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
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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. Items like lanolin, nipple cream, and therapy packs provide relief. Lanolin or other nipple
Don’t miss this BIG SALE! Save 35% nearly sitewide at Cottobabies.com. Plus – 10% off orders of $100 or more! Sale ends October 23, 2019, at 11:59 pm CST. While supplies last. Some exclusions apply. Oversold items will be canceled and refunded. Don’t miss this sale! There are TONS of great deals you don’t want to miss. Cloth Diapers Baby Carriers Nursing Bras Toys Breast Pumps and Accessories Baby Clothing Strollers Diaper Bags AND MUCH MORE!
Did you know World Breastfeeding Week is August 1 – 7, 2018? Cotton Babies offers many products to help breastfeeding moms – from our MilkDaze line, nursing pillows, breast pumps, supplements, nursing bras, and even classes and support groups. We want to help you succeed and be happy no matter how you choose to feed your baby. Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week with MilkDaze We know that breastfeeding can be a lot of work, and we strive to deliver products that make things easier for mama and baby. Not your Ordinary Nursing Pads Our patented MilkDaze Stay-Dry Nursing Pads were designed
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
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
Dear nursing mom with spit up down your back, unkempt hair, and no earrings for fear of having your piercings stretched out beyond repair: I have been there. I know exactly what it feels like to feel like to be a hot mess leaving my house. I too have felt frustrated and self-conscious while my baby pulls up on my shirt and down on my necklace while I’m trying to nurse her in public. Most of the time, I look like some castaway who can’t manage to stay put together while feeding her kid. It’s hard enough to find a
When you are preparing for your first baby it can be exciting to start gathering your baby gear and preparing your home for your baby’s arrival. One way you can make it easy for friends and family to figure out what you need, is by using a baby registry. While friends may certainly choose to give something personal, homemade, or not listed on your registry, a baby registry list simplifies the shopping process for those who care about you. Click here to download this free checklist worksheet so you can mark off what you already have, and add what you