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What do you wear when it's cold and you're breastfeeding?

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JanieLovesLuckySocks Fri 04-Oct-13 08:27:00

Brilliant advice, I'm due next month so defi need advice like this! The boob hoodies look good

herecomesthsun Thu 03-Oct-13 21:48:29

here and here

herecomesthsun Thu 03-Oct-13 21:41:34

BOOB hoodies, you can get them relatively inexpensive on Ebay, nice warm hoodie, toasty fleecy bit over your chest, nice big slit to get boobs out, but sort of discreet with it, goes in the washing machine unlike your woolly stuff. Job done.

FreeButtonBee Thu 03-Oct-13 20:06:52

Second heattech tops. I wear a vest then a long sleeved heattech top over, then loose tops over that. Currently rocking the ver sized sweatshirt/embossed sweater style tops. Got a nice one from warehouse that has a jaquard pattern and a necklace collar on it. With toasty thermals underneath, it's perfect.

PrincessRomy Thu 03-Oct-13 19:55:35

I've just googled cos cashmere scarf and found a gorgeous grey one for £60. Need to drop hints for Christmas and birthday time.

LamaDrama Thu 03-Oct-13 19:55:14

I have two of these 'wrap' tops, they dont tie at the back, but have panels across the boob, so easy for feeding when out & about.

Reduced to £14 - really good quality & have washed really well.

I have the navy carnation & guava.

PrincessRomy Thu 03-Oct-13 19:23:30

Can you please link me to any cashmere scarves? That sounds like something that could be a nice investment for me for after bf too.

Also like the sound of the heat tech vests. Is there anywhere I could go to try on? And what do I look for in m and s?

Thanks smile

monkeysmama Thu 03-Oct-13 19:18:18

When it is cold I wear Uniqlo Heattechs everyday instead of a vest - they're very thin but like wearing a thermal top (the M&S version is good too though not as good IMO) A big scarf is a must - I got bought a cashmere scarf from Cos which I used to bf and dd uses still as a comfort blanket. There are loads of thin jumpers around in the shops - Gap have a great selection and they're thin enough to hoik up/Heattech down and boob out with big scarf over you both to keep you warm.

PrincessRomy Thu 03-Oct-13 18:47:31

Grrr, I just wrote a detailed reply and iPhone app swallowed it up.

The dress looks good but too pricy for me. I'll keep an eye out for some good cardigans and stick with the vest down, top up combo. Going to get some thermals to go under jeans and also look for some nice skirts and tights to get away from the jeans sometimes.

My problem with jumpers is the same as miss pennyapple's. Too much bulk getting in the way.

I remember this from last time, looking forward to getting out of bloody maternity wear to find a whole new set of restrictions with bf.

nickelbabe Thu 03-Oct-13 17:01:12

i wear long-sleeved teeshirt and cardigan. smile

MrsPennyapple Thu 03-Oct-13 16:59:21

I foolishly put on a big jumper the other day, but the amount of fabric bunched up under my armpits was just too bulky and uncomfortable. I could hardly see DS! I think I'm going down the cardigan route, if I can find some I like. Suggestions welcome.

SilverSixpence Thu 03-Oct-13 16:42:12

I really wanted one of those dresses last year! Dd was born end of jan so managed with cardigans and thin jumpers. I'm now tempted again but supposed to be saving up smile

AmandaPayneVersusThePainballer Thu 03-Oct-13 16:32:21

Why can't you hitch up a wooly jumper? Ok, I get why dresses are out!

Littlefiendsusan Thu 03-Oct-13 16:31:14

Oh, I was coming on to suggest exactly what you already do.
Was pretty much my uniform last winter. If you can pull down your vest from the top,it will minimise what you are pulling up and keep your stomach covered too.

Imwoodword Thu 03-Oct-13 16:13:50

I really want this and there are other lovely woollen dresses on the website. But expensive though, but could be an idea?

Otherwise I'm just thinking scarves to cover up the naked bits! smile

PrincessRomy Thu 03-Oct-13 15:09:01

Vest underneath, top on top but it can't be too thick because then there's loads of fabric above the baby when you pull it up. Jumpers out for the same reason, so I guess I need nice warm cardigans. Skinny jeans and ankle boots are what I usually wear. Any other suggestions/advice?

If I make the rest of me super warm will it help when I have to have breasts easily obtainable? Thermal leggings under jeans, warm socks etc.

I just want to snuggle up in wool dresses and big jumpers when the weather gets cold, but just not an option this year.

Thanks in advance

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