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Where can i buy a breastfeeding tankini or swimming costume

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elfandsafeT Wed 25-May-11 10:54:52

Currently exclusively bf DD2. Going on hols in July and been looking for breast feeding swimwear. I can find loads of maternity stuff but nothing so far for breastfeeding - does it exist?

I usually spend most of the day hanging out round the pool, so i think it will be really unconvenient trying to haul the norks out all the time - help!

MooM00 Wed 25-May-11 10:59:48

Carriwell do one, but maybe layers would work, 2 tankini tops, pull one up and stretch one down.

MooM00 Wed 25-May-11 11:02:20

half price at boots but very dull.

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elfandsafeT Wed 25-May-11 11:21:28

Thanks that's great the clevermummy ones look better and i[m an 18/20 so right sizes, at least in some styles

MockingbirdsNotForSale Wed 25-May-11 15:16:28

I bought one the other day from Mothercare- Its black, with a tummy toning bit and cups like a Bravado bra. I recommend one size higher than you are to accommodate boobage if you're on the large side in that department.

elfandsafeT Wed 25-May-11 17:12:37

Great tip thanks, couldn't find them before as they were in Maternity swimwear, they have a tankini and go up to size 20. Good to have a couple of options

4pudding Wed 25-May-11 20:28:50

I used a triangle bikini, and the bikini top is like a "tah-dah!!!!" breastfeeding curtain! Then have a scarf/muslin draped over the top of the book while feeding.

4pudding Wed 25-May-11 20:29:34

Sorry just saw you are a size 18, I've got much smaller boobs so might not work for you.

MassagesDeclinedByNetmums Wed 25-May-11 20:42:40

I bought bandeau bikinis so I could pull them down without flopping out both boobs, worked quite well for me. Am a 16/38E, so felt a bit flabby, but had little DS with me so clearly had a reason for it!! smile

If you are a bit shy, I'd say wear a bikini top under a normal tankini, and you can pull the tankini top down and the bikini up, so keeping yourself covered

Gemtubbs Wed 25-May-11 20:45:00

I just bought the mothercare 1 in black as well. Nice unclippy bf type straps. Had to get a size 18 for the boobies although I'm normally a 16. and the bottoms part of it looks like massive Bridget Jones types, but the scary thing is that they fit. :S

organiccarrotcake Wed 25-May-11 20:46:01

I didn't like the mothercare tankini and sent it back. It was a while ago so I can't really remember but I think the drop cup wasn't great. I have their one-piece in black which has a shoulder drop-cup like a nursing bra. It's ok but it's a nork-out job as it drops and reveals the whole breast. I usually tie a light wrap around my waist to swim in so I generally just undo it and drape it over my shoulder when I feed like that. Normally, out of the water I don't use a cover or muslin but I just feel too whop-em-out for my own comfort without a drape.

Alternatively any tankini would do as you could lift and feed under the top like lifting a tee-shirt and would be more discreet than my nursing 2-piece. But after 2 babies and lots of chocolate I'm really not a 2-piece swimming costume person!

ludlowawheh Tue 09-Apr-13 12:53:42

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BuntyCollocks Tue 09-Apr-13 13:28:32

ludlo harsh.

OP - why not just get a normal halter neck and whap one out at a time?

Twattybollocks Tue 09-Apr-13 14:06:17

You can get the clips for nursing bras on eBay and convert one that you already have assuming you are able to sew or know someone who can. I found this a better option than the somewhat dull selection that's available from maternity wear stores. Also I'm rather an odd size so I found this easier than trying to find something I like that fits.
Ludlo - whilst it's true that you can find almost everything on eBay, I wouldn't buy a used swim suit, and the new stuff on there is generally of dubious quality I find.

leedy Tue 09-Apr-13 14:45:20

I have this one in green - bit pricy but looks nice.

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