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Win A Crave Maternity Nursing Dress: World Breastfeeding Week

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World Breastfeeding Week is 1st-8th August 2012 and to celebrate, MilkChic has teamed up with lots of breastfeeding friendly retailers to give nursing mums a treat. Today, Crave Maternity are giving away a gorgeous dress, that will stretch from the first weeks of pregnancy right through until you finish breastfeeding!

Pregnancy is a great excuse to shop, but if money is tight it’s hard to justify buying a whole new wardrobe for less than 9 months wear. You can reduce the guilt, and the strain on your purse-strings by picking breastfeeding friendly items that you can continue to wear in the months after baby is born*.

*I am acutely aware that if pregnant me had read that last sentence, I would have been horrified… wear maternity clothes? For MONTHS after I give birth??! But you will… so they might as well be nice.

Sod’s law also dictates that you will need to attend a christening, wedding, or similarly dressy event within 8 weeks of your baby’s birth. If you are breastfeeding, you will then need to buy a flattering, breastfeeding-friendly outfit for a body you haven’t yet adjusted to and which will helpfully continue to shape shift hourly, and you’ll need to find it with a squealing newborn in tow. MilkChic is obviously the destination website for this kind of dilemma… but having a versatile dress in your wardrobe that will cover the crossover from pregnancy to new mum is a godsend – you might even get to wear it a few times before maternity leave too!

Crave Maternity are giving away the French Navy Panel Nursing / Maternity Dress worth £75, pictured above to one lucky winner. The dress is made of soft, stretchy jersey and includes a panel just over the belly which allows for nursing, making it a great investment piece.

To enter the giveaway, visit the Crave Maternity website and then leave a comment below telling me what your favourite item is from their range.

For a bonus entry, share this giveaway on Facebook, or tweet the following on Twitter:

I want to win a @CraveMaternity #maternity & #breastfeeding dress with @MilkChic http://milkchic.co.uk/59453 #WorldBreastfeedingWeek

Crave have lots more breastfeeding friendly maternity styles. This is what I would choose!

This Taupe Tea Dress is stylish, easy to throw on and will work for day or evening – just change accessories to completely change your look. The stretchy crossover front will give nursing access, while the flattering shape will skim the wobbly bits.

After baby is born, a nursing vest like the Amoralia Shapewear Nursing Chemise will give you extra body confidence

You can also get 20% off at Crave Maternity with code: NEWMUM until 31st August 2012. You can find some more breastfeeding friendly Crave designs here.

Giveaway Terms & Conditions: Entries restricted to UK & Ireland only. Closing date: 13th August 2012, 23:59. Winners will be chosen at random from entrants and announced at http://www.milkchic.co.uk. No cash alternative. If initial winner cannot be contacted after 7 days, we reserve the right to draw an alternative.

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5 Fab Offers at Babes with Babies

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As many of you know, I’m not a big fan of “nursing clothes“.

Ever since I treated myself to a lovely looking nursing dress for a christening, handing over an obscene amount of money to receive a badly sewn and cheaply printed dress made out of t-shirting that Primark would be ashamed of, I’ve eyed breastfeeding fashion with distrust. They clearly paid more for photography than production.

For the most part, I feel you can feel just as confident and comfortable in carefully chosen high street fashion, which is why I started MilkChic.

Xmas Pudding Shoes

One company that I rate is Babes with Babies and I do list their clothes. I’ll be honest – they’re not cheap. Their prices are on a par with the top end of the high street, at about £70-80 for a posh dress. But… their design and production standards are on a par with a £70-80 dress on the high street. They’re well made and designed to make a new mum look and feel fab.

They also have some rather lovely maternity and baby things – Xmas pudding baby shoes anyone??

So I was rather excited to open my e-mail this evening and find a whole load of December deals, just in time for Christmas and New Year. There are far too many to just tweet them or post them on Facebook, so I thought I’d give them a whole blog post. Here they are:

  • £20 off any 2 dresses with code: FF678
  • 5% off orders above £250 with code: LSA36A
  • 10% off orders above £350 with code LSB39F
  • Free portrait session and print worth £250 on orders above £150
  • Free £5 voucher on all orders until December 31st 2011

Enjoy!!!

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