My past experiences with trying to cover up while nursing have not really been positive. With my first born I was shy about nursing in public (not because of fear that someone might see my breast, but that my tummy would be exposed... crazy, I know). So, I would attempt to wait till we were home if at all possible or try to cover up with a blanket. My son was not a fan of being covered while nursing (particularly as he got older), imagine that. He would do everything in his power to rip the blanket off of him making for a larger scene.
Until I received my Bumbledoo Nursing Cover I think that I literally only covered up while nursing my daughter once (in the middle of Sacrament Meeting at church - which horrified my sister). Needless to say, my daughter was not very happy with me the first time that I tried to use the cover. The second time that I used the cover went much better!
My biggest issue with using a blanket (or the other covers I have tried) is that I cannot see my baby. At this stage in breastfeeding (my babe is 8 months old) I do not NEED to see my baby in order for her to latch on. With a newborn you really do need to see your baby in order to establish a good latch on. Having said that, I do WANT to see my baby while she is nursing and she sure as heck wants to see me. An important part of breastfeeding is the emotional bond between mother and child and that comes largley through eye contact during breastfeeding. I LOVE that with my Bumbledoo Nursing Cover I can actually see my baby! The peek a boo neckline is perfect!
The Bumbledoo Nursing Cover has a nifty pocket on the inside of one of the bottom corners. This would be great for your reusable nursing pads (which Bumbledoo also makes). I found that it was really useful for holding a burp cloth.
I am always impressed with Bumbledoo's craftsmanship. Malia (Mama Bumbledoo) is an amazing seamstress and puts a lot of hard work into her products and it certainly shows! She makes sure that every one of her products is of the highest quality.
Want a Bumbledoo Nursing Cover??? Here is how to get one...
Buy It: Bumbledoo sells this sweeties for $24.99! You can contact Malia via Facebook or email to order one! Bumbledoo has a website www.bumbledoo.com but it is still under construction and does not have the nursing cover listed yet.
Win It: Bumbledoo has been kind enough to offer one of our lucky readers a Bumbledoo Nursing Cover! I will draw a winner using random.org on 9/15
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