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Our Breast Milk is Smarter than We Thought

Just when we think we know everything healthy and nutritious and miraculous there is to know about breastfeeding and our baby’s health, we find out something new. A new study just uncovered even more amazing news about the mother’s body, it’s uncanny knowledge and ability to know our baby’s gender and produce customized milk for our baby girl or baby boy. (We already know it produced milk for the exact age of our child, be it premature or full-term, or a toddler a year or more after birth if we still nurse).

Interestingly, a common theme in humans, monkeys and other mammals is that there are a variety of differences in the quantity and type of milk that is produced for our babies depending on their gender. Baby boys tend to get richer or denser milk which has more fat and protein in it, providing them with more energy while baby girls tend to get milk that is produced in greater quantities. (Didn’t we always say baby boys were pumped full of adrenaline and our baby girls calmly nursed forever?)

Last Friday this research was shared at the Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting. Although it is not clear why human mothers produce such different milk for their girl or boy babies, there is evidence that this customized milk is developed while the baby is still in utero. This does give mothers more reason to try and breastfeed our baby with our individualized formula which our body intelligently produces for our child.

“Mothers are producing different biological recipes for sons and daughters,” said Katie Hinde, an evolutionary biologist at Harvard University.

“While the food aspects of milk to some extent are replicated in formula, the immuno factors and medicine of milk are not and the hormonal signals are not,” Hende said.

As new research continues to uncover more interesting facts about mother’s breast milk, it is clear that breastfeeding is the optimal food choice for our baby. As we continue to learn more about our body’s ability to produce the ideal milk formula for our infant, we are encouraged about how this new scientific knowledge can also help other infants who are in need of specialized breast milk and who cannot get it from their mothers.

“Getting a better understanding of how milk is personalized for specific infants will also help hospitals find better matches for breast milk donated to help nourish sick and premature infants in neo natal units”, added Hinde.

It’s powerful knowledge to know that you are your baby’s best nutrition source and you are your baby’s perfect biological match, not only for giving birth but for continuing to feed, nourish and nurture your unique child.

If you are having trouble nursing, do not hesitate to ask for help. You can contact a lactation consultant or even a mother’s support group like La Leche League in your area to find the support that you need to help you nurse your baby successfully.

Maternity Fashion From Maternal America

There are so many designers for maternity clothing, that it can often be difficult to know where to start looking. One designer that stands out is Maternal America. They are known for fresh and current maternity clothing designs, as well as having clothing that is functional and comfortable. For the warmer months, there are several must-have items for one’s maternity clothing wardrobe, and Maternal America has great options.

Every expectant mother needs the perfect summer maternity dress that is versatile, comfortable, and makes one feel amazing. The Maternal America Paisley Tie Maternity Dress is a stunning option that can be dressed down or up, giving it great versatility. It features a navy blue scoop neck bodice made out of super soft and light-weight material. Cap sleeves provide a flattering and versatile look. The skirt is a beautiful paisley print in orange, blue, and purple. Its design is unique and eye-catching. The bodice ends directly underneath the bust so that an empire waist design is created, which is very figure flattering. One can wear this dress to one’s baby shower, a birthday, an evening on the town, or simply out to lunch with one’s family. For a more casual look, pair it with nude or navy flat sandals. For a dressier look, try a great pair of navy or nude wedges, a few bracelets, and some stud earrings.

Another must-have item for expectant mothers is the perfect maternity top. Maternity tops can be mixed and matched with a variety of bottoms, from jeans to shorts to skirts. A beautiful choice is the Maternal America Maternity Halter Top. It has a modern and slightly tribal print in a mix of burnt orange, black, and white. The oval type pattern is the perfect size and creates a V-type of shape that is incredibly figure flattering. The unique neckline is a bit higher but shows off one’s shoulders, and a cute tie is at the front. It has a nice and flattering flow to it. For a casual look, pair it with jeans and flip flops. For a day at the office, pair it with a black maternity pencil skirt and black ballet flats. For that special evening out, it can be paired with white, black, or dark blue slim cut jeans, a great pair of wedges, and some gorgeous gold jewelry.

MA-P702_1For pants, a summer necessity is a great white pair of jeans. White is refreshing and stylish. Many women are adverse to white as they fear it will not be flattering. However, it is actually the cut of the pants, not the color, which creates the perfect flattering shape. The Maternal America Cigarette Maternity Jeans in white are a great choice. The slim cut of the leg is actually very slimming, and balances the looser look of a maternity top very well. Pair these jeans with any color. They can also be worn with flip flops, ballet flats, heels, or any type of shoe one prefers! Their versatility, flattering cut, and refreshing style make them the perfect addition to one’s maternity wardrobe.

