I’ve breastfed all four of my children, starting with my oldest who was born way back in 1996 up through my youngest, who just weaned over the summer. But even with nearly two decades (off and on) of experience, one thing I never got comfortable with was openly nursing in public. I always wanted to be one of those moms who can just unclip the nursing bra and let the baby eat, but that’s just not me. Even with the t-shirt-over-the-nursing-tank method, I just felt too exposed and self-conscious. (If you’re a larger-chested mom who’s also tried to discreetly nurse a wiggly baby, you know how challenging it can be to be discreet when your breasts are larger than the baby’s head).
With my older three boys it was less of an issue, as they all drank expressed milk or formula from a bottle by the time they were a month or two old. But I was fortunate enough to stay home with my youngest son, so we skipped right over bottles – which meant it was straight from the tap or nothing if he got hungry/thirsty while we were out and about, at least until he was proficient with a sippy cup. I did have an apron-style nursing cover, but it was pretty unattractive, and took up a lot of room in the diaper bag.
It’s made of organic bamboo modal with spandex for comfort and shape, so in addition to being lightweight it’s also breathable so mom and baby can use it comfortably even on warm days. (It’s also very easy to clean, and stains rinsed right out). It’s basically a long, stretchy piece of light fabric with two “poppers” (what I would snaps) to hold it closed when it’s worn as a wrap or shawl. And when you use it as a nursing cover, it doesn’t fall forward or gap at the sides, so you stay discreetly covered.
What I really like about this breastfeeding wrap is that you can wear it like any other (non-breastfeeding-related) fashion accessory – it can be worn as a poncho, a shawl, a scarf, a shrug, or in one of many other configurations. That means that if you’re just taking a walk down to the park with the baby, you don’t have to haul along a separate nursing cover – because you’re already wearing it! Just flip it around to keep you covered while your baby nurses, and then convert it back into conventional clothing when you’re done. You can see how versatile it is in the pictures in this post – those are just some of the ways this wrap can be worn!
And exciting news: it’s going to be available in purple very soon! (Soon, as in any day now – by the end of November is the goal). Easy Mom and Baby sent me some pictures of the new color to share with my readers – how gorgeous is this shade of purple? These images also show how great this wrap looks on an expectant mom!
The Boho Mama Breastfeeding Wrap is available on Amazon. It’s currently listed for $59.99 BUT you can get it for just $39.99 using the coupon code ARKRLDUS at checkout! The promotion has been extended so you can use it on the wrap in purple when it becomes available.
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