Designing Clothes for Breastfeeding and Pumping Moms

Breastfeeding and pumping for your baby isn’t always convenient, but having the right clothing always helps! Thankfully, moms have more choices than ever when looking for comfortable clothes that offer the perfect amount of coverage for you and your baby. So, how do companies create these clothes for breastfeeding and pumping moms? What options are out there, and how can the right clothing help you accomplish your personal feeding goals?

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The Boob Group
Designing Clothes for Breastfeeding and Pumping Moms
Episode 177, Oct 5th, 2016

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SUNNY GAULT: This Episode of Boob group is brought to you by Rumina Nursing-wear. Hands free pumping and nursing tanks and bras to support your breast feeding goals. Visit www.pumpandnurse.com and save 20% with promo code BOOBGROUP20.

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PRIYA NEMBHARD: As breastfeeding and pumping moms our babies choose when it is time to eat, not us. And let’s face it-it is not always convenient! But having the right clothing always helps. So what should you consider when looking for clothes designed for breastfeeding and pumping moms? What options are out there? And how could the right clothing help you accomplish your personal feeding goals? We are The Boob Group!

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PRIYA NEMBHARD: Welcome to The Boob Group! We're here to support all moms wanting to provide breast milk to their babies. I am your host – Priya Nembhard. I am also the co-founder of the “Moms Pump Here” nursing locator app which helps moms all over the world find great places to pump and breastfeed their babies. Looking for a specific episode or topic-be sure to visit the episode guide on our website at www.newmommymedia.com to see a complete list, or use the search bar and search for key words. If you don’t see what you are looking for, send us an e-mail and our producers will see if it’s a good fit for a future episode.

Let’s meet the mamas joining our conversation today! Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family!

SUNNY GAULT: I will start things off! So I am Sunny, everybody know me and I am producing today’s show. I have four kids of my own. My oldest is a boy, he is 6. I have a 4year old boy. And then I have twin girls who are almost 2. I used to say 2 and a half, and now they are kind of on the up part of that, the higher end of that. So I’m just going to say almost 3. And you know, as far as my breastfeeding and pumping journey, I breastfed and pretty much pump for all of my kids.

My girls are definitely weaning. We are at the point now where my one twin is…I don’t know. She is pretty much done. The second twin just likes to check in with me every now and then to make sure there is milk, but I don’t really know if I would classify her as a breastfeeding child. She just likes to like latch on every few days to see if there is milk, if there is and there always has been, she’s happy and then she walks away.

So I don’t know. I kind of feel like a drinking fountain right now and I don’t really know. It is kind of strange. I’m still lactating. Let’s put it that way. Am I truly a breastfeeding mom-I am not sure. I’m lactating. So whenever she’s done checking me, I’m sure my body will be: yeah, ok, we are going to move on from here. And those are my last babies, so we are kind of at the tail of things.

AMANDA HALL: My name is Amanda Hall. I am co-owner with Rumina nursing-wear. I am also a mom of three. My oldest stepson is 13, and my youngest in 9months, so we kind of have a huge range of personalities, and experiences, and demands going on in the house. It’s a little challenging at times, but it’s a lot of fun too.

The 13year old helps put a lot. I’ve done everything from exclusively pumping to exclusively nursing and a combo of everything in between. I am still nursing my 9month old. We were exclusively nursing up until about 8months and I had to get her to daycare. I work from home. The company is a big focus of ours obviously. I co-own it. So it has a lot of demands on its own. And she just needed stimulation. So she would have loved to be attached to the boob.

She still, when I am home on the weekends, that’s where she wants to be. So she was not happy going to daycare and transitioning. We were actually transitioning to a zippy cup because just does not want anything to do with that bottle. She just wants mama. So that’s… It makes me feel good. It makes me… You know, there’s that bond. But then there’s times where it is like: ok, kid, you know, you need to start getting your own kind of independency a little bit, not too much, but just a little bit. Cause we all know that sometimes you feel a little touched out and so… But yeah, that’s us. That’s kind of what we are going through right now. That’s going to change! It will change and be different next month, I am sure, but that’s where we are at today.

HEATHER SHORE: Yeah, thanks for having me! I am Heather Shore. I am the designer and founder of NurshCollection which is a new women’s wear brand. We kind of saw a space in the market for breastfeeding and pumping moms wearing something stylish and something they can wear to work or an event. And I‘ve discovered that by being one myself. So I am a single mom as well and I have a 5year old who just started kinder garden. Big deal for her! So that’s exciting!

