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breast feeding tops - need something not so skintight, help!

(21 Posts)
bohemianbint Wed 03-Sep-08 18:13:29

DS2 is 10 days old and am really struggling for stuff to wear. I have several bf tops but they're all a bit clingy and am not mad for exposing my muffin top right now thank you very much!

I don't mind wearing non bf tops and exposing a bit of norkage so long as have pretty v-neck for easy access - any suggestions?

(sorry for stilted typing, DS asleep in other arm!)

Jewelsandgems Wed 03-Sep-08 19:32:09

I have just bought my friend

for that "inbetween" period, and she wears it all the time. Has a scoop neck but because it is not fitted, she can easily feed under the top (and it is very soft too and we get MN discount!)

Littleface Wed 03-Sep-08 19:33:52

Vest top under a tunic style thing works for me, one up one down. No muffin top or norkage on display

Tutter Wed 03-Sep-08 19:35:47

agree with littleface

worked every time for me

loose/stretchy vest top (i used next's maternity ones - not obv maternity shaped, in fact i still wear them now and ds2 is 13mo)

with anything loose-ish over the top

top layer pulls up, vest pulls down over one boob


WhereTheWildThingsWere Wed 03-Sep-08 19:37:17

this is gorgeous, comfy,no cling, tummy hiding, in the sale, organic and works brilliantly.

What's not to like?

Get 2. grin

Pannacotta Wed 03-Sep-08 21:24:04

SOme really good things here

KnitterInTheNW Wed 03-Sep-08 21:29:32

I've got lots from H&M. They're in the maternity section, and have suitable for nursing labels on. They're great for feeding and hiding tummies too.

Pannacotta Wed 03-Sep-08 21:34:25

I bought all my tops for the first few post baby months from H&M, not nursing tops just smock type tops which covered my tummy and were easy to lift up to feed in. (The vest thing is ok if the vest are loose enough to pull down.)
All v reasonable too.

KnitterInTheNW Thu 04-Sep-08 07:07:13

I never got on with the vest underneath another top option, I was always too warm. Proper nursing tops mde me much more confident about feeding in public too.

MamaHobgoblin Thu 04-Sep-08 22:36:29

H&M do good looser tops, but I went in a few weeks ago and all their BF tops were vile! (colour/pattern) I have some Jojo tops in hte large size that don't cling (they do scream breastfeeding top though) and my favourites are a mothercare top in brown that is slightly fitted but still quite flattering. Oh, and some Bara Glad tops from Mamacocoon. X large size doesn't cling! Never really mastered the vest-under-tunic thing, and don't like wearing a 'normal' top when out and about, cos of my magnificent stretchmarks, possibly visible from space.

God, I get fed up with wearing bf clothing sometimes! :-)

bohemianbint Sun 07-Sep-08 18:25:14

Sorry for the massive delay in getting back here - I can't believe how much time I don't spend on mumsnet since DS2 was born!

Thanks for the suggestions, will check out H&M (just as soon as I can face a trip to town with 2 kids!) - also really like your link pannacotta.


Maggieb52 Sun 07-Sep-08 20:08:12

Just noticed your thread and thought I mention this top which feels really nice and is not at all clingy. Plus it has length and comes in "brown too!!"

MummyValentine Mon 15-Sep-08 12:29:56

I got tops from, there's loads of choice for "non cling" tops! The Nursing Henleys are gorgeous, cos they're cotton so they don't hug my giant muffin top in the same way stretchy viscose does. I really struggled to find anywhere doing NICE bf tops, and this one's brilliant.

MummyValentine Mon 15-Sep-08 12:34:36

Oops, link not working. Baby brain, sorry, will try again
Nursing Henleys

KristinaM Mon 15-Sep-08 18:50:38

i wear tops like jewels and gems linked to, as i've been bf for the last 4 years and dont want to pay £30 ish for a glorified t shirt. and they all get covered in snot/puke/food anyway blush

mostly get them in H&M ( normal not bf ones)

MummyValentine Sat 20-Sep-08 07:57:46

I agree with KnitterintheNW, nursing tops are great for bf whilst out and about. Plus I found that any "normal" top that was loose enough to be able to pull up to nurse was usually so roomy that I still looked 9 months pregnant! Decent nursing tops are cut to flatter your figure after giving birth, whilst providing easy access for breastfeeding. I got a mama cocoon one which was great, and under twenty quid, which I thought pretty reasonable for something I wore loads. It washed well and doesn't cling as it's cotton.

Tally1978 Tue 23-Sep-08 14:39:54

I know what you mean about non clingy tops! But as I have two kids I need to keep a eye on a good bargain! I looked at the sites mentioned above and even though they are great I found the delivery charge too high. I got two tops from and the delivery was free. Well worth a look

lovelysongbird Tue 23-Sep-08 21:13:44

i feel very blush reading these how you all bf so carefully, i just used to pull my boobie over the top without thinkiing.

Tally1978 Tue 23-Sep-08 23:35:30

Oh dont feel blush!! I would love to do the same, but my boobies are so big that I had to find a way to feed discreetly when I am out and about otherwise I would be done for flashing!!! grin

lovelysongbird Wed 24-Sep-08 18:33:40

lol tally, i think i lost all sense of privavcy of my body after giving birth or something !

ameliaandme Thu 25-Sep-08 16:07:01

I bought a lovely one from Ebay from a company called Mama Feelsgood. They don't have a bump in them and they look like "normal tops" 100% cotton.

Quite funky actually for breastfeeding tops, well impressed, my husband didnt even notice it was for nursing until i lifted the top t-shirt.

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