I definitely knew that the second time around, of being a mother to a newborn, was going to be different. In EVERY aspect. One of which was breastfeeding. I only breastfed Jayden for a couple months because I had to go back to school, but, with Abel, I was determined that wasn’t going to be the case.

Before I even gave birth to Abel, I read up on the benefits of breastfeeding and how to be successful. A HUGE osbtacle that I had to get over from the start was nursing in public. I had some major anxiety and always planned our activites around breastfeeding. I would breastfeed Abel right before we would left the house and made sure we were back at home within 2-3 hours so I could feed Abel again.

That got real old, real quick..

I was given a nursing apron to help me nurse in public… which  I used for the first month or so of my breastfeeding experience, but it was really difficult to put it on quickly enough, I always had to readjust, and the worst part was that I had to do all this while I had a crying newborn laying on my lap. AND for a mom of a new baby that’s the LAST thing you want to deal with.

Then I discovered Cover Me Ponchos on Instagram, as soon as I saw the ponchos, I knew I had to have one, or two, or three..hehe. I literally went from dreading feeding in public to feeling so empowered of what my body was doing to provide for my newborn.

 

I was so amazed of how more protected and covered (360 FULL around the body to be exact) I felt when I used my ponchos for breastfeeding. The material and fabric are just so amazing. The ponchos are made from a lightweight, breathable, jersey knit fabric. (96% Rayon/4% Spandex). If you’re worried about “overheating” Don’t, because the material is supersoft and lightweight. Abel abosutely loves being under my poncho. AND thats not even the best part, it can used 3 other different ways (infinity scarf, stroller and car seat cover!).

After trying it out a few times, I eventually felt comfortable enough to breastfeed in the nursing/family rooms at the mall. Then it quickly went from the nursing rooms to right in the middle of a busy room. At first, I had to give myself pep talks when I started nursing in public.. “It’s ok, it’s just breastfeeding, It’s natural, your baby has to eat, who cares what others think”.

It still took a couple weeks until I personally felt ready to feed in public using the poncho. Not because the poncho didn’t work, but because there’s so much controversy about nursing in public, even while using a cover (very sad but I personally need a cover to nurse in public, because thats is the right choice for me and my family). Cudos too all the moms that don’t need one !!

I can proudly say that nursing in public no longer causes me anxiety. Nor do I plan around Abel’s feedings. I am a HUGE Fan of products that’s make it easier for us moms to go through motherhood, especially when it comes to breastfeeding.

I would highly recommend any nursing mamas or any future mamas to look into this product and maybe even add it to your “must haves” on your checklist.

Please visit my Instagram page (@raisingjayandabel) to see how you can WIN A FREE Poncho !

Thank you for reading !

Lost of love,

Heydy xoxo

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