Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Milk Nursingwear Review and GIVEAWAY!! $40 Gift Certificate!

I breastfed all three of my boys for over a year, and I know firsthand that there can be many challenges to breastfeeding, which are fortunately outweighed by all the wonderful benefits.  I didn't wear a dress the entire time I was breastfeeding, because I didn't have anything that was accommodating for nursing.  It was a really a bummer during the hot summers, particularly back when I was working full time.  So when Milk Nursingwear contacted me about doing a review and giveaway, I was intrigued.  I went to their site and couldn't believe how many chic nursing tops and dresses they have.  Reasonably priced, too!  I would've loved to have known about them when I was breastfeeding.

Milk was kind enough to send me a shirt to try.  This is the sleeveless crossover nursing top in blue.  I love that you look at this shirt and would never know it was for breastfeeding, so you can wear it even when you are no longer nursing.

The material is really soft and comfortable.  Inside, the inner layer moves to the side to allow easy access for an infant.  You don't have to deal with any buttons or snaps - so no fumbling.   And this shirt is so versatile - you could wear it casual with jeans, or dress it up with a skirt and heels.

Milk Nursingwear has been generous enough to offer one reader a $40 gift certificate to use in their store.  You can enter in three different ways (do all three if you'd like):
1.  Like Milk Nursingwear on Facebook and come leave a comment letting me know you do.
2.  Go visit Milk Nursingwear and leave a comment with a link to your favorite product.
3.  Tweet with a link to this giveaway, and leave a comment letting me know you did with your twitter handle.

This giveaway ends on September 27th at noon when a winner will be chosen by Random.org.  I must have a viable email address to contact you (it's okay so long as it's visible in your profile - otherwise leave it in your comment) and you must respond with your contact information within 48 hours.  Otherwise another winner will be chosen.  Giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada.

Thanks for entering!

Disclaimer:  I was sent an item of my choice to review for this post.  All of the opinions in this post are my own.  While I am no longer breastfeeding, I am a big advocate, and I strongly believe in products that help make nursing easier on tired moms, which is why I chose to do the review.  I will be passing this fabulous shirt on to my sister-in-law, who is expecting her second baby next spring. 

47 comments:

My Journey With Candida said...

http://twitter.com/#!/CandidaJourney/status/116458150990839808

Tweeted the giveaway @CandidaJourney

I am also now following you on twitter. I thought I was already.... Hmmmmmmm Twitter has been driving me crazy.

Jill said...

I'm long past that stage in my life but just want to tell you how cute you look in that top!

Claire B said...

Thanks Lisa. I just liked them on Facebook.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This isn't an entry, but it is a comment. You really should model for them.

Sonya Heilmann said...

That stuff looks fantastic! I wish I'd known about them while I was still in the "breastfeeding stage" of motherhood.

I have to agree with the other commenters - you look very pretty in that top. :)

Sally said...

You look so cute!

My nursing days are WAY over, but that's a really cool top.

Have a wonderful day!

A Quiet Corner said...

My nursing days are DONE...to humans anyway! You do look adorable! Perhaps you should try for a girl!...:)JP

laughwithusblog said...

I like the purple nightgown. I'm going to need one very soon. I'm about 10 weeks away! :)

Lexie Loo, Little Lily, and Dylan Too! said...

I love the Everyday dress!
By the way, you look really pretty in that color!

Myya said...

That IS a really cute top & you can totally get away with wearing it when you are no longer nursing.

Sandy said...

I never knew they made special clothes for nursing Moms...but then why would I being childless. The top is cute though!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

You look so great! I do not need the clothes since I am way past that age of breastfeeding:)

(Florida) Girl said...

I'll step out and let someone else win this one. There is no telling when I might be able to use it. ;)

Gloria said...

Thanks for the info Lisa - I just 'Liked' them on facebook. My favorite thing on their website is the Goddess Nursing Lounge Dress. I normally sleep in a nursing bra sans top because it is just too hard to fumble with a tshirt in the middle of the night. I love this dress and it would actually make me feel pretty :) http://www.milknursingwear.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=2154
Gloria

Stephanie said...

The smocked dress is super cute! Thanks for the entry :)

Marissa @Life On Our Side Of The Mountain said...

My nursing days are over - but this is a lovely top, I would have never thought it was a nursing top just by looking at it.
This will be fantastic for the lucky winner.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Wow--nursing clothes have sure come a LONG way since I was breastfeeding!

Angela said...

I'm not entering! My nursing days are long gone! Wish I knew about something like that when I was breastfeeding too! I unfortunately hid out like a hermit.

I agree with JP! You should try for a girl! giggle giggle

Ginny said...

This is a very nice top, and you are right about it being versatile!! You look really good in it, too. I will not be entering this cool giveaway, as I am 62 and not expecting any miracles!!

