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  • Breastfeeding Sweaters You’ll Need This Winter

    You can stay warm while nursing your baby on the go.

    Article & Photo courtesy of Well Rounded NY

    Time to layer up, mama! Winter is finally here, which means sweaters and turtlenecks are in order — and that also applies to all the nursing mamas out there.

    How can this be, you wonder? After all, nursing on the go means that you need easy access to the boob, which seems pretty incompatible with big, wintery tops. Well, that’s no longer the case. Many brands have designed sweaters with the nursing mom in mind. Perfect for colder temps, these tops have strategically placed openings for your little one to easily get a little nip while you can warm and cozy.

    Without further ado, here are 7 nursing sweaters you should snag right now before they fly off the shelves

    1. Teat & Cosset. Italian-made, luxurious and classic pieces that will stand the test of time beyond breastfeeding, Teat & Cosset is a brand to keep on your radar — it. We are loving the Katelyn Maternity and Nursing Sweater to keep you warm (and stylish!) during these colder months.

    2. Loyal Hana. You’ll want to buy the entire collection for all your maternity and nursing needs because Loyal Hana hits fashion, function and comfort out of the park. We love the Wiley Sweater for wearing in both your personal and professional life.

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  • How to Ace Your Midnight Feed

    A handy cheat sheet that will help you get more sleep.

    Article & Photo courtesy of Well Rounded NY

    One thing you’ll learn quickly about midnight feeds is that they don’t necessarily happen at midnight. They often happen at ungodly hours, sometimes multiple times a night, and always, always, always at times when you would rather be sleeping.

     

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  • What Is Paced Bottle Feeding All About?

    Why and how you should pace feed your breastfed baby.

    Article & Photo courtesy of Well Rounded NY

    If you’ve ever sat through a breastfeeding class or read a breastfeeding book, you’ve likely heard the warnings against introducing a bottle too soon. The fear is that it will disrupt your breastfeeding relationship by causing your baby to prefer the bottle and refuse to nurse at the breast. But what about once you’ve established a healthy supply and that’s no longer a concern? What about when you must return to work or you simply desire to have someone else take over a feeding?

    The transition from breast to bottle isn’t necessarily smooth just because you’ve had a few good months of nursing under your belt. But paced bottle feeding, which mimics aspects of breastfeeding and allows your baby to control milk intake at each feeding session, can make bottle feeding easier while still supporting breastfeeding efforts. Plus, it can help you avoid habits that could end up being harmful to breastfeeding.

    Curious to know if paced bottle feeding is for you? Here are five things you should know about it.

    1. It lets your baby set the pace. Begin by using a slow flow nipple with a wide base, which resembles the anatomy of the breast...

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  • Breastfeeding Norms Around The World

    Find out how moms are breastfeeding in France, Mongolia, Japan and 6 other countries.

    Article & Photo courtesy of Well Rounded NY

    Breastfeeding is one of the most natural things in the world. It is also one of the healthiest things moms can do for their babies, as breast milk provides all the nutrients they need to grow and develop. While not every mothers can or chooses to breastfeed, the World Health Organization recommends that infants be exclusively breastfed until they are 6 months old. Thereafter, continued breastfeeding with nutritious, complementary foods remains the healthier choice until they turn two. But culture heavily influences people’s views on breastfeeding; and how you do it, when you do it and for how long can vary greatly from country to country.   

    To offer some perspective, we are taking you on a little breastfeeding world tour. Here’s how breastfeeding rates compare in 9 countries around the globe and how these nations’ cultural norms affect breastfeeding trends.

    1. The United States, where breastfeeding is recommended for one year and beyond, has seen a steady increase in its breastfeeding rates in recent years. That’s partly due to some powerful grassroots campaigns that normalize nursing with the participation of celebrities and staged breastfeeding sit-ins. The latest CDC report card of 2015 found that 81 percent of American mothers breastfeed at birth. The biggest challenge that the country face now is to get mothers to nurse longer. Fifty-one percent of mothers make it past six month and only 30 percent keep it up until the recommended one-year mark.

    2. Mongolia is possibly the most breastfeeding-friendly country...

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  • Build Your Breastfeeding Wardrobe

    3 strategies to help you be your fashionable best when nursing on the go.

    Article & Photo courtesy of Well Rounded NY

    Now that baby is earth side, you’re probably eager to get back to your pre-pregnancy wardrobe. But if you are breastfeeding, you’ll probably have to wait just a little bit longer — especially if you plan on nursing on the go. Whether you want to be discreet or don’t mind putting your breast out there when baby needs to eat in public, wearing the right clothes can be a tremendous help in embracing this beautiful, natural aspect of motherhood comfortably and without sacrificing your style. So now is the time to get strategic about what you wear when strolling with baby. Here are 3 tips to make on getting a breastfeeding-friendly wardrobe to help your baby-nourishing breasts navigate between the comfort of your own home and the outside world as seamlessly as possible.

    1. WEAR NURSING BRANDS.

    Beautiful clothing brands, like Loyal HanaMitera and Kinwolfe, have developed their lines specifically with the breastfeeding woman in mind. With strategically placed zippers and layered fabrics, these brands are getting you ready to nurse wherever you go and be stylish, comfortable, and functional all at the same time. A few other brands that we love include Teat & Cosset, Fillyboo Maternity, Boob Design, and SeraphineGeBe for Asos launched this month!

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  • 5 Things You Should Never Wear When Breastfeeding

    What NOT to wear when you know you’ll nurse baby in public.

    Article & Photo courtesy of Well Rounded NY

    Breastfeeding requires you to make a few adjustments in your life, and that includes changing your personal style for easy, discreet boob access. Yes, getting dressed when you know you’ll need to nurse baby is complicated. Baby can get hungry (or should we say hangry) at any point during your daily escapades, and the functionality of your clothes really matters. So knowing what to wear is important; and knowing what not to wear, even more so. Here are 5 pieces of clothes that you should keep in your closet when you know you’ll need to breastfeed.

    1. DON’T wear dresses that pull over your head. If you don’t dress in a wrap, button down shirt, or a style that’s specifically designed for nursing like this one from Teat & Cosset, there is simply no way to get to your breast without taking off your entire dress.

    2. DON’T wear a jumpsuit unless specifically designed for breastfeeding, like this one from Loyal Hana. Overalls work well with a nursing top layered underneath. We love this one from eco maternity brand Boob Design.

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