PRIYA NEMBHARD: Oh! Ok. And I am Priya Nembhard. I am also your host and as I mentioned I am also the founder of Moms Pump here. I am also the mom of three, so I am like the old lady on this call right now. My oldest is 14, my middle is now 12 and my youngest Liam is 8 years old. And I’ve breastfed all three of them. I pumped for all three of them. I had to find other methods for all three of them. But my youngest Liam, I actually breastfed him for 3 years and it was more of a situation of me not wanting to let go. And of course towards the end he was a little bit older, you know, he started eating food and all of this stuff. So you know, it’s been a while since I pumped and breastfed, but it’s still fresh in my mind. And all three of them are strong as an ox. And you know, I am very proud of the way they turned out from the breastfeeding. So thank you all for being here!

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SUNNY GAULT:Alright, so before we dive in to our conversation today we do have news headline are going to talk about. And this is actually a topic that Priya and I have been kind of bouncing around, hoping we are going to get the chance to do a whole episode about this, because I find this fascinating. Um, and that has to do with women that are in the work force that have jobs where it is practically impossible for them to get pumping breaks, but they are still committed to being a breastfeeding and pumping mom. And this article was actually in the New Your Times. And it is about a pilot being a mom. And one thing that she did recently really, you know, drew some attention from her male colleagues.

So this had to do with… She works for Delta Airlines. And apparently they had a union meeting, fairly recently… When did this article come out? Oh, it came out…in August. So it came out in the end of the summer. So they had this union meeting. And I just want to read to you guys this paragraph because it sums it up so well. It says:
Standing before her male colleagues, the captain unbuttoned her uniform, strapped a breast-pump over the white undershirt she wore underneath and began to demonstrate the apparatus…
…meaning the pump, she started pumping.
… As the machine made its typical chug chug chug noise attendees squirmed in their seats, looked at their feet and shuffled papers.

PRIYA NEMBHARD: I love it!

SUNNY GAULT:Right? And it goes on to, you know, say that, you know, when it comes to the affordable care act, pilots aren’t covered under this. They are exemptions to the rule. And again, that’s why we want to do a whole episode about it, because I find it very interesting what’s covered and what’s not covered under this. But anyways! She doesn’t get the chance to do this a lot and she was at a union meeting, and you know what, she started to feel full, she started to pump, and I can only imagine the faces in the room. So ladies, what do you think about this? Priya?

PRIYA NEMBHARD: Well, I want to know how many women were in the room? I am sure… I know it’s a male dominated field, but I want to know how many women were sitting around. I could just see their faces like: what is going on over there? And just turning their heads, and just trying not to stare. So I can only imagine. And you know, you find that… It’s so common with male dominated fields. So more power to her for feeling like, you know: I can do this, who cares who is sitting next to me?

SUNNY GAULT: Right? Yeah, exactly! Amanda, what do you think?

AMANDA HALL: I think it is awesome that she really brought it to like the moment, because when… There’s talking about the conversation about moms and what they need, and paid maternity leave, paid or unpaid. But actually hearing it, seeing it, understanding what all comes in to needing to provide certain resources and things for mom. I think it was awesome because yeah, you get: yeah, she needs the pump. But when, especially males, because they might not see that, when they actually see what that entails, the time, everything, I think it really helped them understand really the needs of their employers when they are talking about paid and/or unpaid maternity leave. And hopefully that conversation started from her sharing her experiences with them.

SUNNY GAULT: Yeah, later on in the article it actually says, it doesn’t say that she is a part of this group, but I would imagine she probably is, if she wasn’t before, she might be now, it says that a Delta group of women pilots have blended together through a private Facebook group and they are on the process of approaching their union with formal proposals for paid maternity leave. And apparently that is just unheard of, you know, with the major airlines. And the reason they want to have, you know, this paid maternity leave, is specifically because they want to at home to breastfeed their babies. And it also says that Frontier Airlines that they are four female pilots that are suing the company for discrimination. And it’s surrounding pregnancy and nursing. So they are definitely starting to take some action here. Heather, what do you think of the article?

HEATHER SHORE: I am really excited that this is coming, about the people that they are talking about. I think there is so much that people haven’t seen and that’s what we talk about when we talk about normalizing. So Amanda, you are so right about just getting visual in front of people. Because once we see it, we are such a visual learner’s society that we kind of get it at that point. You know, we are seeing a lot of things come about that, there are picture of moms getting discriminated against, or audio, video, I think that we get to relate to that much more clearly than if we were just reading it. So I think that’s fantastic.

