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Different Nursing Cover Styles

An Brief Looks at the Pros and Cons of Different Nursing Cover Styles

Nursing Cover Styles

Different Styles of Nursing Covers

With the Dria Cover maternity poncho, you get so much more than just a nursing cover.  It can be used as a stroller cover, car seat cover and so much more.  Not to mention it is the most comfortable and fashionable cover out there and made in the USA.

 

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4 Breastfeeding Benefits All Moms Must Know

Benefits to the Baby

1) Colostrum Production

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Sleep and comfy breastfed baby

After birth, a woman’s breast milk contains a special liquid called colostrum. This yellow liquid is chock full of nutrients and antibodies that do more for your baby than formula. A woman’s body is designed to give just enough of this liquid,and as your baby grows and develops, the concentration of colostrum in the breast milk also changes to suit the needs of your child. This golden nectar also helps to develop the baby’s natural immune system. Breast milk is also easier for the baby to digest, which ensures the child doesn’t need to adjust like it would with formula. This helps to reduce the likelihood of diarrhea and an upset stomach.

Benefits to the Mother

2) Money Saved & Convenience Made

The breastfeeding benefits are not limited to the health of the baby. Mothers who breastfeed reap a plethora of benefits as well. Firstly it saves money and offers a convenience that cannot be matched by formula. The breasts are always ready to feed your child and there is no preparation involved (unless you are putting on a nursing cover to breastfeed); saving time before trips and throughout the day. Imagine not having to buy bottles and formula. You don’t have to ensure sterilization of equipment and there is no warming of the milk needed. When your baby is hungry, you are ready!

3) The “Love” Hormone

One of the most significant benefits to breastfeeding is the oxytocin release experienced by both mother and child. Regarded as the “Love” hormone, oxytocin is released during breastfeeding (partly due to skin on skin contact), which creates a bond and provides overall well-being to those involved.

Breastfeeding is also linked to lower incidence of common health problems women experience: Type 2 diabetes, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and postpartum depression.

 

Societal Benefits

4) Healthy Living

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Live life to the fullest, with less worry to you and your little ones.

Breastfeeding helps society out immensely. As mentioned, it reduces the incidence of illness, which puts less pressure on hospitals to address ill health in our babies and youth, in general. Also, in countries less well off than other first world powers, the societal benefits of normalized breastfeeding should not be overlooked. It is a readily available resource in times of emergency and economic struggle. For those nations with poorer health care, the nutritional factors and presence of antibodies within breast milk could be the only guard the child has to prevent disease and hydration. Children fed breast milk do not need another hydration source, as breast milk provides all a child needs, even on the warmest and arid days.

A Few Problems?

The benefits of breastfeeding have been stated, but it is also important to consider the issues women can experience throughout this process. Like most things in life, you have to take the good with the bad.

Problem 1: Tender and sore breasts

When the breasts engorge with fresh milk, they may become extremely tender and sore. If you are using a method where breastfeeding and formula feeding are used in tandem, this tenderness may become amplified.

Solution: More frequent feedings will reduce discomfort.  Then on the other hand, more frequent feedings can sometimes lead to sore nipples, which usually are a result of a baby suckling too hard. There are products available to reduce pain and start the healing process.

Problem 2: Infection

Another potential issue is breast infection, referred to as mastitis. This occurs when bacteria enters into the milk duct.

Solution: Elicit the help of a professional. It is important to visit your doctor if you feel as though an infection has occurred. If breastfeeding is done correctly, these problems can be minimized, and the benefits certainly outweigh the risks.

There are books that can be written on this subject.  The benefits, problems, and solutions mentioned above are just a few on the subject of “breastfeeding.”   With you being our reader (and probably a mom that breastfeeds or has breastfed), we would like you at add what you feel would add to the value of this article.  What are some benefits you have experienced from breastfeeding?  Have you ran into any problems?  What solutions did you find?

 

**This is not the place to bully and belittle others.  Be mindful, and considerate of other mothers that have chosen to breastfeed or formula feed.  Everyone has their reasons, and no one should be criticized for their decisions concerning how they feed and care for their child.  So, please help us to keep the negativity away.**

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Pumping Breast Milk and Popping Bottles?! (Video)

Here at DriaCover, we have many wonderful fans, with so many different, awesome personalities.  You are the reason we continue to push forward, and make it exciting for us to log on and see what you all have to say and are doing.  We love when your contribution to our content and community, and we look forward to repaying you whenever the opportunity presents itself.  So we that said, an opportunity presented itself to share a fun video by our fans, R.S. and his beautiful cousin, Yazzy.  It all about pumping breast milk and bottle-feeding.  This entertaining music video is entitled, “Popping Bottles.”  If you love it, feel free to download it from iTunes or just simply give R.S. and Yazzy a “Like” or share. ; )  Enjoy!

**Warning** This chorus may be stuck in your brain all day and night! ; )

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DRIA Cover Giveaway!

We are doing limited giveaways for the DRIA Nursing Cover and would like to invite you to enter for a chance to win! We are going to be giving away 2 of our limited edition DRIA Nursing Covers at random to our twitter followers. Once we reach 500 followers, the winners will be announced! Tweet with the below tweet button and follow @driacover and automatically be entered to win!

Also please submit a comment below with your best resource for new moms and to let us know you have followed us on twitter — we will follow you back! Current followers are already entered (just tweet the contest)!

The DRIA Cover is a fashionable nursing cover that doubles as a car seat cover and stroller cover to keep baby cool and covered while on the go — and also keeps you looking stylish too! To learn more about the DRIA Cover, please visit this page.

Please post your best mom resource below. Thanks and good luck!!

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High Fashion for New Moms

There is a brand new nursing cover on the market designed specifically with the on-the-go fashionista mom in mind, who wants to be cute and stylish while still remaining fully covered during this delicate time.  The DRIA Cover is part of a growing trend in women’s fashion that has been largely ignored from the high-fashion world.  It is the only multi-functional cover that has it all is a fashion accessory, provides full coverage to nursing mom, and an infant car seat and stroller canopy.  Its poncho-like design is very stylish and fashion-forward.

The DRIA is available in variety of beautiful high-end prints and fabrics and many of them are limited designer patterns from labels such as Theory, Cavailli, and Missoni.  It looks, feels and hangs more stylishly and elegantly than any other cover.  Any mom looks simply beautiful and hip during a time when many women feel uncomfortably not.  The DRIA even makes a great top paired with jeans to create a chic look while discretely nursing.

The fabrics stretch four-ways to fit perfectly over almost any car seat or stroller and protect babies from the sun’s harsh rays while still remaining very breathable and cool.  The neck hole goes right over the stroller or car seat handle and even allows mom to peak in to check on her sleeping baby.  For today’s modern mom, the less you have to carry around the better and DRIA is certainly helps consolidate “mommy gear”.

Another feature of the DRIA that makes it stand out from the rest is that it is designed, cut and sewn all by hand locally with other small business companies in an effort to support the local community and economy.  Because many of the fabrics and prints are only available as limited editions, moms can also know they have something unique and beautiful that wasn’t mass-produced.

To see the complete list of styles available for the DRIA Cover, visit this page.

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