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Monday, July 28, 2014
My Review of the Molded Seamless Washable Nursing Pads by Baby NiP from Nursing Bra Express

Lactating moms know that the need to use breastpads is kind of a given along with the territory of being a new mom. Making sure that you have something there to protect you from leaks is kind of important. Sometimes a leak may be quite embarrassing.  Luckily there's many options available for you so you have nothing to worry about.  With my first, all I used were the disposable types and they are great in a pinch but for me, they caused my breasts to stay moist, which is an easy way to pick up thrush.  So I started using reusable only and this has helped me feel drier and also feels good to know you're adding less trash to those landfills.
The Molded Seamless Washable Nursing Pads by Baby NiP from Nursing Bra Express is a product that I'm happy to be reviewing with you today. These nursing pads are made of high quality cotton, are seamless and molded to rest in a perfect position around your areola and worn in your bra.  They're multi-layered, composed of 95% cotton and 5% polyester, with the outer shell being cotton, they are comfortable and absorbent. The Baby NiP Nursing Pads are easily washable, just toss in with like colors in warm and tumble dry or let air dry.  They're also made in Canada.
I'm a morning leaker so I put on a pad on my left side while manual pumping my right side.  I've been known to put out about an ounce of breastmilk during this ritual morning pump, but the pad seemed to absorb the milk in and the shell was still mostly dry.  It held in place, and I decided to wear it for a few more hours to see how it felt after awhile. I honestly think these pads are comfortable, and help you with any possible leaks you could encounter.  They are easily washable and keep their form after the three washes I put them through.
What I like most about this product is the design of the pads, they really fit well.  I also love that it's environmentally friendly because you can use it hundreds of times.
Is there anything I'd change about it?  I'm not a big fan of serged edges.  It's not like serged edges cause discomfort, but they can sometimes catch something in the washer or dryer and rip.  I'd love to see these exact pads with an inner stitch and I'd give them a ten out of 10!

During World Breastfeeding Week, please stop back by here for a chance to win your own brand new package of Molded Seamless Washable Nursing Pads by Baby Nip from Nursing Bra Express!  And be sure to check out Nursing Bra Express on Facebook and Pinterest!

Latched On Mom did not receive payment for the review which was given.  All opinions are my own, written by me.  I have no affiliation to the company, unless otherwise stated.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
I'm glad you've come over to my blog and hopefully are enjoying my posts!  I thought right now would be a great time to finally give my readers a post introducing myself.
My name is Lucy, I was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and have lived in Iowa all my life.  I love it here, the land is beautiful and the people are very friendly.  And let me fill you in right now that I'm a huge Hawkeyes fan!! I love my family, I also love to garden, get messy in the kitchen, do arts and crafts, be outdoors and blog, of course.
I have been blogging for a few years now, I make digital art and do tutorials using the program Gimp, sharing mostly everything on my design blog, so feel free to look over there if you'd like... Although I have settled down on designing since my baby was born in September 2014, I do plan on updating/adding things there soon!  I decided to create a separate blog to talk about all my parenthood adventures.  I am a breastfeeding advocate. I cloth diaper, and practice any crunchy way that I can.  It feels good to be natural.
I love being a mom.  It's the best job in the world.  I became a mother in 2003, a sweet baby boy.  He's my sunshine. He's going to be 12 soon but he's still my baby.  He loves outdoor stuff like fishing, camping, swimming, biking.  He also is addicted to Pokemon and Zelda right now.  I have a post on my design blog HERE about what it was like breastfeeding him when he was little.  I worked full-time and it was difficult to figure out the whole pumping thing for me as a new, young mother.  But he is a very healthy boy and I think my milk really helped him become the strong boy he is!  He became a brother in 2010, we welcomed a baby girl into our lives.  I was fortunate to be able to breastfeed her for about 3 years.  She was a booby monster.  She never would take to a bottle, she didn't like food really, she just wanted milkies.  I look back now and treasure all that time spent snuggling and developing an amazing bond with her.  I had a serious case of postpartum depression and wrote about that HERE on my design blog. She is the smartest 4 year old I know.  She loves drawing and doing any type of craft.  She's into playing dress-up right now and playing with her huge dollhouse and barbies.  She is my little ladybug.  And she became a big sister just last year.  We had another girl and she has shown me what a tough cookie can be.  She has her own ways set already at just 9 months, definitely a big personality.  I have struggled breastfeeding her and wrote a post about what all we've been thru HERE.  I'm excited because we are getting an evaluation of her sucking reflexes and oral sensations done tomorrow.  I hope it helps us figure some things out about why she refuses to latch.  I'm an exclusive pumping momma! I am on break for now on having more children, but I wouldn't mind more, but just give me a year or so and ask me again, I might change my mind LOL!
I'm very open and honest and I hope to share my experiences with my readers.  It's my goal to bring you interesting things to think and learn about.  I'm going to start posting my own recipes and share tips on projects that I do.  I hope you have fun here and if you ever have questions, feel free to email me at!

Thursday, July 3, 2014
I'm very close to 500 Likes on my Facebook page, and wanted to celebrate with my fans!  My friend, Crystal made me a beautiful beaded bracelet to coordinate my blog and since I loved it so much, I decided to get 2 and giveaway one to a lucky winner.
In order to qualify to win, you must do the following:
and COMMENT on THIS POST that you like both pages!
Giveaway will close on July 8th, 2014 at noon CST. I will count up the entries and use to select one person to win the bracelet!
Good Luck!

This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media. Open to US & Canada.
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