SUNNY GAULT: Absolutely! And like I said, we really want to do an episode on this. Not just to talk about pilots, but there are a lot of other jobs out there that probably don’t fall under the affordable care act. I mean I don’t know, I have to go back and review the act, and see what exactly it says. But as far as having, you know, required breaks and stuff for pumping, you know, or rooms for, you know, moms to be able to pump or, you know, breastfeed, I don't know if a lot of moms are taking their babies to work, but to be able to do what they need to do to continue breastfeeding when they are, you know, at home with their babies.

There’s a lot of jobs that aren’t covered under that. And we don’t necessarily think about that. So anyways, I want to put a call out there to all of our listeners, if you know of someone that’s in that kind of position, have them contact us through the contact link on our website at www.newmommymedia.com because we’re looking for people to share those kind of stories and just kind of get the word out there about, you know, what’s going on.

PRIYA NEMBHARD: You know, I do want to say before you wrap that up, that teachers are not included in the act. So I would love to hear from teacher who experienced some feedback from that.

SUNNY GAULT: Yeah, absolutely!

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PRIYA NEMBHARD: Today we are talking about clothes for breastfeeding and pumping moms. We have two mamas joining us today who also happen to design and manufacture this type of clothing. Amanda Hall is with Rumina nursing-wear which focuses on supportive nursing and pumping tanks and bras. And Heather Shore is with NurshCollection which specializes in chic everyday clothing for moms. Welcome to the show, ladies!

AMANDA HALL: Hi!

HEATHER SHORE: Thank you! Thanks for having us!

PRIYA NEMBHARD: So ok, let’s dive right in! So maternity clothes have been around for a while. But there seems to be more options now specifically for breastfeeding and pumping moms. Do you agree and why do you think there is more demand now?

HEATHER SHORE: I think I absolutely agree because we are acknowledging that postpartum really is a demanding kind. We are finally acknowledging that as a society! But we are also challenged with our identities, you know, after that time. So I think that as moms are looking to kind of fulfill a new role in kind of uncharted territory, her clothing is then a tool and kind of to maintain the sense of self. And I think that’s something really important, that’s something emotional that we don’t think about with regard to clothing.

PRIYA NEMBHARD: That’s very true! Very true! Our body image, you know, changes so drastically we had babies.

AMANDA HALL: I agree. You know, I think generationally we changed too. Because think about it: our grandmothers and prior generations, there weren’t even aloud men in the hospital room where they were giving birth or the woman stayed at home for weeks after not being out and about. So I think generationally we changed. And that’s providing new demands, moms want new things. Because like Heather said we kind of getting into this new era of that celebrating our postpartum bodies and that 4th trimester, and really trying to encourage each other to love our bodies, at any times, but especially after postpartum.

HEATHER SHORE: Great point!

PRIYA NEMBHARD: Yeah, I think it is very interesting that you bring up the generational aspect. You know, you rarely hear about people talking about the generational aspect. And I guess it sort of ties into our next question which is about trending, you know, things that are trending for women after they have babies and how specific that is to the generations that they come from. So have both noticed specific trends since launching your companies?

HEATHER SHORE: Amanda, have you noticed? I am so curious about this as well. But what I have noticed is that there more moms who are versatile needs. So we are used to be: she works in an office, or she needs to dress like this, or she stays home with children, so she needs to dress like that. It is really different now and moms really are seeking out fashion regardless of what they are working on. They are seeking out versatility, you know, regardless of their work and you know, where they are.

AMANDA HALL:I agree completely! Especially going and imagining it from the nourish perspective, the nourish collection. How since moms are going back to work again, not being home, not doing the stayed at home which they did in the 40s and 50s, but going back to work and needing that range from professional tire to just out and about, Rumina has seen trend and change 1) the hand free pumping bra that existed for 15 years prior to a lot of designs recently was the easy expression, was that band, the bustier essentially, and that was around for 15 years.

And nothing really was developed past that point. And a lot of brands that you purchase still use that same concept and design. So Rumina, what we are looking at? What needed to change and what needed to develop for our hands free pumping and nursing, is really that… Again, what can be layered underneath for that active mom, for that professional mom going back to work, for maybe that mom going back to school?

