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Quality. Putting it on, and putting it in. Creating Better Quality Breast Milk (and Healthier Humans).

Posted by Krista Maas de Villiers on 23rd Oct 2020

Quality. Putting it on, and putting it in. Creating Better Quality Breast Milk (and Healthier Humans).
Our world is on fire, as we shield ourselves from an invisible threat that has taken so many lives and scarred others. If the fear, isolation and pivots of extraordinary 2020 have taught us anything please let it be to shift our focus from quantity into quality. Let it teach us to understand that everything we do, everything we consume, is connected.For me this starts with a new life, a new promise, a new beginning. A blank slate that we are responsible to nurture and nourish. Breast milk is liq
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Interview with our founder, Emily Ironi

11th Aug 2020

Interview with our founder, Emily Ironi
GORGEOUS, SEXY & SIZE INCLUSIVE; THE PUMPING BRAS YOU'LL ACTUALLY WANT TO WEAR Emily, the founder of The Dairy Fairy and plus-size sister line, Milkful, on the love and care poured into designing and producing gorgeous (and sexy!) pumping bras and intimates for mamas that look nothing like your average maternity bras. She describes the seed behind her brands, her own breastfeeding journey and the feedback from pumping moms that has touched her the most. Read on for more...1) Tell us about T
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How to prepare for breastfeeding (as a first, second, or fourth time mom)

30th May 2020

How to prepare for breastfeeding (as a first, second, or fourth time mom)
Whether you’re embarking on your breastfeeding journey for the first time or for the fourth time, there’s always more you can learn about the process. I’m currently gearing up to begin nursing for the second time and am trying to prepare as much as I can in advance of my new baby’s arrival.  Carly Sachs from The Mamma's List shares some of her experiences and recommendations:I breastfed my first daughter for 19 months and pumped at work until she was a year old. I stopped nursing just
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Support for All Things Baby, from our friends at BumbleBaby

5th Apr 2020

Support for All Things Baby, from our friends at BumbleBaby
A One Stop Resource for all Things MOM + BABYWhile we consider ourselves experts at all things bras and tools for pumping, we prefer to defer to licensed experts in maternity, baby health, breastfeeding and sleep support.  When we discovered Kate, we realized we hit the lottery of expertise and wanted to share this super skilled, incredibly supportive and entirely empathetic mom of 3 - who just happens to have all the answers!---------------------------Hi! I’m Kate, the founder of bumblebab
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Best Bras for pumping *hands-free* from Scary Mommy (we have FOUR styles!)

31st Mar 2020

Best Bras for pumping *hands-free*  from Scary Mommy (we have FOUR styles!)
As mamas, and pregnant women, we read everything to be prepped and ready for when bb arrives. We do our homework like the best straight A student looking to ace this thing called #momlife. Fast forward nine months and our beautiful baby is here. Then we decide to nurse and suddenly the reality of mom-hood has come to kick our ass!Did you know that you needed a hands-free pumping bra?The answer is yes. Yes you need one. Yes you need it now. Basically, without one of these, you won’t be able to do
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Comparison of the Ayla and the Pippa styles

10th Mar 2020

Comparison of the Ayla and the Pippa styles
A comparison of our Ayla and Pippa bras by Kristin from @bemybreastfriendI spent the entire length of my breastfeeding journey wearing pumping attachments and unattractive nursing bras. It wasn’t until October ‘19, one month before I would unexpectedly wean due to pregnancy that I received my first Dairy Fairy nursing and hands-free pumping bra. I immediately fell in love with the way it fit and the appearance. Even following the end of my breastfeeding journey I continued to wear my Ayla b
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Incredible breastmilk facts

7th Nov 2019

Incredible breastmilk facts
THAT LIQUID GOLD IS PRICELESS!Breastfeeding is amazing in so many ways. From the intense bond it can help you form with your baby in the first hours after birth, to the benefits it has on your baby’s health even into adulthood, there’s a reason breast milk is called “liquid gold.”So whether you’re on the fence about breastfeeding, need to remember why you started in the first place, or just want to feel good about your decision, we wanted to share 14 fascinating facts about breastfeeding and bre
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Don't let summer travel scare you

13th Jun 2019

Don't let summer travel scare you
The Dairy Fairy10 Travel Tips that will make your summer travel feel like an ACTUAL vacation.Photo: Paul HanaokaHey Lovely!Traveling with a baby? Que horror music. Okay, it’s not THAT bad. Nor is it as easy as traveling alone, obviously. It certainly doesn’t have to be the narrative of a horror story though. Here are some of our Top Tips for travel from our Fairy Tribe of mamas and Yours Truly.Wear them. Feed them plenty. Pack light. Go in with determination. - Jessie C.Bring diaper chang
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A NEW MOM GIFT, SHE'LL TRULY LOVE

