower cut tops.

The ribbing and ruching make for a shapely silhouette — no more “uniboob.” Coobie seamless bras are more comfortable and offer lighter support than a  traditional day bra while at the same time are dressier and less confining than a sports bra.  These bras are perfect for lounge or leisure wear.

Coobie seamless bras are ultra comfortable and versatile and do not sacrifice style. They are perfect for everyday wear, yoga, sleeping, lounging, and more!

Milk Nursingwear now offers two types of Coobie Bras:

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The Coobie scoopneck bra is one of the most popular Coobie styles. It’s soft and stretchy, and size regular fits cup sizes 32A to 36D, while full size fits sizes 38A-42DD. It comes in a variety of colors.

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The Coobie v-neck bra looks great peeking out under dresses, tees, hoodies, wraps and more. This bra is offered in regular and full sizes and in a variety of fun colors.

Both bras are seamless, hook free, wire free, and feature a smooth back. All straps are adjustable and removable, and each bra has removable pockets for nursing pads, and includes removable foam padding.

Visit Milk Nursingwear to shop our full line of Coobie Bras!

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Happy 6th Birthday Milk Nursingwear!

May 14th, 2015

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Milk Nursingwear celebrates our sixth birthday this week, and where would we be without you?  

You have helped make Milk Nursingwear one of the largest nursingwear companies in the US. We are happy and proud to be a part of so many women’s breastfeeding experience and to be making it a more enjoyable and relaxing one.

Milk Nursingwear has:

Thanks for helping us grow and for allowing us to be a part of your breastfeeding journey! To thank you, please enjoy this $10 coupon off your purchase for one more week.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 11th, 2015

Thank you for sharing your lovely snapshots with us on Instagram.  We enjoyed seeing you wearing Milk nursing tops and nursing dresses in photos with your beautiful children and those babies that are on the way!

The winners of a $100 Milk Nursingwear gift card are…

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Congratulations to all of our winners.  We hope you enjoy your Milk Nursingwear shopping spree!

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Milk Nursingwear May Style Guide

May 7th, 2015

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How to style your Milk Nursingwear for fun in the sun…

Scoop-neck layered color-block nursing top Milk NursingwearOur Scoop-neck layered color-block nursing tee is a great addition to your summer wardrobe. The trendy layered look disguises the fact that this is a nursing top. Enjoy easy access to discreet nursing openings by lifting the top layer. Pair this hip nursing top with kiwi green, slim-fitting jeans. Prep your look with clean, white keds and a straw clutch. Top it off with a visor and aviators to keep out the sun.

Navy Striped Scoop Neck Nursing Dress Milk NursingwearMilk Nursingwear’s Striped scoop-neck nursing dress in dark navy is a polished, clean style for everyday wear or going out. Perfectly placed stripes hide the front panel with nursing access. We’ve dressed up this classic nursing dress with a fuchsia boyfriend blazer, an ankle-strap wedge and a straw tote.

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Twins, Triplets & Quads…Oh My!

April 30th, 2015

Danielle-and-Adam-Busby-with-daughter-BlaykeMany new parents are both excited and overwhelmed with the anticipation of welcoming their first child. But imagine the joy and emotion of expecting multiples. Two weeks ago the first set of US quintuplets since 1969 were born in Houston, Texas! Congratulations to parents Danielle and Adam Busby and big sister Blayke.

In that spirit, Milk Nursingwear would like to share our favorite shots of multiples…

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Milk Nursingwear’s Mother’s Day Giveaway

April 24th, 2015

ENTER TO WIN A $100 GIFT CARD

We at Milk Nursingwear love this time of year and the opportunity to celebrate our mothers, grandmothers, and YOU on Mother’s Day.

We are celebrating with a Mother’s Day giveaway you won’t want to miss.md contest

Enter Milk Nursingwear’s Mother’s Day Drawing to Win one of three $100 Gift Cards!

