Breastfeeding at work provides challenges for every nursing mother, but nursing military moms face additional obstacles with the regulation uniforms required for all active duty personnel. Miss Military Mom, a company founded by a new mother serving in the US Armed Forces, launched a line of breastfeeding T-shirts for nursing mothers in the military who struggle to quickly and efficiently nurse their infants or pump breast milk while wearing their Air Force, Army, or Navy uniform.
“I wanted to create a practical, time-saving solution for women serving in the US Armed Forces who are mothers to young children,” said Kenisha Heath, founder of Miss Military Mom. “As an active duty officer in the United States Air Force who just recently had a baby, I was floored by the inconvenient and largely exposing process I had to go through to simply nurse my daughter. Since a nursing option was not available for our uniforms, I decided to create one myself. “ The T-shirts are compatible with the combat uniforms, featuring a lift up panel under the breast that allows quick, easy, and discrete nursing or pumping during the work day. Read our REVIEW for more info about the shirts.
“We should be able to provide the very best for our children without jeopardizing our productivity or commitment to work,” said Kenisha. “I am proud to have created a cost-effective and incredibly efficient breast feeding T-shirt to help nursing military moms.”
Don’t just take our word for it: here are reviews from those who’ve already purchased the shirts..
Shannon T: This has been such a worthwhile purchase. The shirt quality is fantastic and soft and stays that way after multiple uses/washes. It has assisted with the ease of both nursing and pumping. I highly recommend! I purchased the 3 pack and I’m glad I did. Thank you making these!!
Kelly B: These shirts are great! They make it so much easier to nurse or pump while in uniform. I love the design with the flap…it adds some privacy. The shirts are very comfortable too! I wear a size small men’s ACU undershirt and the medium fits great. I just ordered a 3-pack of white t-shirts. 🙂
Amber: Great shirt. Wish I would have known about them for my first baby. The shirts are super soft and very functional. I’m about to order more.
Rachel L: I am breastfeeding and pumping for my third baby while active duty, and I can’t believe I never had a shirt like this before! Especially when I’m wearing my flight suit and have a chance to nurse over my lunch break, it’s so nice not to have to have my stomach showing and the zipper pressing into my skin. The shirts are nicer than I even hoped, in that there is coverage from both above and below over the breasts. Very comfortable!
Kelly: I was already worried about juggling breastfeeding and pumping on my work schedule, but this shirt eases my mind. The direct access yet full coverage of the t-shirt (and staying within uniform regulations) is a lifesaver. Now I can feed my daughter comfortably while at work. I would recommend this to any woman balancing her career with baby’s needs.
**UPDATE NOV 2017 – Just in time for the fall and winter, these new long-sleeve nursing shirts will keep you nice and warm! They are priced at $27.99 and are included in the multi-pack specials; when you buy at least 2 shirts a 15% discount will be applied. Purchase 3 or more shirts and enjoy a 20% discount. As an added bonus, use coupon code: SAVE15 for an additional 15% discount on all long-sleeve ABU shirts during the whole month of November 2017.
Miss Military Mom and Breastfeeding in Combat Boots have teamed up together to provide military breastfeeding mothers with the support they need to be successful at breastfeeding while serving in the military. Enter the GIVEAWAY by NOV 30 and 1 lucky winner will receive a MMM shirt (your choice of colors) and a BFinCB water bottle (pink or clear) total value of $45. Winner will be announced Dec 7. For more information, visit: https://www.missmilitarymom.com/. You can also find Miss Military Mom on Facebook and Instagram. In addition, we are pleased to announce that Miss Military Mom is sponsoring BFinCB for the months of May and November, to further Advocate, Inform, and Support all military mothers who are Giving the Breast for Baby and Country.
Do you have one of Miss Military Mom’s t-shirts? How do you like it? Do you think the military ought to issue these as part of the maternity uniform? Leave a comment below.