15th May 2019

A NEW MOM GIFT, SHE'LL TRULY LOVE
THE DAIRY FAIRY10 gifts that will make a new Mama love you forever!Photo cred: Givi WoodleyHey Lovely!Struggling to figure out what to get for a new mama? Fear not! Our tribe of Fairy mama’s have sent forth their mama-tested suggestions: Scented candles. Try grapefruit to uplift the mood or a lavender scented candle to calm the space.Lactation tea. This, is a must.   Oat Mama is our “go to” tea!  Not only are they tasty, they are also SO good for a mom who is breastfeeding, pumpi
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Homemade Postpartum Bath Soak, Immerse Yourself

22nd Apr 2019

Homemade Postpartum Bath Soak, Immerse Yourself
The Dairy FairyHomemade Postpartum Bath Soak = Immerse yourself Hey there Mama, Mama’s best friend or partner in crime.Having a baby is the most incredible, magical and life changing experience you can think of. But, it can be tough, tiring and stressful. We often forget about ourselves. We like to call it “lack of vitamin ME.”It’s super important to carve out some time in the day for you!Our Fairies have created a bath soak recipe that will work wonders and leave you feeling calm and
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Quick snacks to make milk for DAYS! - Healthy breastfeeding snacks from The Dairy Fairy

20th Mar 2019

Quick snacks to make milk for DAYS! - Healthy breastfeeding snacks from The Dairy Fairy
The Dairy FairyMunch & sip on these faves from The Dairy Fairy’s magical recipe bookHey Lovely!Stressing about milk supply? Don’t. Milk production can take time and each and everyone of us is different. So be patient with yourself and get your nutritious and delicious snacks and breaks.While your milk-making factory is gearing into full throttle, try out these safe and tasty ways to coax in that milk. These recipes will have your baby banging their bottle (or your boobies) for more milkshake
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​Pumping in the Workplace: When You Go Back to Work, Take Your Rights with You

14th Mar 2019

​Pumping in the Workplace: When You Go Back to Work, Take Your Rights with You
Congratulations momma, you did it! You’ve birthed your baby and over the past few weeks, you’ve established a breastfeeding bond with your baby. Unfortunately for many of us, just as we’re getting into our groove, we’ll have to start preparing for the next step of our parenting journey: returning to work while maintaining our breastfeeding relationship with our baby. For many breastfeeding moms, this will mean pumping often to help maintain our supply and prevent discomfort and infection.
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Choosing the right bra - 5 tips to get you started

12th Mar 2019

Choosing the right bra - 5 tips to get you started
The Dairy Fairy Choosing the right bra for you. 5 tips to get you started. @sheplusfive photo cred1.Who are you? Okay, so who are you right now as you are reading this? Are you the lounging kind of mama (which is most of us in the beginning, so don’t worry!) The fitness buff, or the fashionista? How about all three?  Now you’re talking!  Then our bras have got you covered. Lounger - Try the Rose, she has no underwire, she is soft, comfy, can pump and nurse too! Fitness b
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Guide to pumping as a surrogate

26th Nov 2018

Guide to pumping as a surrogate
TIPS FROM AN EXPERIENCED SURROGATE MAMABy Shoshannah IngersollWhen the surrogacy journey starts, pumping as a surrogate is usually the last thing on any surrogate’s mind. But as the big day of the delivery draws near many questions start to pop up regarding the postpartum period and among those questions is the decision whether or not to pump to provide breast milk. Some intended parents are more passionate about feeding their baby’s breast milk than others, and many want to feed breast mi
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Oh, what an honor!

11th Jan 2018

Oh, what an honor!
We are so thrilled to be nominated for Nursing Mama's Favorite Bras category in the Cribsie Awards.This is one of the baby industries foremost resource and the companies featured include the best of the best in all baby products, including strollers, carriers and other baby essentials.Nominations and voting is up to mamas and we would love to have all of our Fairy Fans continue to support our little company by taking a moment to vote.Simply click here!Registration is quick an easy (less the
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Best all in one bra for Nursing and Handsfree Pumping review

3rd Oct 2017

Best all in one bra for Nursing and Handsfree Pumping review
Great review of our Arden All in one Nursing and Handsfree Pumping bra by our friends over at WireCutter magazine.Flattered to be the number ONE recommended all in one bra.To read the full review click belowhttps://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-pumping-bra...

