Milk Nursingwear’s Gift Registry

April 17th, 2014

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Milk offers a convenient online registry that eliminates the guesswork and geographic barriers of gift-buying so friends and relatives can easily go online to Milk Nursingwear and send the perfect gift.

Our gift registry can be used to register for baby showers, baby christenings, baby namings, or a gift to welcome a new baby into the world.  You can also use Milk’s registry as a wish list to keep track of the stylish nursing outfits you would like to buy for yourself.

To create a gift registry, click here:  Register a new gift registry

Don’t forget:

  • include specifics like sizes and colors
  • specify what address to ship your gifts to
  • choose to make your list public on the Milk website or keep it private
  • choose to receive an email notification when a gift is purchased for you
  • email your friends and family a link to your registry

 

Need a gift for an upcoming event?

Here are 5 picks from Milk Nursingwear

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One of the most practical ways a new mother can tote her baby around is in a sling. Babies love the feeling of being snuggled up close to a parent’s warmth, and the clever, simple design leaves a mom’s arms free to do housework or errands while her little one sits protected in a makeshift pouch. Some experts insist that the close contact encouraged by sling helps strengthen the parent-child bond.

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Our funny onesies for babies are the perfect for someone with a sense of humor.  Sometimes, especially when it’s not a first time mom, a good laugh is the best gift to give.

 

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Nursing tops make breastfeeding convenient and discreet. Milk’s fashionable nursing tops enable moms to nurse discreetly wherever they and their nursling go.  To nurse in our Empire scoop neck nursing top, simply lift the empire seem for breastfeeding access.

 

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Nursing dresses make breastfeeding easier – whether at a special occasion, out for dinner, or just running errands.  Milk’s chic nursing dresses enable mom to breastfeed baby discreetly, keeping her relaxed, and looking beautiful.  The empire opening in our High-low nursing dress makes nursing easy and comfortable.

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Bravado essential nursing bra tank

Nursing tank tops and camisoles help convert any regular top into a nursing top. They feature built-in bras and keep your stomach, sides and back covered while you nurse. Nursing tank tops are an essential for a breastfeeding mom. 

 

 

To locate a gift registry, please click here: Find a gift registry

If you have any questions or need help using our gift registry, please email us at help@milknursingwear.com or call toll-free 888-344-MILK (6455).

 

 

 

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Milk Nursingwear Style Blog

April 11th, 2014

freshmik fashion 2What do April showers bring?  Fabulous spring fashions from Milk Nursingwear…

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It’s finally spring, and the temperatures are rising.  Our Sleeveless crossover nursing top will keep you cool on spring’s warm afternoons.  Pair this chic nursing top with some cuffed jeans and a cashmere cardigan to keep out the morning chill.  A tangerine tote and fun bangles make great accessories.

 

 

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Add some color to your wardrobe with our Asymmetrical tiered nursing top. This flattering nursing top worn with distressed boyfriend jeans and a smart black jacket are perfect for a spring day around town. Add some trendy jewelry, ballet flats, and this fashion-forward diaper bag to complete the look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last Minute Tips to Prepare for Baby’s Arrival

April 3rd, 2014

You can never be totally prepared for what a new baby will bring into your life – besides a little chaos and a lot of joy.  Milk Nursingwear shares our tips for making the transition a little smoother.

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Everyone has a different story, but it’s good to hear how they played out.  You never know what your experience will be – even child to child.  But as they say, “knowledge is power.”

 

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Decide who you want to be in the delivery room with you and communicate that information ahead of time.  Know who will be taking care of your other children, pets, etc. and make sure they are on your initial contact list.  Pack your bag and have it by the door ready to go.  Don’t forget to include after-baby items such as some baby onesies/outfits, comfortable nursing tops, and some maternity bottoms – as you will need some time before returning to your normal wardrobe.

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Create a phone/text tree

Even in the age of Facebook, where it takes a minute to post a picture of mom and baby with all the pertinent stats, there are still people who deserve a call or a text.  Designate a couple of friends/family to disperse the good news.  Consider using an app such as GroupMe or WhatsApp to text multiple people at once.

Make-ahead freezer meals

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Making meals ahead that just need to be warmed up will be a lifesaver after your baby is born.  The first few weeks are hectic.  Convenience and ease will be high on your list of priorities.

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Consider the siblings

Make sure your older ones know your plans.  A prepared child is a happier child.  Also, consider buying sibling gifts.  Have two gifts packed and ready in your hospital bag.  Of course a gift from baby to their big sibling always helps to smooth the transition of the new person entering their world.

