Welcome to the Kindred Bravely Blog

We're dedicated to creating a community of moms who support each other on the motherhood journey. As a team of moms, we hope our blog will be a source of education and encouragement - whether you're packing your hospital bag or glued to the couch during a cluster feeding session.

By moms. For moms.

The Best Maternity & Nursing Clothes: Kindred Bravely's Award Winners

The Best Maternity & Nursing Clothes: Kindred Bravely's Award Winners

As moms, we believe that every mom deserves the very best when it comes to nursing and maternity clothes. Kindred Bravely’s collection of pregnancy and breastfeeding gear includes award-winning products...

The Best Maternity & Nursing Clothes: Kindred Bravely's Award Winners

As moms, we believe that every mom deserves the very best when it comes to nursing and maternity clothes. Kindred Bravely’s collection of pregnancy and breastfeeding gear includes award-winning products that are sure to help with any mama’s maternity or...

Breastfeeding Help: What Is an IBCLC/Lactation Consultant?

Breastfeeding Help: What Is an IBCLC/Lactation Consultant?

Guest post by Shantel Harlin, RN, IBCLC

When I was pregnant with my first child, I knew I wanted to breastfeed. Since I didn’t know what a breastfeeding journey would look like and didn’t have any family or friends...

Breastfeeding Help: What Is an IBCLC/Lactation Consultant?

Guest post by Shantel Harlin, RN, IBCLC

When I was pregnant with my first child, I knew I wanted to breastfeed. Since I didn’t know what a breastfeeding journey would look like and didn’t have any family or friends with breastfeeding experience I could turn to for support, I...

Extended Breastfeeding: 10 Things to Know About Nursing Beyond a Year

Extended Breastfeeding: 10 Things to Know About Nursing Beyond a Year

Guest post by Shantel Harlin, RN, IBCLC

Breastfeeding beyond a baby’s first birthday, often referred to as extended breastfeeding, offers significant health, nutrition, and social-emotional benefits for your child. Breastfeeding a toddler or young child can be...

Extended Breastfeeding: 10 Things to Know About Nursing Beyond a Year

Guest post by Shantel Harlin, RN, IBCLC

Breastfeeding beyond a baby’s first birthday, often referred to as extended breastfeeding, offers significant health, nutrition, and social-emotional benefits for your child. Breastfeeding a toddler or young child can be flexible and fun -- and it can help both you...

How to Implement Self-Care While Breastfeeding

How to Implement Self-Care While Breastfeeding

Guest post by Shantel Harlin, RN, IBCLC

Taking care of all of your baby’s needs throughout the day can leave you feeling weary and emotional – I’ve been there. Making self-care part of your routine can be...

How to Implement Self-Care While Breastfeeding

Guest post by Shantel Harlin, RN, IBCLC

Taking care of all of your baby’s needs throughout the day can leave you feeling weary and emotional – I’ve been there. Making self-care part of your routine can be tricky at any stage of life, but especially during this...

I Never Thought I’d Miss Breastfeeding: From Learning How to Nurse to Learning How to Wean

I Never Thought I’d Miss Breastfeeding: From Learning How to Nurse to Learning How to Wean

Guest post by Emily Wright

Guest blogger Emily Wright shares her breastfeeding journey: "Nothing felt natural about breastfeeding in the beginning. It hurt. I was raw and engorged. I had so many questions: Was he eating...

I Never Thought I’d Miss Breastfeeding: From Learning How to Nurse to Learning How to Wean

Guest post by Emily Wright

Guest blogger Emily Wright shares her breastfeeding journey: "Nothing felt natural about breastfeeding in the beginning. It hurt. I was raw and engorged. I had so many questions: Was he eating enough? How could I tell how much he was eating? Was...

Five Fast Facts About Breast Cancer

Five Fast Facts About Breast Cancer

As nursing moms and breastfeeding advocates, we spend a lot of time talking about breasts. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to give you five quick facts...

