The Best Nursing Bras for New Moms

The best nursing bras are the ones that will make you feel like you’re on top of the world. You just had a beautiful baby, you’re making the healthiest choices to nourish your new little one and you’re navigating your new life stage with grace, optimism and love. As you enjoy all that motherhood has to offer, you should feel great about yourself, starting with your nursing bras. When you nurse your baby and wear a comfortable, supportive, stylish nursing bra that fits you perfectly, you will, indeed, feel like you’re on top of the world.

Here are all the features you should look for in the best nursing bras:

The Best Nursing Bras for New MomsSuperior Support: During pregnancy and nursing your breasts go through many changes. As your body prepares for breastfeeding and you initiate the incredible journey of feeding your baby, your breasts will expand, enlarge and become heavier. Within a few days of giving birth your milk will come in and your breasts will continue to grow as they fill with that amazing breast milk you’re now producing in full force.

All of these breast changes call for some serious support from your nursing bras. The best nursing bras will lift your breasts and support their weight at every stage of pregnancy and breastfeeding. Depending on your level of activity, some nursing bras will provide extreme support from the sides, straps and band to reduce bounce including during light-to-moderate exercise. Sleep and leisure bras are designed for gentle support for light activity and positioning overnight.

Soft, Breathable Fabrics: Thanks to the swell of hormones in your body, your breasts will not only become larger, they also may be more sensitive. Sensitive breasts need supple, smooth fabrics to cradle and soothe them without causing irritation or discomfort. The best nursing bras will be made of soft materials to do just that. Plus, as your hormones swing during this special time, you may find yourself suddenly sweating, especially at night. Breathable fabrics will keep you cool and comfortable despite your raging hormones

Adjustability and Flexibility: With the ebb and flow of your milk supply – which can shift hourly, daily and weekly during different stages of breastfeeding – adjustability and flexibility features that help you find your custom fit are essential. Many of the best nursing bras have adjustable straps and multiple hook-and-eye closures that allow you to change the fit to meet your daily needs. For pullover sleep and leisure styles, the soft, breathable fabrics on the band, cups and comfort straps will provide this much needed flexibility to accommodate your changing breasts.

The Best Nursing Bras for New MomsEasy Access for Breastfeeding: Of course the best nursing bras should make breastfeeding simpler. Easy one-hand nursing clasps and drop-down cups make breastfeeding a cinch or slide-over cups on sleep and leisure bras help you remain ready to breastfeed at any time day or night. Fumbling to remove or lift regular bras can make the difference in a fussy baby and a happy baby. Keep your little one smiling and satisfied by wearing nursing bras for easy breastfeeding access.

Styles that Suit You:  Just like any bra in your wardrobe, the best nursing bras will be the ones that meet the needs of your lifestyle and are styles you enjoy wearing. From everyday nursing bras and nursing sports bras, to sleep and leisure styles for day or night, you should have a variety of styles for your dynamic lifestyle. And don’t forget to pick a few cute colors, prints and patterns that will spice up your nursing bra selection.

 

Loving Moments believes moms should have the knowledge, resources and power to make the healthiest choices for their babies, starting with breastfeeding. In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month in August, we are sharing Breastfeeding Basics, our educational blog series that we hope will empower you with information, encouragement and inspiration to meet your breastfeeding goals.

 

Tips for Returning to Work after Baby

Tips for Returning to Work after BabySpending quality time with your newborn is a vital step in caring for your baby. It allows you the opportunity to bond with your sweet new bundle of joy, to establish a healthy milk supply and to give your body time to heal after childbirth. When it is time to go back to work, whether that’s a few weeks or a few months after your baby arrives, it may be hard to get back into the groove of your professional life. We’re sharing tips for returning to work after baby to help you make the transition as easily as possible.

Do a Dry Run: A few days before going back to work, start practicing for the big day. Wake up at the appropriate time and get yourself and your baby ready. If possible, have your childcare lined up so you can see what it will be like passing off your baby to a caregiver. Drive to work as you normally would to determine the best routes based on traffic patterns. Also, offer your baby a bottle once a day leading up to your return to work to ensure she has the hang of it before you go back for real.

Start Mid-Week: Staring back to work on a Monday makes for a very long first week after maternity leave. Try starting on a Wednesday or Thursday so you and your baby are not shocked by the separation.

Plan for Breastfeeding Success: Until now, breastfeeding probably required you to be with your baby most of the time. If you work 40+ hours a week away from your baby, keeping the momentum going can be a challenge. But it is entirely possible. Plan ahead by ensuring you have a healthy milk supply and stashing frozen breast milk for your baby to enjoy while you’re away. Speak to your boss and HR department about your plans to pump at work and determine when, where and how this will be possible while maintaining your work productivity. Have your pump, bottle supplies, cooler and a photo of your baby handy so you can continue to provide breast milk to your baby as long as you want.

