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Milk Nursingwear to the Rescue! Review and Giveaway {Ends 4/28}

*Disclosure in accordance with the FTC: I received a sample product to facilitate the following review.

Mark my words. One of these days, I’m absolutely going to answer the front door with my boob out.

I guarantee it.

Poor FedEx guy…Keeping myself together is a challenge these days. I’m still on maternity leave, adjusting to having 2 children, and adjusting even more to meeting the needs of 2 breastfeeding children. Most days, I’m kind of a mess, struggling to “get it together” (whatever that means) before I have to go back to real life at the office. One of the very last things on my mind is how I look.

That said, there are days that I have to muster up the courage to pack both kids up in the Honda and go to a place where there are other people. Like Target. Target is where my sanity lives. It’s also the place where I can’t show up wearing sweatpants and a milk-spotted pajama shirt.

Enter Milk Nursingwear, the freshest nursingwear on the planet!

The folks at Milk heard my cry for help and they sent over their long-sleeved empire scoop neck nursing top in this pretty chocolate brown color. And my husband got happy, and life got just a little bit easier.

Now that is what I’m talkin’ about. This nursing top is so comfortable, and it goes with everything. It’s a total no-brainer. I put it on, I look put-together. The super soft fabric is 60% cotton, 35% poly, 5% spandex and easy to wash in a warm cycle. Then, just hang to dry (you can tumble it on low, but I don’t. I just put it on a hanger and let it dry.) 

Our budget is tight right now, so I can’t go out and buy a whole nursing wardrobe, as much as I’d like to. So, the pieces I have need to be versatile, and this one is. I can pair this easy-to-wear nursing shirt with jeans to go shopping or with nicer pants for work, where it will make pumping a snap. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate pieces that take me from work to weekend. The less complicated, the better, and this shirt fits the bill. And there’s no weird contraption in it like I’ve found in some nursing tops. Just a simple empire seam to access the nursing openings. (Works like a charm with a sling!) When you lift up that seam, it looks a bit like a nursing tank. And when you’re done? It goes right back into shape, without having to fuss with it. Barely anything shows, which is great for NIP. Especially in Target…which I do a lot.

…and while we’re talking about that empire seam, I have to mention how flattering it is. Especially with the slight flare happening around the midsection. I really loathe posting photos of myself around here, and I’ve been especially uncomfortable being photographed since I had Little E. I still have 8 pounds to lose, and the spare baby tire is still hanging around. But you know what? I’m not a model, I’m a real mom, and I’m willing to bet you probably are, too. So here it is. Me, 7 weeks after baby. :)

It really inspires me to lose those 8 pounds because I think once my waist is slimmer, the cut of this top will really show it off. I’ll have to retire it to the back of the closet during the hot weather, but I have no doubt it will be my favorite nursing top again come fall! For now, to get me through the summer, I’m putting the Knotted Nursing Tank Top from Milk on my wish list for Mother’s Day! 

Buy it!

The Empire Scoop Neck Nursing Top in long sleeves is available in berry, brown or deep purple at MilkNursingwear.com for $38.00. You can even earn Milk Money Rewards when you shop and use them to save on future purchases!

Win it!

Milk is offering one lucky ABCGP reader a $35 gift certificate to spend at MilkNursingwear.com! Enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below. (Open to residents of the US, age 18 and older. Ends 4/28.)

 


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Dreaming of Violets from A Mother’s Boutique: a #breastfeeding #sleepwear review

Spring is coming! And with it, my favorite flower: violets!

I’ve always loved violets. The wild kind that grow in the yard, all haphazardly and wherever they darn well please. They were our wedding flower, which was great in theory until I realized how hard it was to find the seed packets I needed for favors and the candied blooms I wanted to top our cupcakes.

But I still love them. And I think that’s why I fell in love with this pretty , springy Violet Dreams sleepdress, designed for pregnant and nursing moms by Annee Matthew, and newly available at A Mother’s Boutique.

During these first few weeks of postpartum bliss, I can usually be found in yoga pants and a t-shirt. Not a nice t-shirt, mind you, but most likely one from a 5K I ran far too long ago. I’m usually sporting at least one or two very attractive wet spots from an overactive letdown that got away from me. On really special days, I might match…but probably not. That’s why this sleepdress is the perfect addition to my post-baby wardrobe. It’s pretty, functional, and just plain simple (since it’s one piece.) No matching needed, and while it’s comfy enough for lounging or sleeping, it’s also cute enough to be seen in if someone stops by.

…and it has violets, so it makes me happy. :)

I love the structure of this gown. The midsection is roomy enough to accommodate a little post-partum tummy, the length is flattering yet not too short, and the top is designed so that it’s cool and comfortable for warmer weather without exposing too much. (And let me tell you, posting a photo a mere 3 1/2 weeks postpartum – online, no less – was more than a little daunting. But if that model above can rock shoes with a nightie, I can too!)

Annee Matthew has designed comfortable pull-aside panels that allow me to nurse easily without having to pull anything up and expose my middle (which ain’t great right now, if we’re being honest.)

 You can see in the photos below that barely any skin shows at all when I pull the neckline access panel to the side to nurse. (Note: I tried to tandem nurse in this gown, and the way the panels are sewn doesn’t allow it. It might be OK for someone smaller, but for me there just isn’t enough stretch in the fabric. But I prefer to nurse one at a time, and that works perfectly in this gown.)

The upper portion of the sleepdress is definitely cut to fit snugly. It provides support, so no other undergarments are needed to hold pads in place (a plus!) but if you’re large-busted at all, I would recommend ordering a size up, just to be sure you get a good fit. Luckily, this gown is available in XS through 3X, offering the perfect size for any new mom.

The Violet Dreams Sleepdress by Annee Matthew is 100% breathable cotton, and can be worn through pregnancy and beyond. (Also available in Sweetpea, which is a pink version.) Find it at A Mother’s Boutique for a retail price of $69.00. Check out A Mother’s Boutique for all your breastfeeding needs, from bras and swimsuits to breast pumps.

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