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Ds is almost six weeks old. He is dc3 and I had a section. I am also bfing. I have at least a stone and a half to lose before any of my stuff fits but cannot bare to look as unkept as I do at the moment. On line shopping preferable, casual and a few smarter bits for Xmas needed, please help! 5"7 size 14 short brown hair and my legs are relatively unscathed
I'm still bf and my lo is almost a year, I have to say compared to my summer babies bf in winter is COLD!!!! Also for mosesty's/ vanity's sake prefer to expose as little midriff as possible! So found I prefer wrap tops/dresses, little vests from gap that can be pulled down with loose and light jumpers over the top which I lift up. Had a couple of nursing tops from seraphine on line shop and this shawl thing which is really handy in cold as an impromptu coverup and general scarf. I did drape it like on website a bourbon early days but now just wear it as a normal scarf! Hadn't bobbled at all. www.seraphine.com/nursing-shawl-grey-one-size.html
Jersey fabric is your friend. I got a few plain basics yoga trousers, tunics, leggings, dress in navy/black/brown. Then a couple of new pieces of statement jewellery (from a local dress agency) and invested in a lovely cashmere poncho that made me feel snug & cossetted and I still love today!
Think practical, comfy and washable. Try ebay too.
Have a look at Rooti Tooti website. They have a best top which helps to turn almost any top into a nursing top. I layer with tops that are wrap style or buttons so the only opening is at breast level. I can't live with tops I have to lift!
I spent a lot of time looking for bf stuff in high st shops and generally found fashion tops had high necklines, or weren't machine washable, dresses that had no front opening, or fabrics with no stretch... And then often the stuff that is practical isn't exactly über stylish! Maybe someone else will come along with some better ideas! I think generally thin layers are the way forward though.
You know about the two top up/down thing don't you?
Wear any normal top you fancy and lift that up. It can have a high neckline or whatever you like because it is coming up. You can just focus on something cheap that you like. Underneath you wear a cheap camisole with stretchy straps and this bit can come down to allow boob access whilst keeping your tummy covered.
Anything that's a wrap or crossover style. I had a quick google last night and there are some lovely ones in debenhams just now which I'll be investing in when baby arrives (hopefully around Boxing Day sale time!)
I wear lots of tops / dresses which have buttons or wrap fronts. I have a few shirt dresses, shirts with jeggings, tops with buttons at chest (lots of these in Fat Face, White Stuff and M&S). Emma Jane nursing vests are great as they give you a bit of support too, I wear them under tops/ jumpers that I lift up or with nice cardigans.
I also got quite a few nice bits on eBay once I knew what I was looking for.
Amoralia have some pretty nursing tops and undies if you wanted something specific.