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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pssssst... who wants to see our bags?

Ok, I've been wanting to post this since last night... our bags!

They're not 100% finished -- I still need to add the local resources like our wonderful lactation consultants and there are a few companies who have told me they are in the process of sending us items -- but I doubt they'll ever be 100% done...  why?  Because I'd always like to be adding more sponsors and items!

Anyway, what's in them?  Here you go:

**A large tote bag with our logo (approximately 16x12x4")
**A 27 oz stainless steel water bottle with our logo
**A pair of 100% merino wool nursing pads
**A hot/cold compress filled with rice, flax seeds and lavender
**A copy of Mothering Magazine (issue 154, Breast is Best)
**A large folder of information with:
  • Tips and tricks for dealing with sore nipples, engorgement, clogged ducts and mastitis
  • A "Breastfed Baby" placard for the hospital
  • Three handy quick reference cards for milk storage and how to know the baby is getting enough
  • Nutrition 
  • Pumping tips (including information on GetPumped, another local nonprofit)
  • Laws regarding both workplace pumping and breastfeeding in public (in Florida)
  • When to start solids
  • Local resources like group meetings, LLL info and lactation consultants... online websites... great books to read...
  • A gift certificate for a nursing cover (for those mommas who don't feel comfortable nursing in public without one)
  • ... and more!
**An informative latch dvd
**Nipple cream from MotherLove
**Full-sized Nursing Tea from Weleda
**Lanolin sample from Lansinoh
**Sample of either Classic or Hard Rock soap from Rockin Green
**Free shipping from Milk Nursingwear (with a $75 purchase)
**Free shipping from Expressiva (first purchase only)
**Coupons for free classes from Gymboree's Play and Music centers plus 20% off coupons 
**Informational brochures from Bravado, My Brest Friend, Moby Wrap, Bye Bye with Baby, Eco Diaper Service, MotherLove, Weleda and Ameda 

Wow and that's just the beginning!  I can't wait to see who else is interested in joining our project...  Let me know what you all think!  :)

Oh, and by the way, we ARE selling some of these items to help raise funds for more bags.  The Stainless Steel Water Bottles are $12, the tote bags are $3, the wool nursing pads are $7.50 and the hot/cold compresses are $6.50 each or two for $12....   These are the current prices (if you let me know during the preorder time, you'll get the discounted price) :). 


  1. That is totally awesome! I think this is a fantastic idea. Definitely wish they had something like this when I had both of mine!

  2. OMG that is amazing!! We need to get these over to the space coast too. Let me know if I can help with that.

  3. THis is great! I wish i had that! i had to encourage myself to breastfeed!! but I'm happy I am even though the begininng was such a struggle

  4. Thanks so much, ladies! I'm so glad to see positive comments!

    Becky -- if there is a hospital you'd like us to be in, let me know. I'm trying to check out which hospitals would be open to giving out our bags.

    Gaby -- I'm sorry that you struggled at first but it's great to hear you love breastfeeding :). I struggled with both of mine and if I didn't have help with my daughter, I might not be breastfeeding today... She's seven months and going strong!

    If you ladies have any thoughts on items that might go well in here, companies you'd like to see or local businesses you think might be interested, let me know!

    Take care and thanks for stopping by!


  5. Here is a link to a list of Brevard County hospitals

    If they are open to the bags, contact me and maybe we can work something out for a delivery method--not sure how you do that.