Mama Pear Designs shirt and onesie giveaway

I’m delighted to bring you a giveaway from The Leaky Boob sponsor Mama Pear Designs.  Creating lavticist inspired t-shirts and onesies for mom and baby, Mama Pear Designs to create breastfeeding awareness and offer support to nursing moms. Not limited to t-shirts though, Lara also offers breastfeeding education classes as a CLEC in her area.  I hope you enjoy this interview with founder Lara and her openness about her own breastfeeding journey.

TLB: What would you like the readers of The Leaky Boob to know about you?

Lara: Ten years ago, or even five years ago if you had told me that I would be a Lactation Educator and designing t-shirts to promote breastfeeding awareness, I probably never would have believed you! It was almost exactly five years ago that I became pregnant with my oldest son, at the time I was teaching at a very well-recognized College Preparatory High School in Florida where I am from.  I was content with my career.  When I became a mother everything changed, as I found that I had a passion for breastfeeding, and helping other my mom friends find their “breastfeeding groove” became a hobby.  Last year when I started my company, I turned that hobby into a career.  At the end of the day I am just like every other mother. My house is never clean enough, my laundry is never quite all folded and put away, there are always dishes to either load or unload in the dishwasher, but I try everyday to enjoy my boys, while helping them acquire the necessary tools they need to be capable adults one day.

TLB: Share with us the story of how you came to start MamaPear Designs?

Lara: About a year ago, the idea for MamaPear Designs came to me while I was in the shower. It was like a flash, and I stepped out and told my husband I was going to start a company, to which he replied “Okay.” 🙂  My eventual goal is to become a Lactation Consultant, but with two young children that was/is not logistically possible at this stage in my life. However, I realized that I could work to promote breastfeeding through all of these cute, witty phrases I had popping into my head (which later became my t-shirts and onesies) and that if I started teaching prenatal breastfeeding education classes, I could have a hands on access to pregnant moms-to-be.  Heading back into education felt very natural as I love it and it is really something I think I do well, and the fact that I could teach something I was so passionate about was a double bonus! Three months after launching my company I enrolled in the Certified Lactation Education Counselor (CLEC) program at UC San Diego, and it was one of the best choices I have ever made.  Now I teach prenatal breastfeeding classes while continuing to sell my shirts/onesies in boutiques locally, and online through my website.

TLB: Did you always plan to breastfeed your children?  What was the biggest breastfeeding challenge you’ve overcome?

Lara: I did always plan to breastfeed. I did not even buy bottles before my first son was born.  Actually neither of my boys has ever had a bottle, they have had every drop of breast milk they have ever consumed literally from my breasts.  As a stay at home mom this was possible for me, and I am not one to longs to be away from her children, so I never left them for longer than a few hours here and there.  Even still, my oldest will be 4 and a half this summer and my youngest will be two and I think the longest I have left them both is five hours. To me it has been a small sacrifice, for a great reward!  I never imagined that I would breastfeed so long (this month marks 48 months of lactating 🙂 but my sister who is my best friend, nursed my nieces until after they each turned four years old, so I never really thought that once my baby became a toddler I had to wean, as so many moms do.  I just figured when we were ready we would stop, and that is exactly what happened, and I feel very lucky for that.

My biggest breastfeeding challenge has not been anything physiological, but rather societal pressure, or pressure from friends/family to wean as they thought I nursed my oldest son too long (27 months).  He weaned when I was pregnant, but truth be told if I had not been pregnant, we would have continued to nurse for a good while longer I am sure. It took some confidence building to stand tall, but at the end of the day I was not going to let anyone make such an important decision for me and my son, our relationship was ours!  Now of course, people know better than to suggest weaning as my youngest is 20 months and we are still going strong.

TLB: What’s your favorite breastfeeding tip?

Lara: My favorite breastfeeding tip is something I learned from the IBCLC at the hospital where I delivered my first son.  With both of my boys they struggled to keep up with my very fast “let down” or Milk Ejection Reflex.  Once they were about 6 weeks it was not a problem, but in the early days, they would struggle at the breast, drowning in milk and gasping for air, all while I was soaking burp rags, nursing tanks and Bobby covers!  The IBCLC recommended to help slow the flow that I apply pressure to the breast that the baby was not nursing from, either by pressing with my hand or arm, when I started to feel the let down sensation, and to maintain that pressure for about 30-45 seconds.  It worked wonders, and it also came in handy for helping stop the leaking from the breast that was not being nursed on as well.  I share this information with lots of moms, because it is simple, effective, and produces immediate results!

