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Breastfeeding Essentials $1,100 Giveaway

Win $1,100 of nursing prizes!

Breastfeeding Essentials $1,100 Giveaway

We know you don't really need much for breastfeeding your baby. But there's definitely a lot of stuff that would make it easier! And in honor of World Breastfeeding Week (and Month!), we’ve teamed up with Mommy Nearest and Babylist to give a whole bunch of it away! From the right gear, like an awesome breast pump or nursing bra, to some nursing friendly clothes to make mama feel chic and stylish, to some sweet skincare goodies to indulge that hard-working skin, win more than $1,100 in breastfeeding essentials to make your nursing journey a little easier. Enter below, then scroll down to see all the amazing prizes in this package that will help start your breastfeeding journey off right. Spectra S2 Plus Electric Breast Pump. If you want to keep nursing when you go back to work, you need a great pump. And every mom we know is obsessed with the Spectra S2. This closed-system pump is small but mighty - it's got hospital strength suction and can be used as either a single or double pump. It's got flexible, digital controls, and even has a timer and a night light! ($169)     Loyal Hana $100 Gift Card. If you’re a nursing mama, everything you wear has to be breast-accessible. Loyal Hana's got all the style of your fave non-mom brands, but each piece has a hidden zipper to make nursing or pumping a breeze. Pick out your favorite piece with this loyalhana.com gift card. ($100)       Ergogaby Omni 360 Carrier and Natural Curve Nursing Pillow. If there's one thing that will make your nursing sessions easier (and cozier!), it's Ergobaby's comfortable and supportive breastfeeding pillow. Plus, get your breastfeeding in on the go with the new Omni 360 Baby Carrier. The Omni offers all carry positions, and adjusts from newborn to toddler, with no infant insert needed. Win both. ($235)     Bamboobies Nursing Pads & Accessories. Leakage happens. But when you wear Bamboobies ultra-soft, soothing and absorbant nursing pads, you can at least feel secure nobody’s noticing. Bamboobies has your breastfeeding adventures covered (literally). Win bamboobies Washable Nursing Pads Multi-pack, boob-ease Organic Nipple Balm, bamboobies Chic Nursing Shawl, boob-ease Organic Pumping Lubricant and bamboobies Yoga Nursing Brahhh. ($110)     Teat &Cosset Aurora Cocktail Dress. Just because you're nursing, doesn't mean you don't have anywhere special to go. Whether you're just heading out to dinner with your partner (you deserve it!) or need to hit an upscale affair, this breastfeeding-friendly dress (it's got a pull-down elastic bust and removable mini-cape) will turn heads...in the best way possible. ($185)     Earth Mama Milk-to-Go Pumping Companion Essentials. Treat your new mama skin to some luxurious treats from Earth Mama, known for its organic, safe, zero-toxin products for pregnancy and postpartum. Win a package filled with all your pumping skincare needs, plus Natural Nipple Butter and Organic Milkmaid Tea!     Sarah Wells Breast Pump Bag. Yes, you actually DO want a breast pump bag. But when you’re carrying it to work that first day back (and possibly for many months after), you don’t want it to look like a breast pump bag. Sarah Wells has created a chic line of bags that are as fashionable as they are functional, and fit most standard breast pumps. Win the super chic, classic and timeless Abby bag with nautical navy and white stripes. ($180)     Milkies Milk-Savers & Breast Milk Storage. They don’t call it liquid gold for nothing. Milkies patented Milk Saver will help you keep every drop of breast milk for your baby by collecting your leakage as you nurse or pump in easy to transfer and store containers. Win a Milk Saver, Milk Trays and tons of other helpful nursing goodies. ($110)     Zahlers Supplements. When it comes to breastfeeding, it's important to keep both mama's and baby's nutrition in mind. Zahler's has the whole family covered with vitamins and supplements. Win a package that includes Lactivate and Prenatals for mama, Vitamin D3 Liquid Drops for baby and Kidophilus probiotics for kiddos. ($118.51)    

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Original photography by Belle Savransky. Congrats to our winner, Miriam W!

14 sweet 'just thinking of you' gifts for every mama

A sweet surprise that tells her you've been thinking of her might be the pick-me-up she needs.