A final must-have for one’s warm weather maternity closet is the perfect maternity swimsuit. One gorgeous option is the Maternal America Eva Maternity Swimwear. This tankini features a halter style top with adjustable ties for the perfect fit. The top is a white and navy striped pattern, creating a nautical feel. Light padding at the bust creates a smooth look. The bikini bottoms are a solid navy to compliment the top perfectly, and side-ties allow them to be adjusted for one’s utmost comfort. This maternity swimsuit is perfect for the beach or pool!

Maternal America has a variety of clothing options that are all stylish and comfortable. From dresses to swimwear, there is something for everyone.

Shopping For Maternity Swimwear Tankinis

Shopping for maternity swimwear can seem daunting to many women. However, by finding out what one likes beforehand the shopping process becomes easier. One popular option due to its comfort, function, and flattering style is the maternity tankini. A tankini is a two-piece swimsuit that covers one’s baby bump so that one has the feeling of a two-piece but with the coverage of a one-piece. Whether one is swimming or laying by the pool, a maternity tankini is a fabulous maternity swimwear option.

An incredibly popular maternity tankini option is the Eva Maternity Swimwear from Maternal America. Its design and style make it an absolute must-have! The top has a flattering navy and white striped print and matching solid navy bottoms which gives a nautical feel. The top features a halter neck tie that is adjustable for the perfect fit and excellent bust support. Light padding creates a smooth look, and a unique crisscrossed design at the bust adds great detail. The solid navy bottoms have adjustable side-ties for the perfect fit and sit comfortably beneath one’s baby bump. Classic and timeless, this maternity tankini is the perfect swimwear option for lounging by the pool or enjoying a cruise.

A second gorgeous maternity tankini comes from Bikini Thief, renowned designer to many celebrities. Their Green Bamboo Montauk Tankini is a very popular choice that features a white and green bamboo print that is fresh and the perfect amount of print. The top is designed with a slight bit of ruching at the bust and a built in, fully lined bra. The adjustable tank straps provide bust support as well as allowing the swimsuit to be customized to one’s own shape. There is also ruching at the side of the top for a flattering shape. The matching bottoms have extra support at the belly and are fully lined for a very comfortable fit. Super soft fabric with great stretch makes this a comfortable and flattering option.

Another great maternity tankini option is the Leopard Tie Maternity Halter from Prego Maternity. This gorgeous maternity swimwear option is all black with a leopard print tie underneath the bust for the always flattering empire-waist design. It has a scoop neck with adjustable halter ties for good bust support and light padding for a smooth shape. Matching stretchy bottoms are comfortable for swimming or lounging. The sophisticated look of the black swimsuit and the fun addition of the leopard print tie create the perfect maternity swimwear option.

The Emma Maternity Tankini from Maternal America is also an absolutely beautiful maternity swimwear option. The turquoise fabric is fresh and stylish, as well as stretchy and comfortable. The tankini top has adjustable straps and a sweetheart design. A matching turquoise brooch at the center of the bust adds unique detail and a classy feel. Stretchy, side-tie bottoms sit comfortably beneath one’s baby bump. With its luxe color and design, this is the perfect tankini for that beach side vacation. So stylish, one will want to wear this maternity tankini long after one’s baby has been born.

No matter which tankini one chooses, a maternity cover-up is a smart choice as it makes for an easy transition from the pool or beach to running errands or heading out for lunch. The Maternal America Convertible Dress/Skirt is the perfect choice, as it is both a dress for non-pool days and a cover-up for those days at the beach. Available in a pretty turquoise color, the soft and lightweight fabric is perfect for the warm summer months.

Overall, a maternity tankini is a versatile, functional, and very fashionable choice for one’s maternity swimwear this season. Paired with a great cover-up, one can easily transition from swimming to running about town.

Bikini Thief Royal Purple Bamboo Montauk Tankini Maternity Bathing Suit

If want to show your wild side without showing your whole pregnancy belly, then take a look at the Bikini Thief Purple Bamboo Montauk Tankini, a hot new style this summer season!

This lively creative print motif features yellow stripes in the form of bamboo plants against a purple backdrop. The pattern and opposing colors create a vibrant tropical look. This unique striking pattern and color combo is truly one of a kind and show off your wild, fun and sexy side.

Bikini Thief is known not only for their great colored prints but also for the amazing style and fit of their suits. They are one of the most comfortable, secure in the water and adjustable maternity swimwear fits.

