About Sara

My first child was born on Feb. 16th 2012 and my second is due January 2014. As I embark on my own breastfeeding adventure, I feel so lucky to be able to be a part of the breastfeeding blog world. For more about me read the About Us section of the blog! This blog is intended to be a place of inspiration and information. It is a place to share stories and ideas. I love hearing from you!

Momzelle Nursing News

Archive for April, 2010

Launching new prints at the Babytime Show

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Come and see us at the Momzelle booth (#132). We will have special offers (you could even win a photo shoot!), and we will also be launching new prints on our nursing tops, never seen before. The hummingbird will be back, on the navy v-neck tee this time around. As for the other prints, you’ll either have to come to the show or be patient!

The BabyTime show

Momzelle Booth #132logobabytimespringsmall2010

April 30th-May 2nd

10AM-6PM

International Centre (very close to the airport) Hall 1

Happy Earth Day!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

It is this time of year again: the leaves are coming out, the trees are becoming green, the birds are singing and I am amazed by mother nature. From eating more locally grown food to using vinegar and baking soda as cleaning products, there are many little things that we can all do to help the planet. Earth Day is the day to reflect on what actions we are taking to bring our hopes closer to reality.

It's Earth Day!

It's Earth Day!

Random thoughts about beeing a “green mom” with an environmentally-socially responsible business (Momzelle):

- I need to back off on Tim Horton’s coffee, that paper cup may go in the recycling, but it is better not to use one to start with… Reduce is the first “R”!

- there was no need for toxic products in my house, I stopped cleaning;) ! Actually not true, but I exclusively used baking soda and vinegar as cleaning products. These products are the most versatile ones ever.

- The boxes we use made of recycled paper and the envelopes we mail the Momzelle nursing tops in are recyclable. We ask some bigger companies to stop sending big catalogues every time we order in order to limit the waste.

- Some kid-friendly earth-day activities: bring them to the local park and pick up garbage left on the ground for 15-30 minutes, plant a tree (if you have a backyard) or start your own garden!

- Make  a pledge on the official Earth Day website. Commit to something realistic and stick to your pledge!

Le droit de choisir (où on accouche)

Thursday, April 15th, 2010
Carte postale de la campagne "Le droit de choisir"

Superbe carte postale de la campagne "Le droit de choisir"

Chaque femme devrait avoir le droit de choisir où elle accouche. C’est supposément le cas au Québec présentement, mais dans les faits il y a trop peu de maisons de naissance par rapport au nombre de femmes qui souhaiteraient y accoucher. C’est bon signe pour la profession de sage-femme, me direz-vous, mais en fait plus ou moins, car les projets d’ouverture de maisons de naissance se font bloquer pour des raisons politiques. C’est déplorable. Comme nous sommes les principales concernées, en tant que femmes et mères, ou futures mères, je pense qu’il est en notre devoir de faire entendre notre voix et de réclamer que le choix du lieux de naissance soit garanti (ce qui signifierait que la possibilité d’accoucher en maison de naissance soit au moins offert) à toutes les Québécoises. Signez la pétition en ligne ici dès maintenant!

Wonderful Breastfeeding Art: lucky day

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Look at what I found! These breastfeeding drawings were made by a graphic artist who makes a living out of drawing illustrations for magazines. When she had a baby, she became very involved and interested in breastfeeding and she started to draw this series of breasfeeding illustrations. She wanted to keep her name under cover (don’t ask me why!), but she kindly gave me the permission to put up some of her breastfeeding art here. We are lucky! Anyone who has a not-for-profit organization and who would like to promote a breastfeeding-related activity with her illustrations can do so.

Breastfeeding Goddess Atahensic (breastfeeding twins!) Art from www.breastfeeding-art.com

Breastfeeding Goddess Atahensic (breastfeeding twins!) Art from www.breastfeeding-art.com

The title of this one is "Loving It" (you gotta like this!)

The title of this one is "Loving It" (you gotta like this!)

Title is "Jesus". Here's a modern image of saints! A young and hip breastfeeding mother with her son.

Title is "Jesus". Here's a modern image of saints! A young and hip breastfeeding mother with her son.

I really like the titles: this one is "Surf n' Nurse", here the surf's up and the top's down!

I really like the titles: this one is "Surf n' Nurse", here the surf's up and the top's down!

www.breastfeeding-art.com

New Momzelle Nursing Tops Have Arrived!

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Shop the new Momzelle nursing tops styles and colours

Shop our newest selection of Momzelle nursing tops online. They arrived early last week and they are already selling very fast. Hurry to get the style and size you want before it is too late! This may sound like a cheesy selling argument, but believe me, it is no joke. Just think of the speed at which the nursing hoody in berry was gone! We now only have it in XS and XL. The new styles are available in extra-small, small, medium, large, extra-large and even, due to the high demand, in extra-extra-large. Each one of us should feel pretty and good while breastfeeding in public!

I love the new pictures that are up on the website. You can see what the top would really look like on you. I swear no one will know you are wearing a nursing top, even in your mommy groups.

Nursing nightgown

I think the nursing nightgown is very pretty, with its cute fushia lettuce edge finish at the sleeve and at the bottom hem. It comes in black/with fushia trim and navy/with fushia trim. You can wear this one at the hospital, back home while you rest and not only can you feel pretty every night in bed with your partner, you can also feel good if anyone stops by for a surprise visit. They won’t believe you have just given birth.

NEW! Momzelle Nursing Nightgown ($75)

NEW! Momzelle Nursing Nightgown ($75)

Belly Band/ Nursing Band

Also new, we have a Momzelle belly/nursing band. This one I like because you can wear it during and after your pregnancy. It makes a very nice baby shower gift too if you do not know if the mom will nurse or not, because whatever happens, she will be able to wear this belly band. Simply wear it under your regular clothing. When pregnant, it covers your bump and covers the space between the end of your t-shirt and the beginning of your pants (the band will come down to your hips).

After birth, you can wear it a little higher, all the way to under your breasts (actually, a friend of mine wore hers as a night bra, her breasts had overgrown her bras and she needed something to hold her nursing pads- and sometimes cabbage leaves – in place). This way, when you need to nurse, you simply lift your shirt and your belly, sides and back are covered.

All right, I do not think this is as good as a nursing top (the nursing top is less bulky and covers also your other breast while you nurse), but I do believe it makes a good – and price sensitive – alternative to it. Plus, nursing or not, I think this should be part of every woman’s wardrobe (mommy or not). I HATE it when I’m sitting and you can see my bum. This belly band completely solves the problem.

Momzelle Belly Band/Nursing Band

Momzelle Belly Band/Nursing Band