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Black Friday Breastfeeding Deals for 2018

Black Friday Shopping is always the lowest prices of the year and if you want deals on breastfeeding products and nursingwear, now is the time to buy! And Lactation Connection 2018 Black Friday Sale is no exception!

Lactation Connection's Black Friday Sale has made in the USA quality Amamante Nuringwear at over 50% off.  Nursing pajamas separates starting at $9.99 and nursing nightgowns up to 3X for $19.99.

For the pumping mama, get your breast milk storage bags and bottle bands and breast milk bottle labels at 50-60% off!  Get a steal of a deal on breast milk bottle cooler tote for only $9.99!  Not to mention air dry bag that stores and dries your breast pump parts at 50% off!

Premium brands like Bravado Designs, Hygeia, La Leche League, QT Intimates, ARDO, Bailey Medical and more offer featured selections on our Black Friday Breastfeeding Sale!

Shop early for best selection because sizes won't last especially when nursing bras valued at up to $38 are slashed to $9.99!  $9.99 …
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