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At the very least have the bassinet or crib set up and a safe place to change your infant.  Once baby is born, you will be happy with all the prep you did beforehand.  Sleep & free time will be at a premium, so use pre-baby time to your advantage.

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At least two weeks prior to your due date, install the car seat in your car.  This can be an arduous process the first time around, so get it done before baby is on his way.

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Milk Nursingwear Spring Dress Sale & Holiday Style Guide

March 27th, 2014

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What will you and your family be wearing for Easter or Passover?

Celebrations nursing dress

 

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This stylish, navy nursing dress is perfect for any occasion, especially the upcoming holidays.  Dress it up with a white jacket and a navy espadrille wedge.  You will look great and still feel comfortable while nursing discreetly by accessing openings on either side of the dress.  Baby coordinates nicely with navy and red. 

Contemporary knot dress

 

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This fabulous, updated knot-front nursing dress is an obvious choice to celebrate in this spring.  Tan accessories make this teal nursing dress pop. Keep protected from the sun with great sunglasses, a wide-brim hat, and light weight poncho.  Enjoy your day with family while easily nursing by lifting the knot-front.  Baby complements your outfit with pastel corals and blues.

Find the perfect nursing outfit for your holiday celebrations during Milk Nursingwear’s Spring Dress Sale. 

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Milk Nursingwear’s Top 10 Facebook Fan Pages for Parenting

March 20th, 2014

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There are so many Facebook pages dedicated to helping us navigate the uncharted waters of parenting that it can be an overwhelming task to sort through them all.

We have compiled a list of our favorite parenting Facebook pages.…covering topics from traveling with your kids, to healthy eating, to breastfeeding.

Must-follow Facebook fan pages for parenting: 

(in no specific order)

  1. Cool Mom Picks

    Cool Mom Picks finds the coolest gifts, gear, tech and resources so you don’t have to.   Their page gives access to exclusive fan-only offers and giveaways.  Chat with other moms about everything parenting.  They also have a soft spot for indie products and services, particularly those from emerging designers and mom/women-run companies. 

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  2. Birthing, Bonding & Breastfeeding

    Birthing, Bonding & Breastfeeding is dedicated to helping mothers have the birth and breastfeeding experiences of their choice. The site also highlights prenatal and breastfeeding classes and education available to families in the comfort and privacy of their own homes.

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  3. KellyMom.com

    The KellyMom Parenting Community supports breastfeeding and gentle parenting practices. They provide a supportive, caring place for parents to come and interact as well as research based parenting and breastfeeding advice.

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  4. Best for Babes Foundation

    Best for Babes Foundation aims to give “Breastfeeding a Makeover.”  They hope to help all moms make feeding decisions for their child without pressure, judgment or guilt and help them achieve their breastfeeding goals.

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  5. Parents Magazine

    Parents Magazine helps parents traverse the challenges of parenthood by understanding the issues and obstacles parents face. They make it a priority to answer questions, address concerns, advocate causes, and celebrate the joys of parenthood. Each month, they utilize the knowledge of their nearly 16 million readers to in support of children.

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  6. Alpha Mom

    Alpha Mom provides non-judgmental support and advice from other moms and parenting professionals, while trying to help women embrace motherhood with confidence.   They are tolerant of all styles of parenting and feel moms can all learn from each other.

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  7. Super Healthy Kids

    Super Healthy Kids specializes in making fruits and vegetables fun, simple, and delicious.  This is a great resource for parents who are looking for ideas, recipes, and tips for feeding their kids healthier and living better.

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  8. BabyCenter

    BabyCenter provides trusted advice from hundreds of experts around the globe, medical advisory board-approved information, friendship with other moms, and support at every stage of a child’s development.   They understand and embrace each family’s differences giving parents the information they need to make decisions that are right for them. Their goal is to help them gain confidence, enjoy parenting more, and let go of some of the guilt and worry that comes with being a parent.

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  9. Trekaroo

    Trekaroo is a great way to get the inside scoop on everyday travel with kids. With thousands of kid-friendly activities, hotels, and restaurants, Trekaroo unearths helpful and interesting discoveries near and far.  They encourage parents to explore the world with their little ones.

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  10. United States Breastfeeding Committee

    The United States Breastfeeding Committee is a non-profit trying to improve the Nation’s health by supporting, protecting and promoting breastfeeding.  They continue to try and advance it on our Nation’s agenda through collaboration, leadership, and advocacy.

