Breastfeeding is the natural way of providing infants, toddlers and young children with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development. This method of feeding offspring has been prominent since the beginning of time.
Mamas use the milk produced by their own breasts or the breasts of another human mother to feed their babies. This can be done through direct breastfeeding or through pumping the milk and then feeding their babies.
At first, colostrum, which is the sticky, yellow, breast milk, is produced at the end of pregnancy. This is recommended by the World Health Organisation as the perfect food for the newborn. It’s not much, it won’t fill up bottles and bottles, but it is the perfect amount for your newborn. Then mother’s milk comes in at around day 3 – 5.
Breastfeeding is a supply and demand process, meaning that the more stimulation and ‘demand’ there is for milk to be produced, the more milk will flow. This is true for both breasts in their own right” if you continually stimulate one breast only that breast will produce a constant flow of milk. This is why it is recommended that you feed or pump from both breasts.
According to the WHO, virtually all mothers can breastfeed, provided they have accurate information, and the support of their family, the health care system and society at large. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended up to 6 months of age, with continued breastfeeding along with appropriate complementary foods up to two years of age or beyond.
So, of course I am a massive advocate for chic, discreet breastfeeding habits. But sometimes when all of your Chic + Discreet clothes are in the wash you can get stuck deciding what you should do.
Introducing the best bra know to me!
The H&M Mama Microfibre Nursing Bra is magical.
It’s great because even when you are feeding and the top of your breast is exposed, the extra layer of material works like a top. It appears that you are still wearing something like a camisole and therefore makes the exposed breast less, less… ‘offensive?’ (not my own word or belief).
I’ve had a few friends exclaim, “oh my goodness, I didn’t even know you were feeding”. To which I always respond, “I know right, I love this bra”.
I’m wearing the lace version in the picture, but I have both.
I do love it and I think you’ll love it too, so if you haven’t already got one, go get it girl!
On March 25th we launched a range of breastfeeding dresses, some unhemmed, some t-shirt style and some summer dresses.
We have had lots of orders for each of these dresses which has been absolutely wonderful!
As of the 12th of April our trial prices will be changing. The unhemmed dresses will remain the same price.
The other dresses will go up by 10%.
Each dress is hand made from scratch. When you place an order I have to collect the fabric, cut the correct shapes and sizes and sew everything – and which I love. You also have the option my make specific requests for alterations. All included in the price.
I price all of my pieces having considered the amount of effort and time taken to create each item in addition to the cost of the or the raw resources.
Having trialled this pricing for a short while it is time for the increase.
Thank you for supporting a small business! It means the world. I think you’re doing such a beautiful job and I wish you all the best.
Breastfeeding Dresses are COMING SOON!
I’m a London based mama who is working very hard to make it easier for breastfeeding mummies to breastfeed freely + fearlessly anytime, anywhere.
I’ve an exclusive 20% off all dresses and first pick for mummies who show interest before the launch (March 25th) sign up here 👉🏾 SIGN UP !
Hope you love this as much as I do 💖🤱👗