Thankful for Loving Moments Photo Contest – Nursing Bra Giveaway

Thankful for Loving Moments Photo Contest – Nursing Bra GiveawayThere’s no doubt you have much to be thankful for this year, especially with a baby in your home. Between their adorable expressions and their innocent curiosity, babies remind us to give thanks in many ways. We know your heart is full of love for your little nursling and we bet your camera is too.

Capture your “Loving Moments” with your baby and share them with us for a chance to win a new nursing bra from the Loving Moments by Leading Lady collection. Our Thankful for Loving Moments photo contest begins today, November 21 and will wrap up on Sunday, November 27. During this week you can submit photos of your “Loving Moments” on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #LovingMoments for a chance to win this awesome nursing bra giveaway. Check out the details and official rules below.

Thankful for Loving Moments Photo Contest

Dates: Monday, November 21 – Sunday, November 27

How to Enter:  Share a photo of a Loving Moment with your baby on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram + tag Loving Moments + use the hashtag #LovingMoments. (Only entries tagged using the # will be considered.)

Tag Loving Moments on Facebook: @LovingMomentsBras.

Tag Loving Moments on Twitter @LovingMomentsBr.

Tag Loving Moments on Instagram @LovingMomentsBras.

What You’ll Win: 5 winners will be selected and announced on Sunday, November 27. These lucky mamas will receive the nursing bra of her choice from the Loving Moments by Leading Lady collection.

Additional Information: Photos submitted may be shared by Loving Moments on all social media channels (Facebook, Twitter & Instragram) and our Mommy Moments blog regardless of where they were originally posted. By submitting a photo, you agree to allow us to use it across channels.

Giveaway Rules & Regulations:

  • Entries will be accepted during the specified timeframe only. Entries submitted outside the contest window will not be considered.
  • Winners are selected at the discretion of Loving Moments by Leading Lady.
  • 5 winners will be selected to receive one prize each.
  • Failure to claim prize within 10 days of notification will result in forfeiture of prize.
  • Prizes subject to availability based on winner’s size, color and product selection. If the preferred prize is not available, the winner can make another selection.
  • May not be combined with any other coupon code offers.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Please allow up to 21 days for shipping after a prize has been selected.
  • Not valid with previous or future purchases.
  • Giveaway may be discontinued at anytime without notice.

Good luck!

 

Loving Moments’ Legging Giveaway!

L401-LeggingsHere at Loving Moments we are all about the awesome benefits breastfeeding gives to mommies and babies. Breastfeeding is the ultimate nutrition because it supplies all the necessary nutrients for proper development, protects your baby against illness and disease, it fights against allergies and obesity, it’s easily digested, and breast milk caters to your baby’s specific needs through their saliva!

 

This week we are encouraging our audience to think again about the benefits breastfeeding can give to our little ones. With this special sweepstake, we are giving away maternity leggings to the first fifteen people to email us a breastfeeding fact! The first five will win an additional prize along with their leggings!

 

The rules of this giveaway are simple: please email us at avannoy@leadinglady.com with a breastfeeding fact, your pant size from M-2XL, your bra size, and mailing address. The breastfeeding fact must not be one listed above in the first paragraph, but something else that is interesting and not so well known. You must also list the source from where you found the fact. Our Loving Moments’ Legging Giveaway will only be available until Friday, October 31st!

 

Nursing Pads: Best Breast Care Practices for Nursing Moms

Loving Moments Washable Nursing PadsWorried that using nursing pads will cause discomfort or leaks in public? It can be very uncomfortable when your nipples stick to nursing pads or your bra cups. Breast milk contains a high amount of lactose, which can be sticky. Once the breast milk dries in the pad, it may cause your nipples to stick to the nursing pads. Applying a thin layer of lanolin-based nipple cream will help you avoid any discomfort in your early breastfeeding weeks.

If you have an overabundant milk supply, you must pay special attention to changing your nursing pads frequently.  Don’t despair, an overabundant milk supply usually only lasts the first few weeks after your baby is born. Regardless if you use reusable or disposable nursing pads, you may find absorbency to be an issue with each type. My recommendation would be to change the pads frequently and avoid waiting until the nursing pads are soaked through. If you are going to be out and about, you may want to throw a few sets of Loving Moments nursing pads in the diaper bag and change the ones you’re wearing as soon as they get too damp.