Who says you have to wait for birthdays or holidays to give your bestie a great gift? A sweet surprise that tells her you've been thinking of her might be the pick-me-up she needs in these more-than-trying times. We've rounded up some of our favorite go-to gifts that are certain to be a bright spot in her week. But be warned, you may want to snag a few for yourself. (You deserve it, mama.)

Here are some our favorite "just because" gifts to give our hardworking mama friends.

New Mother face + body care duo

volition face + body care duo

This correcting oil and stretch mark minimizer is perfect for the pregnant mama looking to keep her pregnancy glow. The correcting oil brightens the skin while reducing dark spots, and the stretch mark minimizer works to smooth her ever-growing belly.

$70

Allover roller

esker allover roller

This jade roller goes beyond your typical face roller and can be used anywhere on the body. It works to increase stimulation and reduce puffiness and is perfect for applying any oils to the face or body. Plus, it feels like a mini spa treatment.

$65

Kombucha making kit

farmsteady kombucha making kit

What could be a more perfect gift for the health-obsessed friend? This kombucha making kit comes with everything you need to brew your own homemade green tea kombucha. They'll think this is the tastiest gift ever.

$45

Laetitia lipstick

cupid & psyche laetitia

This red lipstick is perfect for your makeup enthusiast bestie who is looking to spruce up her life in quarantine. Crafted in the United States, these bee and vegan-friendly and cruelty-free lipsticks are created to flatter all complexions. Cupid and Psyche Beauty makes finding the perfect red lip way too easy!

$23

Jigsaw puzzle

inner piecec jigsaw puzzle

Mamas need to destress now more than ever during quarantine. This adorable jigsaw puzzle is perfect for the mama who needs a brain break! The 500-piece puzzle designed by artist Ray Oranges features an abstract gradient design that fits a standard frame when completed. Bonus: It's printed on recycled paper and the company donates $1 from every puzzle sold to youth mindfulness programs.

$30

Matilda's Bloombox

matilda's bloombox

If we have to be stuck inside, we might as well have some gorgeous florals to brighten up the space. Matilda's Bloombox locally sources blooms, delivers them to her door and provides simple tips on how to arrange it into a beautiful bouquet.

$39

'I Am Enough' bracelet

I Am Enough bracelet

Let this dainty bracelet serve as a constant reminder to your bestie that she is enough. She'll wear this on her wrist and read this daily oath to herself, "I Am Enough."

$35

Glow assorted teas

vahdam low assorted teas

This tea gift box set covers the entire spectrum of flavors from sweet to spicy. Individually packaged in beautiful tins, your gal pal will feel like a queen sipping her morning tea. Originally $40, this set is currently on sale for just $24. We'll take two, please.

$24

Find your voice journal

find your voice journal

Journaling is a great way to ease anxiety and will slow your bestie's racing mind before bed. This gift is perfect for first time journalists and includes prompts, daily quotes and coloring pages to help her unlock her potential and find her voice.

$22

Premium frother

shore magic premium frother

This gift is fitting for your latte-sipping bestie who can't go a day without her coffee. All she has to do is add two scoops of collagen to her favorite drink, and she'll have a perfectly foamy drink ready in seconds. Skipping the drive-thru line has never been so easy!

$25

Bath soak infusion kit

maude bath soak infusion kit

Say hello to hydration! She'll be feeling smooth and relaxed as ever after a long bath soaking in these salts. This vegan + cruelty-free set incorporates dead sea salt and dehydrated coconut milk powder for an ultra hydrating experience.

$32

Tiny Tags 'mama' necklace

Tiny Tags 'mama' necklace

It's a hard-earned title she answers to a hundred times per day. Whether she's new to the club or a seasoned professional, this delicate script 'mama' necklace is guaranteed to be a perfect fit.

$105

Superfood honey

Beekeeper's Naturals B.Powered honey

With a lack of sleep and jam-packed days, getting through the afternoon can be a real challenge. Send her a powerful pick-me-up in the form of a therapeutic blend of royal jelly, bee pollen, propolis and raw honey. It makes the ideal companion for tea, smoothies, yogurt or even on its on.

