nursing attire

Melissa - posted on 03/19/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )




I have had trouble finding clothing designed specifically for nursing at consignment shops or the Goodwill. I do not want to spend a lot of money buying these items brand new. What are some suggestions of regular clothing that is convenient to wear while breastfeeding. I normally wear a lot of tshirts in the summer which is not going to be convenient to breastfeeding discreetly which is important to me.


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Mandy - posted on 03/19/2009




Find shirts that have the a V in the front where they cross. You can pull the fabric down from the top to pull your breast out. These types of tops are in fashion right now for non-maternity as well as maternity. Click my picture to the left and you can see the top I'm wearing for nursing. I put a tank under it as well because I was really hangin out there. :D

Christine - posted on 03/19/2009




I just wear regular clothes that lift up easy from the bottom with a nursing bra and a camisole with adjustable straps underneath. I loosen the cami straps so that it is easy to tug down with the bra flap. And for nursing in public I invested in a nursing cover. I order mine off of ebay for about $25.

Lidia - posted on 03/19/2009




I have a friend who used a regular tank, and just cut slits along the sides under the arms. That way, when worn under a shirt, she could shift the "nursing holes" to nurse discretely.

Another trick I have seen is to tuck the corner of a receiving blanket under your bra strap. This helps create a "tent" under which your child can nurse. The bra strap helps keep it in place.

I find that baby's head keeps everything covered, so if you are comfortable with that, just wear your regular clothes. As I'm not too keen on people seeing my post-partum mid-section, I simply wore a lot of zip- up sweaters and cardigans to hide my back and sides while I nurse.

Hope this helps!

Shannon - posted on 03/19/2009




I too use nursing tanks, but have found that my regular tanks with the bra built in work well too... but I am not large busted (a 38C) so that could obviously make a difference. .. If you do chose to use regular tanks with the bras built in, just look for ones with good stretch to the neckline area. I also get cross over or wrap front tops and use Gap's snap front bras and this works out great me.

Chani - posted on 03/19/2009




Nursting tanks are the best because you can wear then under everything and you can wear them a few times straight because since they are undershirts, noone can see them! I got mine at Gap. They were 22.50 and worth every penny because they are great quality. I use tose and the Medela nursing bras and its a great combo! Good Luck!

Allison - posted on 03/19/2009




Motherwear has great nursing clothes, and they have an ebay store where they sell their discontinued items and seconds. You can often get a really great deal there. I try really hard to buy stuff there as much as possible, and at season changes (like right about now or very soon) they often have a lot of stuff for sale.

Emily - posted on 03/19/2009




Unless you have really large breasts or are a very large individual in general you should be just fine with regular clothes. Bras without underwire or sports bras are better than the nursing bras that flip down from the top if you are trying to be discrete. Nurse your baby kind of uder your shirt. You can wear a jacket or tie it aroung your waist to hide your stomach and back but your baby's head and your shirt should cover everything else.

Krystle - posted on 03/19/2009




I got some nursing camis and bras from walmart that were cool and very inexensive.

Stephanie - posted on 03/19/2009




I love wearing nursing camis. Mine are from Target. I wear them under everything. So if I'm wearing normal clothing, my sides, tummy and back aren't exposed when I nurse.

Debbie - posted on 03/19/2009




I wear t-shirts with a tank top underneath, this way when I lift the t-shirt to nurse the tank top covers my side and belly. You can get good, inexpensive nursing tanks many places.

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