Lara is offering up one ladies shirt and onesie of choice, to be chosen from designs currently available on her site.  The lucky winner gets to pick their favorite!

This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you to all who participated.

To enter to win, please leave a comment on this post and if you’d like, share what your favorite shirt is on Mama Pear Designs. This entry is REQUIRED in order to be entered for a chance and the giveaway.

For 1 additional entry (limit 2 entries per person) go follow Mama Pear Designs on Twitter, let her know TLB sent you and return to comment here stating you followed her on Twitter for your second entry.  If you already like Mama Pear Designs on Twitter just leave a second comment (must be a second comment to be counted) letting me know you already like them.

That’s it – two simple tasks and you’re entered for a chance at a great giveaway.  Thanks to Lara for her generous giveaway and sponsorship of The Leaky Boob, providing support for breastfeeding moms everywhere.  This giveaway will remain open through May 18th, 2011.  Good luck and have fun!

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Congratulations to Lacey!

“Thanks Lara for sharing the MER tip- very helpful :) I love the “Just add baby to (L)activate” tee & “Gaga for Tatas” onesie- sooo cute!”

For everyone else, Lara has generously offered up a discount code for Leakies: TLB15, good for 15% off entire order.  Good through August 1, 2011!

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  1. i would love a shirt and onesie like this! i am a young mother, only 19 and it would be awesome to promote breastfeeding to other young mothers, who would be too shy to breastfeed!

  2. sounds awesome!

  3. I like the Mother Natures Meal Plan. Also the Gaga for Tatas onsie. So cute. Congrats on the success!

  4. Jennifer hill says:

    I love ur shirts! Proud Mammal Momma is my fav.

  5. My favorite shirt is the “Feed on Demand” shirt 🙂 Also thanks for the great tip! I had super fast letdown with my son when nursing him and was told to use a washcloth to dispel some of the liquid in the begining till the flow slowed before putting him on my breast.. My daughter is due in 2.5 months so seeing as I’m sure i will be dealing with the same issue again so this is a great other option to have! 🙂

  6. I like the “Millions of Moms. Thousands of Years. Breastfeeding Works” one. Its SO true! Im glad im able to breastfeed successfully this time! 🙂

  7. Thanks for this post. I love her shirts! I like the t-shirt Just add baby to (L)activate. 🙂

    Also follow her on twitter now. Can I get two entries for this one comment?

  8. Roxana Giovannetti says:

    I feel her story is similar to mine… I studied Criminal Justice, then I got pregnant and had my gorgeous little girl knowing I would breastfeed. Breastfeeding helped me overcome a traumatic birth experience and I got sooo in love with it that I can’t help wanting to help anyone to do it. I am always encouraging moms to give the best to their babies “mommy’s milk”. From being a criminal investigator I passed to wanting to be a Lactation Consultant, doula, etc… I am working on it and super happy about it!

  9. I’m just going to assume this is open to the UK and is still running (it says through April 18th)
    My favourite T-Shirt is Mother Nature’s Meal Plan.

  10. Am now following MPD on Twitter 🙂

  11. Helen Jiggins says:

    Loving Only the Breast for Babies slogan! Even if I don’t win I think it’s a great product x

  12. Thanks Lara for sharing the MER tip- very helpful 🙂

    I love the “Just add baby to (L)activate” tee & “Gaga for Tatas” onesie- sooo cute!

  13. Martine says:

    I love this, a shirt(s) that promote breast feeding! So cute!!

  14. Jennifer from Wichita, Kansas says:

    Pick me! Pick me! I also like the – Just add baby to (L)activate!

  15. I’m following @MamaPearDesigns & @TheLeakyBoob on Twitter =)

  16. Iseult ní dhomhnaill says:

    Love love the feed on demand ones … Fab work .. 🙂

  17. Amy Bauman says:

    I LOVE the i’m on mommy’s meal plan onsie and the Just add baby to (L)activate shirt…awesome! after almost 7 years straight of nursing, i need one! 🙂 you need some sort of shirt that references tandem nursing too! that would be amazing!

  18. Jeanette Harding says:

    I love the Proud Mammal Mama design

  19. Leigh Buehler-Rappold says:

    So adorable! I love the Momma meal plan onesie…too cute!

