Note from the Editor: When I was pregnant, I thought I had prepped for everything, but when Reegan was born I quickly realized that not only did 90% of my closet not fit my new body, but maybe only 1% of it fit my needs. Easy access to my boobs was not something I usually wanted when it came to style, but chest deep in breastfeeding all the time, I quickly realized I needed breastfeeding style help. I hate nursing bras and the occasional nursing tank from Target is fine for at home, but if I really planned on nursing for the next 6+ months, I thought how the heck was I going to do it as me? Enter the wonderful Veronica. I met Veronica on a commercial set a few years back and couldn’t be more thrilled to have kept in touch with her. I asked her to share her best tips for keeping your style while breastfeeding. Not only as a stylist, but as a new mom to baby Ryder, Veronica knows whats she is talking about…
Veronica… take it from here!
Nursing tanks, button down shirts, cardigan sweaters, wrap dresses, nursing bras and covers… these were all suggestions from other moms to help make breast-feeding a little easier. But wearing a cardigan sweater with a wrap dress just wasn’t me.
I was already finding it difficult to keep my style post baby. How can I wear my favorite red lipstick that I loved so much (sephora #16) and layered jewelry, while still caring for my new baby? I didn’t want to scratch his beautiful new skin with a studded bracelet or have my lipstick smeared on his precious face. I was looking forward to not wearing maternity clothes anymore, and dressing back to my old pre-baby self, once the weight was off that is. But now I was being told the only way to easily breastfeed was to wear certain types of clothing, which didn’t really suit me. How do I keep being me and having my style, while still being able to be a breastfeeding mom?
Before Reegan, I was not about the breastfeeding life. Sure, I was working with a company that helps promote lactation with an amazing on-the-go formula, but I myself didn’t think I would last more than 2 weeks nursing. Something about the mouth on boob thing secretly freaked me out. And I didn’t want to be “one of those moms” with her kids hand down her shirt. I’m not a boob person. When I had a flat chest, I still thought I had too much boobage. Not into it. I took the classes, but I was really just prepping to say “Look I tried.” Then Reegs was born. And it was the most natural thing in the world. Full convert.
You guys… I’m addicted. My cousin taught me how to use Snapchat a few weeks ago, and I can’t stop. I know I’m super late to the party, but it’s the best thing ever for nursing. It keeps me entertained, peeking in to people’s lives in just seconds, and making dumb faces. Since I realized I was basically just finding another outlet to put 3000 photos of Reegs up, I decided to mix it up a little. I have an incredible friend, Lindsey, who is a fitness and nutrition guru. (Lucky me!) I worked with her a few years back in LA and she gave me a bangin’ and super healthy bod. So last week, while I was sitting in my postpartum body slump I thought of her. Lindsey and I are working together again and I’m holding myself accountable on Snapchat.
For 2 years I have first hand witnessed Frances Titus, the creator and founder of Earth’s Love Tea Co., forge a trail like no other. Her tireless efforts attracted me to the company along with the ideas she’s had to genuinely make women’s lives easier. The birth of Earth’s Love Tea Co. came from the need for an cold on-the-go lactation tea. Something simple. A tear-and-pair tea for your water bottle. So she created one.