Set up Meetings: Meet with your boss, co-workers, underlings and others critical to your day-to-day work function to find out what you’ve missed while you were away. After you’ve shared your experience in motherhood and a few adorable photos, dive into the status of major industry shifts, new clients or projects, staff changes and any changing policies or expectations. It’s common for co-workers and supervisors to be sensitive to your vulnerable state returning to work after baby for a few weeks but then they’ll likely want you to pick up the work they were covering for you in your absence, and maybe even more. Set your own boundaries as you learn how to juggle being both a parent and a professional.

Look Good and Feel Good: Your body size and shape may be a little different now that you’re a mom. Make sure your wardrobe meets the needs of your new figure and lifestyle. Start with some comfortable and supportive nursing bras that will compliment your silhouette. Molded padded styles look great under structured blouses, jackets and dresses. Buy a few new work outfits as well. You may continue to lose weight as your postpartum body changes with time and during breastfeeding so don’t go overboard. But remember, looking great can boost your confidence, which is a major asset in the workplace.

Prepare your Home: Even if you work from home, you’re going to have a lot less time to do household chores like cleaning, laundry and cooking. Get your home organized so you can get out of the house quickly in the mornings. Freezing a few dinners will also save time in the evenings. You’ll want to do everything you can to maximize quality time with your baby before and after work.

Sources: Idealist Mom and Mom365

I Heart #LovingMoments

Valentine’s Day may be over but we’re still spreading love with the fantastic photos that were submitted during our I Heart #LovingMoments Valentine’s Day Photo Contest! By the looks of it everyone cherished their cherubs this Valentine’s Day. As they captured your hearts you captured them in adorable photos. Thanks to all the moms who shared their Valentine’s nurslings with us.

Congratulations to these five nurslings were selected as the winners of our I Heart #LovingMoments Valentine’s Day Photo Contest:

I heart #LovingMoments

Submitted by Staci Albright

I heart #LovingMoments

Submitted by Veronica Bohan

I heart #LovingMoments

Submitted by Zy Anna

I heart #LovingMoments

Submitted by Rebecca Ann Seybold

I heart #LovingMoments

Submitted by Jordan Kissinger

We were struck by cupid’s arrow for all of our entries. Here are the other precious entries:

Afsha Mia Mohsin Alyssa Shepherd Andrea Nelms Carrie Richmond Christine Isom Erin Wheeler Rachel Dawn Huber Tasha Miller Vanessa Styx

I Heart #LovingMoments Valentine’s Day Photo Contest – Nursing Bra Giveaway

I Heart #LovingMoments

The season of LOVE is upon us – one of our favorite times of year here at Loving Moments. That’s because we’re constantly celebrating love: love for mothers, babies, families, health and breastfeeding!

We’re kicking-off Valentine’s Day with our I Heart #LovingMoments Valentine’s Day Photo Contest for your chance to win a nursing bra from our Loving Moments collection! The contest begins today (Monday, February 6) and lasts through Valentine’s Day (Tuesday, February 14). Share a photo of your nursling getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit – smiling, exploring, sleeping, playing, nursing…anything goes! For moms-to-be, share a photo of yourself or your partner doing something loving for the upcoming arrival of your baby. You can submit photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by tagging Loving Moments and using the hashtag #LovingMoments. Find out more below.

On Thursday, February 16 we’ll announce five winners. We’re looking forward to seeing your precious #LovingMoments photos!!

I Heart #LovingMoments Photo Contest

Dates: Monday, February 6 – Tuesday, February 14

How to Enter:  Share a photo of your nursling getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit 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 Thursday, February 16. 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 Loving Moments by Leading Lady 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 and Happy Valentine’s Day!

12 Days of #LovingMoments Photo Contest Winners

We hope you’re having a marvelous holiday season filled with endless Loving Moments! With a little one in your home or on the way, surely you are! We know it’s true because many of you shared amazing photos of your nurslings participating in holiday activities during our 12 Days of #LovingMoments Photo Contest. We cherish each and every one of them and are grateful to the fabulous moms who submitted photos.

