When Maxwell was born it wasn’t just the beginning of my first chapter on mamahood, it was also beginning of a new chapter in my family lineage with nursing. There isn’t much history on either side, but with any luck I was (hopefully) forging a new path. I had a great deal of support alongside me, which I paired with a few key nursing products. Nursing is no doubt a personal decision, and I believe it is one each mother needs to make for herself so she can move forward with confidence by her side.
It took me a while to feel comfortable nursing Max in public. Surely everyone was watching me, I thought, but after a lot of cheering from Zack and a few successful sessions I realized hardly anyone was paying attention. Los Angeles is always bustling with people, and I was hardly standing out. We are an active family, spending a portion of all seven days of the week outside together. Learning how to nurse while out & about was a must.
When Natalie was born, I immediately felt like I could navigate mamahood with no problems — but having a few tricks up my sleeve definitely helped. Things like having Max stay in our stroller, making sure he’s had time to run around beforehand, and keeping his tummy full and diaper dry helped me nurse Natalie in public with ease.
She’s been revealing more of her personality with each passing month, and it’s so fun! She is a bit more independent than Max, but just as snuggly and happy. Nursing her in public has been a little more challenging for me though because she doesn’t always like being covered up. She wants to see what big brother is doing, which is why this cover makes nursing in public so darn easy :) This isn’t my first rodeo, and thankfully I’ve developed my reflexes for when she wants to pull it off (or, when I don’t use one at all).
One of the products I like to keep in our diaper bag or stroller is a nursing cover from Covered Goods. They feature an “all four sides covered” product that is multi-use for nursing, the carseat, the shopping cart, or as a cowl/scarf. Talk about simplicity.
And, as if this product couldn’t get any better for me, each cover is hand cut and sewn in Los Angeles! Love that.
Jamie of Covered Goods is generously offering three readers of the Maggie Whitley Designs community a cover of their choice (US residents only). To enter, please use the rafflecopter widget below. The winners will be selected on Friday, July 3rd and contacted via email.
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