The tankini top is designed with built in bra, light pads for no show through and subtle ruching between the bust. The tankini shoulder straps are also adjustable. This detailing to fit and support allow for a smooth and flattering look that you can feel confident it without fear of maternity wardrobe malfunctions in or out of the water.

The tankini sides are also fitted with ruching and adjustable ties on the side to fit comfortably over your growing belly bump.
The matching print bikini bottoms have a comfortable support band that can be rolled up or down. They fit below the belly and are fully lined. These bottoms are designed especially for maternity and will stretch with you to fit your curves.

Don’t let anyone steal this Bikini Thief treasure, it is really one of kind!

White Maternity Bermuda Shorts For Summer

If you haven’t got any yet, then check out the Olian White Bermuda Maternity Shorts for summer. These maternity shorts feature a wide elastic waistband with belt loops that fits under your bump, a zip fly and double buttons. The shorts are super elastic and hit just at the knee which is very versatile for dressing up or down. They have pockets in the front and back and go with just about any summer top in your maternity wardrobe. The best part is that these Bermuda shorts do not look like maternity shorts; you can even wear them postpartum. You will live in these shorts for the warm weather ahead!

Beat The Heat In Maternal America’s Faux Wrap Nursing Dress!

It is the perfect flirty and flowing summer maternity or nursing dress that can be worn casual with sandals or dressed up with a wedge or heels.

This style features an empire waist with a faux elastic wrap that will never “fall” out of place. The top cross over design allows for easy and discreet nursing access with a built in demi-cami. The skirt portion is an overlapping design that easily drapes over your baby bump and allows an equally flattering flowing look if you are nursing and no longer pregnant.

This pretty Faux Wrap Nursing Dress from Maternal America comes in hot sangria or black.

Maternal America Convertible Maternity Dress Can Be Worn 3 Ways!

This summer season’s must-have pick is Maternal America’s Convertible Maternity Dress/Skirt. This beautiful tiered ruffled dress can be worn as a strapless maternity dress, an cool casual skirt or a swimsuit coverup at the beach or poolside. You can literally wear it anywhere and anyway and look amazing in it.

The elastic smocking is perfect for maternity as it will hug your curves in a flattering way and stay in place over your expanding belly or over your expanding bust. Worn as a maternity dress, the pretty smocking creates an empire waist silhouette that allows plenty of room to drape over your baby bump. The fabric is 100% cotton which breathes well in the warm weather and feels soft against your skin.

This maternity dress/skirt/cover-up piece is an excellent addition to your maternity wardrobe like the gift that keeps on giving. You can continue to wear it in the cooler fall weather as a long maternity skirt.

This item is currently available in Olive Green, Turquoise or Black. Roll over the image on the products page for model photos of each of the colors and styles in wearing this piece.

Maternal America’s Stork Print Dress –Perfect for Mother’s Day and Beyond!

Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day Maternity Dress or Baby Shower Dress? Look no further than Maternal America’s Cut Out Yolk Maternity Dress, AKA “The Stork Dress.” This go-anywhere versatile and lightweight Spring-Summer Maternity Dress is a must-have for your warm weather maternity clothes wardrobe.

Although not immediately apparent, the navy red and white print is actually small storks that converge for a beautiful patterned look. The empire waist design is slimming and flattering on all expecting body types. The V-neck sleeveless style is cool for summer and can even be worn as a nursing dress with the elastic cross-over front design.

If ever there was a good-luck dress to be worn during pregnancy, this maternity dress from Maternal America is the one!

Olian Maternity Yellow Flowers Nursing Pajamas

Here’s a new nursing pajama set from Olian Maternity.

It’s a 4 piece set that comes with a robe, sleeveless top, and matching baby sleeper. The robe and pants come in matching blue, purple and red flower pattern.They are light-weight and made out of super soft cotton.

The sleeveless top is a lemon yellow color as is the matching sleeper. It would be really surprise your hospital guests to see you and your new born in matching outfits!

The nursing tops has easy access by just pulling to the side. The bottoms feature an adjustable draw string to hold in place.

It retails only for $114 and comes in sizes from XS to XL.

Olian Maternity Sherbert Nursing Pajama Set

New from Olian Maternity is the Sherbert Nursing Pajamas set. It comes in a wonderful solid raspberry sherbert color for the top. The cuffs and the sleeves and collar are trimmed with the same matching fabric as the bottoms.

The ankle length pant bottoms have a pink and purple paisley of varying sizes. What makes it so special is that the baby onesie matches the outfit perfectly. It will look really special when you are at the hospital to be seen a this mother and baby outfit.

The top unbottons to allow for easy access for nursing. Wear this fashionable outfit to bed . The cotton is super soft, comfortable and one to spend the night in.!