Nursing Next to the NYC Firefighters

Nursing with NYFD Blog Cover

It’s hard to believe I’ve been nursing my little baby boy for 9 ½ months. I always planned to try to make it a year, but it seemed so daunting at first – especially in every-two-hours newborn phase. Now, it seems like second nature. During the day, I nurse him in the morning, after his two naps, and before bed. There are times when he’s fresh (ouch!), or asks for an extra session, typically around the 5pm cranky-hour until Dad gets home.

Keep reading for a giveaway from Milk Nursingwear – they make fantastic nursing tops!

Red Layered Nursing Tee

I’ve been wearing the Layered Sleeveless Nursing Tee in Red by Milk Nursingwear a lot. Milk Nursingwear is a fantastic company that makes soft, comfortable clothes designed for discreet nursing. Their nursing tops as especially versatile. I’ve been tossing it on with denim cut-offs on weekends, dark skinny jeans during the week to story time at Barnes and Noble, and strangely enough – to a funeral a couple of weeks ago. But this isn’t a sad story…

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My grandfather passed away a few weeks ago. He was not doing well, and never woke up from a morning nap. We’ll all miss him terribly, but it was a peaceful way to go. The best way to go. I was visiting my parents at the time, and hadn’t brought anything appropriate to wear. I brought the Milk nursing top home initially to take some photos for the blog – but paired with an old black suit, it really worked perfectly for a formal occasion. I wasn’t interested in hiding in a bathroom all weekend, lifting my dress over my head every few hours, just so my son could have a snack.

During the mass, we sat in the back pew with my brother, sister-in-law (who nurses TWINS BTW – total rockstar!) and a close friend of my cousin who also has two small children. I thought I might have to feed my little man sooner rather than later, but would be surrounded by family that wouldn’t mind. I didn’t anticipate a dozen + NYC Fireman would be sitting a few feet away from me.

My grandfather was former NYPD, FDNY and Marine – and the firemen really turned out in bucket loads for the service.

My little man started squeaking only a few minutes in, and thankfully I was wearing my Milk Layered Sleeveless Nursing Tee – so he could be fed (and stay quiet). It looked like we were just snuggling, and those rugged NYC Fireman, still in their gear, didn’t even bat an eye. When I spoke about my grandfather at the restaurant later than afternoon, I looked professional – and was able to feed him once more before we got in the car to head home. The layers are extremely flattering, and my older cousins and aunts couldn’t believe it was a nursing top! The top piece just looks like another layer.

When I got home, I changed into some shorts and headed into the garden to pick some fresh, organic basil for a caprese salad that night! (Shown on top photos.)

Like most nursing clothes, order your typical size. If you are between sizes, I suggest ordering a size down. A lot of brands provide a little extra space for those mommies who aren’t back at their normal size. I am wearing a small in the pictures, but would probably order an XS next time around. (I generally prefer fitted tops, because I often throw a cardigan over top.)

BLF- Milk Summer Nursing Ideas

I’m almost embarrassed at how often I wear this red top – I need some more variety! If you’re on the fence about what to buy, try the Layered Sleeveless Tee I’m wearing and these other cute options above. Summer stripes are fresh, classic and always in style – so you can be sure you’ll want to wear it for your next baby! I might need to pick one up for myself :)

Milk frequently posts sales on their Facebook page, and I always share updates from my favorite brands here. They also make Bamboo Braided Maternity & Nursing Nightgown. Perfect for my eco-friendly mamas!

 

Let me know in the comments below, what’s your favorite nursing top?

 

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Disclosure: I was not paid for this post. Milk was kind enough to send me a shirt – because this company loves hearing real moms’ opinions! I truly love this shirt, and all thoughts are my own. This blog is for fun, and never intends to provide medical advice about breastfeeding. Please reach out to your local lactation consultant or doctor if you have concerns. Thanks for reading!

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