To be honest you really do not need any special clothes when breastfeeding. There are plenty of everyday clothes that you can wear that are great, inexpensive alternative breastfeeding clothes.
All you really need to consider is the ability to pull your top up, pull it down or open it up.
Here are 5 clothing ideas you can wear whilst breastfeeding. Chances are, you already own them.
- Wrap dresses: A wrap dress is not only a great item to wear throughout your pregnancy and postpartum, but also a really good garment when it comes to breastfeeding. With an adjustable waist tie, these dresses allow you to easily feed baby and keep yourself covered up. You may want to wear a tank top or camisole underneath for additional coverage but that’s a personal choice.
- Button up shirt: Anything with buttons is a winner. Unbutton your shirt from the bottom, not the top. This allows your baby to cover your belly, and the top of the shirt covers the top of your boob. Many people don’t even notice you’re nursing!
- Tshirts: A regular tshirt is all you need – I’m sure you have plenty of these already. If it has a scooped or v-neckline that is low enough you can pull it down to feed. Alternatively lift from the bottom, keep the shirt close to the baby’s cheek and again, baby will cover most of your belly.
- Tank tops: Get yourself regular tank top and cut slits in the front for easy access. Wear under regular clothing. Easy and discrete!
- Button-down top: Some tops have a few buttons from the neckline down. When you wear one of these, there is no need to lift the the shirt up, simply open one or two of the top buttons, latch baby on, and you have a simple, discreet nursing top! This option is a great way to expose little of your body while breastfeeding.
Depending on how discrete you want to be, you could always uses muslin wrap or similar lightweight blanket to cover yourself little more.
Did you buy ‘Nursing Tops’, or did you convert your regular tops into breastfeeding tops?