Just because breastfeeding is natural, doesn’t mean it’s always easy. If you are pregnant and plan on breastfeeding, set yourself up to succeed. Lactation Consultant If your hospital or midwife has a lactation consultant, meet with them to have your baby’s latch evaluated. Getting a good latch helps ensure baby is transferring milk and mama will not be in pain. A lactation consultant is a great resource for a new mom. Comfort Products When you first start breastfeeding, it is normal to experience engorgement and discomfort. The Lansinoh Breastfeeding Starter Pack includes lanolin and therapy packs to provide relief.
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We’re tidying up our warehouse and marking down some really cool stuff to make room for more cool stuff! Here are a few of my favorite deals. Hurry – when they’re gone, they’re gone! Baby Carriers We’re marking down some favorite prints! Check out the Tula Baby Carriers and Tula Toddler Carriers. If Wraps are your thing, this is NOT a drill! There are some amazing deals to be had. Scoop up some babywearing accessories while you’re at it. Everything Breastfeeding If you need some support breastfeeding, we’ve got you covered. From nursing bras and nursing tanks to supplements and
When I had my first baby, I was definitely learning everything as I went. Breast pads weren’t even on my radar before my first son was born. He surprised us by coming two weeks early and although I had everything I needed for labor and the baby, I was missing things I needed for myself. Thankfully my sweet sister offered to run out for anything I overlooked – one of which was a pack of disposable nursing pads. My first baby: disposables My milk came in pretty quickly, so I was grateful to have them on hand. I quickly discovered that I’m what
World Breastfeeding Week is a chance to celebrate all the Breastfeeding mamas and normalize breastfeeding. This week encourages breastfeeding and infant health throughout the world. What We’re Doing for World Breastfeeding Week In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, we have some special deals going on at Cotton Babies. Get a 3-pack of MilkDaze Stay-Dry Nursing Pads FREE with a purchase of $50 or more for a limited time only. These Nursing Pads were designed by a nursing mama. Their patented teardrop design helps hold the nursing pads discreetly in place by tucking under your breast while keeping your dry. We’re keeping
To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week, we’re hosting a special Lottie Life Pop Up Shop on Saturday, August 4 from 1-4 pm at our Cotton Babies store in Fenton, MO. Lottie Life Pop Up Shop We’ll kick off the event with a Breastfeeding 101 class taught by our certified lactation counselor. Join other breastfeeding moms and families and shop great deals on the Lottie Life nursing line. Plus, our friends at Lottie Life are bringing treats! We’ll have in-store specials on our MilkDaze nursing line as well. You won’t want to miss this fun-filled event! Lottie Life is a St.
Wardrobe Challenges As a mom who has breastfed 2 kids, I can attest that finding great nursing apparel can be a struggle. Sure, you can do the two-shirt method where you wear a nursing tank under a regular shirt and pull up the regular shirt to nurse. The tank keeps your tummy covered. Or you can continue wearing maternity clothes, which isn’t always great for your self-esteem. When I have found actual nursing pieces I like, I’ve been known to buy in several colors. If it works, I have no problem investing in great pieces because I know I am
Cotton Babies started out as a baby retailer selling baby slings. Then, our owner, Jenn Labit, went on to make her own cloth diaper inserts. In 2005, she created bumGenius cloth diapers. Since then, we’ve expanded our brands and make lots of (we think) cool products that help make life easier for parents and eliminate waste. Cotton Babies products have a focus on baby, but many can be used by the entire family. Here’s a breakdown of our evergrowing product assortment, the majority of which are made in the USA! bumGenius bumGenius is where it all started. These cloth diapers are
We are all moved into our new store. We recently celebrated our Grand Opening Party with lots of fun including giveaways. If you weren’t able to join us, don’t worry- we have lots of fun events planned each week at the Cotton Babies store in Fenton, MO! Our new store is under the same roof as our corporate headquarters. That means we have MORE space to do lots of fun things! Free Activities & Events Music & Movement Have fun listening to music and dancing along! You and your little one will love this free interactive class. Story Time We
So many moms choose to breastfeed their babies, yet many of these moms find they are struggling soon after birth. I was one of these moms. I had a plan, education, all the tools I thought I needed, but I struggled. I really, really struggled with breastfeeding. Luckily, I found a great breastfeeding support team, and we persevered and managed to meet and exceed my breastfeeding goals. I did change my goals a bit along the way, but that’s okay! All moms have different breastfeeding goals. I always encourage moms to make both short-term and long-term goals. The more confident
Are you looking for a manual breast pump? The Medela Harmony is a great, affordable option that allows you to express breastmilk for baby to take a bottle. Medela Harmony Features There are several reasons you may prefer to use a manual breast pump instead of an electric. Price. A manual pump will be less expensive than an electric pump. Make sure you check with your insurance company to see if they will cover the cost of a breast pump. Portable. A manual breast pump can go anywhere with you. The Medela Harmony is small enough to fit in your