Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Nursing in public and a Daisy & June Giveaway

To cover or not to cover... that is the question...

The topic of wearing a nursing cover can be a bit heated at times in the breastfeeding and non-nursing communities.  There are some who say that nursing your child without a cover shouldn't even be a second thought- you're just feeding your child.  There are others who say that wearing a nursing cover while breastfeeding your child can help a self-conscious mother feed her child or be more polite to those around her at the time.

In our household, I tend to be the former, whereas DH tends to be the latter.

With Little Man, I always wore a cover because I was uncomfortable and self-conscious about showing any part of my breast in public.  As a second time mom, I don't really care who sees what so long as my baby is being fed- no matter where I am.

DH, however, is of the side that believes a nursing cover to be more polite to those around us.  When I am with him, I humor him and his level of comfort and wear a cover while nursing our babies in public.  Whether or not to wear a nursing cover is completely a personal preference and in his case, he'd prefer I cover.  I respect his opinions on the topic because I respect him, and- with many things in marriage- I compromise.

But in general, I've said it before and I'll say it again-

Whatever makes you the most comfortable and keeps you breastfeeding longer is the way you should go.

That said, my amazing sponsor Daisy & June is teaming up with me this week to give one lucky reader a nursing cover AND matching minky burp cloths!  Daisy & June is an awesome Etsy shop that you may have seen recently on GroopDealz selling items such as nursing covers, burp cloths, slings, scarves, and many other items.



Daisy & June sent me their Doodled Flowers nursing cover as seen above, and I LOVE this print!  D&J's nursing cover is thin enough that baby won't be too hot underneath, but enough to give you and your little some privacy if desired.  The cover is available in several colors, is adjustable, washable, and has boning around the neckline so that you can see baby at all times.

Added toddler bonus we've discovered?  Nursing covers double as (supervised) superhero capes!  ;)

Entries can be added on the Rafflecopter below and as always, email me with questions!

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27 comments:

  1. I love the pink floral, but if they have one in that mustache print I would so get that! Too cute! :)

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  2. I love the Doodle flowers one shown here!

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  3. I love the Doodle Flower shown above! What another great giveaway... as always! Thank you NPO and Daisy & June!

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  4. I am of the same opinion - do whatever makes YOU comfortable! That pattern on the cover is adorable. Sadly my nursing days are behind me (for now!) but whoever wins it is a lucky mama!

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  5. You're a better wife than me to compromise! ;) My husband has never said anything one way or the other how he feels, but my NIP stories are like yours - with my first I always used a cover, even in my own home with company for my comfort...with my second baby now? "Ain't nobody got time for that!" ;)

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  6. I Love the Doodle flower aswell...im in the same situation aswell hubby prefers I cover when out n about with him :)

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  7. I think my favorite is the doodled flowers!

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  8. Claire RheinheimerApril 23, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    I'm not picky but I really like Lovely Writting.

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  9. The doodled flowers print is awesome, but I do like the charcoal one too.

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  10. I like the Doodled flowers.

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  11. I absolutely love the Doodled Flowers print. It's so fun and pretty

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  12. Ashley Chassereau ParksApril 27, 2013 at 9:42 PM

    I love the Nursing Cover in Geometric Swirls!

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  13. I actually LOVE the print you got! If I win, is it okay if I copy you? :)

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  14. The love the colors in the doodled flowers.

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  15. I'm torn between charcol and doodled flowers :)!

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  16. Doodled Flowers is my favorite print!

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  17. I love the doodled flower print!

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