Anyways, what are your go to nursing bras?
I love flowing tank tops, v-neck tees, dolman tops, cardigans, cozy sweaters, on and on. Since, my favorite season is on its way, I wanted to touch on some fall friendly outfits that are easy for breastfeeding.
I love me some cardigans. A tank top underneath all different types of cardigans are cute and easy for breastfeeding. Accessories, like scarves, are a great add on, of course for the look, but also to help cover the breast without having to struggle with a cover over you and baby. V-neck tees are also great for easy breastfeeding.
They are adorable, simple and comfortable. Also adding a scarf is perfect for that little bit of extra modesty. I am sure you have heard time and time again about the two-shirt method, it is personally one of my favorites. Dolman tops make the two-shirt method less arbitrary; this is an outfit that you would wear without nursing, with the added bonus that is perfect for discreet nursing. These are my two favorite sweaters.
I am all about the sweaters! I love that they work so well for nursing, it is perfect for that chilly fall weather. The great thing about sweaters, they will either follow the v-neck rule or they will easily fit into the two-shirt method. It is easy to tailor how you wear a sweater with the weather, how modest you want to be, or dressing up or down. Personally, I found the most difficulty in dressing for parties that required something a little more on the fancy side. This dress is definitely my go-to for swankier occasions.
When I need to shop for more dresses, I will be sure to keep this style, as well as, halter and sweetheart necklines in mind. It is not always easy to dress for nursing, or finding breastfeeding friendly clothes, but it is a fun little challenge to make your closet into a nursing friendly closet.
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Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. I wear size M. Edited when Ella was 4 months old. I was never able to nurse in v-neck anything, and they always needed to be button ups, cross-fronts, or pulled up completely. Tucked into a skirt, this was my summer uniform when it was super hot, when I wanted to be dressy casual at church or out with friends, and when I wanted nursing to be really, really, really easy.
They come in 8 colors HERE. A similar t-shirt that is also ridiculously stretchy is HERE and comes in several prints. I wear these in size M. Both the tank and tees are fitted at the bust, making them flattering when tucked into a skirt, but are loose at the waist which makes them drape well with a front tuck into shorts and jeans. But, if you can figure out the bra situation, a strapless dress would be super easy to nurse in.
There are tons of strapless dresses! Edit—Ella is now 4 months old. Lastly, like I said earlier, I wear any of my regular tops that I can pull up easily and wear Undercover Mama camis underneath. It also includes my Lush tunics or the softer and shorter similar Henley version , among other flowy tops I own. Between all these options I scarcely ever feel the need to buy nursing-specific clothing apart from undergarments.
I can more or less wear my regular clothes thanks to Undercover Mama camis, and there is a lot of variety between the different types of button-ups and cross-front clothing. You can view my past nursing-friendly outfits HERE , though that only shows my button up and cross-front outfits. Join PMT Emails for the latest posts, new releases, special sale alerts, and behind the scenes peeks. I love this post! Yes to all of the above, especially the henleys and buttoned shirts — I basically lived in 4 Old Navy flannel shirts while nursing my second through a Quebec winter.
I may have to check into the camis! I had a nursing cover like your first one but been having issues with my 6 month old pulling it so I bought the second one.
We will be traveling this summer and I wanted more coverage. I ended up using Wal-Mart nursing sports bra this time e around because they seem to be the only ones to keep it all in and not look like I have a third boob, lol!
I just wear regular tops. Haha a third boob! Most of the nursing bras I tried make me look like I have a uniboob. Getting nicer nursing bras this time was totally worth it! You read my mind! This is baby 3 for me and I agree with you that breastfeeding clothes are unnecessary. I do wear strapless dresses a lot in the summer when nursing.
When I do, I just go without a bra entirely and just stick my breast pads directly into the dress itself to contain any leaks. Then I just pull down one side at a time to nurse. Maybe when the weather warms up or when a fancy event rolls around! Figuring out clothes was the hard part for me. I just recently went back to my usual shirts and started hiking them up. I love the idea of the camisole for a little more modesty. When I was nursing my son, he hated the nursing cover.
I improvised by still wearing it but not covering his face with it until he was a little older. Basically, it covered the top and middle of my chest and any part of my stomach that was exposed.
I also always had a receiving blanket on the baby and used that to cover my stomach too. I used the blankets more with my daughter. This is so helpful! While my breastfeeding days are behind me, I think that the singlet under a normal top so you can pull it up is the best breastfeeding outfit! It was so practical and let me use more of my regular wardrobe and feel more like myself. Instead of getting hands free pumping bras, get a hands free pumping necklace. The Pumpin Pals necklace was a lifesaver for me when I went back to work!
I highly recommend Kindred Bravely for nursing bras. I did try the Undercover Mama Nursing tanks, but ultimately found that just a pack of camisoles from Costco, or anywhere really, the thin strap kind worked the best for me. The straps are stretchy enough to pull the tank right down along with the nursing bra, and I still have tummy coverage.
The price is right too! Which Kindred bra do you recommend? I linked to the sleeping bras in this post—those are great. Really soft and comfy. I think it was the deep plunging one or something. It gave me a uniboob haha! It also squeezed my ribcage and fit kind of awkwardly. Any recs for a different style?
Uh oh — maybe you tried the one I like already? I like the Simply Sublime bra. I usually prefer underwires Soma nursing underwire is my fav but try to stay away from them early on.
The Simply Sublime gives decent support and shape without the wire. The Sublime tank is nice too, although I was too cheap to buy more than one.
Did you try the Marvella? This is so practical! Shared with my mamas. I think the camis hook onto non-nursing bras too. I just tried hooking it onto one using the metal hooks on the camisole and it stayed. Thank you for this thorough post. I have tried so many nursing tops and they all have issues: The list goes on.
The only nursing top I have found that hits all the right notes is this one at Motherhood: I just posted a nursing top on Instagram that I actually like.
It has a minimal amount of fabric, is really really easy to nurse in, has enough coverage, and is super comfy.
BFF Clothing sells breastfeeding friendly clothes, (suitable for all women not just those breastfeeding!) I can confirm that each garment sold has been 'breastfed tried and tested' by myself! We have a lovely range of clothes at affordable prices, all are extremely comfortable to wear and easy to feed in. my approach to breastfeeding friendly clothes There’s a whole market for breastfeeding-specific clothing, but if that’s what you’re looking for here, you’ll be disappointed. I try to avoid those as much as possible for several reasons: I’m usually not in love with the . Online shopping for Clothing, Shoes & Jewelry from a great selection of Dresses, Tops & Tees, Active, Lingerie, Sleep & Lounge, Swimsuits & Cover Ups & more at everyday low prices.