Our Udder Cover is truly breathable and lightweight. I don’t wear a cover all the time, but there are times I want one just because. This is one that I love to wear outside in the summer. I would sit and watch my nieces or nephews play sports and be able to keep Charlie man covered. It was nice, especially for keeping his little bald head out of the sun! He wouldn’t get too hot and I could still keep him from completely flashing everybody. When he was first born, he had a good latch, but would unlatch multiple times and he needed assistance to get back on. Quite often, we would end up flashing somebody unless we were wearing our cover. I love that I can still look at those handsome blue eyes while he is nursing. It’s so different than Maggie – she fell asleep as soon as she started to nurse, but Charlie stays awake quite often and he just stares at me. Why? Because, he thinks I am the most beautiful woman in the world! Plus, Charlie will be nursing and then just get the biggest milky smile when he pauses, and what mama wants to miss that? I love that the cover stays in place and isn’t as much of a hassle as just using a blanket. It’s the perfect length too.
I love breastfeeding! I am extremely passionate about it and love to support and encourage other mamas in their breastfeeding journey. Before I started breastfeeding, I assumed it was going to be easy, I mean breastfeeding is a natural thing, right? Wrong – it isn’t always easy, and it can be met with many different struggles. For many, nursing in public can be very intimidating. Some women prefer the modesty and extra coverage when nursing their little one. Without something to cover up with, they won’t even attempt to breastfeed out in public, so they miss out on things. Well, Udder Covers can offer some help.
With their Giftset, a mama can wear a stylish nursing cover, 2 pairs of nursing pads, and a coordinating milk band.
We received the Carson gift set to review. It is beautiful and it feels stylish even for covering up my little man.
The nursing cover is an apron style cover and is made from 100 % breathable cotton. The rigid neckline of the cover allows you to maintain eye contact with your sweet little one. The neckline is adjustable so no matter what your size or babies size is, you can comfortably wear the cover and still see baby.
The nursing pads are made from 5 ply 100 % cotton, protecting your skin from irritation from the moisture. What surprises me about them is that for having 5 layers of fabric, they are really thin! They are really absorbent too, although I wasn’t able to test them out by wearing them since I haven’t leaked with either baby. They are very comfortable when you are wearing them. I will be giving them to my sister in law now because she is in need of some more breast pads and I have convinced her to use cloth pads – yay! And you get 2 sets of pads for a great price!
The milk band nursing bracelet comes in handy, especially during those early days when you are so exhausted that you can’t remember if you ate, let alone what it was! So having something handy that reminds you which side you nursed on last, how long baby nursed, and what time it was. I wish that I had this with me in the hospital because they ask all the time, and I can never remember! The milk bands are coordinating colors with the nursing cover for a stylish look anytime. Simply flip the wrist band over when you start nursing baby. If you are feeding during the night and want to remember, the word Right is raised and the word Left is lowered into the band. Just move the slider to the nearest 5 minute increment and when you flip the band over, you are still able to see how long the last feeding was. When you begin nursing baby, move the hour slider to the corresponding hour and the minute slider to the corresponding minutes.
What a great gift for any breastfeeding mama! A gift they can actually get a lot of use out of.
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Do you nurse in public? Were you nervous at first? Did you hide out to breastfeed, or just not care – after all, baby has to eat!
*Disclosure: I received one or more of the above mentioned products for the purpose of this review. All opinions are 100 % my own and only influenced by my experiences with the company and product.*