One Maternity Essential, Three Ways

Master the art of casual chic during your pregnancy with the super comfy joggers.

One Maternity Essential, Three Ways

When it comes to building your maternity wardrobe, there are a few things to consider before making any new purchases. Will this item be comfortable? Will it make me feel stylish and pulled together? Will it grow with my changing shape as i move through the many phases of motherhood; prenatal, postnatal life and beyond? And will I get a return on my investment? Enters the jogger, also known as track pants, sweatpants, pull-on pants and cozy running pants. Now, I know what you're thinking: the jogger? That's for the sporty mama running from yoga to pick-up. Well, mama... I'm here to prove to you that the jogger is much, much more than that. It's versatile and, with minor styling tweaks, can make you look chic AF. Plus, it's stretchy and comfy, which means that it's perfect for your bump! Case and point: from an everyday to a going-out look, here are 3 ways you can wear your joggers during pregnancy and beyond. DAY-to-DAY LOOK Joggers are a perfect everyday casual style, and it's really comfortable for expectant moms who don't feel like wearing maternity jeans, but who are looking for something a little more elevated than just leggings. Pair with an on-trend belt bag from Steve Madden, this colorblock puffer from Topshop, and fashion sneakers from Keds. And voila. 1. H&M Joggers, $34.99; 2. BURU White and grey stripe sweater, $108; 3. Keds, $69.95; 4. TOPSHOP Colorblock Puffer, $125 ; 5. Steve Madden Belt Bag, $45; 6. ACNE hat, $150. GOING-OUT LOOK Planning a night out with your BFFs (and your bump) drinking mocktails all. night. long (ok, until 10 pm)? While joggers are more relaxed in fit, you can pair them with a more revealing top, like this velvet cami from J.crew, this stiletto heel from Sam Edelman, this faux fur Topshop coat, and these global inspired gold earrings from Shashi to create a more sexy evening vibe. 1. H&M Joggers, $34.99; 2. JCrew. Peplum Top, $90; 3. Sam Edelman Stiletto Mule, 4. Topshop faux fur coat, 5. Shashi Gold Earrings, 6. OTAAT/MYERS medium ring pouce, $165 WEAR-to-WORK Want to feel on trend and chic while still being comfortable while flaunting that bump of yours in the office? Joggers can easily transition into a work-friendly environment when paired with classic pieces like this turtleneck from Teat & Cosset, this polished piece of wool outerwear from H&M, and a comfortable shoe like this one from Madewell. 1. H&M Joggers, $34.99; 2. Teat & Cosset, $248; 3. Madewell Raquel Pump, $128; 4. H&M Wool Blend Coat, $119; 5. Nordstrom tote, $89; 6. Rachel Comey earrings, $110 Curious to see what other joggers there are out there? Here are a few other options we love.


Hatch Collection Amelia Pant, $168

ASOS maternity joggers, $48

Zara, $45.90

Madewell, $98

Joie, $168

Max Mara Studio, $295

Ann Taylor Jogger, $79

Ann Taylor Track Pant, $89

By its very nature, motherhood requires some lifestyle adjustments: Instead of staying up late with friends, you get up early for snuggles with your baby. Instead of spontaneous date nights with your honey, you take afternoon family strolls with your little love. Instead of running out of the house with just your keys and phone, you only leave with a fully loaded diaper bag.

For breastfeeding or pumping mamas, there is an additional layer of consideration around when, how and how much your baby will eat. Thankfully, when it comes to effective solutions for nursing or bottle-feeding your baby, Dr. Brown's puts the considerations of mamas and their babies first with products that help with every step of the process—from comfortably adjusting to nursing your newborn to introducing a bottle to efficiently pumping.

With countless hours spent breastfeeding, pumping and bottle-feeding, the editors at Motherly know the secret to success is having dependable supplies that can help you feed your baby in a way that matches lifestyle.

Here are 9 breastfeeding and pumping products to help you no matter what the day holds.

Customflow™ Double Electric Breast Pump

Dr. Brown's electric pump

For efficient, productive pumping sessions, a double electric breast pump will help you get the job done as quickly as possible. Quiet for nighttime pumping sessions and compact for bringing along to work, this double pump puts you in control with fully adjustable settings.


Hands-Free Pumping Bra

Dr. Brown''s hands free pumping bra

Especially in the early days, feeding your baby can feel like a pretty consuming task. A hands-free pumping bra will help you reclaim some of your precious time while pumping—and all mamas will know just how valuable more time can be!


Manual Breast Pump with SoftShape™ Silicone Shield

Dr. Brown's manual breast pump

If you live a life that sometimes takes you away from electrical outlets (that's most of us!), then you'll absolutely want a manual breast pump in your arsenal. With two pumping modes to promote efficient milk expression and a comfort-fitted shield, a manual pump is simply the most convenient pump to take along and use. Although it may not get as much glory as an electric pump, we really appreciate how quick and easy this manual pump is to use—and how liberating it is not to stress about finding a power supply.


Nipple Shields and Sterilization Case

Dr. Brown's nipple shields

There is a bit of a learning curve to breastfeeding—for both mamas and babies. Thankfully, even if there are some physical challenges (like inverted nipples or a baby's tongue tie) or nursing doesn't click right away, silicone nipple shields can be a huge help. With a convenient carry case that can be sterilized in the microwave, you don't have to worry about germs or bacteria either. 🙌


Silicone One-Piece Breast Pump

Dr. Brown's silicone pump

When you are feeding your baby on one breast, the other can still experience milk letdown—which means it's a golden opportunity to save some additional milk. With a silent, hands-free silicone pump, you can easily collect milk while nursing.


Breast to Bottle Pump & Store Feeding Set

After a lifetime of nursing from the breast, introducing a bottle can be a bit of a strange experience for babies. Dr. Brown's Options+™ and slow flow bottle nipples were designed with this in mind to make the introduction to bottles smooth and pleasant for parents and babies. As a set that seamlessly works together from pumping to storing milk to bottle feeding, you don't have to stress about having everything you need to keep your baby fed and happy either.


Washable Breast Pads

washable breast pads

Mamas' bodies are amazingly made to help breast milk flow when it's in demand—but occasionally also at other times. Especially as your supply is establishing or your breasts are fuller as the length between feeding sessions increase, it's helpful to use washable nursing pads to prevent breast milk from leaking through your bra.


Breast Milk Storage Bags

Dr. Brown's milk storage bags

The essential for mamas who do any pumping, breast milk storage bags allow you to easily and safely seal expressed milk in the refrigerator or freezer. Dr. Brown's™ Breast Milk Storage Bags take it even further with extra thick walls that block out scents from other food items and feature an ultra secure lock to prevent leaking.


Watch one mama's review of the new Dr. Brown's breastfeeding line here:

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