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BAMBOOBIESÒ RELEASES KEY FINDINGS FROM BREASTFEEDING INSIGHTS SURVEY

 As breastfeeding rates continue to rise, research finds 70% of moms face nursing challenges  

BOULDER, Colo. (August 12, 2016) – How do moms really feel about breastfeeding? bamboobiesÒ, makers of award-winning, eco-friendly breastfeeding support products, reveals key insights from a recent survey. Bamboobies surveyed close to 3,000 nursing moms and asked why they breastfeed, what they find challenging, what products are breastfeeding essentials and what advice they would share with other new moms. 

These key findings come during August’s National Breastfeeding Awareness Month and at a time when breastfeeding rates continue to rise as 79 percent of new moms currently initiate breastfeeding, according to the CDC

Breastfeeding is beautiful, but it’s not always easy. In fact, 70% of surveyed moms find breastfeeding challenging for numerous reasons such as: 

 

If the majority of new moms experience challenges while breastfeeding, why do they persevere and continue to breastfeed? According to moms recently surveyed, the top benefits of breastfeeding are: 1) long-term health benefits for baby – “breast is best;” 2) key bonding time for mom and baby – “love the connection;” and 3) convenience. 

Moms feel good about breastfeeding and how it’s helping their baby. Surveyed moms share a variety of advice for fellow breastfeeding moms.

  

Of the breastfeeding moms surveyed, almost 90% of them are currently breastfeeding and 81% have been breastfeeding for six months or longer. Once moms get the hang of it, they strive to achieve their own personal breastfeeding goals. And, then they tend to wean when either mom’s body decides it is done, baby self-weans or mom hits her breastfeeding goal. 

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“As a mom who has breastfed three children, I can understand where these moms are coming from,” said Kerry Gilmartin, founder of bamboobies.  “I started bamboobies because I was having challenges while breastfeeding and wanted a solution that could help me and other moms feel comfortable, confident and supported during our breastfeeding journey.” 

At first, Gilmartin couldn’t find a nursing pad that didn’t leak or show through her shirt. A piece of bamboo velour fabric as a trial nursing pad and an entrepreneurial spirit started it all. Today, bamboobies offers a variety of premium, eco-friendly products that address numerous pregnancy and new mom needs like organic nipple balm, nursing shawls and bras, and a variety of nursing pads. For more information, visit www.buybamboobies.com

In this survey of almost 3,000 moms, nursing pads are number two on the list of what nursing moms say are the most important products for a breastfeeding mom. Nursing bra is number one with breast pump and accessories, nipple balm and a breastfeeding support pillow rounding out the top items.

 

National Breastfeeding Awareness Month is the month of August. For more information on National Breastfeeding Month, events and more, please visit http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/NBM.

About Bamboobies

In 2010, Kerry Gilmartin founded bamboobies in Boulder, CO. based on a personal mission to provide more natural, higher-quality and more comfortable breastfeeding support products for new moms everywhere. Realizing that eco-friendly bamboo fabric provided a luxurious feel and incredible functionality, Gilmartin launched bamboobies to address the need for comfortable, eco-friendly and functional nursing pads. Today, bamboobies nursing pads, which are top-rated and trusted among new moms, are available online and nationally in baby boutiques, Babies“R”Us, Target and buybuy BABY stores and numerous grocery retailers such as Whole Foods Markets. The bamboobies product line includes: award-winning Washable Nursing Pads, new Eco-PureÒ Disposable Nursing Pads, Boob-easeÒ 100% Organic Nipple Balm, Chic Nursing Shawl, and Nursing Brahhhs and Tanks. Learn more and watch the unrated version of the company’s new video at www.buybamboobies.com. 