  20. The mama meal plan. So cute.

  21. jeannette weinbrenner says:

    Thank you so much for the tip..I can relate to soaking everything around me 🙂 I also love the fed on demand onsie 🙂

  22. jeannette weinbrenner says:

    Thanks for the tip, I can relate to soaking everything around me. I also love the fed on demand onsie:)

  23. My favorite mom shirt is Millions of Mothers, it truly says it all!!
    My favorite onesie is Gaga for Tatas

  24. JENNIFER says:

    I AM A NEW MOM AND WOULD A ONSIE! YOUR CREATIONS ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!

  25. I like the “Millions of Moms. Thousands of Years. Breastfeeding Works” shirt the best.

  26. Jona Lourenco says:

    My favorite onesie is the one that says: I’m on mom’s meal plan!

  27. Jona Lourenco says:

    I tried to comment, but it didn’t go through. I like the onesie that says “I’m on mom’s meal plan”

  28. My favorite is the mom’s meal plan onesie!

  29. My favorite is definitely the “gaga for tatas” onesie 😀

  30. courtney says:

    Awesome Shirts, I love Gaga for tatas, & just add baby to (L) activate.

  31. I already follow @Mamapeardesigns on Twitter!

  32. I love the “gaga for tatas!” onesie and the “mammal mommy” t-shirt.

  33. following on twitter too!

  34. i love love love the proud mammal mama shirt!

  35. The shirts and onesies are adorable! I enjoyed reading your interview, as well.

  36. Love the “Millions of moms shirt”. My little man is already sporting the “gaga for tatas”. What a pair we’d make.

  37. Nazreen Kassam says:

    I love the Millions of Mamas t shirt. I tried out your tip and it works. The one to avoid a leaky boob due to milk being too much initially for baby 🙂 thank you. First time mom so everything is overwhelming. You make it easier 🙂

  38. Erin Houser says:

    I love these! I want to be an LC too! It is my goal/dream! I would love to own one of these shirts and onsies. I think the Healthy baby, Healthy mama is my fave and the Mom’s meal Plan for baby :o)

  39. Erin Houser says:

    I follow on Twitter!

  40. Suzanne says:

    I LOVE the “Millions of mothers…” tee! What a great message — thanks for the opportunity to win these! 🙂

  41. Suzanne says:

    I already follow Mama Pear on Twitter, but I’ll give her a shout-out anyway!

  42. I love the “Add baby to lactivate” one! So cute!

  43. i love the lactivate tee and gaga for tatas onesie, too cute!

  44. I love these shirts and onesies! My fav is “millions of mothers”. Great statement to remind everyone that breast feeding is normal!!
    I’d also love to be an LC when the time is created.

  45. I LOVE the “Proud Mammal Mommy” because I am! 🙂

  46. I apolize if I’m double-posting, but I love the “Mammal Mother” shirt. 🙂 Because I am a mammalian mommy!

  47. I love the ‘Healthy’ shirt, been eyeing it for a couple weeks . . .

  48. Following on Twitter!

  49. I would love to win these awesome shirts! I am currently breastfeeding my second son! I have little support from anybody and when/if I go out anywhere everyone is so quick to say just give him a bottle of formula it would be easier but actually I feel it is easier to just pull l out a boob and more natural! I would love the shirts to really promote it!

  50. Andrea Mercado says:

    love your designs!

  51. I can really relate to the overactive letdown – it took my DS 4 months to be able to happen it without choking or pulling off crying. I had never heard of pushing on your breast to slow the flow. I love the Add Baby to L(activate) shirt – so cute!

  52. Elizabeth S says:

    My fave shirt is “Feed on Demand,” and my fave onsie is “Fed on Demand”!

  53. I LOVE the “Proud Mammal Mommy” shirt!!

  54. Elizabeth S says:

    I’m now following @MamaPearDesigns on twitter (cavenyee)!

  55. And I already follow Lara on Twitter

    @MelanieLLLouise

  56. Oh and I love the the gaga for tatas onesie and the proud mammal mama t shirt!

  57. Samantha Gershick says:

    I would love any of them they are all so cute and creative! Great job keep up the great job helping breatfeeding moms get the word out! Breast is best!

  58. Melissa Gray says:

    as a biologist, I have to love the Mammal Mama tshirt! Just talking with someone about how people aren’t considered mammals lol!

  59. Melissa Bradley says:

    I love her advice on not letting anyone pressure you into stopping! Nursing should end when you and your baby are ready and no one else!!

  60. Kristen says:

    Great shirts! Great read!

  61. i love the just add baby to (L)activate! hehe! love it!

  62. Chelsye says:

    I would LOVE a t-shirt & onesie! As a 19 yr old breastfeeder, there aren’t that many of us!! I would love to help spread the word

  63. I *love* the ‘proud mammal mommy’ shirt 🙂

  64. rachel dams says:

    Love this shirt!!! I <3 NURSING!

