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  • Comments Off on What Are the Most Popular Tights and Stockings For Wearing to Work In the Office?

If you work in an office, it’s usually all about professionalism. The same applies when it comes to the hosiery choices you make. But, which are the most popular types of tights and stockings to wear in an office?

If you’re in a fairly conservative office, you’re probably likely to wear some form of hosiery if you wear anything other than trousers. Tights tend to be preferred, because like the dress code, they’re more conservative than stockings. They cover the whole leg easily and neatly, and can be just as comfortable as anything else, provided you buy the right style and size.

In the office tights will usually be neutral in colour, often black or skin-tone. Bright colours or footless tights are usually frowned upon so are best avoided.

Stockings and hold-ups can also be worn, but you need to make sure that your skirt is long enough to accommodate them. While you may think it’s sexy to have a slight hint of stocking-top on display, the workplace won’t always agree. It’s far better to be professional and err on the side of caution, and if that means being a bit conservative, so be it.

But, as long as you’re sure you can conceal it sufficiently, there’s no reason why you can’t add a bit of cheekiness to your outfit and go for stockings or hold-ups. Indeed, many people choose to wear hold-ups if they’re heading out straight after work as they’ll be far more comfortable and easier to wear.

Bear in mind the hazards of wearing hosiery to work though. Stockings can be particularly fiddly when nature calls, and it can take twice as long to get sorted out afterward. You’ll also need to take care that you don’t snag them, as having a ladder in your tights for the rest of the day is not preferable. Always carry around a bottle of clear nail varnish in case such an occasion arises.

The question of which is most popular also comes down to the season that you’re in. While in winter tights will undoubtedly be preferable thanks to the extra warmth they provide, in summer it can be a different story. Stockings will usually be preferred as they’re cooler, and as such will be far more comfortable in the heat. Even in an air-conditioned office, never underestimate how uncomfortable it can be if you’re too hot in your tights.

So, what are the most popular tights and stockings to wear to work in an office? As with so many of these questions, what it comes down to more than anything is personal preference, unless of course your office dictates otherwise.

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  • Comments Off on Dealing With Cracked Nipples When Breastfeeding

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Breastfeeding, as you may have already heard, is the most recommended form of providing nourishment for the growing baby. Doctors and health care centers cannot stress enough how many great benefits are given to the mom and the baby when breastfeeding becomes established as a routine. If you are not yet familiar, here is a brief run through of the plus sides of breastfeeding.

The baby is said to gain weight faster because of mom’s breast milk. Infants who are born with jaundice are able to recover faster when they are breast fed. Furthermore, the digestive systems of babies can break down breast milk more efficiently, so less constipation or diarrhea is experienced.

For the mom, breastfeeding is an effective method to help her regain her pre-pregnancy weight. Furthermore, some sources say that moms who breast feed have a form of natural birth control. More importantly, breastfeeding helps the mother bond with her baby more.

However, great as breastfeeding may be, there are some woes that many women experience with this task. One of the most common problems is cracked nipples. This is caused by drying of the skin around the nipple area, which can be irritating and painful. Here are some tips on dealing with cracked nipples when breastfeeding.

1. Use a lanolin-based nipple cream to moisturize the cracked area. Aveeno and Lansinoh are some brands that are highly recommended, and these are readily available in drug stores and supermarkets. You don’t have to rub off the cream before feeding, as it is safe for the baby.

2. You can also rub your own breast milk on the sore or cracked area as the Vitamin E contained in it can moisturize and heal your skin.

3. If your breast pads get soaked, change them right away. Nursing pads made out of cotton are the best to use. Also, use a comfortable bra to relieve any irritation from the cracked nipples. If the cracked nipples have not healed completely, you may use a breast shell inside your bra, this prevents any skin contact with the fabric of your nursing bra.

4. Take warm showers before or after nursing, to help the blood circulate better and to soothe any pain in your nipple area. Some people use warm compress on their breasts for relief.

If symptoms still persist, you may want to contact your doctor to find more effective solutions for cracked nipples.

Heather recommends using breast pumps if you are going to be breastfeeding and working. A Medela breast pump is one of the best.

