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why are all nursing dresses also maternity?

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mayaknew Mon 21-Mar-16 11:11:06

I'm not pregnant anymore so I don't need a maternity dress.

But I do need a dress I can breastfeed inconfused

Pootles2010 Mon 21-Mar-16 11:16:24

Yes! I wondered this. Last time my tummy went immediately, so I def only want a nursing, not maternity. Wierd!

ceeveebee Mon 21-Mar-16 11:18:37

They're not all maternity - try milkandmummy (pricy) or h and m (cheaper)!

Pootles2010 Mon 21-Mar-16 11:30:43

Ooh thanks ceevee - perfect dresses for a wedding!

mayaknew Mon 21-Mar-16 11:36:35

Thanks. It's actually a dress for DDs christening I'm looking for someone don't mind paying a wee bit more for. I'll have a wee look thanks grin

leedy Mon 21-Mar-16 12:02:18

Boob Design (stop sniggering at the back) have some great nursing dresses as well - a lot of them are ostensibly suitable for maternity as well but I think that just means they're stretchy as the ones I had didn't look maternity-ish on. They're really easy to feed in too.
www.boobdesign.com/shop/i-am-looking-for/dresses-maternity-nursing

I also liked some stuff from Peaks of London, though they're spendy.
peaksoflondon.com/products

KatharinaRosalie Mon 21-Mar-16 12:13:18

Because they're generally horrible overpriced and people only buy them if they can get a bit more wear out of them.
Honestly any dress where the top can be pulled down or to the side is a nursing dress.

mintbiscuit Mon 21-Mar-16 13:52:43

And why are so many nursing tops so bloody ugly?!! I've had a baby, not lost my sense of fashion!

Oh, and why are some of them designed in such a way that it takes me half an hour to get my frickin boob out?!

( Deep breath You can tell nursing tops are a really sore point for me!)

leedy Mon 21-Mar-16 13:53:12

"Honestly any dress where the top can be pulled down or to the side is a nursing dress."

REALLY depends on your boobs! I have very widely-spaced sort of pointing outward breasts (not as weird as that sounds!) and in order to BF in a dress by just pulling the top down/the side I practically need to take half of it off to expose the nipple enough for a feed (I once ended up virtually stripped to the waist on the Circle Line after convincing myself that "I can totally feed in this dress" with a very fractious baby and having to unbutton the thing nearly to the navel to get at the relevant bit). I've seen women do the neat "just pop a boob over the neckline/undo a few buttons" thing and it really doesn't work for me - I've tried!

leedy Mon 21-Mar-16 13:54:34

"Oh, and why are some of them designed in such a way that it takes me half an hour to get my frickin boob out?!"

I hear you on that - a friend gave me a Gap one that was like the Krypton factor. Hence my love of the Boob brand ones where you literally just lift a flap and voila! Boobs! They're by far the easiest nursing tops/dresses to use that I tried.

mayaknew Mon 21-Mar-16 14:44:27

Some of them really are ugly. No offence to the older lady but I'm only 29 ffs not 55 blush they are proper mum clothes grin

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