Why eye contact is so important

Ask any breastfeeding mom what her favorite thing about nursing is, and 9 times out of 10, she’ll say that she loves the closeness and the bond that she shares with baby.

eye contactThat skin-to-skin contact, that warmth- there’s so much to love about nursing.

A big part of that bond- for both mom and baby- is being able to see each other.

Direct eye contact is important for breastfeeding because it helps baby to feel secure, and eliminates distraction. It helps mom to ensure a proper latch, and really allows her to share the experience with baby.

Our Nursing Covers have a patented open neckline that holds the cover away from mom and baby, allowing airflow and uninterrupted eye contact. Unlike nursing scarves or blankets, that open neckline allows mom and baby to continue to bond, even while nursing in public.

Learn more about Bebe au Lait Nursing Covers.

Nursing Mama Style Secrets – A new weekly style “column” by Bebe au Lait

Have you ever browsed through a catalog and thought “I love that outfit. Too bad I can’t nurse the baby while wearing it!”

We have too. So we thought it would be fun to put together stylish outfits that are comfortable, stylish, and breastfeeding friendly!

Stay tuned for our weekly style “column”- ‘Nursing Mama Style Secrets‘ and get inspired to create outfits that allow you to breastfeed… in style! And to get started, here’s a casual yet stylish look that features one of our newest Hooter Hiders, Tulipa.

Nursing Mama Style Secrets: Springtime Playdate in the Park

Watch out for New Patterns and Products from Bebe au Lait this Fall

Bebe au Lait Burp ClothsThis is always an exciting time of year at Bébé au Lait. With the All Baby & Child conference right around the corner, we’re getting super excited to launch the new patterns and products that we’ve been working on. This year, you can find us at booth #5327 in the Modern Child Pavilion- be sure to stop by to see what’s new from Bébé au Lait. (You’ll be glad you did!)

If you’re not going to be at the show in Las Vegas, come back to bebeaulait.com in October and get the details directly on our website.

What’s Hot This Month – Bebe au Lait Nursing Covers (June)

We have so many nursing cover patterns at Bebe au Lait, it’s hard to pick a favorite. I’ve heard from countless moms that it’s hard to choose just one pattern for themselves (many of them can’t choose and just order more than one nursing cover!) I love chatting with our customers though, uncovering those patterns that Moms seem to just adore, and this month I was blown away by the response to our new Spring pattern, Katori.

So what it is about Katori that moms love? Well, for starters- it’s just plain gorgeous. It’s the perfect blend of feminine touches (the floral pattern), while remaining gender neutral (perfect for all moms) and a fashion-forward color palette (orange is IN this season!) It looks amazing with jeans and the pattern just has an overall light and flowy feel about it.

What about you? Is Katori your favorite pattern? If not, what is- and why? Stay tuned next month to see if Katori holds onto the top spot!