$17

Calming midnight mask with melatonin

Who doesn't deserve a reminder to pamper themself every once in awhile? Even better, this mask does all its work at night while you're sleeping with no extra effort needed. It's an amazing plant-powered antioxidant-packed mask that has melatonin, wild dandelion leaf and hyaluronic acid to rehydrate, repair and reset facial skin. It's so good, you might want to gift it to yourself. We won't tell, mama.

$68

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Products that solve your biggest breastfeeding challenges

Including a battle plan for clogged ducts!

When expecting a baby, there is a lot you can test-run in advance: Take that stroller around the block. Go for a spin with the car seat secured in place. Learn how to use the baby carrier with help from a doll. But breastfeeding? It's not exactly possible to practice before baby's arrival.

The absence of a trial makes it all the more important to prepare in other ways for breastfeeding success—and it can be as simple as adding a few of our lactation aiding favorites to your registry.

MilkBliss chocolate chip soft baked lactation cookies

MilkBliss lactation cookies

Studies have shown the top reason women stop breastfeeding within the first year is because they are concerned about their milk supply being enough to nourish baby. Consider MilkBliss Lactation Cookies to be your secret weapon. Not only are they wholesome and delicious, but they were formulated specifically for breastfeeding moms based on the science of galactagogues—also known as milk boosters. They also come in peanut butter and wild blueberry flavors.

$23

Evereden multi-purpose healing balm

Evereden multipurpose healing balm

Also up there on the list of reasons women stop breastfeeding: the toll the early days can take on nipples. Made from just five ingredients, this all natural healing balm is ideal for soothing chafed nipples, making for a much more comfortable experience for mama as her body adjusts to the needs of a breastfeeding baby.

$20

Lansinoh milk storage bags

Lansinoh milk storage bags

For a breastfeeding mama, there are few things more precious and valuable than the milk she worked so hard to pump—and it's the stuff of nightmares to imagine it spilling out in the fridge. With these double-sealed milk storage bags, you can be assured your breastmilk is safe and sound until baby needs it.

$12.50

Belly Bandit bandita nursing bra

Belly Bandit bandita nursing bra

Nursing a baby is a 24/7 job, which calls for some wardrobe modifications. Because Belly Bandit specializes in making things more comfortable for the postpartum mama, they've truly thought of every detail—from the breathable fabric to the clips that can be easily opened with one hand.

$47

boob-ease soothing therapy pillows

Boob Ease soothing therapy pillows

For nursing moms, duct can quickly become a four-letter word when you suspect it's getting clogged. By keeping these soothing breast pillows in your breastfeeding arsenal, you can immediately go on the defense against plugged milk ducts by heating the pads in the microwave or cooling them in the freezer.

$25

Belly Bandit perfect nursing tee

Belly Bandit perfect nursing tee

A unfortunate reality of nursing is that it can really seem to limit the wardrobe options when you have to think about providing easy, discrete access. But by adding functional basics to your closet, you can feel confident and prepared for breastfeeding on the go.

$59

Bebe au Lait premium cotton nursing cover

Bebe au Lait cotton nursing cover

Nursing in public isn't every mama's cup of tea. But babies can't always wait until you've found a private place to get down to business if that's your preference. That's where a nursing cover comes in handy. This one is made from premium cotton and features a patented neckline that allows for airflow and eye contact even while you're covered.

$36

Lactation Lab basic breastmilk testing kit

Lactation Lab breastmilk testing kit

Curious to learn more about the liquid gold you're making, mama? The testing kit from Lactation Labs analyzes your breast milk for basic nutritional content like calories and protein, as well as vitamins, fatty acids and environmental toxins to help boost your breastfeeding confidence.

$99

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Two weeks. I cannot believe that it has been two weeks since my second son was brought into this world. Two weeks since my husband and I welcomed baby Simon, the final piece of our little family.

But, here is the whopper: It has been two weeks since I have been the mom of a toddler and a newborn. I am now responsible for taking care of two tiny humans.

It absolutely blows my mind how much my life has changed in the last two weeks. It's definitely not all rainbows and unicorns around here, but things are going pretty well. This is me being cautiously optimistic.

What I have done is learned a lot about myself, my kids and my new life in the last two weeks.

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