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Fat, hot, breastfeeding and skint

(14 Posts)
OuchBollocks Thu 25-May-17 15:26:45

Also, my right ankle is grotesquely discoloured, swollen and scarred. A 12 week old baby, a c section overhang and being totally immobile through injury for a while mean I have a big fat belly and though I'm dieting, last year's shorts (gloriously roomy) are several inches round the waist from fitting. Can any of you geniuses find me something to wear so that I can hide my legs, skim my belly and get my boobs out without costing a pure fortune? Before I melt or cry in despair?

Mooey89 Thu 25-May-17 15:28:12

Maxi dress was my saviour when DS was born during a heat wave. X

OuchBollocks Thu 25-May-17 15:31:13

Any links to ones that are handy to feed in, don't show much bra and aren't mega expensive please?

MightyMunki Thu 25-May-17 15:59:30

It's not cotton which is unfortunate but have a look at this, h and m are normally great value for nursing clothes.

MightyMunki Thu 25-May-17 16:02:59

They do a black version too. I would also have a look at their nursing vests and wear them under any normal wrap top or blouse or zip fronted top. The top bit of the vest covers your bra/boob whilst the zips or buttons give you easy access to feed.

PrimalLass Thu 25-May-17 16:04:42

Maxi skirts and two layers of vest top. Pull one top up and one down when feeding.

GoulashSoup Thu 25-May-17 16:08:54

I have found lots of good breastfeeding friendly options on 'Can I breastfeed in it' on Face book.

MrTumblesbitch Thu 25-May-17 16:27:06

there are some great dresses here that would work well.

I had a similar thread on here when I was breastfeeding and someone recommended a new look black maxi dress which I lived in. I used to put a different coloured bandeau top under neath to change the look of the dress, but it also meant I could pull up the bandeu thingy and there was hardly anything on show.

TheFairyCaravan Thu 25-May-17 16:31:36

A couple of years ago I had a catheter in for a few weeks. I bought some stretchy maxi skirts from eBay for about £3 each and wore them with vest tops.

OuchBollocks Thu 25-May-17 17:06:30

Thanks all. Off to shop for maxi things and cry over my lack of style or beauty.

BirdsInTheAttic Thu 25-May-17 18:24:25

Aw OP no advice I'm afraid but a bit of empathy as your thread title describes me perfectly today as well!! Being hot and fat is bad enough but adding a sticky little un-put-downable baby is a recipe for sweaty disaster!

I've had some success with a maxi skirt, and vest under a sleeveless top (pull top up, pull vest down) but that does mean an extra layer on top so not brilliant in this heat.

trinitybleu Thu 25-May-17 20:20:57

Vest top under whatever normal top worked a treat for me when nursing tops simply didnt come in my size. However be warned... I got so used to the feeling, here I am 10 years later still wearing them, even in this heat

HVB79 Thu 25-May-17 22:16:09

You poor thing! I found shorts and floaty feeding tops (new look or H&M) good for the summer. Bit cooler than the vest plus normal top combination.

Sure you know this already, but please make sure you are getting enough calories if you're breastfeeding, especially in the heat. I don't think dieting is advisable this early on...

throughgrittedteeth Thu 25-May-17 22:30:37

I second H&M and if you can get there, Primark. I've got a 4 week old and I've been wearing a Primark maxi skirt and vest top today. To hide my stomach I wear a bump band. It saves too much faffing but still covers me. The maxi skirt covers my gut pretty well without the bump band to be honest but is good for shorts or trousers, I always feed by lifting my rope rather than pulling it down so I don't feel too exposed.
It's hard enough finding the confidence to feed and feel comfortable without all your other problems, so well done OP!

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