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  • Comments Off on Celebrate Motherhood and Nursing with this Eco-Friendly, Modern Alternative Nursing Cover – Mmmmmm Design, Pink Color. Size: 6-12 Months

Celebrate Motherhood and Nursing with this Eco-Friendly, Modern Alternative Nursing Cover – Mmmmmm Design, Pink Color. Size: 6-12 Months Review

Celebrate Motherhood and Nursing with this Eco-Friendly, Modern Alternative Nursing Cover – Mmmmmm Design, Pink Color. Size: 6-12 Months Feature

  • Innovative Design – These are cute hats designed specially for the breastfeeding baby and mom.
  • Easy to Use – They cover the breast by staying on baby’s head. No more fussing with dropping blankets or awkward, bulky nursing covers.
  • Natural Fabric – Super soft blend of cotton/bamboo fibers.
  • Available in 2 sizes: 0-6 months and 6-12 months

Celebrate Motherhood and Nursing with this Eco-Friendly, Modern Alternative Nursing Cover – Mmmmmm Design, Pink Color. Size: 6-12 Months Overview

Free at last to nurse your baby in public with this stylish alternative nursing cover made from all natural cotton and bamboo! These nursing cover hats were conceived from the need for privacy, style and the use of natural fabrics while breastfeeding. With this cover breastfeeding moms now have freedom to spend time with family and friends while nourishing their child. Unlike any old blanket used while breastfeeding, this cover has a “stay on head sideways” design which means that once it is on baby’s head it’ll stay on. The hats come with illustrations for the top of baby’s head (visible when breastfeeding of course!). The cute pictures on top with their light-hearted messages convey that mom is a proud breastfeeding babe, with a sense of humour and style! Makes a great baby shower gift or gifts for nursing moms.

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  • Comments Off on Breastfeeding? How To Avoid Mastitis This Winter

Mastitis is a breast infection that sometimes affects nursing moms. Sometimes it starts out as a plugged duct that isn’t resolved, other times mom gets mastitis when other family members catch a cold.

While mastitis doesn’t require weaning nor is it a serious health condition, mastitis can be very uncomfortable and make a mom feel as if she has the flu. Mastitis is also very common around the busy holiday season, since moms are often extremely busy and may not be nursing their baby as frequently.

Here are some tips to help you avoid mastitis and treat it if you notice symptoms.

Nurse often

Nursing your baby frequently and not skipping feedings is very important to keep the breasts from getting overly full. This is sometimes a challenge for moms who are visiting relatives and feel uncomfortable nursing in public, or when baby is getting passed along from person to person and is distracted. Try using a sling or nursing cover if this is the case, or taking baby into another room where s/he can quiet down and focus on feeding.

Drink and eat well

Don’t forget good nutrition and keeping hydrated. Being inside a lot with forced air heating tends to dehydrate you, so be sure to drink enough water. Eating healthy whole foods and minimizing sweets will help you avoid colds and flus, which sometimes turn to mastitis in nursing women.

Get enough rest

Getting enough rest is very important during busy, stressful times. Sitting down to nurse is a great opportunity to get some rest! Nap with your baby if you can.

Mastitis often starts out as a plugged duct, so if you feel a hard, sore or hot spot on your breast, immediately start self care measures to clear it. Getting extra rest is important, as is breastfeeding frequently to drain the breast well. Taking hot showers and massaging the area is also helpful. Starting at the armpit, massage gently down towards the nipple. You may notice thickened milk or even “crystals” coming out of the breast, which means the clog is clearing.

If you develop mastitis, you may feel feverish and achy in addition to the above symptoms. Get to bed immediately with your baby and nurse as much as you can, especially on the affected side. This won’t harm your baby and weaning now is the worst thing you could do, since it will make the infection worse and deprive your baby of the benefits of the antibodies in your milk as well as the comfort of nursing. Try to vary your nursing positions to drain the breast evenly.

If you’re not feeling better after a day or two of rest, massage and frequent nursing, call your health care provider, La Leche League leader or Lactation Consultant for more advice.

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