Something that would make her life easier and something she feels comfortable in. Because rarely we want to go undress, sit there, strap on that bustier, maybe feeling like my belly is hanging out, great, I am excited! And then get dressed, get dressed again, go back out there and work, do it all over again. Nobody really wants to spend a lot of that time. So I think moms are demanding faster, easier approached to hands free pumping and nursing.

PRIYA NEMBHARD: So it sounds like there’s a lot of like concentration on like the staples? Like the things that moms consistently request or need in terms of fashion trends. Now, how closely do you guys, follow fashion trends?

HEATHER SHORE: So, just because we are a women swear brand and we are a trend-forward women swear brand, that’s my background so that is kind of my nature … I have to see which trends are doing. I watch the runaway shows just like everybody else in the imperial industry and that is I think what has been missing from some of the industry thus far.
We have had some great brands that have brought early fashion but there hasn’t been a ton … there just hasn’t been a lot of variety so one thing I noticed when I became a mom was, you know, going back and presenting trends to corporate buyers was I needed to dress the part, I needed to show that I knew what I was talking about and I couldn’t do that with a t-shirt with a slitter across the stomach.
So I had to look for garments and I have absolutely used products that Rumina makes but you know, in presentation … you need to be trendy, at least I did … I needed to at least acknowledge that I knew what trends were like. And it is important because as we kind of have said earlier this generation doesn’t have just a standard dress code, right … we have options now and we also have a ton of demand so marrying those demands with our sense of self, with our sense of expression, how feminine we want to feel or how bold we want to feel, those things are important. And that is what I am trying to achieve with Nourish.
AMANDA HALL: Looking at your line, you have some beautiful, beautiful clothes … there was a dress there that was like “oh, I wish that I did something to be able to dress like that” because I think pretty regularly I need fashion help, I need that fashion rescue because I am not fashionable at all and for Rumina’s standpoint since we do bras and tank tops. I don’t really look too much at the trends like Heather does just because we are more foundational.
I kind of actually go back and look at what moms wear pre-pregnancy and pre-baby because we kind of … a lot of moms struggle with their bodies afterwards or struggle with a little bit of change and differences so they are used to wearing the pretty bras, they have that particular brand that they love and maybe it is because of the support or maybe it is because of the lace or maybe it is for the design and when you go and you have a baby and now you are going into this world of nursing bras and pumping bras, there is very little beauty in pumping bras sometimes.
So we really try to look at how can we create that bra that moms were used to prior to baby and offers them all the stuff that that bra did … the support, maybe it is little bit sexy, how it is maybe a little bit padded … whatever that means, maybe they loved the seamless bra. We really try to see what we could bring into our products that gets moms back a little bit more to what she knew prior to baby.
PRIYA NEMBHARD: So what do you think are the most popular or your biggest sellers?
AMANDA HALL: It is actually very seasonal for us because we have tank tops so in the summer we see our tank tops start being in demand a lot more and then during the winter, we see our bra collection tend to get more sales and stuff because of their layering now. So it is more seasonal for us but if I had to pick my favourite, it will definitely be a tank top.
HEATHER SHORE: I think most nursing moms can … either a tank top or a cami … that was their lifeline and certainly was mine. You can’t live without … you can’t do what you need to do as a nursing mom without one of those basics so. For us, though, with the Nourish collection, we are just launching now so we have … but our best sellers are called Rae and Shelly and those were named after … everything that we have, all the styles that we have are named after either a mom that has inspired me personally in my life or someone that I have admired from afar that has really made end roads normalizing breastfeeding. Yeah and we are going to feature stories on them within the blog so … I just haven’t gotten to that quite yet but there are just …
AMANDA HALL: There is so much to do.
HEATHER SHORE: Yeah, exactly … as a business owner, right. So, this is kind of funny … I wrote down in a description actually what Rae is because she is beautiful, you can see her online, but the description is a little long. Rae is actually two-tier modern high-low fit and flare tunic which is much easier to see than it is to hear but it is perfect over leggings, I designed it to go over denim, so it is really easy to wear, you don’t have to think about it, it is a ¾ sleeve right now; we will do it in various sleeve lengths as time goes on but the kind of fun feature about it is that the two tiers upfront, the top tier comes up and then you are able to pump or breastfeed with a dropped shoulder exposure.
So it is really easy to use, it looks flattering on everyone which is great, right now we have it in two colors and we will do it in print … we will get printed versions of it when we can figure out a sustainable way to do that, ethical, local way to do that. And then our Shelly is a swinging maxi dress which I love; it is pretty generous, the sweep is pretty generous and a sweep means just the skirt width … we have a patent-pending access method with that piece and then also pockets which when we talk to customers, everybody loves a pocket, I love a pocket, everybody loves the pockets so we are putting pockets in more of our garments.
AMANDA HALL: That is the one I think I saw that I was like “ah, that is beautiful”.
HEATHER SHORE: Yeey.
PRIYA NEMBHARD: Wonderful, wonderful. So when we come back, we will learn more about how these moms design their clothes specifically for breastfeeding and pumping moms, what is the process. We will be right back.
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PRIYA NEMBHARD: Welcome back. Today, we are talking about clothes, designed for breastfeeding and pumping moms. Heather Shore and Amanda Hall know what it is like to create these clothes from scratch. So ladies, where do you get your inspiration for creating your new clothes?

