A Modern Day Fairy Tale: Gifts for the Breastfeeding Mom: Milk Nursingwear Review & Giveaway {Holiday Gift Guide}

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Gifts for the Breastfeeding Mom: Milk Nursingwear Review & Giveaway {Holiday Gift Guide}



The holidays are approaching quickly, and for many that means holiday parties and gatherings! Personally, I love getting all dressed up in a pretty dress and going all out. But as a breastfeeding mother, finding the perfect party dress can be difficult. Let's be honest, most dresses are not breastfeeding friendly...I think even the most pro public breastfeeding advocates would agree that lifting a whole dress over your head is a little over the top. So that tends to leave v-necks as the only options, and my experience has been that those that work well also tend to be quite revealing. I prefer to dress more modestly, so that's just not a great option for me. I found the perfect solution in Milk Nursingwear's Cocktail Nursing Dress, which they so generously sent me for review.



My initial impression taking it out of the package was that it was extremely soft. As a mom with a new baby, as much as I want to look stylish, comfort is still key. This dress covered both very well. In the photos online, I found it a bit hard to tell rather or not this was a low v-neck or not, and to my very pleasant surprise I found that there is actually a piece of fabric in the center making it extremely modest. It was also just as comfortable on as it had felt. The fit was absolutely perfect and I found it to be quite flattering. However, I will say that I found that I had to wear a slip underneath to avoid unwanted lines. This might not be ideal in covering those post baby imperfections if that's something you're concerned about. I personally found that with the slip it worked out just fine for me though. What I loved most about this dress was the ability to dress it up or down. I wore it for one of my best friend's wedding a few weeks back...with a cute pair or heels and the right jewelry, it made the perfect dress for the event. Change out the shoes and accessories, and I could easily wear this on a trip to the mall as well.




But all the style and perfect fit in the world would make no difference if it wasn't easy to nurse in, right? I'll be honest, I've tried several nursing tops in the past that I found were really no more convenient than a non-nursing top. In fact, some of them even seemed more complicated. This was not at all the case with this dress. The sides of the wrap front simply slide over for convenient and discreet nursing. No hassling to try to get the nursing opening in the right place as I'd seen in some nursingwear- the design was just perfect and worked just as it should. It made nursing extremely easy. I personally prefer to use a cover in public regardless of what I'm wearing, but for those who don't use covers, it does seem like it would make nursing more discreet as well.

Overall, I was extremely thrilled and cannot wait to wear this gorgeous dress throughout the rest of our holiday festivities. If you have a stylish breastfeeding mom or your Christmas shopping list (or if you're a nursing mom yourself), Milk Nursingwear offers many great fashions that would make a wonderful holiday gift. You can check out all the great styles they have to offer, and connect with them at the links below:

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And even better...Milk Nursingwear has generously offered one lucky reader the chance to win a $45 gift code to use towards anything on the website! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below.

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Winner will be contacted via e-mail after giveaway ends, and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. One entry per household, winning entry will be verified. Odds of winning depend on valid entries received. A Modern Day Fairy Tale is not responsible for prize delivery. US only. 

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. I have received no monetary compensation for this post.

13 comments:

  1. Maybe the gathered loop nursing top, or the high low dress!

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  2. I would choose the billow sleeve top.

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  3. The two-piece lounge set looks phenomenal!

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  4. "Adjustable leisure bra from la leche league"

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  5. I just love Gathered-loop in blue

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  6. I like the Contemporary knot top in either dusty violet or blue.

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  7. I would get Allover lace nursing nightgown and Ruffle-hemmed maternity and nursing lounge dress I just love them both

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  8. I would choose the Celebrations Nursing dress. It's so difficult to find nice nursing-friendly dresses!

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  9. I'd use it towards a maxi nursing dress.

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  10. I would love to get the Side-shirred nursing top in long sleeves

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  11. Love this top! Billow-sleeve top

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  12. I like the blue Gathered-loop nursing top in long sleeves. I need to buy nursing clothes as my first is due in a month!

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  13. The dress looks great-- love the color! I was wondering what size you're wearing? And how tall are you? I am trying to figure out what size I should get. Thanks!

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