Express Your Best During the Holidays

Guest blog post written by: Rachael Kish, Co-Founder of Imalac and Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)

While the holiday season is busy for everyone, it can be especially chaotic when you are nursing. With the multitude of parties and events, new moms want to feel good in what they’re wearing while making it convenient for them to nurse their baby. As a Certified Lactation Coun

selor (CLC), Co-Founder of Imalac(a medical technology company) and a mother of two expecting her third, Rachael Kish knows a thing or two about nursing. We invited Rachael to offer her expertise on nursing and the simplest way to do so without interrupting your holiday schedule.

Looking Good, Feeling Good

The bra can be the most important piece of clothing for nursing mothers on the go. When deciding on your holiday outfit, how do you ensure that your bra option won’t add to the stress of breastfeeding and pumping throughout the night? Choose to wear clothing that gives easy access to the breast or does not require undressing completely. I co-developed Nurture by Imalac, an example of a nursing item essential. Nurture is a breast massage system with a uniquely designed bra that is comfortable enough for all-day wear, and includes attachable cups that provide gentle compression massage to replicate hands-on pumping.

Nursing complications are a common occurrence that may interrupt precious holiday time. With frequent feedings or pumping sessions, your milk supply stays consistent and helps prevent complications such as mastitis, clogged milk ducts and breast engorgement. For nursing mothers trying to save time while pumping, a comfortable and efficient bra such as Nurture, has shown a reduction in pump time by 50% and full emptying of the breast, correlating to up to 30% more milk per pumping session, which leaves more room for family and friends.

It’s All About You

My biggest advice for this chaotic time of year is to do what works for you, especially when it comes to pumping and nursing. Moms should be able to feel great in what they’re wearing and feel even better about nursing in it.

Holidays are for appreciating precious family moments, focusing on friends, and being grateful for your time together. The stress and chaos do not have to completely alter you and your baby’s feeding schedule. The most important part is to have fun and celebrate with the people you care about most.

Remember my advice and you’ll be able to focus your time on enjoying the festivities and making great memories.

About My Guest!

Rachael Sablotsky Kish

Rachael Sablotsky Kish
Rachael Sablotsky Kish

Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder of Imalac, Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)

Rachael Sablotsky Kish is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Imalac, a med-tech company which created Nurture, one of the first innovations in the world of lactation. Nurture is a hands-free breast massage system for nursing mothers that uses an attachable massage component to apply circumferential pressure from the chest wall forward in a progressive motion to mimic hand expression.

Kish recently became a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) in order to educate and train women on the anatomy, physiology and psychology of breastfeeding and how milk production works.

Kish graduated from University of Florida in 2005 with a BS in Marketing. She began her professional career in the field of commercial real estate with Terranova Corporation in 2005 and is now going on her 10th year as a Fundraising professional. From 2007 to 2008, Kish took a break from her career to go back to school for her Masters in Business Administration at University of Miami. Upon receiving her MBA, she resumed her career as a development professional with Frost Science.

Other organizations Kish has worked for are: United Way of Miami-Dade, Jewish Women International and most recently with Baptist Health of South Florida.

Kish resides in Miami, FL with her husband and their two children (with a third on the way).

Guest blog post written by: Rachael Kish, Co-Founder of Imalac and Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC)

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