I’ve breastfed for more than 5 years – breastfed through pregnancy, tandem breastfed and my 21-month-old is still set on drinking my milk so yes, I’m still breastfeeding. 🙂 How do you reject a tot who comes up to you and says ‘I want milk milk!’ then plants a kiss on your lips and gives you a hug? Yeah, I can’t, and I’m glad to say that breastfeeding is something that we both enjoy.
Having breastfed for 5 years and counting, I’ve had my fair share of breastfeeding in public. Before I share my 5 favourite nursing gear for nursing in public, here’s an event I’d like to invite you to.
Are you a breastfeeding mum? On 31 August 2013, breastfeed with pride at the Big B Event and be part of a national record!
The Parents World Exhibition is back this year with the Big B event – a mass breastfeeding challenge to set a new national record in The Singapore Book of Records for the most number of mums breastfeeding together at the same time.
The Big B Event aims to raise awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding and to encourage mothers to breastfeed their babies for the first 6 months. If you are breastfeeding, do drop by and be part of this meaningful event! I’ll be there with my family! 🙂
This record-breaking event is open to all mothers and their babies/ toddlers. Sign up to be a part of this exciting challenge now! To register, email your particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org call 62950810. Visit the Event Page on Facebook and invite your friends by simply clicking on Invite Friends!
The first 250 mums to register will receive a FREE GOODIE BAG worth $100 with products from Impression, Beautex, PET PET and S-26 Mama.
The Big B event is the highlight of this year’s Parents World Exhibition, an annual event for mums and dads organised by Parents World, one of Singapore’s leading parenting and lifestyle magazine. This three-day exhibition will be the one-stop solution for all your parenting needs.
How to breastfeed in public
Breastfeeding in public isn’t a daunting task if you are well-prepared. Apart from rehearsing how to nurse discreetly at home, having the right gear will help boost your confidence. Here are my 5 favourite nursing gear for breastfeeding in public!
#1 Nursing bras
Try to get nursing bras that open up to expose only the nipple portion to minimise the amount of skin exposed.
When I had my girl, I nursed her in the sling and had good coverage – I could nurse while dining with my friends and nobody could tell that I was breastfeeding at all!
#3 Nursing tops/ dresses
5 years have made a huge difference – there are so many more designs available for nursing mamas these days so breastfeeding won’t make a frumpy mom out of ya.
#4 Nursing band
I only knew about nursing bands after I delivered my boy. I wish I’d known about it while I was pregnant with him! Nursing bands can be used during pregnancy to increase the ‘lifespan’ of your non-maternity tops as they can cover the belly when your tops get too short. After delivery, these nursing bands can be worn under your top so that when you lift your non-nursing top to nurse, you won’t need to expose your tummy. Wearing the nursing band under the top also gives a trendy layered look!
#5 Nursing shawl/ cover
This is especially useful when the baby grows out of the sling. It also gives full coverage when nursing, whether or not you have nursing tops. It however draws immediate attention to the fact that you are breastfeeding so people may just take a second glance at you. Nevertheless, I find this very useful as I can nurse anywhere confidently. Pick a nursing shawl that is light-weight and breathable so that baby/tot will feel comfortable whilst nursing – that means baby will be less likely to resist nursing under cover!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions expressed are mine.