  65. Stephanie says:

    Lara – I just adore you. You have help me so much to continue breastfeeding and every drop counts!

    I would love the Millions of Mothers shirt!

    Everytime I get a lil weepy that my son is growing so big my hubby tells me, “It’s all because of you that he’s growing and healthy. You did this because you gave him the best of you.” Makes me cry even more!

  66. Stephanie says:

    I follow Mamapear on Twitter!

  67. Valerie Bates says:

    LOVE IT! My favorite is the Feed on demand ones. 🙂

  68. Melissa says:

    Love the designs! Would love to win.

  69. Kimberly says:

    I’d love a shirt and onesie for my 3 mo, proud to breastfeed!

  70. I’d love to win 🙂

  71. loving the Mammal Mama shirt and the Mom’s Meal Plan onesie, also loving that you carry a size 2xl, thanks!

  72. I took it for granted that I would nurse. When my DD was born, we discovered she was tongue-tied. We had a little difficulty at the beginning but with determination, we have been EBF for 6 months. I plan on nursing until she and I no longer want to. She has never taken to a bottle, nor does she use a pacifier. I am so proud of myself! And I’m proud of her too!

  73. Melissa C says:

    Sign me up! My toddler and I would rock some advocacy shirts 🙂

  74. I love your story Lara! It’s very inspiring to me and I think this is a great way to share the love for breastfeeding! I really like the Mother Nature’s Meal Plan tee and the I’m on Mom’s meal Plan onsie!! They all are awsome quotes though! I never win any of these givaways, and I don’t twitter, but I am a fan on facebook, and it’s fun to try as well as just getting to know about all these wonderful sites!! I have three kids, but with my first two, didn’t have the success or the support that I do now with my third. Support is always needed though and these shirts would be a fun and creative way to get the message out there and in their face!! lol!! Thank you for the chance!!

  75. Chelsea says:

    Thanks for that tip! I have pretty active let down

    I would also love to win some shirts 😀

  76. i would love a shirt and onesie! we have our second coming any day now.

  77. gaga for tatas is my favorite!

  78. Rose Plummer says:

    I love the millions of moms t shirt and the gaga for tatas onsie.

  79. decaturmamaof2 says:

    Great shirts! I love the “Healthy Baby, Healthy Mama, Healthy Earth” shirt, as well as the “Gaga for Tatas” onesie! Thanks

  80. angie coleman says:

    I like the feed on demand/fed on demand set.

  81. Kaitlyn Wagner says:

    I would love to be entered please!

  82. I had NO bf support for my first 2, and was only able to bf them for 4 mths each. I am DETERMINED to go longer with my next one after watching my sister pump every 3 hrs for 3 mths until my nephew was able to get a good latch because she was determined to give him the best and healthiest start. I LOVE the Millions of Mothers shirt for Mommy, and the Gaga for Tatas (color) onesie for baby. : )

  83. Carrie Cosson says:

    I LOVE the “Just Add Baby to (L)activate” shirt and “Gaga for Tatas” color onesie!! These are so cute and CLEVER!

  84. Angelina says:

    Yay! I love them all, but the “proud mammal mama” is probably my fave shirt… Have to look at the onesies again! 🙂 I’m following MPD on FB already (and TLB, natch!)

  85. Heather says:

    I would love a shirt and onsie! What a great way to promote breastfeeding especially since where I live you never see a mom breastfeeding out in public 🙁

  86. Proud mammal mommy! So cute!

  87. me and my b@@b li’man we would love a shirt and onsie, in my town you don’t see breastfeeding mammas, it will be great to promote bf as somthing wonderful and natural love it!!!

  88. Ashley Halpin says:

    Love them … me please! 🙂

  89. Love mama meal plan and gagas for tatas 🙂 too cute!! well all of them are lol

  90. Courtney Rogers says:

    I love the just add baby to lactivate. And the mommy meal plan onesie.
    My story is I am a sahm. My first baby. He is5 months old and is exclusively breast fed would have it no other way. It has been a bumpy road. But so worth it. He loves it. I do too. I am a huge breastfeeding advocate. I was formula fed. Glad to break the mold. Plus with money as tight as it is, I can’t afford anything else and so glad I don’t. My boyfriend brings home a great check but is gone before all the bills come or his next check. I can’t work right now. I have bad hips and back. But all that beside no complaints here. God blessed me with all I DO have. And I praise HIM everyday for that. Thank you for your time and have a very blessed day.

