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Nursing-friendly winter fashion tips for new moms

Going out into the world in the winter can be an undertaking under the best of circumstances. When you’re venturing out with a baby or a pump (or both), it’s especially tricky. We’ve got a few tips to help you weather the winter fashionably.

1. Dress in layers that make nursing easier.

This is true for anyone come wintertime. If you’re out and about when the temperatures drop, you’re also likely to be in and out of heated spaces. You’ll want to peel a layer or two off when you come inside to avoid overheating, especially if you’re prone to hot flashes. Yes, it happens. Nursing affects your hormones, and some breastfeeding moms run hot, even in winter.

In addition to being able to tailor your personal temperature, warm outer layers can make it easier and more comfortable to nurse or pump if you’re on a schedule. Lots of winter classics like cardigans and ranch coats allow you to swaddle your little one while you nurse, keeping you both warm and protected from the elements.

bundled up mom and baby at a Christmas tree farm2. Start with nursing specific clothes at the base layer.

While outer layers like sweaters and jackets lend themselves to easy breastfeeding, the layers closest to your body should be nursing specific items. Start with a comfortable nursing bra or, if your day will include more pumping than nursing, a hands-free bustier instead.

Then add a soft, versatile top like the Josephina tank by Ailana J in California. I love this flowing tank because the handkerchief hem makes it a natural for layering, the buttery French terry is super soft. Plus, Ailana J was founded by mama and milspouse Jeannine Brady, who also came up with the beautiful designs.

Josephina tank by Ailana J

Josephina tank by Ailana J

3. Accessorize for an extra layer of warmth and style.

Trendy blanket wraps and Pashmina shawls bring color and a little extra coziness to mom’s going out style. Plus, they make great cover for nursing sessions if you prefer a little privacy. Don’t forget a colorful cooler if you’re going to need to carry breastmilk storage bags or bottles. Even if it’s cold outside, breastmilk doesn’t hold up well to fluctuating temperatures, so it’s best to keep it on ice, so to speak, until you get back home.

Woman in warm woolen green check scarf or blanket and blue jeans with Autumn fallen leaves in her hands. Fall cosy mood lifestyle concept4. Moisturize!

Winter can be rough on anyone’s skin, but especially nursing women. Breastmilk is mostly water, and guess where that comes from? Since nursing makes you more susceptible to dehydration, your skin is also more likely to be dry. Add winter cold, and you could have some seriously dry skin. Remember to take especially good care of the skin of your breast and nipple to prevent irritation.

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Maternity fashion is going to be bold and bright this spring

What will all the expectant mothers be wearing in Spring 2021?

Have you come to associate springtime and motherhood with pretty pastels and dainty flowers? If so, you might be in for a surprise in 2021. We’ve been following some of the most fashion forward moms we know on Instagram, and they’re indicating a bolder, brighter, sexier spring for maternity fashion.

Sensuous materials, rich colors

Sierra Thomas, an aesthetician from Southern California, was our first indication that, this spring, moms are stepping out in bold, confident style. Sierra’s emerald skirt and simple white top are all clean lines and rich colors for an absolutely stunning look. The sumptuous, satiny material of the midi skirt paired with its rich, saturated color reveal a trend towards the sensuous and bold among fashion forward mamas.

 

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Flowing fabrics, inspiring designs

Lifestyle blogger Brandy of Baton Rouge looks like a green goddess in this flowing maxi dress, and we bow down to her bold, beautiful fashion statement. This is a perfect look to break out of the winter doldroms and inspire the mere mortals in your life.

Clean cut, striking lines

Fashionista and first-time mom-to-be Rachael Kevin glows in this gold sheath dress. The style’s sleek cut and simple design allows the joyful sunny hue and the expectant mother to shine.

 

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What to expect for expectant mother fashion this spring?

Pregnant ladies will be putting bold and beautiful into maternity fashion this spring if our favorite stylish mothers are any indication. What about you, mama? What’s your favorite spring style for moms?

Take a look at some of our breast pump accessory bags that are sure to add vibrant color and style to your spring look.