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She {hearts} Undercover Mama

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Between my three kids, I’ve breastfed for 35 months (and counting…), so I’ve learned a thing or two about dressing for the job!  I’ve found that an essential piece of my wardrobe (in addition to a great nursing bra, of course) is the Undercover Mama!

This unique top hooks onto your favorite bra to create a nursing tank to layer under any shirt.  The advantage of this over a normal nursing tank is that it allows you the freedom to wear your favorite (supportive!) bra!  When it’s time to nurse, you can lift up your shirt without exposing your tummy.  The Undercover Mama has you covered!

I also like how the Undercover Mama fits perfectly (I wear a small) and is high enough in the back and the front.  The array of color choices is fantastic too (thirteen options)!

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I highly recommend the Undercover Mama if you are breastfeeding or soon to be!

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Purchase your own Undercover Mama for $24.99.

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One lucky She {hearts} It reader is going to win an Undercover Mama Nursing Shirt in the color of her choice!

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She {hearts} Bizzy Babee

Bizzybabee-logo-normal-300x73Bizzy Babee started with the premise than any mom should feel comfortable nursing anywhere!  A mompreneur started marketing Bizzy Babee nursing covers when she realized she wasn’t the only mom who needed this great product!

Here’s what they say about Bizzy Babee:

The bizzy babee wrap was not only designed to give nursing mothers a new chic, modern look, but to give modest layering to cover your entire upper body to build nursing confidence. No more fussing with blankets that your infant can pull down or wearing unattractive nursing clothes. Our product is modest, lightweight and compact enough to fit into a purse or diaper bag.

 

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As you can tell in these pictures, I feel awesome wearing the Bizzy Babee nursing cover!  It provides the perfect amount of coverage without calling attention to the fact that I am nursing.  I can easily peak in to check on my nursing babe, and I don’t have to worry about my back being exposed on a park bench or other public place.  True coverage and freedom!  This wrap/cover is buttery soft and comes in several fun colors.

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Purchase your own Bizzy Babee nursing cover (in several color choices) for $39.99.

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She {hearts} Amamante Nursingwear

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Amamante Signature Nursing GownBreastfeeding can make finding clothing a bit challenging, especially when you still want to feel pretty.  I’ve often felt challenged when it comes to finding great sleepwear that is also easy to nurse in.

I was recently introduced to Amamante Nursingwear, a great company that makes beautiful nursing gowns and pajamas.  Their gowns are also great to wear while pregnant too!  I have been wearing the Signature Nursing Gown in Chocolate and I love it.

The gown is so soft and comfy, but it is very pretty and feminine at the same time.  A big plus: you don’t have to fool with clasps or flaps in the middle of the night.  The fabric is stretchy and the front easily slips aside to allow for nursing access. The signature nursing gown is available in five different colors.

In addition to gowns, Amamante also offers Nursing Bras and Nursing Pajamas.

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Purchase your own nursingwear by checking out where to buy Amamante.

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Amamante is giving away one of their signature nursing gowns in hot chocolate (size of choice) to one lucky She {hearts} It reader!  Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter!

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She {hearts} Leading Lady Nursing Bras

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When I breastfed Jayden, I had no nursing bras. I thought I’d find some at JCP, but all I could find were scrunchy cupped (that looked like I stuffed) disasters that were way too big. After that experience, I brushed it off and never thought twice about a nursing bra. At home, I lived in sports bras and I was pretty content with that. In public, I continued wearing regular bras… I never had to nurse in public (dressing rooms and the car don’t count) so I was fine. I am a little less reserved about breastfeeding now and I don’t feel the need to run and hide if I need to nurse. So with the new baby, I’ll be using a cover up and I’ll be needing some bras that are easy to nurse while wearing.

The nursing bras that I have my eye on are from Leading Lady. I loaded up my registry with them ever since I received the molded seamless wirefree nursing bra to closely examinate :-). Ladies, this.bra.is.flattering. It makes the girls look nice and shapely under clothing. It’s seamless, so there are no lines, ruffles, or other frumpies to poke from underneath clothing. My bra fits me perfectly with a little room to grow once my milk comes in. You can’t even tell it’s nursing bra.

