Post # 1
I’ve been stocking up on some dresses/shirts which have a button fastened opening at the top so that I won’t have difficulty breastfeeding but I seem to read a lot about women opting for nursing tanks mainly for clothing while breastfeeding. Are button-opening dresses not good? What do you suggest is the best kind of dress for breastfeeding? I don’t really want to just wear bf tanks post partum. Seems a bit boring.
Post # 2
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
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 http://www.milknursingwear.com/store/pc/Empire-scoop-neck-nursing-top-2p3373.htm
when it is on it barely looks like a nursing shirt. I have it in 3 colors. That company also has dresses.
Post # 4
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
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 Boyfriend or Best Friend 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.
Post # 6
Mdmc: MzMarzipan: MsKeee: kes18: thanks everyone.
MsKeee: I understand what you mean. I think I won’t have to expose my tummy if I am opening the shirt/ dress from the top down the centre. Obviously wrap dresses would be ideal because there’s no chance the breast not in use will be exposed but again, I’m loathe to buy a whole lot of a particular style of dress just so I can bf.