Congratulations to these five nurslings were selected as the winners of our 12 Days of #LovingMoments Photo Contest:

12 Days of #LovingMoments

Submitted by Courtney Marie

12 Days of #LovingMoments

Submitted by Kimberly Moore Messina

12 Days of #LovingMoments

Submitted by Sara Permenter

12 Days of #LovingMoments

Submitted by Wynette Robinson

12 Days of #LovingMoments

Submitted by Rachel Dawn Huber

In our book, any time there’s Loving Moments, everyone is a winner. Here are the other fantastic submissions:

adrianne-bernazzani alycia-nadeau alyssa-shepherd amanda-jernigan amanda-schammel angela-parker anna-manankil arceli-luther ashley-keinath brittany-korsmoe-1 brittany-korsmoe-2 brittany-korsmoe-3 brittany-leahigh carolynn-johnson carrie-lee chris-johnson conniep_87-via-instragram courtney-sayer-bates daniela-gates diana-lopez elly-wu-2 elly-wu erica-nicole-mills falyn-renee-darge heather-lewis-ely isoline-daniels jennifer-putze-niess jessica-angelo-leonardo jordan-dunn jordan-kissinger jsmac915_instagram justine-toven karina-ramirez-foote kellie-meyn kelly-hert kimberly-mohlman kristen-klemm kristen-marie-evans-tasevoli kristi-brethauer latoya-bowdre marly-andrea mayen-guerra-ruiz megan-ann-lumetta melinda-casas michelle-layman miranda-peffer mpottenger_instagram nicirobinson_instagram nicole-c-moreno rachelle-beaty rebecca-vargas shannon-pischera-reynolds staci-albright stacy-steiner stephanie-kennedy tasha-miller tina-horneck-via-instagram tina-horneck-via-twitter tina-horneck vanessa-styx

12 Days of #LovingMoments Photo Contest – Nursing Bra Giveaway

12 Days of #LovingMoments Photo Contest – Nursing Bra GiveawayWe know you and your families are preparing for holiday festivities in fun and exciting ways. Sharing the holidays with your new baby is particularly eventful as they get to enjoy the sights, sounds and wonders of the season. We want to share in your holiday spirit with another festive photo contest!

Our 12 Days of #LovingMoments photo contest begins today December 15 and runs through December 26. Share a photo of your nursling doing whatever your family does during the holiday season for a chance to win a nursing bra of your choice from our Loving Moments by Leading Lady collection. You can submit photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by tagging Loving Moments and using the hashtag #LovingMoments. Find out more below.

We can’t wait to see how your family celebrates the season!

12 Days of #LovingMoments Photo Contest

Dates: Thursday, December 15 – Monday, December 26

How to Enter:  Share a photo of your nursling doing something festive during the holiday season 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 Thursday, December 29. 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 Loving Moments by Leading Lady 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!

 

Holiday Gifts for New Moms

Holiday Gifts for New MomsIf you have a new mom on your gift list this year (or if you are a new mom or mom-to-be yourself) you may be mulling over holiday gifts for new moms. You can probably come up with so many things she may need for her baby but it’s harder to figure out what she would really enjoy herself.  Today we’re sharing our favorite holiday gifts for new moms to ensure that newbie on your list is beaming when she opens her present.

Photo Website Gift Certificate

As new moms cherish every moment with their babies they’re surely snapping a lot of photos along the way. Help a new mom by giving her a gift certificate to a photo website where she can order prints or create fun items with her baby’s photos such as calendars, coffee mugs or photo albums.

Essentials She Doesn’t Know She Needs

Veteran moms are the best at telling new moms what they really need for their babies. While the baby superstores may suggest some things, it’s moms who have “been there, done that” who are truly knowledgeable. Create a gift basket of items new moms really need even if she doesn’t know she needs them yet.

Nursing Clothes

Often new moms purchase a nursing bra or two before delivery but they seldom realize just how important and convenient nursing bras and nursing clothes really are. One of the best holiday gifts for new moms is helping her stock up on nursing clothes. Since she’ll probably be wearing nursing bras or nursing tank tops daily, give her a gift set of 5 to 7 items that will get her through her early days of nursing including sleep/leisure nursing bras and nursing tanks.

Pamper Product Delivery

It’s true that new moms often don’t have time or energy to get pampered but you can bring the pampering to her with a beauty products delivery service. These monthly subscriptions send samples of fun beauty items for her to try and enjoy from the convenience of her home. This will not only help her feel human again, but also offer her some femininity and fun as well.

Housekeeper Service

Cleaning the house when you have a baby is probably the farthest thing on your mind. Instead of giving a tangible gift, get a new mom housekeeper service to clean and tidy-up her home around the holidays. Not having to clean may be the best gift she receives all season.

Stroller Speaker

For active moms, a stroller speaker may make walking, jogging or just being out-and-about with her baby more fun. She can turn on her own tunes or music for the baby to keep both of them happy on-the-go.

Personalized Mom Necklace

As a new mom, her baby has stolen her heart. Keep her baby’s name close to her heart with a necklace featuring her baby’s name. If you select a design where names hang on charms, she can add the names of additional children in the future.

Food Delivery

Much like housekeeping services, providing food delivery service will take chores off a new mom’s plate. Give her a night off food prep with a gourmet dinner of her choice delivered right to her door.