HEATHER SHORE: I observe trends really closely. But it always comes down to what detail or silhouette or feature is jelling with me as a great piece because I am always thinking about - okay, what am I inspired by and is that translatable, is that something that moms would want to wear, is it versatile enough to kind of fit their needs right now in a transitional time and is it adorable; is it something that they would be excited about.

So I shop and I pay attention to what women find interesting and compelling, I have a lot of conversations and a lot of observations as well. So I do also create trend boards and so I create them by going on Pinterest, going on designer sites and just kind of looking at what is interesting to me and then I create this kind of mosaic of inspiration. So I think that is what actually Pinterest kind of is if you create it that way so I know it was fun for me, I probably spent like hours on it when I was on maternity leave but it helped me kind of refine my esthetic so I find inspiration constantly.

PRIYA NEMBHARD: Okay, so how do you go from an idea to being available for purchase? So you are in idea generation mode, you are thinking about what you are going to create, what is trending now, you are putting things together on the Pinterest board. So how do you go from that to creating something for purchase?

AMANDA HALL: Well, we listen to a lot of what moms are asking for … needs … and when we get an idea of “okay, this is what we are hearing moms want”, we know that there are not a lot of products out there that fit that need, we try to create the solution and by first really … my sister started sketching out the design, it took about three years I think from our first product to actual our first production run. In between, when we get an idea, we have to do a lot of prototyping because we always use our foundational, unique, hands-free pumping designs – we have a no hold hands-free pumping design that we use and we have to figure out how all the products mold around that.

So we do a lot of prototypes; the first year again it was three years, now that we have our foundation of our hands-free pumping, we tend to go about a year – a year and a half – of just prototyping and then we do a small production run with the factory to see how it is going to be factory-made and we get a lot of feedback on that, as much feedback as we can get, because we want to get all the kinks worked out before we do this large factory production run which can be 60 000 garments, you know, something like that.

You don’t want to find out about a flaw after you have produced all that. So we try to really work out the kinks so it takes about a year and a half I would say … about a year and a half to two years to go from an idea and concept to our first big production run.

PRIYA NEMBHARD: And I am sure that takes a lot of patience too because I am sure you are excited about it, you just want to launch it.

AMANDA HALL: It is an emotional rollercoaster.

PRIYA NEMBHARD: So what happens to the styles that you don’t complete? Do they just, you know, go somewhere? Do you just keep them to the side for the future or …? What do you usually do with those styles that don’t make it to the consumers?

AMANDA HALL: Well for Rumina we have had a couple that we have just had to put on the backburner. It is one because fitting women’s bust size and band size is extremely hard and so sometimes we take on a little bit more … like one is our full-figure bra, we have been working on that now since 2014 and we still have yet to push that to production mainly because it is a complex bra.

When you are talking about fitting a G, H, I cup in all sizes from 36 to 46-48, it takes a lot. So it is not that items never get completed, it is just that sometimes we need to take a break to be able to come back and see the pattern in a different way, to create those solutions moms are asking for. So sometimes it just takes a little bit. We are still working on it, we are still hoping that early 2017 is going to be the year for the full-figure bra.

PRIYA NEMBHARD: Yes, it will. So, how do you ladies typically get feedback on your new items? I know usually, you know, businesses have case studies or do a special survey or something with moms. How do you guys get feedback?

HEATHER SHORE: We do a lot of testing and asking customers to give us feedback based on those tests and I think I regard those as the most important thing I do is listen to moms. I think the feedback that we get, we can incorporate because I think our job is two-fold – it is to listen to what moms need and also introduce things that they didn’t know where possible, right. So, I think as a fashion brand and as a brand that is committed to being very functional, we couldn’t do what we do without asking questions all the time so we ask people on social media, we ask local moms who help out a ton. We are based in Minneapolis and just really rely on those opinions and those are absolutely interjected into what gets developed next.

