Breastfeeding Category


Nourish Baby Breastfeeding Class


WHO: Becky of Nourish-Baby

WHAT: Two hour breastfeeding class that is fun and informative. They go over positioning & latching techniques, importance of the first 24 hours, pumping essentials, milk storage, and so much more!

WHEN:  2016 : Thursday, 6pm – 8:30pm - Jan 21st, Feb 25th, Mar 17th, Apr 21st, May 19th, June 16th, July 21st

WHERE: Xpecting Maternity & Nursing Boutique

369 E. 17th St, Costa Mesa 92627

HOW MUCH: The $50 fee covers you and a significant other during the 2 hour class and a 15 minute phone consultation after your baby is born. In addition, Xpecting gives you a $50 store credit to use on any nursing products (Medela pumps, nursing bras, nursing clothes, and more). So that class is practically FREE!

Call 949.574.2184 or email to reserve your spot


Day 8 of Xpecting’s 12 Days of Christmas

day8A great pair of pajamas can sure make a gal feel and sleep better. All of our pajamas are maternity and nursing friendly. Skip out on wearing hubby’s old college t-shirt and spring for a pair of comfortable maternity pajamas. You’ll wish you never had to take them off because they’re so soft.

Shop from a variety of gowns, long sleeve, and tank top sets at Xpecting Maternity & Nursing Boutique


Breastfeeding Event by Nourish Baby


In honor of August being National Breastfeeding Month, we will be hosting a free breastfeeding event led by Michelle and Becky of Nourish Baby.  The event will be on Thursday, August 8th from 6 – 7pm at Xpecting Maternity. The gals of Nourish Baby will be on hand to offer “sisterly advice” on any breastfeeding questions you may have.  Xpecting will also be running special promotions on items in our nursing station, from nursing bras to Medela pumps. We will also be on hand to help mamas get fitted for the perfect nursing bras and pajamas.

The Deal: For the night of the event, Xpecting will be offering 25% off our entire Nursing Station — Medela pumps & accessories, nursing pajamas, nursing tanks, and more! All nursing friendly bras will be BUY 3 GET 1 FREE (25% off does not apply to this promo). For the entire month of August, we will be running the buy 3, get 1 free bra promo and well as 25% off Medela pumps

When: Thursday, August 8th from 6-7pm
Where: Xpecting Maternity & Nursing Boutique :: 369 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa 92627
Who: Becky & Michelle of Nourish Baby
What: One hour class that goes over several breastfeeding hot topics
Cost: FREE. Also, get a free breastfeeding log and Mother’s Milk Tea from Nourish-Baby!

Space will be limited for this event, please RSVP to We want mamas to be able to openly ask questions about their needs and concerns, therefore we are keeping this a ladies only event.

*This event is different than our monthly Nourish Baby breastfeeding classes. This event will briefly touch on breastfeeding topics, whereas our monthly class goes more into detail.


Packing Your Hospital Bag

This is something you don’t want to wait until last minute to do. Packing your hospital bag is essential so that you don’t forget any last minute items. We typically recommend you have your bag packed a month and a half before your due date. Here are Xpecting’s top 6 must-haves:


Dear Johnnies hospital gowns will keep you look stylish while you are in the hospital.


A good nursing tank is ideal for lounging, nursing, and to greet visitors. We offer them in multiple brands such as Bravado and GlamourMom. They both have a built in bra to make nursing easier for new moms.

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If you’re planning on nursing, it is essential to find a good, supportive nursing bra. We offer custom fittings in the store to help you find your size. We carry multiple brands such as Bravado, Bella Materna, BelaBumBum, and Elle Macpherson.


Get cozy with a comfortable pair of Juliet Dream soft panel lounge pants. Pair it with a nursing top and cardigan for stylish comfort.


Don’t even think about leaving home without the Bella B Nipple Nuture. We recommend you start using this from day one of nursing to avoid dry or cracked nipples.


We are partial to these Aden + Anais swaddle blankets because they are so cute and multi-functional. Use them as a burp cloth, blanket, swaddle, sheet, and more.

A couple more things you will probably need are toothbrush, toothpaste, cozy slippers, camera, cell phone, and your baby’s coming home outfit. With these essentials packed and ready to go, you’ll be able to focus on the birth of your baby rather than worrying about what you forgot. In the case that you did forget something, we offer free delivery to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach. Just give us a call and we will bring you anything you need from our store. (949)574-2184


Nursing Essentials

If you’re a first time mom, nursing can be a bit overwhelming for you. We’ve gathered a couple of our favorites that we couldn’t live without while we were nursing. We hope that these items will help make your journey into breastfeeding a little easier.

The Bravado Bliss Bra is hands-down one of the best nursing bras that we’ve come across. It offers the full support of an underwire bra, without the underwire.  The seamless foam cups hide nipples and breast pads while giving you a beautiful shape.  The flexible under-breast support channel that offers remarkable shape and lift while maintaining comfort and good breast health. There is also a gentle stretch feature in the cups that grow and contract with your changing shape while maintaining support.

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*also available in black

Another Bravado item that moms love is the Essential Nursing Tank.  It’s a basic nursing tank top with a built in full support bra.  It is perfect to wear in the hospital as people are walking in and out, nursing in public, around the house, or even to sleep. You’ll look terrific, feel great and it is easy to nurse in public because it provides tummy coverage where you need it.


*also available in white and chocolate brown

My Brest Friend really is your best friend when it comes down to nursing time. The wrap around design secures to the body helping mom and baby maintain positioning and latch-on.  Back rest helps you maintain good posture during feeding and prevents sore back and neck. This pillow is full of features that moms love.

MBFgreen*also available in pink and blue

The Hooter Hider helps you nurse discreetly and in style.  The unique rigid neckline allows for ventilation, as well as direct eye contact with the baby.  Generous sizing keeps mommy completely covered during breastfeeding. Don’t leave home without this useful nursing item.


*available in different prints

Don’t even think about trying to nurse without grabbing some Bella B Nipple Nurture. Use the cream before and after breastfeeding to help prevent and soothe sore or cracked nipples. Their plant-based ingredients are food-grade and 100% safe for mother and baby. Bella B uses the very best natural ingredients including cocoa, shea and mango butter butter that are combined and specially-blended to provide excellent soothing and healing properties without using animal by-products.


There you have it, our top pick nursing essentials for moms-to-be.  All these items have been tried and loved by friends and clients.

Question: What was your must-have nursing item that you recommend to all expectant moms?