The way the bra operates is pretty clever. It has a hook/snap system that allows you to unhook the top of the cup from the strap to nurse, so you don’t have to hike your whole bra up to expose the full breast for baby. Once baby is content, you simply hook and snap the the top of the cup back on the strap. Easy peasy.

I am very impressed with Leading Lady. Like I said, I have plenty (molded seamless wirefree & crossover leisure) of them on my registry. Leading Lady has been making nursing wear for 70 years and now I see why they continue to grow and receive rave reviews!

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Leading Lady nursing/maternity apparel and undergarmets can be purchased at LeadingLady.com, Walmart, JCP, Target, and GAP.com. Full figure sizes are available as well!

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She {hearts} mimijumi Baby Bottle

I currently breastfeed my two-month-old baby, but there are times when it is nice to be able to pump and bottle feed. I discovered an awesome bottle that does not confuse a breastfed baby.

The mimijumi baby bottle is specially designed to replicate a mother’s breast, in shape, color, texture, and rate of milk flow.  All of these features are benefits that are not provided by most other bottles.

Personally, my favorite feature about the mimijumi bottle is how it requires a baby to actually latch on in a similar way as if they were nursing their mother.  The flow rate 1 nipple is slow, allowing the baby to have a familiar eating experience.

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Even if your baby is not breastfed, this is a great bottle to purchase and use.  It is made of medical-grade silicone and free of toxins like BPA.  The venting technology are also aids in preventing colic, and the bottle exceeds U.S. safety standards.

The mimijumi is available in two sizes: very hungry (8 fl. oz.) and not so hungry (4 fl. oz.) and comes packaged in a cute milk carton.

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Purchase your own mimijumi Very Hungry Baby Bottle here.

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She {hearts} aden + anais

I don’t know how I survived my first daughter’s newborn days without aden + anais swaddling blankets!  Right after my second daughter’s birth, I received a set of the “for the birds” classic muslin swaddlers, and I have been using them every single day!  These amazing swaddling blankets can be used for so much more than just swaddling! I have used mine as nursing covers, tummy time blankets, burp cloths, and car seat covers.  Every time I wash the blankets, they just get softer (stains always come right out too)!

These blankets are gorgeous!  The “for the birds” set comes with four prints: medallion, birds, owls, and paint stripe (pictured on my daughter, below).  Swaddling your baby helps them feel secure and comforted while they sleep.  The muslin fabric that aden + anais swaddling blankets are made out of is breathable and allows the baby to regulate their body temperature.  If you’ve never swaddled your baby, here is a quick pictorial how-to (here are more directions):

aden + anais also recently launched a skin care line for you and your and baby called mum + bub.  The line is naturally derived and free of harmful additives.  It smells amazing and feels great on my skin, and I am comfortable using it on my newborn’s skin as well.

I love aden + anais and I highly recommend their muslin swaddling blankets and mum + bub skin care line!

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Purchase aden + anais Classic Muslin Swaddlers for $49.95 for a 4/pack.  The new mum + bub skin care line starts at just $15.95.

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She {hearts} Peek-a-boo

I love transition pieces – you know, the ones you can wear year-round because of their versatility.  I recently was introduced to Peek-a-boo, a clothing company that represents the ultimate in versatility!  I received one of their black sleeveless nursing tanks, and I love wearing it. The nursing access is discreet and easy to use, and the fabric has held up through several washings already.

I am using it currently as a nursing top… but wait… there’s more!  This top also “transforms” into a maternity top thanks to the lovely side rouching that is oh-so-flattering for your baby bump!

If you are currently pregnant, buy this top now and wear it all nine months, plus wear it when/if you are nursing!  If you are a nursing mama who plans on having more children, invest in this top now and know you’ll have a wardrobe staple you can count on as you grow your next little one.

Peek-a-boo has many other awesome styles of nursing and maternity wear, and like this one, all of the pieces are “total solution” pieces, in that they are designed to be worn while pregnant, nursing, or both!

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Visit the Peek-a-boo online store to purchase the top featured above ($64.99), as well as to check out all of their other great styles!

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