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Breastfeeding Essentials Giveaway (Closed)

To celebrate breastfeeding week, we've put together a giveaway that will cover all of your breastfeeding basics. From a breastpump to lactation advice, from nursing bras to the perfect breastfeeding pillow, we've put together $1,500 in breastfeeding essentials! Enter below and take home everything you need to start your nursing journey off right.

Medela is practically synonymous with breastfeeding creating breastpumps that make it possible for new moms to keep nursing their babies even after they return to work. Win Medela’s top-of-the-line Freestyle lightweight double electric breastpump, plus Medela’s Accessory Starter Kit with nursing pads, milk storage bags and more.

 

  Ergobaby The new Ergobaby Natural Curve Nursing Pillow is as ergonomically thoughtful as the company's signature carriers, addressing common nursing woes like latch, comfort, back pain and arm support while helping position baby during nursing and maintaining its shape over time. Win one, plus an Ergobaby original carrier in this cool indigo dots pattern.   Weespring The baby registry experts at Weespring know exactly what’s essential for your little one’s arrival. We’re pretty obsessed with Weespring’s New Parent Survival Kits, which take the guesswork out of those first few weeks. Win this Breastfeeding Survival Kit which includes items like a hands-free pumping bra, a nursing tank, all natural nipple cream and more.     Loyal Hana If you plan on nursing, you’ll need a nursing-friendly wardrobe, and we think it should contain plenty of chic looks from Loyal Hana. Every style has discreetly hidden zipper to make breastfeeding (or pumping) access easy, plus there’s no dry cleaning required! Win $200 to spend on your favorite Loyal Hana fashions.   No need to go to the doctor's office for everything, especially after you've just given birth--Maven gets your pregnancy questions answered with video appointments from qualified health providers whenever, wherever. Win "The First 12 Weeks," and get access to a retinue of providers, 24/7. Think post-birth support from a doula, breastfeeding advice from a lactation consultant, nutritionist consults, even therapy from the comfort of your home.   Cake Lingerie When it comes to nursing bras, we’ll let you in on a secret: fill your underwear drawer with Cake Lingerie. With styles that are both comfortable and beautiful, Cake will make you feel supported and stylish through your entire breastfeeding experience. Win two of Cake’s best nursing bras, plus a nursing-friendly swimsuit from Cake’s sister brand Rosewater. Belly Armor The only thing better than a nursing cover is a nursing cover that protects you from radiation. Belly Armor is including one in our giveaway that’s lined with RadiaShield® Fabric that will protect you from radiation from your cell phone, laptop and other devices. You’ll also win Belly Armor’s new SmartNOVA Baby Monitor, which emits 97% less radiation than traditional monitors.   Premama Wouldn’t it be nice if your pre and postnatal supplements were easy to take and easy on the stomach? Premama’s powdered natural supplements give you all of your nutrition in a simple, tasty drink. Win a six month supply of Premama’s latest product, a lactation support drink mix that’s perfect for your breastfeeding needs. Winner:Angelica T

TOTAL PRIZE PACKAGE: $1,500

Mom life demands efficiency. Because while the amount of hours in the day are the same as before kids, now a sizable chunk of that time is spent caring for and loving on those little people. Compromises happen—and let's just be honest, the old beauty routine is one of the first things to get cut.

But, wait! You don't have to sacrifice putting on mascara or, worse, skipping the SPF. Instead, why not flip it, reverse it, and look at the bright side? Here's your opportunity to streamline your morning makeup routine. With some savvy skin care and beauty hacks, you can get your radiant glow on in record time.

Here are our tried-and-true hacks passed down from Motherly mamas:

1. Embrace multipurpose items

If the most pressing issue is limited time, consolidate multiple steps of your beauty routine with a multipurpose item. For example, instead of starting with a SPF moisturizer, followed by spot concealer and a blendable foundation, you can take care of all of that in one go with one of our favorites: Earth Mama's 3-in-one Lady Face™ Tinted Mineral Sunscreen. The beauty stick also allows you to easily fold SPF 40 into your routine, because Lady Face doubles as super-safe, clean sun protection. Even better? The sunscreen blocks blue light from those ever-present digital screens with a ray-scattering, non-nano formula.

2. Revive dried mascara

Especially after a sleepless night (#motherhood), mascara can make a major difference in how well rested you appear to be. If you realize your tube of mascara is dried out, don't write it off as a lost cause. Simply soak the sealed tube in warm water to loosen up the mascara — or add a drop of a multi-purpose saline solution into the tube. That should do the trick until you have time to buy a replacement. (But let's face it: You're a mom. It's okay if you're tired.)

3. Keep coconut oil handy

Coconut oil isn't just for the kitchen. From a DIY hair mask to an in-a-pinch lip balm or naturally removing makeup at the end of the day, coconut oil's cosmetic hack-list is long. For summer, we especially like adding a thin swipe of organic extra virgin coconut oil to the cheekbones at the end of the makeup routine for a bit of an extra glow.

4. Multitask while deep conditioning

If your hair needs a bit of TLC, consider applying a natural, paraben-free deep conditioner before doing chores around the house or even a short workout. By working up a bit of a sweat, the conditioner will set even better before you rinse off in the shower.

5. Start your hair care routine the night before

As you work to find your new normal morning routine, it can help to simply reschedule a task or two—like hair. If you shower the night before, get a jumpstart on your look by blowdrying, straightening or even braiding it for loose waves in the morning.

6. Even out your skin tone

Between multiple wake-ups during the night and wavering hormones, complexion issues can become a thing for most mamas. Thankfully, the hack for managing that is as simple as finding a great foundation that goes on smoothly and doesn't cake or crack through a morning of momming. Scope out the ingredient list for naturally nourishing components like coconut oil, shea butter or beeswax — and skip the stress (and the return process if the shade doesn't match) by going for something that easily blends with most skin tones.

7. Find brands your feel great about

As a mom, you might find yourself considering bigger life questions: Are my cosmetics safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding? Are they helping the world my children will grow up in? Can I trust the ingredients and mission? Pro tip: read the ingredients on all your personal care products, memorize the ones you want to avoid, and look for third-party certification to ensure the product is actually what it says it is. When you find a brand that walks the talk, you're going to want to be loyal.

8. When in doubt, go for a bold lip

With happy hours swapped for play dates, your daily routine may look a bit different than it used to. But who says you have to leave your personal style behind? If you've always been a fan of makeup and going a bit glam, keep going for it, mama! The extra 60 seconds it takes to apply lipstick or whatever else gives you a bit of pep in your step is well worth it.


This article was sponsored by Earth Mama Organics. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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