It's important to pick out the right breastfeeding clothes as you might even be wearing them for longer than your maternity ones. These days there is a fantastic range of stylish nursing wear that you'll even want to wear when you're no longer breastfeeding. The main problem is that many of these clothes are quite pricey.
Here are some fantastic tips on how to choose breastfeeding clothes that will become your wardrobe favourites as well as make your dollar go further.
- Buy maternity clothes that double as breastfeeding clothes – look out for front press stud openings and stretchy necklines that can easily be pulled over the bust
- Breastfeeding tops or dresses that have one-handed access such as this singlet where the top layer can easily be pulled up. This leaves your other hand free to help your baby latch on properly.
- Look for tops that make breastfeeding discreet. We all know that there are often some unwelcome stares that come with breastfeeding in public. Dresses that have a modesty layer such as this one will help you feel less exposed and not fearful of breastfeeding publicly.
- If you are conscious of your tummy post-pregnancy, look for looser styles to make you feel more comfortable. And don't worry – breastfeeding will actually help you get back to your pre-pregnancy shape faster.
- Stretchy fabrics from natural fibres will help you and your baby feel more comfortable. Be aware of tops with sharp openings or zips.
- Buy a week's worth of tops and nursing bras so that you don't have to worry about washing when you're already tired enough with a newborn. You'll find that leakages will mean that you can often go through 2 or 3 bras in one day.
- Make sure your nursing bras have one-handed clips
- Save by purchasing affordable nursing wear online. There is a fantastic range which doesn't compromise style & quality for comfort and price.