  91. My favorite one is “Millions of moms…..”, n “fed on demand”, also the quality of those shirts is awesome, worth the price! they’re so thick n soft, n the natural (unbleached) color makes them look even better.

  92. I could use a cute t-shirt.

  93. Angela Biagioli says:

    Your story is very inspiring!!!

  94. Tiffany Ibarra says:

    I LOVE the Gaga for tatas onesie!!!

  95. Tiffany Ibarra says:

    I don’t tweet or twitt or whatever it is called but I am a fan on FB. Also, forgot to say that I would so rock the Just add baby to (L)activate shirt! It’s great!

  96. Dani McGarry says:

    This is awesome, thanks for the chance to win!

  97. Christine Pappas says:

    Love them all – I would pick the just add baby or millions of mothers as my faves!

  98. Charna Menker says:

    I would love to win this! I am the only one of my friends and family to attempt breastfeeding. My first for two years and I will be bf my second, due in July, until he self weans. I would love to be able promote bf in a positive light. Thanks:)

  99. Lisbeth says:

    Currently nursing my second child. This time I am way more comfortable and therefore people have come to me seeking advice. How great would a shirt be to continue the promotion 🙂 I like the add baby to lactivate! Cute!

  100. gaga for tatas 🙂
    like

  101. Dani McGarry says:

    I am following mamapear on twitter (@danimcgarry)

  102. I am a huge lactavist! I didn’t breastfeed my son for very long and I am bound and determined to make it to a year with my daughter!! We have a MamaPear onesie! It says Gaga for Tatas! I <3 it! I always get comments in it when she wears it!

  103. Shellie says:

    I love the “Millions of Mothers” shirt. I get so frustrated when a friend gives up breastfeeding because a doctor or relative convinces her she can’t for one reason or another.

  104. I really like the “Proud Mammal Mamma” shirt and the “fed on demand” onesie.

  105. I follow Mama Pear Designs on Twitter 🙂

  106. Shelby Hubbard says:

    I love the “Feed on demand” for myself and “Fed on damand” For my daughter. It is so true. She doesn’t get it she starts to whine and try and get to them herself. LOL

  107. I’m nursing my 14 mo now:) I love millions of moms and gaga for tatas. what a great way to get the word out.

  108. Miranda H says:

    I love the shirt that says “Only the Breast for Baby”! That is awesome.

  109. Miranda H says:

    Second Entry….I follow Mama Pear and TLB on twitter. @MamaHatch

  110. Lindsay C says:

    I’m a Public Health Nutritionist & am currently breastfeeding my 19 month old- so breastfeeding is pretty much what I do 24/7! My favorite t-shirt is ‘millions of mothers’ and my favorite onesie is ‘gaga for tatas’.

  111. Lindsay C says:

    following LTB and Mama Pear on Twitter!

  112. Out of all the books I’ve read, I’ve never heard of that hint to help an overactive letdown. My DS is 3 mos and still pulls off and gags while I squirt everywhere! Thanks, I’m going to try it tomorrow! Super cute shirts too! 🙂

  113. Love the Gaga for Tatas and I’m on Momma’s Meal Plan!
    Great ideas! Congrats on your continued success!!!

  114. Candace says:

    I love your shirts! I love the Feed on demand shirt and the fed on demand onesie 🙂

  115. Joelynn says:

    I would love to have a matching shirt and onesie with my daughter to promote bf – mostly because at 13 months old, so many people say, “You’re STILL breastfeeding her??” Yes, yes I am – we both enjoy this time together and before long, she’ll be grown and having children of her own.

  116. Joelynn says:

    @jjkaufhold – I’m following MamaPear on twitter

  117. michele johnson says:

    My favorite T-shirt is Mother Natures Meal Plan and favorite onesie is I’m on Mom’s Meal Plan. I am still BF my 33 month old (7th child) and will be BF my newest addition (8th baby) in a few months. Thanks!

  118. I would be proud to wear one of your designs…and I know my prince would be to 🙂

  119. Jennifer Childers says:

    I would love to have a chance to win. These are so cute!!

  120. Jennifer Childers says:

    Following on twitter too 🙂

  121. Natalia Collini says:

    These shirts are awesome! I would have loved to have known about this sooner, but with twins on the way, having a shirt showing mamas everyone that I am proudly breastfeeding not 1, not 2, but 3 (planning on tandem nursing) little ones could go a long way towards promoting natural feeding!