It’s Simple to Enter! Just do the following:
  1. Follow @MilkNursingwear on Instagram
  2. Snap and post a photo of you and your nursling to Instagram using #milkmomsday AND tag us @MilkNursingwear. In a rush? Just snap a quick selfie! If you have not given birth yet, post a picture of your beautiful pregnant self instead.
  3. You can earn one extra entry [for a total of two entries] in the drawing by wearing a Milk Nursingwear garment in the picture.
The Deadline for submissions is Friday, May 8, 2015, at noon EST.

Three winners will be drawn at random. Upload your picture for the drawing to Instagram today!

The three $100 gift card giveaway winners in Milk Nursingwear’s drawing will be announced on Monday, May 11, 2015.  Winners will be notified via Instagram.

See below for official rules and details…

Official Rules:

  • No Purchase Necessary, just post a picture on Instagram of you and your nursling, or a selfie – whether you are a nursing mom or are still pregnant. Be sure to include #milkmomsday AND tag us @MilkNursingwear in your post.
  • This giveaway is open to women in the US and around the world. This giveaway, however, is void where prohibited by law. It is your responsibility to check your local laws to ensure this giveaway does not violate any applicable law or ordinance, and to make sure you are eligible to participate.
  • Odds of winning depend on number of entries received.
  • In order to enter, entrants must be registered members of Instagram. Membership on Instagram is free. Registration for Instagram can be obtained by downloading the Instagram application onto your own eligible device from an App Store where it is available, and following the Application’s onscreen instructions to set up an account.  It can also be found at www.instagram.com.
  • You must follow us @MilkNursingwear on Instagram to be eligible.
  • Submissions for this giveaway will be accepted from April 24, 2015 – May 8, 2015, at noon EST. Each photo submission of you [with or without your nursling] will count as one entry.  An additional entry will be earned if you are wearing a Milk Nursingwear garment in the photo. Only one photo submission per person will earn an entry in the drawing. Winners will be announced on Monday, May 11, 2015, and notified via Instagram, so entrants must be following us on Instagram to be notified. Winners will also be announced via Milk Nursingwear Twitter, Facebook, and freshmilk blog pages.
  • Three winners will be chosen at random.
  • By entering this giveaway, you agree to let us use your photo submission on Milk Nursingwear’s website, blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter pages.
  • All entrants release Instagram and Apple from any connection with this giveaway.  This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or Apple.  Also, there will be no Apple products awarded in this giveaway.
  • This giveaway is sponsored by:

Milk Nursingwear

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How does Milk Nursingwear work?

April 16th, 2015

1843_11-710socialMilk Nursingwear enables women to breastfeed conveniently and discreetly wherever they go.

How is nursing in a “regular” top different than breastfeeding in a Milk Nursingwear “nursing” top?

When you breastfeed in a regular top, you have to lift your shirt above your breast to nurse, inevitably exposing parts of your stomach, sides, back and breasts.

Nursing in a regular dress is even more difficult because you have to lift the dress up over your breast. Some moms feel uncomfortable with the attention that this will draw and the reactions they will get.

Milk Nursingwear enables you to nurse discreetly, without showing any skin or needing to wrestle with your clothes.

BUT, HOW DOES IT WORK?

All of Milk Nursingwear’s styles feature hidden nursing openings to enable you to breastfeed discreetly and pump conveniently wherever you go. From the outside no one can tell that these are not “regular” trendy fashions!

We have three different types of nursing openings:

1. Lift up nursing access: Simply lift up the empire layer and push down the inner layer to access the breast.empire scoop neck nursing top by Milk Nurisngwear

2. Pull down nursing access: Pull down on the cowl neckline and then lift up the inner nursing panel to access the breast.cowl neck nursing top by Milk Nursingwear

3. Move aside nursing access: Move the front fabric to the right or left to access your breast for feeding.gathered loop nursing top by milk nursingwear

The advantage of Milk’s nursing openings is that they are well-placed, and well-sized to enable you to latch on and nurse easily while remaining covered. Our nursing openings also work well when nursing in a sling.

When you are breastfeeding while wearing Milk’s stylish nursing tops and nursing dresses, it is likely that people will just think that your baby is sleeping in your arms.