CONTACTS:

Krista Torvik                                                              Meg Heitlinger

bamboobiesmarketing@gmail.com                     meg@buybamboobies.com

303-596-1220                                                          800-560-7131 

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BAMBOOBIESÒ PRODUCTS LAND IN WALGREENS STORES NATIONWIDE

BOULDER, Colo. (August 11, 2016) – bamboobiesÒ, makers of award-winning, eco-friendly breastfeeding support products, are now available in almost 6,000 Walgreens stores nationally, providing an eco-friendly nursing pad option at the local drug store. Walgreens is now carrying the bamboobies Washable Nursing Pads Combo Pack which includes one pair of ultra-thin heart-shaped nursing pads and one pair of overnight nursing pads. Suggested retail price is $12.99.

 "Breastfeeding is beautiful, but it isn't always easy," said Kerry Gilmartin, founder of bamboobies. "We're excited to be rolling out to more stores, so breastfeeding moms can easily find our products and we can support more new moms in their breastfeeding journey." 

 In February 2016, bamboobies marked its sixth-year anniversary and continues to see rapid growth. Today, Bamboobies products are available in more than 10,000 stores nationwide including: baby boutiques, Babies“R”Us, Target and buybuy BABY stores as well as at Natural Grocer Vitamin Cottage, Kroger stores and Whole Foods Markets.

 About Bamboobies

In 2010, Kerry Gilmartin founded bamboobies in Boulder, Colo. based on a personal mission to provide more natural, higher-quality and more comfortable breastfeeding support products for new moms everywhere. Realizing that eco-friendly bamboo fabric provided a luxurious feel and incredible functionality, Gilmartin launched bamboobies to address the need for comfortable, eco-friendly and functional nursing pads. The bamboobies product line includes: award-winning Washable Nursing Pads, new Eco-PureÒ Disposable Nursing Pads, boob-easeÒ 100% Organic Nipple Balm, Chic Nursing Shawl, and Nursing Brahhhs and Tanks. Learn more and watch the unrated version of the company’s new video at www.buybamboobies.com. 

CONTACTS:

Krista Torvik                                                              Meg Heitlinger

bamboobiesmarketing@gmail.com                     meg@buybamboobies.com

303-596-1220                                                          800-560-7131 

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BAMBOOBIES REUSABLE NURSING PADS FINALIST
FOR THE 2016 NEW HOPE NEXTY AWARDS
NEXTY Awards Highlight Innovative, Inspiring, Natural Products

 

BOULDER, Colo. (March 2, 2016) – bamboobies Reusable Nursing Pads have been named one of three finalists in the Best New Natural Living Product category for the 2016 NEXTY Awards.
Invented by a mom, bamboobies makes premium, eco-friendly breastfeeding support products that address a variety of pregnancy and new mom breastfeeding needs. bamboobiesÒ Reusable Nursing Pads are made of ultra-soft and soothing bamboo rayon velour, an absorbent inner layer with an outer milk-proof™ liner to help prevent embarrassing leaks. These award-winning nursing pads are moisture-wicking, absorbent and eco-friendly. They don’t show through or leak through like other washable pads as the signature heart-shaped pad is designed to cup the breast for a smoother silhouette. 
Since 2011, the editors at New Hope have been highlighting the most progressive, innovative, inspiring and trustworthy products in the natural products industry. Products are judged on innovation, inspiration and integrity and winners will be announced on March 12, 2016 at Expo West/Engredea in Anaheim.
The bamboobies full product line includes: award-winning Washable Nursing Pads, new Disposable Nursing Pads, boob-ease 100% Organic Nipple Balm, Chic Nursing Shawl, and Nursing Brahhhs and Tanks. Kerry Gilmartin, founder and creator of Bamboobies, is a mom of three young children (nine, seven and five years old) and they all were the inspiration behind the Bamboobies brand and product line. As Kerry’s business grew organically, her children have grown as well, with her oldest excited to hopefully be taller than her in a couple of years.   
Kerry will be speaking at Expo West on Wednesday, March 9 during the Natural Products Business School and Pitch-Slam Semifinals. Visit Bamboobies at booth #3568 at Expo to learn more.

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