*I received these products for review. All opinions expressed are my own.*
To say that breastfeeding is a huge part of my identity as a mother would be underselling the impact it has had on my life. Since our first baby was born back in 2013, breastfeeding has influenced so much of my world. Truly even before he was born since my body decided to start producing liquid gold at 30ish weeks. It was…interesting. Haha
But my body knew what it was doing because little man came a week early and boy was he was hungry. He stayed that way for the first two years of his life and it wasn’t until my first trimester with his little sister that he finally weaned. Weaning was so hard for me, and for him, since we had shared the breastfeeding bond for such a long time, but somehow we survived the transition. Then baby girl appeared on the scene and I started all over again.
Since both babes have Milk Protein Intolerance, I had to dramatically change my diet to continue breastfeeding them, but there was nothing more important to me, besides natural childbirth, than providing them with my own milk, if I possibly could.
It was hard. Seriously, for as magical as breastfeeding is, and as amazing as the bond that forms is, it can be tough. Especially at the beginning when your nipples feel like fire everytime baby initially latches or during growth spurts when you’re postive that the baby has been attached to you all day long. But for as rough as it can be, it has been a blessing. It has been everything and it has defined who I am as a mother. I honestly can’t imagine someday not being a breastfeeding mama.
But for now, breastfeeding makes the decisions. It decides what I’ll eat, what I’ll wear, and how long I can be away from my little latchling.In regards to what I wear, each outfit has to be breastfeeding friendly. I’m sure we all have our own definition as to what that is, but for me, if I can’t get to the boob in a minute or less, it doesn’t make the cut. When a screaming baby wants milk, the baby wants milk now.
I’ve found you can’t go wrong with layering. For instance, a nursing cami underneath a tee is perfect since it keeps your stomach covered and provides a little more nursing coverage at the top. It’s super discreet and if you’re proficient no one will even be able to tell you’re breastfeeding out and about.
Jasemet’s grey “I’m a Breastfeeding Kind of Mama,” tee is an awesome top layer plus represents normalizing it!
The tee is soft and fitted. I am typically a size S, but sized up to M and it is perfect! If you’re looking for a more relaxed fit, I’d recommend sizing up one more time.
The Jasemet Cover is a 5 in 1 design, so it’s perfect to have with you all the time. Wear it as an infinity scarf and smoothly transition it to a nursing cover when baby gets hungry. Use it as high chair cover when you’re out to eat or as a shopping cart cover when you go to the grocery store, and it can eveb be used as a carseat canopy!
Jasemet Cover comes in a variety of cutest prints! My Gold Dots is perfect for the holiday season. And while I rarely feel the need to cover in public, I really like having the option. During the cooler months, the cover adds a layer of warmth for breastfeeding outdoors, which is fantastic!
The nursing cover also comes in this bag!! 👇 While I could just put the cover straight into my diaper bag, this pretty reusable pouch keeps it clean for baby, is absolutely adorable, and just makes me all-around happy. Not to mention, the front has a pouch for breastfeeding extras. Mom win for sure!