PRIYA NEMBHARD: Awesome. So I guess that brings me to our last question here for this segment. How much of the previous customers impute is considered for what you create? You have kind of touched that already so how much of their impute is important in terms of what you are producing and having the works?

HEATHER SHORE: I think from Amanda’s point earlier actually we are starting to create a plus size just a one extra … we go for extra small to extra large right now, we are working on a XXL, we have already had it graded out so we will be able to offer that my hope is by next year. But those are the kinds of things that we get feedback on and they are implemented … I obviously as lead have to prioritize what gets put in, what is kind of anecdotal feedback or what is really a trend in the feedback so I take that really seriously, I am very grateful for it and we are definitely reacting to it. So, how much impute do customers have – a ton as well as they should, right.

PRIYA NEMBHARD: Well yeah, definitely.

AMANDA HALL: I agree. Rumina … when customers email us either direct or on Amazon and they have feedback, they will most likely talk to me, sometimes they will talk to my sister Donna – the founder and CEO – but we really ask them to give us as much feedback as possible because I hope they don’t … I hope customers don’t just say “ohh” when they read it and say “Your feedback is valuable”, I hope they don’t just kind of blow that off as “yeah, yeah, yeah.

This is just another company saying it”. But we really do hear and read every single thing that they are saying because if we start hearing maybe a common denominator there or a common need that one of our products or maybe a mom is not getting out there in other brands and other products, we really value that and we really add that into looking at our current and existing line if we need to make any tweaks or any adjustments.

Like, an example, we have had the classic bra for I think three years now and it has always been a pull-over bra and we kept hearing that moms … it wasn’t any different from some of our other bras, that there wasn’t a lot of sizing options for the bra like if it is a little too small, it was going to be a little too small or if it is a little too big, that’s it. And we started hearing these common denominators and so Donna and I really looked at “okay, how can we fix this problem and solution” and in 2017 we are going to roll the classic bra out, we are going to re-design the pattern a little bit to make it so it is a closed back bra with …

I think it is still going to be pull-over, we are still in discussion, it might be drop down nursing class but it is going to allow for moms to be able to tighten up that band size if it is just a little too loose or to let it out a little bit if it is a little too snug, to allow for that range and body type. And so, again, that came back directly from listening to moms how the bra maybe needed to be tweaked to be able to fit a lot more body types and styles. So again, feedback, it is not just a mouth piece from a company when we say we value your feedback, it really is important to our existing line and our future lines.

PRIYA NEMBHARD: So thank you so much to everyone for being part of today’s show. If you are a member of The Boob Group, then be sure to check out the bonus content for this episode where we will discuss how the internet has changed distribution for moms like Amanda and Heather who have launched their own business.

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SUNNY GAULT: Hey, Boob Group. It is time for the fun segment we have on the show called “Boob Oops” and this one comes from Andrea and Andrea has a funny breastfeeding story she wants to share. She says:

Well, my little girl loves to have her nummies exposed. When she was 11 months, we flew out of state to attend my brother’s wedding. It was our first evening there and we were sitting in our hotel room. My parents had wandered around to check out the area. I was joined by my sister, niece and my grandmother in the room. My family is very pro breastfeeding so it didn’t bother me too much when Celeste was pulling out my shirt to nurse the way she wanted to. Shortly, the door opened. I glanced over and to my surprise, it was my brother’s best man and another friend. I wasn’t bothered by the breastfeeding until I glanced down and realized that Celeste was on the right and my left size F breast was completely uncovered. There were more than a couple blushing faces in the room.

Oh boy, Andrea, I think we all have some of those crazy breastfeeding stories of, you know, when we were in dresses and stuff and we were trying to be as discreet as possible and people see stuff they are maybe not supposed to see. So, I totally get what you are going through. That is awesome, thanks so much for sending it in. If you have a “Boob Oops” you want to share with our audience, we would love to hear it and we have a new way that you can submit to the segments on our show. All you have to do is go to our website at www.newmommymedia.com and there is going to be a gray banner on the side of the website that says “Send Voicemail” and you can actually click that button and just a few quick steps, you can actually just talk through your computer, the message will go right to us and then we can use that information on an upcoming episode. Thanks so much.

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