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Nursing Tops which aren’t maternity tops

Do you really want to be wearing maternity clothes months after you had your baby?

This is meant as a real questions and not a judgement statement.

The whole idea behind Mama FeelsGood is for you as a mum (whether you are breastfeeding or not hey we are not here to judge) is for you to feel good. For me as a mum i couldn’t wait to get out of my maternity clothes, having been stretched beyond what i thought was possible it was time to ditch them and get into something else to move on with the next stage of mine and my baby’s journey.

SO all our nursing tops right now are designed without the bump. They aren’t made to go over a pregnant tummy and whilst i TOTALLY get that after you’ve had a baby your tummy will be bigger which our nursing tops can totally cover they aren’t made for big baby bumps.

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So as you can see in our Melons Nursing top above they are a lovely longer length so no worries about them creeping up as you nurse, plus you could either tuck them in or have them out , whichever floats your boat. We are very much a let them flap freely kinda people ha ha .

Also the under layer of the nursing top has got 5% spandex in it so it stretches, so great for when you will be using the shirt lots of times in the day when you breastfeeding your baby, plus it helps accommodate the muffin top (hey no before you say “darn it Liz i have no muffin top” i am totally speaking from my own experience, and i have a whole bakery going on under my shirt!).

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Now i’m not saying that we will NEVER make nursing tops that won’t accommodate a baby bump, we’ve heard from some customers they like to buy maternity wear with the dual purpose of being a breastfeeding top too because it works out more efficient cost wise, but right now for us here at Mama FeelsGood we are rocking the “our nursing tops aren’t maternity tops” kinda way. Plus our nursing tops  don’t look like nursing tops they can be worn after you stop breastfeeding which a lot of ladies do, so when you buy one of breastfeeding tops it’s a bit like buying a dog for christmas, it’s not just for christmas it’s for life!

As always we want YOU to feel good so if you’d like nursing tops that are good for maternity too just let us know!

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Whats stopping you from doing what you really want to do?

So what is it?

It is so easy to find excuses, i know i do it all the time; i have an idea of something i think will be awesome and before i know it i’ve listed 5 reasons in my mind why it won’t work. Thats pants, why do i do this ?

I read a great quote (can’t remember whom by) but fear is nowhere but in your own mind; That is So true, if you can just get over your fear then wow it’s amazing what you can do. Sometimes it’s you that holds yourself back!

So whatever it is you want to do, breastfeed in public for the first time, start your own business, change your job – whatever it is that you want to do don’t let fear hold you back. Don’t make excuses , look at things logically and access from there.

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I poo poo my pants (don’t worry not literally) when i left my day job to run Mama FeelsGood full time ; I’d gone to uni for 4 years, then 1 year post degree training was settled in my job had some great people to work with but it wasn’t what i wanted to do. Hey regular income bye bye and i entered the world of self employment and the huge pro’s and cons that go with this. I LOVE it , it’s does have it’s ups and downs and i can honestly say i had no fear about doing it because i believe 100% in what i do. Sometimes people do try to bring you down, insert doubt but if you look at it rationally it’s a problem with them and really nothing to do with you . There are a lot of negative emotions behind some peoples actions and you gotta remember that .

Another one of my tips for getting where you wanna be is:

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This is SO true, if you surround yourself with positive, supportive people you’ll be amazed on how much it helps you . This doesn’t just go for business (although i will say that the people i choose to do business with are truly awesome and lots have gone beyond the call of duty for me which is something i will never forget) it’s for life. When you want to get out there and enjoy your breastfeeding journey things happen all the time where a little support in the right way can help SO much.

Apologies if this has been a preachy kinda blog post, i don’t mean it to be ; I guess i’ve just had a little experience of i was acting really stupid about a certain thing. I had refused to do it , i’d built all these reasons why not to in my mind and when someone asked me why i wasn’t doing X i answered with THE most pathetic answer ever i actually shocked myself! So i went and did X and it’s one of the best things ever for my business! How stupid i was to let fear take over me !

Now i;m not saying go jump off a cliff, sometimes fear is a good thing, but sometimes it can hold you back.

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Night CAller nursing top print

See the nursing top version below – due to how ridiculously expensive it is to print so many colours changes had to be made, but this print is one of my all time favourites. Maybe i’ll get it printed onto canvas or something and put it on my wall, way too awesome to hide away.

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Night CAller nursing top print

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Night CAller Nursing Top

This is one of my favourite prints, we had it printed on the Nursing top in black (if you look closely it’s all little dots, really clever method) the original has many more colours i’ll post this picture above.

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Night CAller Nursing Top

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Breastfeeding in Public - Great nursing tops

Breastfeed anywhere , anytime

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Breastfeeding in Public – Great nursing tops

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Hooter Nursing top - Out & About

Get out there any enjoy yourself in our fantabulous Hooter breastfeeding top, have the peace of mind that if you want to nurse without showing your tummy our nursing tops will keep you covered.

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Hooter Nursing top – Out & About

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Breastfeeding and hot weather

It is absolutely crazy hot here in the UK right now – i must admit i am one of those people who moan about the heat (i’m not built for it, freckles and skin akin to a corpse) and i can remember when my girls were little i alway got a bit concerned as to if i should be giving them extra water. I’ve found this great site which helped answer a lot of questions :

 

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Does my baby need extra fluids?

Most parents worry at some stage that their fully-breastfed baby may not be getting enough to drink in hot weather and they ask if they should give boiled water or fruit juice ‘just in case’. The answer in most cases is that extra fluids are not required if your baby is breastfed whenever he needs and this may be more often than usual – just as you are drinking more often.

Breastmilk contains a perfectly balanced ratio of food and water to meet all your baby’s needs. It is a living fluid, ever-changing to suit your baby and even in response to the weather! The first milk your baby gets from a full breast has a low fat content and naturally quenches baby’s thirst. Once the let-down has occurred, the fat content of the milk gradually increases as the breast softens. This later milk has a creamier appearance and satisfies baby’s hunger. 

In hot weather a thirsty baby may want to breastfeed more frequently but for shorter periods. In this way he is getting more low-fat milk and so is satisfying his thirst. If you need to be away from your baby, it is preferable that he has your expressed breastmilk (EBM).

 This is just one exert from the website, it has some really cool and great advice so please go check it out – it also made me remember everyone gets a bit grumpy in the heat sometimes so if your baby has got a grump it may because of this !

 

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