The Leaky Boob sponsors come in many shapes and sizes, ranging from work-at-home hand-crafting moms to local boutiques that have branched out to the internet, to large companies that have products in big stores all over the country run by a team of people; from single product companies to online retailers featuring a plethora of hand-selected items. They all have one thing in common: the people behind them desire to support moms in all their stages of motherhood. TLB sponsor Nursing Bra Express is a perfect example. Dara runs her online retailer and specializes in Nursing Bras, but that’s not all she offers. I took the liberty of copying this from the Nursing Bra Express Facebook page:
Additionally, you can find a collection of helpful links at the bottom of the Nursing Bra Express website, to keep you informed and support you in your breastfeeding experience, including Breastfeeding State Laws. Read on as Dara answers a few interview questions about her family and her company, and enter for your chance to win a prize from Nursing Bar Express!
TLB: Hello Dara, what kinds of activities does your family enjoy doing together during the winter season?
Dara: The winter is a cold season where we live in Massachusetts, most nights are spent snuggling up with fuzzy blankets in front of the fireplace (although it is a gas fireplace, it still gives off tons of warmth, but no work involved!). Skiing and snowboarding is also something we enjoy but haven’t been able to hit the slopes yet this season.
TLB: Your company, Nursing Bra Express, has been a TLB sponsor for quite some time now. What do you have going on that you would like to share with The Leaky Boob community?
Dara: The most exciting news recently is that Nursing Bra Express is now a member of the Best for Babes Foundation’s C.A.R.E – WHO Alliance. We have also added a couple new Bravado & QT Intimates nursing bras and Glamourmom nursing tanks, since last time we did a giveaway at The Leaky Boob.
TLB: The name of your company suggests that you’re all about nursing bras; what other kinds of items would interest our readers?
Dara: We sell a lot of cotton flannel reusable nursing pads and natural nipple butter. I wish I could afford to put a sample of each in all of the outgoing orders, just so moms could experience how great these two products are!
TLB: What kind of advice would you give a mother trying to figure out how she feels about nursing in public places?
Dara: My sister recently nursed in public for the first time at a shopping mall in Cleveland, OH while we visiting family over a long weekend. She was always too uncomfortable to nurse publicly in an area where she knew people, so this mall located 900 miles away from home seemed like a good starting point. She felt at ease among strangers and was then able to nurse in public comfortably while back at home as she imagined herself back at the mall in Cleveland. Although one would think she would be most comfortable nursing around peoples she knows, sometimes friends and acquaintances can be more judgemental than a complete stranger. So my advice would be to nurse in public (for the first time) in a place that you feel most comfortable – whether it be at a shopping mall that’s several miles away and hidden from people you may be afraid to run into, at a friend’s house among people you know, a doctor’s office where others around you may be nursing too, etc. Fears about breastfeeding in public places should be easier to overcome if your first experience is in a place where YOU feel most at ease. Every time after that should be easier and even easier! Much like riding a bike. :)
Dara is giving away 3 different prizes to 3 lucky Leakies!
1st Prize : Superior quality La Leche League nursing tank in your choice of Black, Ink Blue, Rose Red or White. Sizes S-3X Retail Value $35
2nd Prize: As mentioned in my interview above, a package of Kushies washable cotton flannel nursing pads. Value $9
3rd Prize: As also mentioned above, Earth Mama Angel Baby Natural Nipple Butter because every nursing mom should have this amazing product! Retail Value: $14.95
Currently Leakies can find these and other helpful breastfeeding items on the Nursing Bra Express website.
Good luck to everyone! Please use the widget below to be entered. The giveaway is open from February 6, 2013 through February 12, 2013. A big thanks to Dara and Nursing Bra Express for their ongoing support of TLB and all breastfeeding women; please be sure to visit their Facebook page, follow them on Twitter (@NursingBraExpss) and/or Pinterest and thank them for their support of TLB and this giveaway opportunity.
This giveaway is restricted to Canada, U.S., Puerto Rico, and APO/FPO entries only.