  122. Kersten says:

    love these

  123. Beth Anne M says:

    I love the millions of mothers, thousands of years, breastfeeding works tee shirt!

  124. I Like the Feed/Fed on Demand ones and the Gaga one 🙂

  125. Beth Anne M says:

    I followed MamaPearDesigns on twitter and tweeted her that you sent me! my twitter is @bethannemowrey
    Thanks!!!

  126. I would love one of your shirts. We are still breastfeeding, despite insufficient mammary glandular tissue and the need to supplement.
    2 months and going strong!

  127. I am nursing my third baby who is 9 months. With my first two I never had the support or the information I have now of breastfeeding. I plan on nursing until my son self weans and living in a small town that looks down on nursing I think it would be great to walk around in a pro breastfeeding shirt to show others out there that its okay to nurse your baby. That is why we have breasts!

  128. Amanda Mahoney says:

    I love the shirt that says “Millions of moms. Thousands of years…”

    Absolutely brilliant!

  129. I push in my nipple on the breast not being used to keep from leaking. Not many people know that trick so I was surprised to see that in this interview. I’m currently nursing my 3rd and last child. I am so happy I was able nurse all 3 of my kids. My son & I would love to win a shirt and onsie.

  130. Stacy F says:

    I love the shirt that says “Only the breast for baby” So cute!!

  131. Stacy F says:

    I follow Mama Pear on twitter! 🙂

  132. I love MamaPear Designs! What a great lady and role model mama. I love them all (the designs)!

  133. Angela Todd says:

    I would love a shirt for me and my DD bc breastfeeding is our life it seems!

  134. Danielle says:

    Great stuff!!! Love the “Proud Mammal
    Mama” shirt! 🙂

  135. I would love a shirt! Nursing my 3rd child 🙂

  136. I absolutely love the shirts and the onesies are too cute!

  137. Danielle says:

    Following on twitter too!! 🙂

  138. Catherine says:

    I love your designs and would love to win a tshirt and onesie. Not many women breastfeed in my area and it would be great to have a lactivist tshirt to sport around town!! 🙂

  139. jessica reeder says:

    My favorite shirt is the “just add baby to (l)activate” & my favorite onsie is “gaga” for tatas.

    I have had many ups & downs about breastfeeding. People calling me “white trash” for breastfeeding in public, the doctor told me to give my baby formula because she’s small & everyone telling me breastfeeding is nasty & I’m doing it for myself. I LOVE breastfeeding & I plan on doing it till my DD is 3 or 4. She is 6 months old & we are still going strong! I’m a proud breastfeeding mama!

  140. Crystal McConnell says:

    I love the ‘Mother Nature’s Meal Plan’ and ‘I’m on Mom’s Meal Plan’ ! They made me laugh and would look sooo cute when we both wear them!

  141. I am nursing my 4th baby now, a lovely 6 mo. girl., we will be BF’ing for quite awhile longer, I am super PRO BF ( and even come off abit pushy at times 😉
    I love the “Just add baby to (L)activate” It’s perfectly Me!
    …. and the “Fed on Demand ” for baby

  142. Crystal McConnell says:

    And I followed her on Twitter, I’m just still new to it and trying to figure out how to let her know TLB sent me between baby screams, lol!

  143. Oh, I’m so torn! I love the ‘Millions of Mothers’ one, but I also love ‘Mother Nature’s Meal Plan’. I would suggest tshirts for toddlers, as well — my 21 month old is still a nursing guy, but doesn’t wear onesies at this point.

  144. d'Arcy Montague says:

    I love your story!! Very inspiring. I would be thrilled to win a shirt and onesie, and rock them proudly!!!! Very cute designs 🙂

  145. Natures meal plan! Haha!!

  146. Christine says:

    I love the Mother Natures Meal Plan. Also the Gaga for Tatas onsie!!
    Great shirts!!

  147. Patricia says:

    I am due with my 9th baby very soon and all my babies have lived in onesies their first year. Needless to say, my onesies have become tattered and torn through so much loving use. : )

  148. I love “Gaga for Tatas” and I love that your idea for a business came out of the shower! We do our best thinking in there don’t we?

  149. I LOVE the “Healthy Baby, Healthy Mama, Healthy Earth” shirt. I already have my “favorite” shirt…the “Just add baby to (L)activate” shirt. I would absolutely love another, though. Never have too many MPD shirts!

