From the Mariana Islands and now living in Upstate NY, Mama to three, proud wife of a veteran, and founder of nenikanopi, LindyJo Larnard used what nursing covers were available, covers that draped over baby’s face, that were too hot and stuffy underneath, that had to be held up so she could see what she was doing… it was a struggle holding baby and holding up nursing cover fabric at the same time, while trying to get a good latch.
Moms who feel more comfortable nursing and pumping in privacy, who might need to use a nipple shield, who have mastitis, who experience any pain associated with breastfeeding, whose baby gets easily distracted, who needs privacy without a stuffy cover, who pump on the other side while nursing, and the list goes on… need a breastfeeding friendly nursing cover. She wanted to see baby, get that latch, bond, and pump with ease… comfortably.
So, she taught herself to sew and created the first prototype of the infineni, the first ever nursing scarf that converts into a canopy space for baby to nurse in without having fabric literally covering baby’s face. The infineni was born. A multiuse cover that gives handsfree line of sight, provides full coverage, is fashionable, multifunctional, and won’t drape over your baby’s face.
It's name came from the word 'neni', the Chamorro word for baby. The multi-uses the gave way to it being called the infineni, a play on the 'infinity' in infinity scarf.
Fashion meets Function with BOTH mama & neni in mind.
After lots of hard work (LOTS), sleepless nights, and different iterations, the infineni was ready to share with other mamas. Moms call it the #coverwithoutthesmother, a nursing accessory designed for both mama & baby that modifies to mom's needs without sacrificing baby's.
To create something that no one understood because there's nothing out there like it, was long and difficult. Like parenthood, like life, most things worth doing come with crazy, new, exhausting, fun, scary, and beautiful moments. You and your baby deserve the best and we’re grateful to be able to provide you nenikanopi’s awesome American grown and made originals for you and your baby’s most precious moments.