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5 Breastfeeding Myths Every Nursing Mom Should Know

March 14th, 2014

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Discussions about breastfeeding often trigger a range of opinions, advice and beliefs about nursing.   As mothers, we get a wealth of tips from well-intentioned family and friends.  Sometimes this information is accurate and helpful, while other times it’s incorrect and off base.

 

 

To help you separate myth from reality, here are 5 common breastfeeding myths:

Myth 1: Women who breastfeed can’t safely lose weight until their babies are weaned.

Fact: Breastfeeding actually contributes to gradual, healthy weight loss because it can burn an extra 300-500 calories per day.

Myth 2: If the baby has diarrhea or vomiting, the mother should stop breastfeeding.

Fact: The best medicine for a baby’s gut infection is breastfeeding.

Myth 3: A breast fed baby needs extra water.

Fact: Breast milk contains all the water a baby needs.

Myth 4: Breastfeeding is inconvenient.

Fact: Breastfeeding is far more convenient that bottle feeding. Breast milk is free, pre-mixed, pre-warmed, and always ready to use.

Myth 5: Breastfeeding in public requires that a woman’s breasts be exposed.

Fact: There are many techniques a woman can learn for breastfeeding her baby discreetly – along with many stylish nursing tops and fashionable nursing dresses now available to nursing moms.

 

Thanks to healthysd.gov for providing the facts listed above.

 

 

 

 

 

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Milk Nursingwear Style Blog

March 11th, 2014

freshmik fashion 2 It’s March, and there’s still a chill in the air.nursing top milk nursingwear criss cross top

It’s perfect weather for Milk Nursingwear’s Criss cross nursing top. The criss cross front is not only figure-flattering, but it also allows you to nurse with ease by simply lifting either side to access the openings. 

Our deep claret, stylish nursing top, a great pair of jeans, clogs and a leopard print scarf make for a perfect every-day look.

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Your evening out is complete with Milk Nursingwear’s Cocktail nursing dress. Not only is this a beautifully, simple nursing dress, but it allows you to discreetly nurse by pulling aside the wrap front. 

This perfect party dress, a warm wrap, red suede pumps, and python-patterned clutch will have you going out in style. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Baby Necessities Milk Nursingwear Customers Can’t Live Without

March 6th, 2014

We asked our Milk Nursingwear customers…
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Here are the top 5 responses:

Stacy – Babywearing…number1

Baby slings and baby wearing are the latest trend.   It’s easy to understand why, as they provide a convenient, inexpensive way to transport your little one.

According to La Leche League International: “Baby wearing is incredibly helpful in integrating baby into your daily life. You can interact with your baby throughout the day, breastfeed frequently, and still play with an older child and accomplish adult tasks. Babies benefit from spending time in the rich learning environment of the adult world. Parents feel more confident and less isolated. Baby wearing also makes the world more baby-friendly.“

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Veronica – Arms reach mini co-sleeper…

Veronica is referring to a brand of co-sleeping bassinet.  A co-sleeping bassinet is a baby bed that attaches to the side of an adult bed, allowing baby to remain close to the parents at night without actually being in the adult bed.  These bassinets allow baby and mom the benefit of sleeping close so baby feels secure, as well as allowing easy middle of the night feedings — while eliminating the danger of sleeping in bed with baby.

Alison – Nursing shirts…number3

When you breastfeed in a regular top, you have to lift your shirt above your breast to nurse — inevitably exposing your stomach, sides, back and breasts.  This leaves some women uncomfortable with nursing in public or in front of others.

Stylish nursing tops and chic nursing shirts have hidden openings giving easy access for your nursling to latch on discreetly – while allowing you to feed your baby and remaining total covered. This helps you relax, which helps your milk flow more easily and in turn makes your nursling very happy.  There are many fashionable nursing clothes available, and no one else will be able to tell that you are wearing nursingwear.

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Natasha – Lanisoh…

Lansinoh is made from 100% Lanolin, which is a waxy substance found in sheep and other wool-bearing animals. It’s secreted under their skin to act as a water-proof barrier and mostly is found in their wool. Ever wondered how sheep never minded the rain and cold? Now you know!

The idea of using this in a nipple cream is that it acts as a barrier over the nipple like a scab on a wound, which lets the nipple gain back its moisture. The main reason breast-feeding nipples crack is the lack of moisture, which is taken from you when your child feeds, therefore, somehow you need to let your nipple get that back in a short amount of time.

