I just accomplished a daunting goal: one year of breastfeeding my son. Let’s hit pause for a minute. Breastfeeding, while natural, isn’t always easy. There are challenges with supply, with latches, with blisters and infections. My son and I have overcome a lot in twelve months. The biggest hurdles in our nursing journey were his …
For the more than 80% of mothers who are breastfeeding, creating an outstanding lactation space is an excellent way to ease their transition back into the workforce. Not only will this make your working moms happier — it will also help them be more productive and will make them more committed to your brand.
If there’s one thing I don’t understand about nursingwear, it’s this: 95% of the styles appear to be solids or stripes. Solids show every dribble, and stripes often make you look wider. Neither is ideal for a new mom. The Blaire Stripe MOM Dress sold by ROOLEE is an exception. While it is striped, the pattern alternates directions for a flattering look.
It’s extremely rare to find a top that works well for pregnancy to nursing postpartum. Maia Moda’s Maia top is flawless for this transition.
I’m a big fan of day-to-night, work-to-weekend clothing. The heathered peasant nursing top by Milk is just that, which is why I’m highlighting it as the second item in my Working Mom’s Wardrobe series. You can wear this top with a pair of jeans or style it with a blazer or cardigan for the office. And it’s so comfy you’ll find yourself wearing it to bed!
Arianna Huffington suggests that men have an advantage in the workforce because they don’t generally exert as much time and effort (and possibly money!) into their wardrobes. I give you this background because what you’ll find here isn’t your traditional fashion blog. Here, you won’t find an unending stream of styles. Instead, I’m going to focus on the best nursing-friendly fashions for corporate environments.
After my pregnancy, shopping lost much of its thrill. I struggled to find nursing-friendly work clothes that weren’t super unflattering (I would settle for only somewhat unflattering)... Interestingly, a little research explained some of my struggle. Size 14 is the most common in the US, but it’s also the least frequently purchased. Why?