Frozen Peas and Rice Socks!: ''24 Gift Suggestions for Breastfeeding Moms''

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What does a nursing mom do if it's 2:00 AM and she needs a cold compress to use after feedings to reduce engorgement, or a warm compress to work out a plugged duct? "Frozen vegetables make great cold compresses, and a warm compress can be made by putting uncooked rice in a sock and heating it in a microwave for 30 to 45 seconds," according to Tanya Lieberman, host of the Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog.

It's been a pleasure to create this source of support and news for nursing mothers

    These and 22 other gift ideas for breastfeeding moms can be found on the Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog (http://breastfeeding.blog.motherwear.com). Other gift ideas include The Nursing Mother's Companion, 5th ed, a popular and up-to-date reference book, breast pumps (especially for the full time working mom), and pajamas especially designed to make nighttime breastfeeding a lot easier.

Launched in late 2006, the Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog has received praise from nursing moms and breastfeeding professionals alike. "It's been a pleasure to create this source of support and news for nursing mothers," said Tanya Lieberman, lactation consultant and Blog host.

The Blog features research on the benefits of breastfeeding, advice for working mothers, stories about overcoming breastfeeding challenges, and even humor about breastfeeding. "One of our most popular posts featured two dads taking a breast pump for a test drive to better understand the experience of pumping and support their spouses breastfeeding efforts. Support is the most valuable and least expensive gift one can give a nursing mom. It doesn't always have to be serious to be effective," according to Tom Kothman, supportive dad and president of Motherwear International, Inc.

About Motherwear International, Inc.

Motherwear has been supporting breastfeeding for over 24 years. The company publishes the only catalog exclusively for breastfeeding moms and the Motherwear website, http://www.motherwear.com, is a convenient and fun place for nursing moms to shop for a nursing wardrobe. But Motherwear's commitment to nursing doesn't stop at the highest quality clothing and services available. Motherwear wants all women to feel empowered with the knowledge that they're giving the best possible start to their babies. At the root of Motherwear's mission is a desire to nurture breastfeeding women and create a supportive environment for them and their families. Motherwear helps women foster a long and satisfying breastfeeding relationship with their babies, educates others about the benefits of breastfeeding, and empowers more mothers to nurse their babies longer.

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