Rachel - Our baby hammock…number5

Did you know that a baby hammock is one of the most natural sleeping environments you can give your new born baby? The safe, secure cocooning effect of a baby hammock allows your baby to feel swaddled and mimics the feeling of being held in your arms.  Babies can sometimes awaken and then be soothed back to sleep by the gentle bouncing of the hammock initiated by their own small movements.

 

 

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Milk Nursingwear Style Blog

February 27th, 2014

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Welcome to Milk Nursingwear’s new style blog – freshmilk fashion corner. Each month on our freshmilk blog, our Milk stylists will present new, chic ways to style our Milk nursing tops and nursing dresses.

It’s February– and baby, it’s cold outside! 

Stay stylish and warm with Milk Nursingwear’s Wrap Nursing Dress in long sleeves.  This versatile and flattering wrap dress has a waist tie that is adjustable for a customized fit.  To nurse, simply move aside the wrap front of the nursing dress to access openings on either side.  This dress can be styled for day or evening.

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Pair our Wrap nursing dress with some knee-high boots, a knit, long cardigan, and this great tote bag for a day look.

 

 

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Our Wrap nursing dress, tights, some heels and chunky jewelry are perfect for an evening out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find more fashionable nursing styles at Milk Nursingwear.

 

 

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Milk Nursingwear’s Love Notes

February 21st, 2014

milk logo with heartsThank you for your rave reviews,  feedback, and comments about Milk Nursingwear during our Share the Love Valentine’s Day contest.  We took each of your entries to heart and love hearing how our stylish nursing designs make a difference to you and your nursling.

 

Here is a sampling of the contest entries – read about why nursing moms love Milk Nursingwear!

I love Milk Nursingwear because…

As a pregnant breastfeeding mother, I just wouldn’t feel as good about myself without its fashionable, colorful, durable, and body-flattering clothes! – Amanda

Heading out for another day around town in super cute Milk Nursingwear that’s so soft and easy to wear! – Danielle

The clothes make you feel beautiful and stylish even when nursing! One of the few nursing wear lines that’s devoted to nursing moms, not nursing/pregnant moms, which by the way, do not have the same bodies! Keep the gorgeous clothes coming! — Jessica

The styles are pretty and modern and look just like the kind of clothes I like to wear even when I’m not nursing. — Melissa

I feel free, free to nurse and not be restricted in my clothing options. — Tessa

It lets me be modest yet stylish at the same time, and a happy comfortable mama makes all the difference when trying to breastfeed. – Angela

It lets me do two of my favorite things in comfort and style: 1) nurse my baby girl and 2) wear dresses.  I didn’t realize how rare good nursing dresses are until after she was born.  Thanks for filling the gap Milk! — Grace

It brings convenience to my hectic life. – Lori

It makes it easy to breastfeed my baby discreetly. A few days ago someone asked me if my 8 month old was weaned and I replied, “no, he’s nursing right now.” They couldn’t even tell! — Renee

It makes breast feeding just a little more comfortable and a lot more stylish! – Emily

I always look fashionable, never frumpy, while nursing my child. The clothes are on trend and fit well on any body type. Thank you for making my nursing journey so much cuter and easier! – Kimberly

It allows me to look good while discreetly nursing. I am a very modest and private person, and Milk Nursingwear allows me to feel comfortable nursing in public! — Bekah

I struggle using a cover, and these tops and dresses are both stylish and super functional. Breastfeeding is wonderful, and there aren’t many companies that specialize in cute nursingwear. Thank you so much for producing such a great line of clothing. — Kristine

It helps this modest mommy feel like she can get out and do stuff without exposing herself. The clothes are beautiful and well made. — Jenny

After feeling so unattractive for 9 months, it’s an amazing feeling to be able to slip on a beautiful Milk dress that’s nursing accessible and nurse my beautiful baby! — Nichole

I love to nurse my babies, and I want to look feminine and confident and stylish at the same time.  No more oversized t shirts and lack of dresses and ugly nightgowns with slits cut for me!  Only the cutest, freshest, most comfy clothes that my non-nursing friends are jealous of — and that I will want to wear way after weaning! — Joanna

They are comfortable, stylish and allow me to nurse discreetly. Love…love….love… these products! Moradonna

Thank you for sharing your love for Milk Nursingwear!

 

 

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