Hope this advice helps, new moms! Have breastfeeding questions? Leave us a comment and we’ll help you get the answers you need.

Breastfeeding 101: Why Nursing Bras are Important

Breastfeeding 101: Why Nursing Bras are ImportantLoving Moments by Leading Lady is dedicated to promoting breastfeeding because of the nutritional benefits baby receives from a mother’s milk—there’s plenty of research information to confirm the old saying “breast is best.” Breastfeeding takes practice though, and many new moms report feelings of frustration while trying to successfully nurse for the first attempts. We asked Jennifer, a registered Breastfeeding Peer Counselor from Arkansas, to provide some advice for new and expecting moms who have never breastfed before. Jennifer works in a Health Clinic that serves moms from all walks of life and has also nursed each of her own five children. Here’s why Jennifer recommends that all breastfeeding moms try nursing bras and nursing tanks instead of using pre-pregnancy bras:

Nursing bras help to promote a healthy breastfeeding relationship between mom and baby by offering easy breast access not found with regular bras. Nursing bras also provide necessary support without restricting milk supply. In my opinion, nursing bras also offer the added benefit of helping new moms with self-esteem; most pre-pregnancy bras will not fit properly right away after giving birth. If a new mom wears a properly fitted nursing bra she will have less back pain as well. I prefer wearing nursing tanks when I’m breastfeeding because they layer well with other tops and sweaters. Also, nursing tanks allow me to nurse discreetly regardless if I’m at home or out with my baby.

Still on the fence about trying a nursing bra? We encourage you to try one of Loving Moments’ comfortable, stylish and affordable nursing bra options. You’ll love the support and simple one-hand nursing clasps on some of our everyday bra styles that were designed to keep moms comfortable and make breastfeeding a breeze. Shop our new Maternity to Nursing Collection only at WalMart and Walmart.com.

Dads and Breastfeeding

Dads and Breastfeeding

My first seven months as a dad have been a mix of excitement, nervousness, happiness, sleeplessness, and pride. We are so blessed to have a happy and healthy little girl. I give my wife a lot of credit for that. Her profession requires a lot of travel, but she knew how beneficial breast feeding is to a new baby, and she was determined to give that to our child. When Taylor was first born, she was waking every 3 hours to eat. As a dad, it seems like there is not a lot we can do to help since we can’t feed them. I did find three things that seem small, but mean a lot to our breast feeding wives.

1. When the baby wakes up to eat, go get him or her out of the crib or bassinet and bring them to Mom. It keeps you connected to that important feeding time with the baby, and Mom appreciates the effort.

2. Bring them something to drink while they feed. The milk production and feeding take a lot of energy, and it is important they stay hydrated.

3. Change your share of the diapers. Babies often need to be changed after eating, and if Mom can go back to sleep while Dad changes a diaper, it feels like more of a team effort.

Even though breast feeding is between the Mother and her baby, try to support her as much as possible in her effort. She and your baby will thank you!

Steve Bordner

Steve is the proud new father of Taylor and husband to Dahah Bordner, LPGA Professional golfer and Loving Moments spokesmom.

Danah Bordner and Family

LPGA Professional Golfer Danah Bordner and her husband Steve and daughter Taylor

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Check out our Breastfeeding Tips to find out more ways a partner can be a supportive part of the breastfeeding experience.

Pumping When Away from Baby Worth It

Pumping When Away from Baby Worth ItPumping When Away from Baby Worth It

It was my first overnight trip away from Taylor. I had a golf tournament only a car drive away so thankfully I didn’t have to fly this time. It was tough leaving her but I also knew she would be in the best hands–grandma and grandpa (daddy was out of town too). I left enough expressed milk for 4 days.

For those of you not familiar with golf, a typical round takes 4 hours. With warming up, then playing, and a little practice afterward, there’s not an opportunity to express for 7 hours. Ouch! Keeping my milk supply up was a must. I was able to freeze it then travel home with it.

