When I was about to have Blake I set a goal for myself. The goal was to try and breastfeed for one year. Well, the day I had her–I immediately regretted that goal. She wouldn’t latch, we supplemented, I hurt and I was in tears. (You can read my full breastfeeding story, here.) Well, I pushed through, cried a lot, supplemented with formula, used a nipple shield for six months and guess what y’all, 11 months later and she still breastfeeds 1-2 times a day!
I’m not going to lie, I didn’t think I would make it here. I know 1-2 times a day doesn’t seem like very much, but it’s good for me. My supply has been low for several months so we had to start using formula for most of her feelings, but she still likes the comfort of breastfeeding and now, now I can’t seem to let it go. (Which I NEVER thought I would say). Quite honestly, I would have been happy either way–fed is best, her health is most important, but I’m proud of myself and feel like celebrating a little bit because I have a healthy babe, who is breastfed and bottle fed! So today, we’ve teamed up with one of my favorite shops(and go to company these last 11 months), Undercover Mama.
They’re releasing their new line and we got an exclusive first hand peek to share with y’all! PLUS, you can pre-order today with them on their new items!! Think stripes, gorgeous tees and a maxi dress! You heard me right, a NURSING FRIENDLY dress!!
Undercover Mama sells nursing tanks, shirts and NOW dresses that make nursing in public simple. Keep your back, sides and front covered while you nurse in style! Their dress is literally game changing. It has a small, barely noticeable flap that lifts easily and makes it simple to nurse anywhere!
Today, I’m giving away a $50 gift card to their shop below!
Photos by Angela Minnick Photography