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*