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.

Maternity Clothes and Nursing Bras: Loving Moments New Maternity to Nursing Collection

Maternity clothes and nursing bras are now more comfortable, stylish and affordable than ever!

Leisure Sleep BraLoving Moments by Leading Lady recently launched our Maternity to Nursing collection, which features maternity and nursing intimates designed just for an expectant and new mom’s changing shape.  Comfort is the #1 priority in our new line, and we’ve baked in support and style because every new mom, whether she’s still proudly showing off her bump or has recently welcomed her bundle of joy, should look and feel amazing.

Shopping for comfortable maternity clothes that are flexible and functional throughout pregnancy and while breastfeeding may have been a less than beautiful in the past.  Well not anymore!  Loving Moments by Leading Lady’s Maternity to Nursing collection is available where moms shop, at Wal-Mart and WalMart.com.  This line is not only convenient, but we’re making maternity fashion and nursing bras affordable for all moms, too!

We’ve designed the Maternity to Nursing collection with five essential wardrobe pieces that are simple perfection during pregnancy and breastfeeding:  maternity leggings, a nursing sports bra, a sleep and leisure bra, an active-wear maternity and nursing top and an adjustable maternity support band.  Each piece is made from soft, breathable fabrics that will expand and adjust as you enter each stage of pregnancy and then begin nursing.  Much like your own body is adapting to many changes, our Maternity to Nursing line will follow your lead to help you nurture your baby every step of the way.

As you are preparing for your baby to arrive, you’re probably banking tons of information about breastfeeding to put to good use after your baby arrives.  So you already know that nursing bras are vital for convenient nursing.  But your breasts change throughout pregnancy, too.  It is common for breasts to be extremely sensitive as your hormone levels increase and for breasts expand as they are making room for milk production.  This is just one reason why we’ve designed Maternity to Nursing bras that adjust with you, in the most comfortable way possible.

Maternity TopWe recommend switching to versatile maternity and nursing bras as soon as you start to feel uncomfortable in your regular bras.  Our nursing sports bra and sleep leisure nursing bra, as well as our active-wear top with built-in nursing bra, are perfect transitional pieces because they offer extra space for the most comfortable fit during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.  They can also help you stay active and supported as your breasts get heavier.  The maternity and nursing top can be paired with any bottoms, from your favorite maternity jeans, to your coziest pajama bottoms.  We’re positive our leisure bra will be your go-to choice day and night when you need support and relief.  And our innovative nursing sports bra will make getting dressed, working out and nursing a cinch.

Maternity LeggingsWhen it comes to maternity clothes, maternity leggings should be the staple pant in every expectant mom’s wardrobe.  Unlike other brands, our leggings have a no-slip design crucial for moms on-the-go.  These leggings expand beautifully as your belly grows, and adjust as your tummy shrinks post-partum.  Pair these leggings with almost any top – T-shirts, sweaters, dresses and our active-wear Maternity to Nursing top – to be the stylish mom on the block.  We also recommend our adjustable maternity support band with our leggings or any other maternity-wear to support your belly and back during pregnancy and post-partum.

If you’re looking for comfort and style, Loving Moments by Leading Lady is your new destination for maternity clothes and nursing bras.  Join us in simplifying your life by purchasing at your local WalMart or buy online at WalMart.com.

Congratulations, new mamas!

Celebrating Nursing Bras with Loving Moments and Walmart at the LPGA NW Arkansas Championship

LPGA Golf Pro Danah Bordner and her daughter Taylor

LPGA Golf Pro Danah Bordner and her daughter Taylor

Being a mom has been the most amazing experience of my life.  I am proud and honored to be the SpokesMom for Loving Moments by Leading Lady.  To me, Loving Moments is more than just a brand that makes nursing bras.  The brand represents the loving moments I spend with my daughter, Taylor.  My breastfeeding experience is special for so many reasons – the happiness I feel when bonding with Taylor, the health benefits for me and Taylor, and because it allows our family to save money.

Loving Moments makes it possible to save on the essential nursing bras we need because they are available only at Walmart.  Partnering with Walmart allows us to share the joys of breastfeeding with moms across the country, and to help ensure that every mom has the tools she needs for successful breastfeeding.  Loving Moments bras are pretty, fun-to-wear, supportive, and best of all – affordable!

Loving Moments has been a tremendous help on my journey through motherhood so far, arming me with supportive nursing bras and breastfeeding resources.  In return, I am excited to show my support for the brand while playing at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G this week in Rogers, AK.

I hope you’ll follow me throughout the tournament.  On Wednesday, June 19 I’ll be playing in the Pro Am with the third generation owner of Leading Lady and Loving Moments, Mark Corrado.  Mark is an avid golfer, but I’m looking forward to showing him a thing or two on the course!

Also stay tuned to watch me play in the LPGA US Open in Southampton, NY starting June 27.  It won’t be hard to find me…I’m the one proudly wearing my Loving Moments hat!

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

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