milk nursingwear tiered ruffle dress Review

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I’ve nursed Bella for over six months now.  That means that I haven’t been able to wear a dress for six months.  I figure it wouldn’t go over well to pull my entire dress up over my breasts in public to nurse.  That would be taking breastfeeding and exposing myself to another level, you think?  I have no problem breastfeeding in public and do so quite often, just not in a dress.  Up until now, I’ve had to settle for skirts & shirts.   

Milk Nursing dressmilk nursing dress 1When given the chance to work with milk nursing wear store, I knew I had to have the tiered ruffle nursing dress.  It’s available in three colors- teal, coral, and black.  After much thought, I decided on the coral.  I impatiently awaited the arrival of my new (and only!) nursing dress.  Thankfully, shipping only took a few days.  Seriously, I was so excited about the arrival of this dress even though I had no where to wear it.  I tried it on as soon as it hit the doorstep.  $59 is super affordable for the quality of this dress.  Nursing clothes are usually too expensive for my cheap self, but this dress is worth every penny. 

On our recent trip to visit family, I was able to wear this dress out to eat.  I like it so much that I’ll probably continue to wear it when my nursing days are over.  You can’t tell it’s a nursing dress just by looking at it.  I’m sure you are wondering, since this is a nursing dress and all- it couldn’t be easier to nurse in.  It’s simple to lift up, it keeps me covered, and it’s comfortable.  Oh, and it’s gorgeous!  What more could a nursing mama ask for?

I received the tiered ruffle dress to review, but no other compensation was provided.  All opinions remain my own, as always. 

This giveaway has ended and the winner (zanthiablack@) has been contacted via e-mail. 

Evenflo SimplyGo Breast Pump Review

Evenflo SimplyGo Breast Pump

I’m not sure why I pump, because Bella won’t take anything other than the breast.  Maybe I pump just in case she magically decided she’d like to take the bottle one day.  Either way, I do occasionally pump just to have some milk on hand or to try the bottle with Bella.

I have a rather large dual pump, so I was happy to try out the much smaller Evenflo SimplyGo Single Breast Pump.  Right out of the box, I couldn’t believe how small it seemed.  I love the size and that it is tiny enough to take on the go.  I can hold it with one hand- no problem.  I’ve actually sat at my desk and used it with one hand and worked with the other.  I should probably buy a pumping bra if I plan on doing that very often, but the size of the Evenflo SimplyGo Single Breast Pump makes it pretty easy.

I found this pump to be comfortable once I was positioned correctly.  It has a silicone insert to add a cushion, but if you aren’t perfectly positioned, it will pinch you.  I’ve had no soreness or comfort issues since using this pump.

The downside is that it’s loud.  And when I say loud, I mean that I seriously thought something was wrong with it.  It’s that loud.  My husband assured me that there wasn’t anything wrong with the pump and after reading reviews, I guess he’s right.  It’s just loud.

Overall, I think the idea is great.  Evenflo is on the right track.  I love the size and the simplicity of this  pump, but the noise level definitely needs some work.  For now, I’ll continue to use the Evenflo SimplyGo Single Breast Pump because it’s easy to use and doesn’t involve dragging out a massive bag, several tubes, etc.  If I start to pump more regularly, I’ll probably switch back to my dual pump. 

This isn’t an every day pump, but if you are looking for something that’s inexpensive, easy to travel with, and will work for occasional pumping, this would be worth a try.

You can pick it up at Amazon.comfor $44.99.   

I received this product for review, but no other compensation was provided.  All opinions remain my own, as always.

mimijumi Very Hungry Bottle

Very Hungry Bottle

When I mention that we can’t get Bella to take a bottle, people start throwing out suggestions.  I’ll happily take them all, but so far- nothing has worked.  She’s 5 months old and she flat out refuses the bottle.  I’ve come to the conclusion that she will probably never take a bottle and that’s fine with me.  She’s starting to go longer between feedings so I don’t feel near as tied down as I did a month ago.

I wanted to tell y’all about the mimijumi Very Hungry Baby Bottle just because I think it’s so neat- even if Bella wouldn’t take it.  It looks like a boob and the nipple is short, so I thought she would do pretty well with it.  So far, we haven’t had any luck with it, but I thought it was worth a mention for other breastfeeding moms.  Here’s a little bit of information on it:  (You may have to click to make it bigger.)   

mimijumi bottle

This bottle is BPA free and we’ve experienced no leaks- not that we’ve had the chance to thoroughly use it.  At around $20 per bottle, it is quite expensive.

It does have a 4 out of 5 star rating at UncommonGoods with 56 reviews, so it definitely works for some babies.

If you’ve tried this bottle with your baby, please chime in and let us know how it went!

We received the bottle free of charge to try out.  No other compensation was provided and all opinions remain my own, as always.