February 13, 2010

Boob Shield

Like the idea of breastfeeding but not into public displays of your girls? Slip a 'hooter hider' around your neck and still have a clear view of your little peanut while they eat.

I know, I know, a woman shouldn't have to worry about how other people feel about breastfeeding and she should be proud to show her tatters to the world but personally I would prefer to have my girls hidden when the time comes for Smidge to latch.

I had thought about buying a Bebe au Lait nursing cover but figured it would be easy to make one for myself and cheaper too. Turned out I was right on both accounts.

Two D-rings hold the neck strap in place and allow me to adjust the length. This cover is about the same size as the Bebe au Lait cover and has a piece of flexible boning sewn into the neck so that it gapes, giving me full view of my future babe while hiding him from onlookers.

Mike says I look a bit like a funky zebra but I like the way mama zebras think so I'm taking it as a compliment. My massage therapist told me yesterday that zebra mamas shield their newborn's eyes from everything but mama's stripes for the first few days after birth so that the baby can memorize mom's pattern of stripes. I have every intention of locking down the house and hogging Smidge (yes I'll share with Mike) for the first few days after he arrives home (never mind the honeymoon, we're having a babymoon) so maybe I am part zebra.

photo credit: Samjhana Moon

Interested in your own cover? I'm planning on making some and putting them in the shop but feel free to email me if you're interested in one sooner than later: ginghamskies@gmail.com


Lois said...

Looking good mama!

Gingham Skies said...

Thanks Mama! ;)

John V. said...

Double D rings hold it up huh... thought they needed to be held up...bwahahahahahahaha

Couldn't resist. Looks good kiddo.

Kimber said...

You are by far the hottest looking zebra I've ever seen. Neigh!

I tried one of these with Jade but it made me crazy. She'd spend most of her time trying to pull it off and I could never get my boob out properly with the giant bib on. So I just let 'em hang out and if some poor sod wants to see my tiny tatters, s/he is welcome to 'em!