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Please dress me for a summer of breastfeeding

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MyNameIsSuz Sat 30-Apr-16 19:28:00

Dc2 is six weeks old and breastfed, I'm about a stone and a half above my comfortable weight, and I have absolutely nothing to wear. I'm currently living in jeggings, boots, and looser tops, but will need something to wear when the weather gets warmer.

Please hit me with ideas!
- I'm 5'2" and size 12, usually a 10 and hoping the feeding works its magic again. Carrying extra weight on my stomach and arms.
- I'm 31 and usually like oasis and warehouse type stuff
- I have a three year old so needs to be practical
- I normally do one up one down and already own a billion cheap h+m vests.

So, what the hell do I wear???

teacher1984 Sat 30-Apr-16 22:15:27

Watching with interest!

motmot Sun 01-May-16 05:22:48

I too would like some advice on this- DC3 is also 6 weeks old and I need to buy a few bits as everything I own either doesn't fit or doesn't allow for boob access! Season-related advice doesn't really apply as I'm in Scotland so unlikely to experience 'summer'.anyway.
Quite fancy a pair of dungarees.

mnpeasantry Sun 01-May-16 05:47:29

Congratulations on your baby!

Shirts seem to be everywhere this summer. Have you considered a shirt dress. I like this one because it's quite long meaning no flashing when dealing with three year old:

http://m.gap.co.uk/product.html?dn=gp000200972001&dv=1&sdkw=shirred-eyelet-tank-P000200972&kwid=1&referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gap.co.uk%2Fproducts%2Fshirred-eyelet-tank-P000200972.jsp%3Fpid%3D000200972001%26vid%3D1&sdReferer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gap.co.uk%2Fproducts%2Fwomens-blouses-and-shirts.jsp&pid=000200972001&sem=false&vid=1&preferredLocale=en_GBhttp://m.gap.co.uk/product.html?dn=gp000180184002&dv=1&sdkw=embroidered-bell-sleeve-blouse-P000180184&kwid=1&referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gap.co.uk%2Fproducts%2Fembroidered-bell-sleeve-blouse-P000180184.jsp%3Fpid%3D000180184002%26vid%3D1&sdReferer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gap.co.uk%2Fproducts%2Fwomens-blouses-and-shirts.jsp&pid=000180184002&sem=false&vid=1&preferredLocale=en_GBt_http://m.asos.com/mt/www.asos.com/Warehouse/Warehouse-Denim-Shirt-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6198394&cid=13053&sh=0&pge=3&pgesize=50&sort=-1&clr=Dark+wash&totalstyles=248&gridsize=3&un

Also like this top from Gap. Lightweight and loose enough to pull up to feed.

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Would look great with denim shorts.

The other style that could work well this summer are the embroidered gypsy style tops like this:

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But have yet to find one that I want to buy.

Great thread to start. Will be looking for inspiration too!

ThursdayLastWeek Sun 01-May-16 06:10:07

Congrats Suz!

DS2 is 8 weeks now and I gave managed to squeeze myself into a new pair of Topshop Jamie jeans - high waisted with a bit of stretch.

My BFing boobs are enormous so I'm sticking to loose fitting tops of various styles. I find tight tops a bit restrictive for BFing. Basically I'm still wearing my DMs now now but wear sneakers or sandals as the weather warms up.

I like shorts fir going out and about with me toddler too. Less flashing!

Mostly I'm sad that pinafore dresses and body's are back in all the shops - I'm such a 90s throwback I'd love to dress like the cool kid I never was but alas, they are not BF friendly!

teacher1984 Sun 01-May-16 07:40:48

Jamie Jeans are great for the mum tum aren't they? They make me look 2 sizes smaller than I actually am smile

I've bought shirts (lightweight chambray) and crop tees (worn with high waisted jeans) and loose tops which are easy to pull up. I've also bought a pair of chino shorts and denim shorts. I'm constantly on the look out for shirt dresses (denim and one other) but haven't found anything quite right yet.

GunShotResidue Sun 01-May-16 07:50:22

If you want more coverage whilst feeding, last time I cut a cheap primark best to just below my bra and wore it under things like the denim dress above. Then when feeding undid a few buttons of the dress and pulled the top up.

Watching for more ideas, I'm a lot bigger than last time so need to buy loads of bf friendly clothes to wear until I lose weight!

GunShotResidue Sun 01-May-16 07:50:44

*vest, not best!

MrsA2 Sun 01-May-16 08:34:35

I lived in jeans/cropped trousers with vest tops and then floaty summer tops on to so could do one up, one down. Wore denim skirts and tops too but found that was a pain when sitting cross-legged to feet, which I spent hours doing in various parks! Have a wonderful summer with your little one.

Laquila Sun 01-May-16 09:16:08

ThursdayLasrWeek - you need to join tecFacebook group "Can I Breastfeed In It?"

There are seemingly hundreds of women in there breastfeeding in pinafore dresses, dungarees and wrap bodies! In fact anyone breastfeeding should join it.- it's the most useful thing about Facebook smile

ThursdayLastWeek Sun 01-May-16 09:51:33

I'll look it up laquila, sounds quite inspiring!
Maybe I'll go try a pinafore dress on and see how I feel.

Welshcake77 Mon 02-May-16 09:55:38

Congratulations to all the new mum's!
I was going to suggest that FB page too, it's so good!

My DD2 is two weeks old and I really need some new tops, I'm going to go for loose shirts with cropped vests and ankle length jeans and was thinking of wrap dresses/maxi dresses for when it get a bit warmer.

Hoping to make it into town today so will share anything suitable I might find.

motmot Wed 04-May-16 07:30:56

I'll check out the fb group and Jamie jeans! Those of you who have bought denim shorts, where from? I don't want tiny short shorts but I'm not keen on Bermuda length either.

Mind you it's blowing a gale here today so possibly a moot point...

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