Postpartum Tuesday: Bedford Avenue Backpack Diaper Bag

If you’re on the hunt for a diaper bag/backpack combo (great for babywearing), this simple black one from Petunia Pickle Bottom looks great. I like the black floral design, the boxy shape. Amazon only has a few left in stock, but they are on a nice sale — meanwhile Nordstrom has them listed full price at $215 (and a smaller bag at $189).

As a side note, ladies: do you prefer bags with TONS of pockets or hardly any? I wore my Le Sportsac Everyday bag a few months ago on a family trip to Texas instead of my usual hobo and decided I hate all the zippered compartments and pockets because it meant I never knew where anything was — I would literally be zipping and unzipping everything until I found where I’d stuck it.

Psst: looking for other backpacks for work? Check out our recent post over at Corporette. Also, here’s what was in my diaper bag when I still carried one for both boys.

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Nursing Tuesday: ‘Cozy’ Convertible Fleece Pullover

This is not designed as a nursing poncho — it’s a “yoga convertible fleece pullover” — but it has sleeves and looks like you could wear it as a regular sweater. I think it would be a great piece for nursing because it’s chic, flattering, cozy, and machine washable. It’s even got sort of a sexy thing going on with the way it hangs off the shoulders (although it looks like the strappy component will help it not fall off of them). It seems like this would be very functional as a nursing poncho, so if you’re looking for something for holiday plane travel, for example, this looks like a great option. And as someone who is no longer nursing, I kind of want it for myself, too, maybe as a cute thing to wear after yoga (should I ever actually make it to a class). The pullover is available in black and gray in sizes XS-XL for $132 at Nordstrom and Amazon (eligible for Prime). Beyond Yoga ‘Cozy’ Convertible Fleece Pullover

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Maternity Monday: Maternity/Nursing Layered Pencil Dress

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This maternity dress comes in a bunch of great colors — we’re featuring the navy, but I also really like the graphite. It’s machine-washable soft jersey, and it’s got a nice-looking nursing cutout. There are no reviews yet, which at Amazon often means taking a chance, but it’s only $23-$30, which is a pretty good deal. Maternity/Nursing Layered Pencil Dress

Two plus-size options are here and here.

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Building a maternity wardrobe for work? Check out our page with more suggestions along both classic and trendy/seasonal lines.

Maternity Monday: Nursing Friendly Maternity Wrap Dress

gray-maternity-dressHappy Monday! This gray dress looks great if you’re pregnant or still nursing — I love the elbow-length sleeves, the wrap front, and all eight colors available — all for $29.  It’s well-rated, and has some cute pictures from real women wearing it, including one who just tied the belt behind her back if that’s not your favorite thing about the dress.  It’s $29, available at Amazon. LaClef Women’s Front Tie Nursing Friendly Maternity Wrap Dress

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Building a maternity wardrobe for work? Check out our page with more suggestions along both classic and trendy/seasonal lines.

Nursing Tuesday: MAMA Nursing Blouse

nursing-blouse-for-work-2I’ve started buying some stuff for my boys at H&M because they have one of the few affordable selections of organic cotton clothing (J has had some issues with eczema, and we’ve noticed a big improvement with organic cotton clothing) — and this nice nursing blouse stood out to me. I like that it has a piece of fabric (“V-neck inner top”) that stays at your neckline, instead of pulling away entirely to give your child access — that always made me feel less exposed when I had to nurse somewhere public. The top is machine washable, $34.99, and available in sizes XS-XL.  MAMA Nursing Blouse

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Nursing Tuesday: Raspberry Leaf Tea

raspberry-leaf-tea-for-nursing-2I was sick last week and going through my tea collection, which I almost never do because I hate tea — and I found my old raspberry leaf tea, which my breastfeeding consultant had prescribed as an aid for my supply with Harry.  The same brand has another Nursing Support tea, but no — Fredda prescribed me this. I’m not sure if it worked or not, but I liked the flavor and dutifully drank it once a day. Ladies who had supply issues, what did you try — and what did you believe worked? The tea is $30 for a pack of 6 (so 96 tea bags!!) at Amazon.  Yogi Woman’s Raspberry Leaf Tea

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