Best Tops and dresses for breastfeeding

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 1993

I always wore 2 piece outfits.  That way I could pull the top up and nurse instead of pulling my top down. Workers great. 

Post # 3
715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I mostly wore regular shirts with a tank under. Then you can comfortably lift the top shirt without exposing your tummy to the whole world. A lot of nursing tops look like maternity shirts which is great for the first couple months but once some of the weight starts to come off you want something a little more normal looking. My absolute favorite nursing top is this one

when it is on it barely looks like a nursing shirt. I have it in 3 colors. That company also has dresses.  

Post # 4
862 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You wear the bfing tanks underneath normal tops. That way you can lift up the top and still have yourstomach covered, which I was much more self conscious about than my boobs. Button down or pulldown dresses are fine, but the main problem with them are they they show a lot more skin than the top pull up/ nursing tank combo. I always wanted to be a bit more covered than that because nursing boobs are bright and veiny things, so I usually would wear a scarf or something with a button down. 

Post # 5
9163 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I wear Old Navy maternity tanks and they work fantastic for breastfeeding.  So yeah…one year later and I’m still in my maternity tanks lol.  It does get a little boring sometimes but they work so well that I love them.  I wear a boyfriend-style cardigan over them in the colder months.  I have a long torso so I love that the maternity tanks are long.  My nursing tank just kind of cuts me off so I’d always be pulling it down.  I do wear normal tops to work, since I pump in a private space.

I also used some button down shirts, so button down is fine.  And you wear the nursing tank under other clothing.  I wasn’t interested in investing a lot of $$ in BFing specific clothing, so most of what I wear are my maternity tanks.

I don’t really BF in public all that much (as I’m usually at home or friends/family houses most of the time and we only have one baby) so I’m fine just pulling my shirt to the side since I also have my cardigan on.  Also I have nursed her walking around festivals and at IKEA, etc…all in my ergo and no one can even tell haha.

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