It is all worth it! The look on Taylor’s face when I returned home from my tournament was priceless and it made me melt!

Danah Bordner
New Mom, LPGA Professional Golfer and Loving Moments Spokesmom

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Breastfeeding Accepted and Encouraged


Breastfeeding Accepted and Encouraged

Being a new mom gives you a new appreciation of your own mother. Whether you were the best baby on the block or the worst, every mother has their challenges. I think you are only given what you can handle.

Breastfeeding Accepted and EncouragedOne major difference in generations is how breastfeeding has evolved. Breastfeeding has come full circle and is now widely accepted and encouraged. Nursing bras are now fun and fashionable. And luckily, as a working mom, breast pumps have changed thanks to Ameda (@myameda) and there isn’t the discomfort or large pumps you once carried with you.

I am truly blessed with the mother I have. She chose to breastfeed me and supports me in my decision to breastfeed my daughter. I hope Taylor feels the same love and support one day and is able to enjoy motherhood like the two generations before her. Cuddling while breastfeeding, going shopping, girl time, playing golf or simply enjoying one another’s company are loving moments to be treasured.

Leap of Faith

Danah’s Leap of Faith

Coming home with a brand new baby from the hospital is daunting. You ask yourself, “Are they really letting me leave here as a responsible parent?” I feel like I’m still a kid myself. But I guess it’s time to take the leap of faith! There are no more nurses around the clock checking on you and no manuals. It’s just you, your husband, and the baby. There are so many “What ifs?!” that you could drive yourself crazy, but if you use common sense, take some deep breaths, and of course get as much sleep as possible, you’ll be just fine.

The most challenging aspect is around the clock breastfeeding (feeding on demand). Because my daughter Taylor was born at 5lbs, 8oz., she demands more frequent feedings. With every pound she gains, I’m getting more sleep because she’s sleeping longer. What a wonderful blessing a baby is!

LPGA Golf Pro Danah Bordner and daughter Taylor

LPGA Golf Pro Danah Bordner and daughter Taylor

Danah Bordner
New Mom, LPGA Professional Golfer and Loving Moments Spokesmom

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Danah’s Recipe for Love

Danah’s Recipe for Love

My career and life on the road for the past 8 years has allowed me to meet the most amazing people from around the world. Golf has allowed me to travel accross America, Australia to Scotland, Taiwan to Canada, New Zealand to Mexico and so many other countries, all from which I’ve made new friends and reunited with old ones.  One of the coolest things I’ve collected over these years are recipes for a cook book I’ve been putting together to be able to pass down to my daughter.

Let’s take the United States for example.  The South has a much different palate than those in the Midwest and the West is different from the Northeast.   We can all become very complacent to our own spices and unique dishes but until you try a recipe or fruit or vegetable from a different region, you don’t know what you are missing. Now, regardless if you like sushi, rice and beans, steak, or tofu or not…one thing is for sure, there’s always ICE CREAM to be found.  That’s my true weakness!

Whether on the road or at home, eating healthy is very important.
I’m looking forward to sharing favorite recipes with my daughter and passing on my cookbook to her.

LPGA Golf Pro Danah Bordner and daughter Taylor

LPGA Golf Pro Danah Bordner and daughter Taylor

Danah Bordner
New Mom, LPGA Professional Golfer and Loving Moments Spokesmom

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Danah’s Apprehensions

Danah’s Breastfeeding Apprehensions

I had more apprehension about breastfeeding than I did about the entire birth process. Some of the concerns I had were my daughter latching on properly, would I provide enough milk, and breast feeding in public or around family and friends. Needless to say, these are all very natural apprehensions. I think if you enjoy the process of being a mother and realize what a miracle your child truly is, all these fears go away. The time I get to spend with my daughter one-on-one is irreplaceable and I am truly blessed by her. Breast feeding is a very natural thing and I know my daughter will benefit from it in the future.

LPGA Golf Pro Danah Bordner and her daughter Taylor

LPGA Golf Pro Danah Bordner and her daughter Taylor

Danah Bordner
New Mom, LPGA Professional Golfer and Loving Moments Spokesmom

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