  150. I follow MPD on twitter.

  151. Jessica Waterhouse says:

    My favorite shirt is the Healthy Baby, Healthy Mama, Healthy Earth shirt! 🙂

  152. Jessica Waterhouse says:

    I am following on twitter. 😉

  153. I love all but my favorite has to be “millions of mother” and also “gaga for tatas”

  154. im also now following on twitter…

  155. Aimee Tidman says:

    Bubs and I love our quiet time, even though now she is one she seems to wiggle lots more than before we always have our chill down time, the best is morning and night time. I didn’t get the birth I wanted and found that our immediate bond at the breast helped me to overcome the pain of it. I love the ‘Proud mammal mommy’ t shirt! and the gaga for tatas onesie is supercute.

  156. Rebecca fagan says:

    Love the feed on demand 🙂 currently bf my 2nd son he’s 10wks
    I nursed my 1st for 14months- I’m a proud to breast feed my baby I’m sick and tired o the weird glares and stares it’s perfectly normal and I really wish people would be more accepting of it!

  157. Ehlane O'Connor says:

    Love the shirts and onesies! I’m about to celebrate my LO’s first birthday, which marks one year of breastfeeding as well! The shirts would be a great way to celebrate. 🙂 Thanks for this giveaway!

  158. Desirae says:

    I really like the Healthy mama shirt and and gaga for tatas onesie! Great job everyone I love the support!

  159. Desirae says:

    I already follow Mama Pear <3

  160. Tina Roman says:

    I love the “millions of mothers” shirt! I still don’t understand the stigma attached to breastfeeding, especially an older infant and toddler. It’s normal, natural and so perfect for your little one! Love that your shirts are organic and locally produced!

  161. Thanks for the chance to win!

  162. Jessica Russell says:

    Love the shirts! Been nursing 10 months we have no plans on stopping anytime soon!!

  163. I love the “millions of mothers” shirt

  164. I would love one to promote breast feeding!

  165. I follow Momma Pear Designs!

  166. Stacie R says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I like the feed/fed on demand shirt & onesie

  167. Stacie R says:

    I follow Mama Pear on twitter (WhompinWillow)

  168. I love the Proud Mammal Mommy shirt!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    wendykate99 at yahoo dot com

  169. I follow Mama Pear on Twitter!

    @ABCGP

  170. Awesome! How do I pick a favorite? I love them all!

  171. Stephanie C says:

    My fave design is the healthy baby, healthy mama shirt and gaga for tatas onesie…

    my daughter will be 8 wks tomorrow and I am treasuring every minute of it

  172. I love the gaga for tatas onesies!!

  173. Follow mama pear on twitter! @suzileigh

  174. i like the mother natures meal plan one!

  175. Stephanie C says:

    I follow on twitter – (MarineCorpsWife)

  176. Elizabeth R says:

    I would love a shirt! This is something I that could see myself doing as well. I absolutely love that helped her grow on the inside and now I can help her grow on the outside!

  177. I like Millions of Mothers, because that is the line I give people all the time when they make comments. But my fav is the Proud Mammal Momma. My niece was 7 when my 1st daughter was born. She was learning about mammals at school and came to the hospital to see the new baby. She told everyone “my aunt is a mammal!”

  178. Love the “Millions of Mothers…” tee for me and “Gaga for Tatas” for my two little boob men!

  179. I LOVE the “Feed on Demand” shirt and “Fed on Demand” onesie!

  180. Following Mama Pear on Twitter

  181. Laura H says:

    I love your designs, they are all great, but Only the Breat for baby is the best!

  182. Already follow on Twitter! 🙂

  183. Tabitha says:

    What an inspiration! Love the gaga for tatas onesie!

  184. Vanessa says:

    I’m a proud mama of a nursing 23-month old! 🙂
    I love the “Healthy Mama, Healthy Baby, Healthy Earth” shirt!

  185. Elisabeth S says:

    My favorite is Only the Breast for Baby and the Gaga for Tatas onesie.

  186. Lindsay says:

    I love the “Proud mammal momma” shirt and would love a onesie for my 11 week old.

  187. Kat Johnson says:

    I love the “Gaga for Tatas” ones and “Only the breast for baby” shirts! When I was a young mother with my first son, i didn’t breastfeed nearly as long as I wanted because of family/societal pressures and lack of support. but now I bust out those “teats” (as my now-7 year old calls them!) to feed his little brother anywhere and anytime!

  188. I would love to win these! These are amazing. I have been BF’ing my daughter for 10 + months now. I struggled very much for the first 2 months, but managed to keep it going! Spreading awareness and support for other BF’ing mothers is a great campaign.

    I love the Millions of Mother’s tshirt and the Gaga for Tata’s colour onesie!