Five Fast Facts About Breast Cancer

As nursing moms and breastfeeding advocates, we spend a lot of time talking about breasts. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to give you five quick facts about breast cancer, pregnancy, and breastfeeding that you might not...

5 Common Breastfeeding Positions

5 Common Breastfeeding Positions

Guest post by Shantel Harlin, RN, IBCLC

No matter how prepared you are for breastfeeding, once your baby arrives, you may have a lot of questions and concerns. Many moms wonder what position they should use for...

5 Common Breastfeeding Positions

Guest post by Shantel Harlin, RN, IBCLC

No matter how prepared you are for breastfeeding, once your baby arrives, you may have a lot of questions and concerns. Many moms wonder what position they should use for nursing, and while there is no right or wrong answer,...

8 Tips for Breastfeeding an Older Baby

8 Tips for Breastfeeding an Older Baby

Guest post by Shantel Harlin, BSN, RN, IBCLC

Newborns like to snuggle up while they nurse, often falling asleep at the breast (and looking extremely adorable while doing so), but older babies (4-12 months) may have more active nursing habits....

8 Tips for Breastfeeding an Older Baby

Guest post by Shantel Harlin, BSN, RN, IBCLC

Newborns like to snuggle up while they nurse, often falling asleep at the breast (and looking extremely adorable while doing so), but older babies (4-12 months) may have more active nursing habits. They may stay awake, maintain eye contact, or play with...

10 Tips for Breastfeeding a Newborn Baby

10 Tips for Breastfeeding a Newborn Baby

Guest post by Shantel Harlin, RN, IBCLC

In my work as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), I see many parents who doubt their ability to successfully provide breast milk for their babies. If you’re new...

10 Tips for Breastfeeding a Newborn Baby

Guest post by Shantel Harlin, RN, IBCLC

In my work as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), I see many parents who doubt their ability to successfully provide breast milk for their babies. If you’re new to breastfeeding or you’ve done it before but can’t remember...

How Will Pregnancy and Nursing <br> Affect My Bra Size?

How Will Pregnancy and Nursing Affect My Bra Size?

Guest post by Hannah Danto-Dorafsha

Since moms often ask our Customer Care team if they really need different bra sizes for different stages of pregnancy and nursing, our Customer Service Manager Hannah wanted to share some Kindred...

How Will Pregnancy and Nursing Affect My Bra Size?

Guest post by Hannah Danto-Dorafsha

Since moms often ask our Customer Care team if they really need different bra sizes for different stages of pregnancy and nursing, our Customer Service Manager Hannah wanted to share some Kindred Bravely Moms’ experiences with fluctuating breast size.

How Breastfeeding Mothers Can <br> Benefit from Babywearing

How Breastfeeding Mothers Can Benefit from Babywearing

As a breastfeeding mother, you already enjoy an abundance of precious bonding time, but that’s not the only way to remain closely connected. Baby carriers are an excellent tool to carve...

How Breastfeeding Mothers Can Benefit from Babywearing

As a breastfeeding mother, you already enjoy an abundance of precious bonding time, but that’s not the only way to remain closely connected. Baby carriers are an excellent tool to carve out even more snuggle time.

Finding the Perfect Nursing Bra Fit: <br> Why You Need to Measure Before Ordering

Finding the Perfect Nursing Bra Fit: Why You Need to Measure Before Ordering

Guest post by Hannah Danto-Dorafsha

It’s no secret that shopping online can be both wonderful and stressful. It can be awesome because you can shop from anywhere, anytime. (Midnight snacking? Insomnia? Cluster feeding? Our store is always...

Finding the Perfect Nursing Bra Fit: Why You Need to Measure Before Ordering

Guest post by Hannah Danto-Dorafsha

It’s no secret that shopping online can be both wonderful and stressful. It can be awesome because you can shop from anywhere, anytime. (Midnight snacking? Insomnia? Cluster feeding? Our store is always open!) But it can be frustrating because you can’t try...