Milk & Mummy Nursing Clothes – Review

Personally I think finding clothes for breastfeeding is something of a nightmare.  At the moment I’m wearing three different tops on rotation – one which is a vest I can pull down and the other two long sleeve t shirts that I wore in pregnancy and can just about pull up.  I’m still wearing maternity leggings and jeans (and probably will be for a little while as they’re much more comfortable on my tender section scar and tummy) – this at least means that they are covering my tummy up while I feed.  Anyway this hotchpotch of maternity clothes that I’m wearing may be comfortable but it’s a faff for feeding and it’s not very flattering (thankfully I’ve not been out of the house much yet!)  Lots of people have said to me “Oh I didn’t bother with special nursing clothes, I just wore normal tops and pulled them up” – which is all well and good but I often find my tops are too fitted to pull up easily and tops that pull down tend to expose more of my ample bosom than is strictly necessary and don’t even talk to me about tops with fake buttons on them!  I’m not really one for faffing with scarves either – I don’t want to cover up my baby’s face while I’m feeding them.
 
So this leads me to making a shout out on Twitter last week where I asked for people to hook me up with lovely nursing clothes and was introduced to Emma from @milkandmummy – I went off for a browse of the website: Milk & Mummy and found some gorgeous, practical clothes all designed with breastfeeding in mind! I spent quite a while looking at different tops and dresses and could have spent quite a lot of money (though Dave might have had something to say about that!)  I’ve now got quite a wish list of items.

Top of that wish list was the Juliet – a gorgeous aubergine coloured tunic with pretty lace knit detail to the shoulders and hemline.  It’s lightweight and flattering.  It goes up to a “large” which is classed as a 14-16 but it’s generously cut –  I would say I’m normally more of an 18 and this tunic fits aside from the vital chest area where my boobs poke out of the the vertical openings in a rather comical fashion. A size up and this would have become a staple part of my breastfeeding wardrobe!  Maybe I’ll treat myself as I lose a few lbs over the coming months!

 
 
 

And then my other favourite was the Liza (which comes in three different colours) – what appeals most about this is the fact that it’s woollen – you have been outside recently right? An item of clothing that’s going to keep me warm and covered while I get my boobs out in public? Winner. My favourite thing about this is that once you’ve unbuttoned the side for feeding it folds down but there is a panel across the top to maintain your modesty.  I like that the buttons just look like a nice detail to the dress (I find lots of nursing tops just look frumpy or are unflattering on the chest area with the tie front details etc)  I expected with it being woollen that it would be itchy but it’s not – it’s really soft and comfortable.  It’s easy to undo with one hand – tho a bit harder to do back up again, I ended up passing Amy to Dave while I sorted myself out!

  
 
 
Check out my gorgeous new outfit:
 
Not often you’d see me allowing a sideways shot 3 weeks after giving birth!
Check that out for discreet boobage!
If you’re on the look out for lovely nursing clothes then you won’t got far wrong at Milk & Mummy.  And just to tempt you even further I’m able to offer you a 10% discount on purchases – just use the code GOINGON10 (This code expires 31.12.13 and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer) 

*Disclaimer – I was sent the Liza tunic free of charge for the purpose of review but all thoughts and opinions are my own*

31 Comments

  1. November 27, 2013 / 7:42 pm

    You look fab and what a great piece of postnatal/breast feeding clothing that is! x

  2. katefever
    November 27, 2013 / 7:50 pm

    This looks gorgeous, so soft and cosy. Very discreet too – wish I had known about this company a few months ago!

  3. November 27, 2013 / 8:10 pm

    These look lovely. Finding nursing clothes that are practical and stylish is a difficult task but these look fab.

    • November 27, 2013 / 8:39 pm

      It's a tricky business isn't it Shaz! I've got a few tops on my wishlist next 🙂

  4. November 28, 2013 / 8:01 am

    Great review hun and you look fab by the way!!!

  5. AK Templer
    November 28, 2013 / 1:22 pm

    oh wow that dress looks lovely on you! its nice to see a breastfeeding dress who looks different!

    • November 28, 2013 / 1:31 pm

      I love that it doesn't look like a breastfeeding dress 🙂

  6. November 29, 2013 / 12:16 pm

    This doesn't even look like a maternity baby breast feeding dress thingybob! Looks great on you and I love the colour. You look really glowing and full of beans despite (or because of?!) having a newborn xxx

    • November 29, 2013 / 1:59 pm

      I thought that too, maternity/nursing clothes have got so much better over the years.

    • November 29, 2013 / 3:42 pm

      Aw thanks! Flattering lighting I think 😉

  7. November 29, 2013 / 12:31 pm

    Wow you look fabulous!! It's fashionable and functional which is always a mega plus for a young yummy mummy 🙂 xx

  8. November 29, 2013 / 1:12 pm

    OMG I never knew such things existed! It looks like a normal top! Amazing. x

  9. Ellie Caldwell
    November 29, 2013 / 4:00 pm

    looks lovely and you wouldn’t know it was a nursing top, unlike some others, Wish i'd have know about them when I was breastfeeding my little girl

    • November 29, 2013 / 9:35 pm

      So many nursing tops are really unattractive aren't they!

  10. Tas D
    November 29, 2013 / 4:49 pm

    I love those tops with the slits on the side – I was forever lifting mine and holding it with my chin!

  11. we3three
    November 29, 2013 / 5:28 pm

    how clever and a lovely colour too 🙂

  12. November 29, 2013 / 7:38 pm

    I think that maternity and nursing clothes are sooooo worth the money as they make you feel better and will be worn to death. You look ace. Hope that you are less sore very soon.

  13. Becky Clapham
    November 29, 2013 / 8:24 pm

    Gorgeous, and the colour is great on you too!

  14. November 29, 2013 / 11:43 pm

    Oh wow I love seeing what they come out with next for mums and babies, these are really trendy too 🙂

  15. November 30, 2013 / 7:02 pm

    Wow I can't believe it's only 3 weeks since you gave birth! You look fab! Those dresses are gorgeous x

  16. November 30, 2013 / 11:40 pm

    Those clothes are gorgeous! My fave breast feeding item of clothing was a Seraphine jumper,which was the only thing that made me feel even remotely trendy in those new mummy days! You look fab xxx

    • December 5, 2013 / 10:26 am

      It's so hard to find nice clothes isn't it!

  17. December 3, 2013 / 9:08 pm

    That's a gorgeous top! You look amazing for three weeks post birth 🙂

  18. Anonymous
    January 20, 2014 / 10:08 am

    Nice stylish and practical outfits suitable for breastfeeding. This is great, as often difficult to find suitable clothing. Sounds like size range could be doing with being increased. As size varies, and sometimes something loose can be more comfortable.

    Rachel Craig

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