Best Bras for Pumping Moms

8th Aug 2017

Best Bras for Pumping Moms
Thanks to our friends at Well Rounded for including us in their roundup of best Pumping Bras for Moms.We didn't miss the fact that our Ayla bra is the ONLY all in one for nursing AND handsfree pumping on the list!Wooohooo!08.04.17Best Bras for Pumping MomsThe best bra picks for pumping moms. When it comes to breastfeeding and pumping, function and comfort supersede fashion when it comes to prioritizing. That said, checking all three boxes would be a home-run for new mama’s so we don’t completel
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WBW EPIC giveaway, hosted by Sarah Wells and including over $3,000 in prizes

3rd Aug 2017

WBW EPIC giveaway, hosted by Sarah Wells and including over $3,000 in prizes
In honor and celebration of World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7, 2017), we are so excited to partner with Sarah Wells Bags to bring you the 4th Annual "Epic" World Breastfeeding Week Giveaway + Facebook Live Party! This year, we've got another $3,000+ in prizes, and three lucky mamas will each take home a prize bundle of their own valued over $1,200 each, including a $50 shop credit to  shop.thedairyfairy.com so you can select your bra of choice (in Bundle #
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Dress to Express

6th Apr 2017

Dress to Express
The latest feather in our nursing cap; being highlighted in Pregnancy & Newborn's Registry Guide.With my pregnancy, this was the holy grail for the most useful items - true mama must-haves, so its just a thrill to be included, and be the only PUMPING BRA featured!  Hooray for us!  Check it out at pnmag.com.
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Cheer-A-Mom Holiday Giveaway

8th Dec 2016

Cheer-A-Mom Holiday Giveaway
Cheers to you mom! Tireless, unselfish, always ready to please.After caring for our babies and partners, we sometimes forget to pamper ourselves too. So, this holiday season, we're offering the chance to win this breastfeeding super bundle in hopes of brightening your holidays a bit! Sanity-savers, beauty enhancers and milk makers, this list includes all the must-haves for any breastfeeding mama. And one lucky lady will walk away our winner!ENTER HEREThen pop over to sponsor social media pa
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Amazing deals from brands you love, for CYBER MONDAY!

28th Nov 2016

Amazing deals from brands you love, for CYBER MONDAY!
USE THE UNIVERSAL CODE FOR ANY BRAND:  CYBERMAMAOffer good till 11/59pst on 11/28OAT MAMAOat Mama handcrafts knock-your-bra-off delicious lactation granola bars to fuel and empower breastfeeding mamas. 20% OFF SHOP NOW MITERAMitera is a fashion brand that creates timeless, versatile, functional and practical clothing to carry modern women throughout their unique motherhood and personal journeys from pregnancy, nursing and beyond.20% OFFSHOP NOWCOCO + KIWICoco + Kiwi provides a selection of
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WBW Giveaway-a-day, celebrate with us

28th Jul 2016

WBW Giveaway-a-day, celebrate with us
Giveaway-a-day World Breastfeeding Week, August 1 - 7 This year’s World Breastfeeding Week focuses on how mothers, by breastfeeding, can play a part in achieving the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a blueprint for global commitment and action towards equitable development that governments around the world have agreed to accomplish by 2030. The annual celebration, which takes place on 1-7 August 2016, will serve as the foundation y
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Pre-Baby Arrival Fitness: Your Go-To Third Trimester Workout

26th Jul 2016

Pre-Baby Arrival Fitness: Your Go-To Third Trimester Workout
Can you still workout in your third trimester? Of course you can! Unless you’re on bed rest or otherwise cautioned by your doctor, getting daily movement in prior to baby’s arrival is a great way to pass the time and prep the body.I’ve found, in my third trimester, that on days when I can get a workout in, I feel better, sleep better and eat better. Since labor and delivery can be a fairly athletic event, it’s important to keep moving and focus on muscle groups that you’ll be using pre- an
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Sister Sister

26th Jul 2016

Sister Sister
"Boy oh boy, its really hard to find a perfectly fitting bra", said every woman.Part of the reason for the bra size enigma is that bra sizing is not standardized.  Each brand has their own technical specs and measuring techniques for determining the correct size.  Moreover, two women who have the same measurements, may prefer different sizes, depending on the type of coverage they prefer or the placement of their breasts.Understanding how sister sizing works, can help.  Sister siz
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Mother's Day, what a mom really wants

2nd May 2016

Mother's Day, what a mom really wants
Flowers are nice, but what a mom really wants (and needs) are the things that will make her life easier day after day. We've got you covered with the Mother of all Mother's Day giveaways. Featuring the best in nursing and comfort wear, pump and fashionable pumping accessories and milk promoting aids, featuring Mama Strut, Sarah Wells Pump Bags, Naked Tank, Sholdit, Spectra Baby, The Dairy Fairy, Oat Mama and Euphoric Herbals. Over $700 worth of mama must haves To enter, just follow th
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Do your breasts insist on acting like teenagers?

16th Sep 2015

Do your breasts insist on acting like teenagers?
A recent review by our friends at Montgomery County Moms compared her breasts to “high school senior the week before graduation”.And it really got me thinking. One of the toughest things about being a pumping mom is that you essentially give up control over your “teenage twins”.  That’s right, they can get temperamental.  At times causing chaos with unexpected leaks, engorgement and strong let-down.They can perk up on a dime, especially at the sight of your little love, and they can no
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