Debbie said...

i am happy to report that i am wayyyy past those days and will never need nursing attire again.

with that said, the shirt looks fabulous on you, blue is your color and are you sure you had 3 kids, you look fabulous!!

jennohara said...

Awesome! I SO wish I heard of this site before!!
I like this style shirt http://www.milknursingwear.com/store/pc/Chic-crossover-top-54p1189.htm
:) Thanks for the recent comments Lisa!

Chris said...

Looks like a great idea, Lisa.

I thought better of my follow on comments...lol

Anonymous said...

I just liked "Milk Nursingwear" on Facebook. Thank you for this great information, Lisa! I plan on breastfeeding my twins when they arrive - it's great to know there are wardrobe options out there.

Elizabeth said...

I hadn't even thought of the problems with wearing a dress because I don't wear them very often. I like the wrap dress though.

Meredith said...

I liked them on facebook. I just finished nursing...22 months and a few weeks to boot..these would have been great!

Meredith said...

that tiered ruffle dress is too cute!

Kim said...

Lisa, you are just beautiful! And you know what, even though I would never criticize anyone who didn't breastfeed, I think it is so commendable that you nursed all three kids!!

Jen said...

This one is really cute! http://www.milknursingwear.com/store/pc/Radiant-print-halter-top-54p2148.htm

Deanna said...

I'm tweeting this @deannamenyes. Have 6+ most to go breastfeeding!

Katrina said...

I like milk nursingwear on facebook

katrina troy

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

Katrina said...

love the http://www.milknursingwear.com/store/pc/Everyday-tie-front-top-57p2112.htm

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I may be done nursing...we'll see. But I love the top. Very chic. I think you are a talented model.

Rachel R. said...

I like this dress:
http://www.milknursingwear.com/store/pc/Goddess-nursing-lounge-dress-20p2154.htm
rachelsgiveaways @ gmail.com

Rachel R. said...

I like milk on FB (rachel r.)
rachelsgiveaways @ gmail.com

Rachel R. said...

tweet:
https://twitter.com/#!/RachelsReviews/status/116950785144799232
rachelsgiveaways @ gmail.com

Mere said...

Since I haven't formally announced my pregnancy on facebook, I decided not to "like" them yet :) Instead I have found a new favorite from the website. This Flirty halter dress would be great for next summer!

http://www.milknursingwear.com/store/pc/Flirty-halter-dress-3p145.htm

Anonymous said...

I liked Milk Nursingwear on Facebook. Andrea sent me your way! recyclequeen at yahoo dot com.

Donna said...

What an awesome giveaway! Andrea @ Goodgirlgoneredneck.blogspot.com sent me over! She and I are friends IRL and she knows that I am currently nursing my 6 month old son.

I liked Milk Nursingwear on FB and this is one of my favorite tops on their site: http://www.milknursingwear.com/store/pc/Smocked-babydoll-top-in-long-sleeves-59p774.htm

I'd love one of their dresses, but now with cooler weather approaching, I know I'd get more use out of a top. Then, i will quit stretching the bottom out on all of my regular clothes so much! ;) Thanks so much!
Dclay3521@gmail.com

Nancy said...

Liked on Facebook :)

Nancy said...

posted to Twitter :)
Here is the link: http://twitter.com/#!/mom2mouse/status/117708266062094336

As for what item, I like, oh my! I love the dresses, but I also like the nightgown. I have never heard of this company and I am impressed with the amount of nursing clothing there are!
Here is the dress I love: http://www.milknursingwear.com/store/pc/Tiered-ruffle-nursing-dress-3p2190.htm

Wendy said...

You look great!

I liked them on fb. But I LOVE them! Thanks for doing this!!

http://www.milknursingwear.com/store/pc/Braided-maternity-and-nursing-nightgown-in-organic-cotton-51p1003.htm

That's one of my favs. Organic cotton and cute! DH will like it, too! I seriously only wear these ugly Grandma-like gowns to bed because they unbutton so I can nurse during the night. My baby girl is still exclusively breastfed at almost 6 months(hoping to go at least another 6!).

wendywish@gmail.com

Heather R said...

I Like Milk Nursingwear on Facebook
(T.h.Ransom)

thransom(at)gmail.com

Heather R said...

One of my favorite items is:
http://www.milknursingwear.com/store/pc/Radiant-print-halter-top-57p2148.htm

thransom(at)gmail.com

Heather R said...

Tweet
https://twitter.com/#!/THRansom/status/117809743266979841

thransom(at)gmail.com

Rachel R. said...

I like them on Facebook. (Rachel Ramey)

Rachel R. said...

I have lots of "favorites." One is actually the top your review is about. Another is the Keyhole Dress:
http://www.milknursingwear.com/store/pc/Keyhole-dress-in-3-4-sleeves-3p798.htm

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

OMG I need to try this brand.