Laura Perlongo wears our Zoey Nursing Top in the breastfeeding clips in this important attn: video.
@sheandwolf writes: "We're heading to the park on this gorgeous sunny day. Nursing River while walking is sometimes the only way we can all keep up with our Goldie. Ever since River was a month old, he does not like to be covered up. He looks likeI'm trying to trap a baby raptor! Haha. So this top by @vidalecheamor that you can just pull to the side with no fuss makes my life much easier. ;) #4thtrimester
"With the holidays coming up, I know we will be out of the house later, which means Millie’s nighttime routine, which is mainly when she nurses now (wake, nap, bed), will not be in our usual place. She may get away with cute footies at a late party, but this mama needs (and wants) to stay in her heels, sporting a bit of sparkle. I want to keep looking as dazzling on the outside as the holiday season makes me feel on the inside."
THE Holiday LBD for Breastfeeding Mothers A is for Adelaide - December 5, 2016
"It is an outstanding nursing dress which is both classic as well as trendy. It is very soft, comfortable as well as stretchy. It looks so beautiful when wore. It has a medium length and just falls above the knee. It also features an elegant empire belt. You can pull the top of the dress for the nursing purpose. To make the dress even more beautiful, peekaboo lace is attached to the shoulders, cuffs and on the bottom which shows the right amount of the skin. It is available from XS to XL size. You can get it for $125.00." Christmas Gift Ideas for Women 2016 www.rebateszone.com - December 8, 2016
Laura Perlongo wears our Zoey Nursing Top in the breastfeeding clips in this extremely important attn: video.
"When Vida Leche Amor reached out to me, I was excited to see the many beautiful selections they have! The fabrics are thick and I love the quality so I know it’ll take the beating your clothes will go through from the constant washing of spit up and stains. It’s refreshing to see how this brand just gets it. You don’t have to look frumpy while nursing. This Savannah dress is not only a cute day dress, you can wear it for date night as well. I wore this a handful of times already and every single time I’ve gotten compliments." Say No To Frumpy Nursing Clothes! Melissa Takes Fashion - August 23, 2016
Please note - Vida Leche Amor was previously known as Nourish Nursing.
Sprinkles Magazine - June-July, 2016
"I have over 2.5 years (and counting) of breastfeeding under my belt and am a bit jaded with my closet. To be breastfeeding-freindly, dresses have to be v-neck or wrap style, which usually exposes more cleavage than I'm comfortable with. Nursing tanks generally have a smaller shelf than will fit my twin-feeding milk monsters, so again, major cleavage. MAJOR. Also, the tend to be maternity / nursing tops so they are baggy and ill fitting once you are no longer pregnant. So, when I came across Nourish, it was like HALLELUJAH. They have nursing-friendly tops and dresses that don't look like nursing wear. They have discreet panels which pull aside or unbutton to allow for breastfeeding, but seriously, no one would suspect it was a nursing top! So, you could war these times well beyond weaning. Seriously fashionable and practical. LOVE!!"
Highlights from the 2016 New York Baby Show US Japan Fam - May 16, 2016
"With its fun print, great fit, and versatile styling options, you can continue to wear this tank even after your child has weaned... which is awesome because paired with a faux leather jacket, cropped jeans and some wedges, this outfit was made for let-me-nurse-you-one-more-time-before-date-night!"
Breastfeeding Fashion: 101. We've Got You Covered A is for Adelaide - May 9, 2016
"Love this nursing dress from @vidalecheamor. It's VERY comfortable and stylish! Finding stylish nursing dresses can be so hard!"
Mothers and babies bring beauty and softness wherever they go, even a Chicago city street. Vida Leche Amor is having a massive event! 25% off your order for the month of July with promo code BADASS25, free shipping on everything!
The Badass Breastfeeder in our Callie Dress July 20, 2016
It's lacy! It's little and black! It's a nursing dress! By Vida Leche Amor and can also be worn during pregnancy and after breastfeeding ends. I even wore it to an event this past weekend where I didn't bring my kiddos. It was fabulous to hug people with 2 arms and talk uninterrupted to other adults! Have you started to venture out to places without the kids?
"I don't usually wear anything but a tank because I feel like I have nowhere to go looking nice, but screw that. I am wearing my tunic from Nourish Nursing to Jack's tumbling class today! Lord knows Exley will nurse the entire time. What are you all up to this afternoon?"
Vida Leche Amor is a collection of colorful and contemporary tops and dresses designed to fit and flatter a woman's changing body throughout the entire full-term breastfeeding relationship. Each piece in the Vida Leche Amor collection is designed for quick and easy access, whether you are relaxing and nursing your baby comfortably on the couch, squeezing in a quick pumping session between meetings at work, or out on the town breastfeeding while babywearing. All of our fabrics are stretchy, soft, comfortable for mom and baby, and easy to care for. Vida Leche Amor is proudly and ethically made in the United States with the utmost attention to detail, quality and fit. Each piece an investment that can be confidently worn while nursing multiple children and even after your children have weaned with no trace of the clothes' original breastfeeding function.
My name is Lauren Gottschalk-Scher. My ongoing journey through motherhood and experiences with attachment parenting and full-term breastfeeding inspired me to create Vida Leche Amor. When I had my first child in 2010, I was working full time as a fashion designer for a mass market sweater company in New York City. The challenges of balancing my work life with new motherhood were compounded daily by trying to find a way to dress myself in fashionable, professional clothes that allowed for quick and easy pumping breaks throughout my extremely busy day in an office that wasn't used to breastfeeding moms.
Soon after returning to work, my husband and I decided to move to Northampton, Massachusetts, where I would become a stay at home mom. My life soon completely revolved around my infant son, whose sensitive, active, and persistent nature presented itself immediately upon birth. He nursed constantly around the clock and had to be close to me at all times. Babywearing was a daily necessity, as was being able to give my son instant, easy, unencumbered nursing access whether at home or on the go. His needs not only dictated my life, but what I could wear each day.
As time passed, my son grew bigger and my body returned to its pre-pregnancy size, but his need to nurse immediately on demand with no interference remained. The loose-fitting nursing tanks that felt “forgiving” immediately postpartum began to feel frumpy and burdensome. My once colorful and fashionable wardrobe was replaced by ill-fitting, colorless, matronly nursingwear. I loved my baby immensely, and didn't mind that my life and my body now belonged to him, but I longed for just a small piece of myself back – just a little bit of color and pattern.
I soon realized that my commitment to full-term breastfeeding and desire to have more children meant that I would be living in nursing clothes for many years, not just a few months. I breastfed my two oldest children almost consistently for 4 ½ years before my third son was born in September, 2015. I expect that my youngest will also nurse for at least two years, which will mean that by the end of my breastfeeding journey, I will have spent at least 7 years exclusively wearing breastfeeding-friendly clothes. With new information about the benefits of breastfeeding being discovered every day and the ongoing normalization of full-term breastfeeding through toddlerhood, I knew I wasn't alone in my desire for updated nursingwear options.
I designed Vida Leche Amore based on my love of pattern and color, along with my extensive experiences with breastfeeding and pumping in a wide variety of settings and circumstances. You name it, I've nursed an excessively impatient baby or toddler there! I believe that breastfeeding is a gift for both mother and child, and I have poured my passion and experiences into Vida Leche Amor, making sure each piece is carefully designed, constructed, and tested for both fashion and function. Vida Leche Amor makes breastfeeding wherever, whenever and for however long you choose easier while allowing you to dress joyfully in a celebration of Life, Love, and Milk.
You can contact Vida Leche Amor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lauren Gottschalk-Scher - Owner and Designer