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Coupon For MilkStars Breastfeeding Tops

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Here’s a cool approach to a nursing top… one I haven’t seen before. The MilkStars tops have two layers of fabric. You lift the top layer, the bottom layer stays in place and reveals a spot where you can nurse your baby.
I haven’t tried the shirt myself, but it looks really cool. Jamie Rubin, the founder of MilkStars contacted me, and she’s offering folks who read Mama Knows Breast a coupon to buy a top on her site, You’ll get 15% off through the month of January. When you check out, enter this code: MKBCOUPON

Boob Nursing Top Contest

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And the winner is…. Blanca. Here’s her story:
Hello Everyone! I’m a mother of a 28 week preemie! Not being able to nurse him directly I used to pump and bring the milk back to the hospital! After just 2 days my tiny baby started to show interest on the breast! This moved my heart. He started actually nursing 3 days after. I have a couple of NIP stories… Here’s the first one… I was at the park with my 3 daughters and my newborn son, and it was meal time! I pull my breast out to feed him and as he was nursing a little boy came to me and started to stare at me! All of the sudden, his mother came to grap him and he seems upset!, the mother then told me it was the first day of weaning baby! He looked at me so sad! I started thinking if my son would be the same way… I’m also his pacifier! I have a hospital grade breast pump @ home but after a while it was impossible to pump and go shopping for example. Since I had to pump every 1.5-2.5 hours to keep my milk supply going while the baby was in NICU I went to Walmart and started shopping. Then I realize that I coulnt wait to pump so I decided to purchase an electic breast pump! I went to the parking lot and started pumping in the car. My husband came to the car and I could tell he was a lil embarrased so he asked me to cover up a little! Anyway I put the shirt down still pumping, we stopped at the red light (I’m still pumping, but I looked like the shirt Madonna had in that video with the pointed boobs!) A car stopped next to us and the guy gave me thumbs up! What I next realized there it was his wife doing the same thing!

Don’t you just love this logo? I think it’s hilarious. Better yet, Boob, a Swedish company, has a wide range of maternity and nursing clothes. Here’s a description of how the nursing tops function.
Now for the giveaway contest. For a chance to win this top, leave a comment answering this question: If you’re pregnant, tell me why you need this top. And if you’ve had a baby, tell me your favorite nursing in public story.
Deadline to enter the contest is August 1, the start of Breastfeeding Awareness Week. Contest limited to U.S. entrants. I’ll pick the winner based on the following criteria: a fun, clever or poignant story.

Feel Free to Feed — Australian Breastfeeding Campaign

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Here’s what I love about the internet…for the past week I’ve been chatting with a new friend in Australia. Tracey showed up in my email one day, to tell me about her nursing clothing company, Nursingwear, as well as the Feel Free to Feed campaign.
Feel Free to Feed is working to support Australian breastfeeding moms at home, in public and the workplace. Click here to see their three initiatives. The campaign runs from August 2007 to August 2008, and if you live in Australia you can submit your personal breastfeeding story to a contest.
The campaign is organized by Nursingwear, the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA), Mothers Direct (the commercial arm of ABA) and My Child Magazine.
And now a little bit more about Nursingwear, Tracey started the company when she couldn’t find nursing clothes in Australia and found herself ordering stuff from the U.S. In an emaiI, she wrote to me,
I feel the garments we sell are not just clothes. To me they represent freedom for breastfeeding mums. They really do make breastfeeding so much more comfortable and I love receiving emails from our customers sharing what a difference breastfeeding clothes have made to their daily activities.
So a thumbs up to Nursingwear for helping moms down under..and moms everywhere…feel free to feed.