I had the pleasure of collaborating with the beautiful high fashion clothing line for nursing mothers, Madri Collection. Here’s a peek inside our Q + A!
Madri: Tell us a little bit about yourself!
EN: I am a former model at 16 different sizes (“straight size” meaning size 0-6 and plus size). I have a blog centered around health and well-being and I love to teach about radical honesty and radical self-acceptance. I am a new mama of my six month old boy, Oliver and loving motherhood and all the love and fun (and challenges!) it has brought in my life. I’m learning as I go and I’m certainly not an expert in motherhood, so I love engaging with my social media community to learn from them/you all.
EN: Oh my heart has just exploded, for one. I also have more empathy and understanding for people.
EN: My biggest joy was putting my phone away and soaking in every single moment with my little baby in the hospital. I will always remember holding him in my arms like a fierce mama protector. How could any mother forget that first feeling?
EN: I have nursed Ollie since day 1. We do something called EBF (exclusively breast feeding). He never gets a bottle unless there’s an emergency. I work from home so this works for us. We nurse this way to keep my milk supply regular—and I haven’t had any issues with supply since day 1. Which is a huge stressor for so many mamas!
EN: I LOVE them all! If I had to pick one, I’d say the yellow pants because they’re thin enough to wear in the summer and have so much personality comfort! I also have to add that ANY of the nursing tops are adorable and clutch for a working mama. The jumper is SO unique!
EN: Oh there have been so many challenges! Is he getting enough milk? Am I doing it right? Pumping in the dark and then cleaning the breast pump at 2 AM just to relieve enough pressure so he can latch! #earlydays🤦🏻♀️ Is he allergic to something I’m eating?