Give the new mom on your list something she will love with our ideas of holiday gifts for new moms!

 

Seamless Nursing Cami

As the song and saying goes, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!” And as a pregnant and nursing mom you know the motto still applies. But moms can’t have fun unless they look good and feel good. Looking good and feeling good – about how you look and how comfortable you are – have never been easier than with our Loving Moments Seamless Nursing Cami.

Seamless Nursing Cami

A basic maternity or nursing cami is essential for all expectant and new moms. Regardless of the weather, a nursing cami helps ensure you’re always comfortable and always ready to breastfeed once your little one arrives. Our Seamless Nursing Cami features an inner sling and underbust zones for extra breast support and is so comfortable you may never wear anything else before or after your baby!

During pregnancy your tops may start to feel snug at the bust and belly at some point in your first trimester or early in your second trimester. That’s the ideal time to look for comfortable wardrobe options that transition from maternity to nursing like our Seamless Nursing Cami. This silky smooth top stretches to accommodate your growing breasts and belly. Then when your baby arrives, this incredible nursing cami offers the flexibility your body needs as your breasts continue to change with milk production.

The flattering cut and smoothing fabric will keep you tucked and stylish throughout your pregnancy and breastfeeding journey. During both of these periods it is not unusual for moms to have hormonal hot flashes or break out in a sweat no matter what time of day or season it may be. When you’re wearing our Seamless Nursing Cami as a stand-alone top or a layering piece, you’re always prepared for those unexpected moments when you just need to cool down. The lightweight fabric allows you to breathe while still maintaining stretchy support for your bump and breasts.

Girls just can’t have fun if they don’t look good and feel good. And we know you just wanna have fun during pregnancy and with your new bundle of joy. Get comfortable, stay supported, and have fun in our Seamless Nursing Cami!

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 Molded Wirefree Nursing Bra – The Bra that Does it All

Your mom resume of skills and talents is probably as long as your laundry list of chores. You’re a mom who wears so many hats and is everything to your family. That’s why you need a nursing bra that can be everything you need to thrive in your day. With comfort, support, style, sophistication and functionality, our Loving Moments Molded Wirefree Nursing Bra is the bra that does it all, just like you.

Loving Moments Molded Wirefree Nursing Bra – The Bra that Does it All

Cozy Comfort

You are and always will be comfort to your family. You can get that same comfort in our Molded Wirefree Nursing Bra. Silky to the touch, your skin will love slipping on this bra every day. Plus the comfort band is just what new moms need – breathable stretchability and adjustability to keep you comfortable even with your changing size.

Serious Support

The comfort band on our Molded Wirefree Nursing Bra is also highly supportive. Along with adjustable straps and an inner cotton blend sling, your breasts will remain lifted and supported in this rock star bra. In addition, the molded cup shape contours and gently supports your breasts. Don’t be fooled into believing a cute bra cannot be supportive because this bra is equal parts stylish and supportive.

Class with Sass

Let’s face it, moms want to feel good about the way they look. You will feel like a million bucks in this adorable Molded Wirefree Nursing Bra. The lace trim lines the shape of your breasts with the perfect balance of sweet and sexy. The thin straps make this a great choice under a variety of tops, including sleeveless dresses. Feminine and flirty, this nursing bra brings elegance to accessibility.

Here’s the word on the street – a.k.a. Walmart.com – about our Molded Wirefree Nursing Bra:

This is it…Looked all over! Bought and sent back numerous brands. This bra has GREAT support, awesome shape, is super comfortable during the end of pregnancy and while nursing. It didn’t cause any rubbing/pain. A year later, still nursing, I swear by this bra! It allowed for growth!…It stretches enough yet still holds everything securely in place. The lace trim btw, makes you feel like you’re not a frump! 🙂 Buy it. You won’t regret it. Anyway, it really does look great under clothes, I can wear it with every outfit (even low cut shirts) it REALLY supports and I can’t say enough good things about this bra. It took years before I found one that I love.” by JKBY on Walmart.com

My favorite nursing bra!…Been through several nursing bras and camis, both with and without underwire through two children. So far, this is my favorite style…The fabric is comfortable and washes well in a normal cycle. I hang dry just to be safe and after a few weeks and lots of wear they’re all still in great shape. Lace border and satiny material makes it feel just pretty enough, unlike some of my other dowdy and impractical nursing bras. Best of all this bra provides easy access for nursing. I can clip and unclip one handed easily and in a hurry. For the price I’m very happy.” by BlackBeret on Walmart.com

“Comfortable Bra!… The material is so soft and this bra also gives support and won’t let your boobs sag. If your looking for a cute, comfortable, true to the size bra this is it!” by chickidy on Walmart.com