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Milk Entrepreneur Spotlight

April 9th, 2015

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Milk Nursingwear continues our Mom Entrepreneur interview series by highlighting Elena Petzold, creator of Mama’s Milk Box. Elena is married with two children (ages one and three), and says “I have three children when you factor in my round-the-clock business.” She is originally from New York, and currently resides in Pittsburgh where she not only owns and runs Mama’s MilkBox but also publishes a blog – “Pregnant in Pittsburgh.”

PrintWere you working outside the home before becoming a mother? If so, what is your background?

elena petzold familyI have lived many professional lives. In my early youth, I was a clown and had an entertainment business for children’s parties. I was taking classes in college for marketing and accounting when a fluke legal class ignited another passion – the law. I worked for some law firms for a few years – first as a paralegal and then in legal administration.

I’ve always had a passion for children and families and did a lot of pro-bono work with Guardian ad Litems. I planned to attend law school and focus on family law until I realized that I wanted a family sooner than I wanted a career prefaced by three years of law school. At that point, I decided to continue my work in legal administration and give up the idea of going to law school. Not long after, I became pregnant with my first child.

PrintPlease tell us about Mama’s MilkBox and how it works.

elena petzold familyMama’s MilkBox is a nursing apparel subscription service which brings breastfeeding style right to the doors of nursing Moms. Our starter box (a “Whole Milk Box”) comes with a mix of 5-7 items. Subsequent boxes  (“Skim Milk Boxes”) are delivered to your door every six weeks.  They include 3-5 new items each, and pieces are selected by a stylist based on your fashion preferences and needs.

PrintHow did you come up with the idea of Mama’s MilkBox? Did it fill a need?

elena petzold familyI sell maternity and nursing clothes in Pittsburgh via private appointment. My nursing clients were so in love with the products I stock that they couldn’t stop raving to their friends – many of whom didn’t even live in Pennsylvania. I offered to put together a box for a few of them. Each time I did, I would receive one phone call from the customer to thank me, and three more from friends of theirs asking me if they could get a box too.

I think that many Moms don’t realize that there IS nursing apparel, let alone that they can still be fashionable while being a breastfeeding Mom. My styling tips also help Moms think of new ways to wear the same pieces they already own – and/or how to incorporate their new breastfeeding clothing with their current wardrobe.

PrintWhat made you want to start your own business?  Is this something you had always wanted to do and just needed the idea?

elena petzold familyI have had my own business for as long as I can remember – first as a babysitter, then as a party host/entertainer for childrens’ events, etc. This current business is the culmination of all my skills, experience and passion for families and Moms.

PrintHow do you juggle motherhood and entrepreneurship?

elena petzold familyI work when the kids are sleeping, and I get a lot of support from my husband, my Mom and some trusted and loved babysitters. It can be challenging at times, but I also think that it gives my children an understanding that work doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

PrintWhat has been the biggest challenge you have faced?

elena petzold familyFine tuning my time management skills. I dropped some things (including watching “The Housewives Bravo” franchise shows) to make more time for work, but there are still not enough hours in the day to be able to complete my check lists by the time I need to.

PrintDo you have any advice for future mom entrepreneurs?

elena petzold familyThink about the type of support you will need and set it up before you take on whatever endeavor you pursue. All new things take a lot of time and they can be all-consuming when you factor in children. Unless you have support in place before things hit the ground, it can become very overwhelming very quickly.

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Milk Nursingwear April Style Guide

April 2nd, 2015

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April showers bring…great spring fashions from Milk NursingwearGathered loop nursing top Milk NursingwearMilk Nursingwear’s Gathered Loop nursing top in Coral is a fantastic way to brighten your wardrobe. Nurse easily and discreetly by moving aside the front fabric for breastfeeding access. A broken-in pair of boyfriend jeans and lace-up espadrilles make this outfit fashionable and comfortable at the same time. Add some pops of color with jewelry and this fun, floral bag.  Don’t forget your trench coat for those rainy days.

Trendy lace-sleeved nursing top Milk NursingwearThe Trendy lace-sleeved nursing top will be your go to basic this spring.  This stylish nursing top allows for easy breastfeeding by simply lifting the empire layer to access nursing openings on either side.  Make sure you stay dry but still look hip in a burst of bright yellow Wellies, a Duckhead umbrella and a large, leather tote.

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