As part of our LIVE Facebook chat this week with TLB sponsor Bamboobies, Kerry Gilmartin has generously offered a giveaway just for The Leaky Boob readers. I got to meet Kerry this past September (and her adorable little boy!), she’s such a lovely person with a passion for helping moms, I am so pleased to share this wonderful company with my readers. Read on for Kerry’s holiday breastfeeding survival tips and to learn about the products she developed and materials she uses.
TLB: How did you develop your products and why do you use the materials you use?
Kerry: I’m a hippie at heart – and a very leaky boob! When I was breastfeeding my 2nd, it really bothered me that the only pads that wouldn’t leak through my shirt and so I started stuffing some bamboo velour fabric washable baby wipes into my shirt because they were so soft and absorbent. I wouldn’t have had the instinct to start a company making breast pads if it weren’t for the funny name I thought of one day – or the knowledge of great eco-fibers and waterproof materials being used by cloth diaper manufacturers.
I developed the unique nursing shawl when I was embarrassed by the attention the bright apron-style covers drew and not confident enough to just nurse in public without any cover. I wanted something that was stylish and could be worn all the time and wound up using a woolen shawl I owned to nurse in quite a bit. When I wanted something more lightweight I developed our unique design with a couture designer friend and found the neat soy/organic cotton fabric was really well suited to it for breathability, wrinkle resistance and keeping it’s shape.
We make all of our products here in Colorado by women making a fair wage and we’re really happy about that too!
TLB: What holiday breastfeeding tip do you have to share with the Leakies? I think our nursing shawl is such an attractive and subtle thing that whether you’re traveling on the plane or sitting at a cocktail party, no one will know what you’re doing until you pull the baby out! It’s nice to have privacy for yourself and your baby and boobies – especially at such a hectic time of year.
Kerry: Taking time out to get naps for you and baby when you’re traveling makes all the difference too – a little nurse and nap can be a cure for even the most annoying of crazy uncles/nosy aunts etc.
Kerry is giving away one set of therapy pillows – value $24.99. Bamboob-ease therapy pillows ease pains of engorgement, clogged ducts and weaning – and even big kid bruises! They’re super-soft bamboo fabric filled with flax seeds that can be warmed in the microwave or cooled in the freezer to provide comfort and therapy for all sorts of breast issues.
Kerry is also giving away one Bamboobies Cute Little Nursing Cover – value $44 – a novel new nursing cover that looks more like a stylish shawl than a traditional apron-style cover-up. It comes in only solid colors so it’s more discrete – you called it ‘mom-wear with flair’ ! Useful during pregnancy as well as the next couple of years as a stylish shawl, it’s a flattering addition to a new mother’s wardrobe. Made of organic cotton and soy fiber, it’s a cool eco-garment and lusciously soft too.
Bamboobies are made in regular (ultra-thin and leak-proof) and overnight (ultra-thick). Nursing mothers love them bc they’re the softest and they don’t show through or leak through like other washable pads. Made of organic cotton, bamboo and hemp, they’re eco, ultra-soft and they’re money-savers in the long run over disposables. We’ll give away a multi-pack with 3 pair of regulars and one pair of overnights – value $30.
Total value is is just over $100!
All you have to do to be entered to win one of these fabulous prizes is to comment on this post and share what you’d like to win in this giveaway as well as your holiday breastfeeding survival tip. For a second entry please visit Bamboobies site and come back with the link of what you’d treat yourself to this holiday season. Please be sure to visit Bamboobies Facebook pageand thank them for sponsoring this chat and giveaway! And so you don’t have to wait, take advantage of this code FaLaLa25 for 25% off at Bamboobies, the code is good through the end of this week so get yourself something for your stocking this holiday season.
This giveaway is open to USA and Canadian entries and closes December 15th, 2011. Good luck!
The winners have been randomly selected, congratulations to…
“My 2nd entry: I’d treat myself to the http://www.shop.buybamboobies.com/Nursing-Cover-3-Pair-Regular-Bamboobies-Gift-Box-GIFT.htm Thanks!”
“I would love to win the nursing cover. its so adorable and not as obvious as other covers. My survival tip is to just relax and do what you know is best, forget the rest! “
“I would love to win the nursing pads, as baby is due in January! With my first two babies we survived the holidays breastfeeding by trying not to stress. Stress just makes everything worse for Mom and baby, plus it is a lot harder to enjoy this wonderful time of year.”