    For an extra entry, I am also following on Twitter!!! (venusrockstar)

  189. Roxanne S. says:

    In love with these shirts!
    Would proudly wear one as a mama of a 21 month old nursling!

  190. Amy Messick says:

    Gosh, i love them all, but especially millions of mothers and the mammal mommy.

  191. I love “Gaga for Tatas.” Been breastfeeding for almost 16 months now!

  192. I am following you on Twitter (venusrockstar)

  193. love all her designs, couldn’t choose a fave! i’d love to win any of them!

  194. Sherri Brown says:

    I can’t decide between the Only the Breast for Baby and Just add baby to (L)activate t-shirst 🙂 But I love the Gaga for Tata’s onesie 🙂

  195. Sherri Brown says:

    I followed Mama Pear on twitter! <3

  196. I’d love a shirt!!

  197. jill-marie says:

    Congratulations 🙂 I would be thankful for any of your shirt designs! Breast is Best!

  198. Sandra Jean says:

    I love the “Just add baby to (L)activate” shirt! I am only 4 weeks post-partum, so I “lactivate” even without baby still 🙂 I would proudly wear a t-shirt that promotes breastfeeding, it would hopefully take the attention away from the nipple pads you can always see through my shirt!

  199. Vanessa says:

    I love these! I’m hoping to have the money to buy one or two in a few weeks.

  200. CUTE shirts/onesies and an even better story! Think my faves are “Add Baby” and “Millions of Mothers”, but I think they are all great! Would be happy to win the contest and proud to wear one of Mama Pear’s shirts!!!

  201. jill-marie says:

    Now following MamaPearDesigns on Twitter! -extremely proud Mama to a brilliant 6yr old daughter, an amazing 4yr old son & a fantastic 2mo old son <3

  202. mandy b says:

    Me me meeeee! They are all so CUTE!

  203. I enjoy the “just add baby to (l)activate” shirt and the “feed on demand” onesie. I’m so glad you are making these shirts, Lara.

  204. Followed on twitter as well. Thanks!

  205. I love all of these shirts 🙂 As a 24 year old mom, I don’t have any friends that still breastfeed. My little one is 7 months and I have no plans on stopping anytime soon. It feels so good knowing there are people like me out there!!!

  206. MamaSuperPow says:

    I *love* the Mammal Mommy shirt, and the Millions of Mothers one too!

  207. MamaSuperPow says:

    I (@mamasuperpow) have been following @MamaPearDesigns for a while now! Love her shirts!!!

  208. Melissa Weyandt says:

    Love the shirts <3!!!!! I been wanting some lactivist garb, this is just for me 🙂

  209. Catherine says:

    I am a young mom (20) and it would be great to promote breastfeeding to other young moms who don’t know a whole lot about it.

  210. Krista Oestreich says:

    Hi! I love this blog, I love this interview and I LOVE these shirts!!!!
    My fave: Proud mammal mommy 🙂

  211. Followed on twitter as well.
    love “millions of mothers”

  212. Loves it!! 🙂 I just began fallowing her

  213. Melissa Taylor says:

    I love the millons of moms shirt! I also use the opposite breast compression to keep from leaking (and wasting) on the other side or both if I feel a letdown while not feeding.

  214. kristen maccione says:

    I like the Gaga for Tatas and the L to lactivate and actually all of them!! hahaa!!

  215. Ashley ace says:

    I would like to win the shirt because I am a young mom and feel every time I tell people that I am nursing my DD, I get this shocked and amazed response, so I’d like to win a shirt and show it off proudly that yes, young moms can also breastfeed. =)

  216. Ashley ace says:

    I am following you on twitter also. =)

  217. Valerie says:

    I love “healthy baby, healthy mama, healthy earth” 🙂

  218. I loved the Healthy Baby, Healthy Mama T-shirt and also the Feed on Demand T-shirt and the Fed on Demand Onesies!! Loved the site!! Thanks for the chance!!

  219. Love the shirts & the interview!

  220. I love the Feed on Demand tee and onesie! I’ve always fed my babies on demand. Although I will admit that I think it has become harder for me mentally to do so, in public, now that my current nursling is 19 months old. What Lara said about societal influences… it hits home. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  221. Tweeted… already follow Lara on Twitter. 🙂

  222. What a great company & idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  223. Oh my goodness! It feels amazing to read all of these comments and have women who are like me, breastfeeding mamas, love my designs! Thank you to everyone who entered, your support (pun intended:) means the world to me! XOXOX