Nursing 9 to 5, What a Way to Make a Human. Day 4 of The Mint Chip Mama’s Favorite Things: Glamourmom

The Mint Chip Mama: a woman wearing a full figured Glamourmom nursing tank top

August is “Breastfeeding Awareness Month” and August 1st-7th, 2014 is slated as “World Breastfeeding Week”. Given my love for nursing I would be remiss not to include all of my favorite breastfeeding paraphernalia in my “Favorite Things” series. I have been lucky enough to have nursed for an extended time and to currently be nursing. So this is a topic near and dear to my heart (quite literally!).  Forget saying these are breastfeeding “accessories”. In my world – these are breastfeed necessities. The first of which is my beloved, beloved Glamourmom Nursing Bra Full Bust Long Top.

The Mint Chip Mama: Glamourmom Babies

Glamourmom Was One Of My Best Pregnancy Finds

I learned about Glamourmom through Big City Moms back in 2009 when I was pregnant with my daughter. I went to their showroom and immediately wanted everything. I loved the nursing bras, tanks, sleepwear, the colors, the soft Pima cotton, and the delicate details – everything about the clothes. Of course being pregnant with my first child – nursing was only an abstract concept at the time. It was not until I had my daughter and began nursing that I fully appreciated the items.

Love At First Boob

From the moment I put on Glamourmom’s Nursing Bra Full Bust Long Top (In the hospital because I was given the great advice to bring a cute black tank to look nice in pictures. Instead of looking like a post-partum train-wreck.) it felt like my second skin. I went home from the hospital – both times – in  Glamourmom shirts. This also provided me a look that was super cute in the 4,000 pictures taken between the hospital and my apartment door. The Pima cotton was so soft on my poor body that had just been through so much. I also loved that it was two pieces – the cross-cut top and the detachable bra. But most of all – the soft cotton, oh the soft Pima cotton!

The Mint Chip Mama: Pregnant Woman Wearing a Glamourmom Tank

Big Boobs And Shelf Bras Never Worked For Me Before

I always had trouble finding shelf-bra tank tops that could accommodate my – um – large sized milk containers, shall we say? When I saw Glamourmom’s “Full Bust” option I jumped for joy. It fit live a glove! But it really fit like a glove – absolutely perfect. A fact that has led me to wear a Glamourmom Nursing Bra Full Bust Long Top pretty much every day since 2010… (shhhh).

Glamourmom Tanks Are Even Perfect Post Nursing Stage

I must admit the tanks stayed in my drawer post-breastfeeding because the are the perfect combination of support and length. There is beauty in the synergy of tank top strength and length. I struck gold. Perfect under a too short tank. Perfect when you forget to wash your other bras.

After A Thousand Washings They Are Still Going Strong

With that said, my Glamourmom Nursing Bra Full Bust Long Tops have been washed over and over and over again and honestly – they look as good as the day they came out of the bag. I run them through the machine with my regular weekly load and then hang them to dry.

The Mint Chip Mama: Glamourmom Nursing Bra Long Tank Breastfeeding A Baby

Glamourmom Sizing

The Glamourmom Nursing Bra Full Bust Long Top fits from size 32D – 48I, comes in six different colors and is $59. The original Glamourmom Nursing Bra Tank fits from size 28AA – 44DDD, comes in five different colors and is $39 (with additional colors available in the Glamourmom Outlet). The Glamourmom Nursing Bra Long Sleeve with Detachable Nursing Bra fits 30A – 46G, comes in two colors and is $64. This shirt is great because it’s two things in one – the shirt and the detachable bra that you can wear under something else too. Plus it comes in purple (my favorite color).

Thank you Glamourmom for introducing me to a fantastic breastfeeding necessity. You have become one of my favorite things!

*GIVEAWAY*

Line, the founder and original Glamourmom has offered to giveaway a Glamourmom item – the winner’s choice – to one lucky reader!

To win – please post in the comment section below:

Where is the most creative place you have nursed? Or, if you are pregnant with your first – what do you look forward to the most about nursing.

(My most creative place – and I’m quite proud of this – was while walking through the New York Botanical Garden’s 2013 Holiday Train Show in my Glamourmom Nursing Bra Full Bust Long Top of course!)

Winner will be chosen Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

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Brand Heritage

Here is a little more on Glamourmom because as you know – I LOVE learning about the heritage of brands:

Glamourmom is the revolutionary company who introduced the original Built-in Nursing Bra Tanks and Tops for today’s trend-setting moms. The idea for Glamourmom, a line of tops, slip dresses, bathing suits and sleepwear that feature a built-in nursing bra, arose after the birth of the founder Line Rothman’s first child some fourteen years ago. Frustrated by the lack of fashionable nursing bras, tops and nursing wear in the market, Line set out to create a collection of essential pieces for the new mom.

Glamourmom Nursing Bra Tanks and Nursing Bra Tops are available in a variety of options to accommodate all body types. The Nursing Bra Tanks and Bra Tops come in an array of trendy and tasteful colors, trims and fashionable lace accents. Glamourmom’s Designer Line also includes: Tankini Swimsuits, Long Sleeve options with Built-in or Detachable Nursing Bras, and a line of Sleepwear/Lounge wear in luxurious Pima cotton.

The difference between Glamourmom’s products and its competitors are its technology, innovation behind the brand, and the many style options within the concept. The brand originated with the built-in nursing bra design and has evolved into a brand that supports an active lifestyle for both the new and expectant moms. Glamourmom products are more than just fashion, they offer women value through innovation, quality and style.

Glamourmom® products are available in over 650 specialty boutiques worldwide.

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Published by Stacey Wallenstein

Stacey Gish Wallenstein created The Mint Chip Mama blog in 2013 to share her love and passion for giving children meaningful life experiences and helping moms like her navigate the challenges and benefits of raising children in the New York metropolitan area. Before becoming a full-time mom in 2010, Stacey spent the better part of the preceding decade as a high-end customer relationship management (CRM) professional for some of the most well-known brands in the hotel, luxury, fashion, and beauty industries, such as Harrah’s Entertainment, Chanel and Christian Dior, Inc. She managed customer loyalty programs for thousands of clients around the country and created social media strategies for a span of industries including healthcare services, restaurants, consumer packaged goods, specialty foods, local attractions and retail locations. After 13 wonderful years in Manhattan (the last three of which spent as a city mom), Stacey and her husband moved to Long Island in 2014, where they now reside with their three children (11, 8, and 5). There, she is a founding member of her local Parenting Center, which provides classes and coordinates events designed to educate and inform parents while fostering an environment of support and friendship within the community. Stacey is also an active PTA member ((including a former & current PTA president) as well as a Girl Scout troop leader. Her musings on motherhood, Manhattan, the suburbs, and more can be found here and on Facebook at The Mint Chip Mama. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Stacey has been active in the New York area alumni organization for nearly twenty years, serving as a board member on the school’s University of Michigan Alumni Club of New York City. She also holds a Masters in Psychology from The New School in New York City. For more updates, follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

8 thoughts on “Nursing 9 to 5, What a Way to Make a Human. Day 4 of The Mint Chip Mama’s Favorite Things: Glamourmom

  1. I nursed Brandon this past April at the Blue and White tailgate at Eric’s fraternity reunion. Now I NEVER thought I would nurse there!!!

  2. I never nursed anywhere super exciting – the most unusual place I’d say was on an airplane!

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