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MrsRose2018 Wed 17-Jun-20 10:47:10

Hi ladies

I’m being induced next weekend and I’ve realised I dont have any nursing/easy boob access clothes!

I’m not gonna be going into shops - primarily because I don’t have the energy - so can I get your online recommendations?

Do I need to fork out for speciality ‘nursing/maternity’ wear or will just loose button down things do?



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Wingingitsince2018 Wed 17-Jun-20 10:51:54

I found just normal clothes with buttons or two layers (vest under tshirt) so you can do one up one down is fine. Just be careful with buttons on dresses etc as they can be fake and it is hard to tell online. Wrap dresses are also great. I also didn't realise for ages to unbutton from the bottom of a shirt rather than the top if you want to be more discreet.

The only nursing clothes I bought were bras, a couple of vests and a hoodie with concealed zips for the winter.

MajorFaffington Wed 17-Jun-20 10:52:55

New Look, ASOS and Jojo Maman Bebe do nice nursing stuff. Jojo stuff is quite expensive but there’s usually lots on eBay.

With my first I bought loads of nursing specific stuff, but this time I have discovered “Can I Breastfeed in it?” on Facebook. There’s a page and a group with lots of ideas of “normal” clothes with easy bf access.

One easy option is “one up one down”, a loose top that you pull up over a vest you can pull down.

Anotherscentedcandle Wed 17-Jun-20 10:58:10

Yes either a loose tshirt over a tank top or a button shirt over a tank top. I bought a couple of the £3 vest/tank tops from H&M and then a few casual shirts/slightly looser tops and did the job fine. I found special nursing tops to be pricey and not always that user friendly.

OnlyFoolsnMothers Wed 17-Jun-20 11:00:22

Tbh I found maternity/ nursing clothes were only online.
I second not needing nursing tops as such (expensive and a faff)- some nursery bras and vests that you can pull down will be fine.
ASOS will bring up a mix of options.

Babyshine2020 Wed 17-Jun-20 11:02:49

I haven't had my baby yet but plan on breastfeeding. I've been looking at The Milky Tee for a few T-shirt's (£27/top) but they look so practical.

All the reviews are bloggers so I'm aware they could be biased so I'm keeping an eye on eBay for them.

But, also following this as I haven't got a clue what is actually practical and what isn't.

Undomesticgodde55 Wed 17-Jun-20 11:10:54

New look for basic t-shirts online if you don't want to be spending a lot. A lot of maternity wear will double up as nursing tops too so you may have a few bits already in your wardrobe that you haven't noticed.

northernbelle84 Wed 17-Jun-20 11:11:11

H&M do a two pack of nursing tops that are like t-shirts with an access panel (they also do vest tops that unclip but I didn't like them). I lived in the t shirt tops for 18 months, they are comfy, wash well and go well with jeans.

Undomesticgodde55 Tue 22-Sep-20 19:07:42

I live in t-shirts by milky tee. They have zips on the side - love them. Also have a sweatshirt. Very discreet.

Superscientist Tue 22-Sep-20 23:06:26

I'm using a mix of vest tops (worn strapless) and t shirts and pull them up. For now these meet my needs, I'm not going far and they invariably get covered in milk /vomit. I use a large (120x120 cm) muslin when I want to be discreet.
I have a nursing nighty that I my neighbour gave me in a 2nd hand maternity bundle but I wouldnt put it as essential.
If we ever get to the point of being able to go out and about more I will look at getting a top. I will hold off until it is needed as I might change size in the meantime and i might decide I don't need it.

Mylittlepony374 Tue 22-Sep-20 23:13:24

As everyone else said, vest top stretchy enough to pull down, big baggy top over. Easiest way to discreetly feed when out& about/ when visitors around.
First few weeks at home was largely just baby sick covered pyjamas, no bra, easy access.

Oohmegooliebird Tue 22-Sep-20 23:15:28

You don't need special nursing tips. Buy a couple of thin strapped stretchy vest tops and wear under a normal top. When you need to feed you pull the vest top down and the other top up.

Wobbitcatcher Tue 22-Sep-20 23:17:28

I didn’t realise that I would prefer to lift something up than pull something down. I bought a load of nursing clothes (button down, wrap tops etc) then realised I felt very exposed with the top of my boob out.

I now wear loose tops I can lift up and baby mainly covers my stomach. I have a few dresses that have a 2nd bodice layer that lifts up too (H&M, gap are good for these)

Oohmegooliebird Tue 22-Sep-20 23:17:54

Ps bravado seamless or Anita underwired were my favourite nursing bras.

SassyPants87 Tue 22-Sep-20 23:25:18

@MrsRose2018 I bought a couple of these buttoned night dresses from boohoo. Really practical and comfy

daisydalrymple Tue 22-Sep-20 23:28:02

I loved the H&M nursing tops as mentioned by PP. Reasonably priced, wash well and totally practical.

Nat6999 Tue 22-Sep-20 23:35:40

Next had got BF clothes in, if you have a look in their sale you might get some bargains.

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