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Those breastfeeding tops with slits in the side are weird aren't they?

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suwoo Thu 17-Sep-09 18:48:00

I normally wear dresses over leggings in the winter and have a few shirt dresses and some button down ones for this winter. Proper nursing dresses are much more discrete as I am unable to feed without completely 'wapping it out'. Saw this dress on Ebay which I quite like, but why are the slits at the side? Are my tits on my sides? No.

Am I missing something?


BitOfFun Thu 17-Sep-09 18:57:27

I must be missing how this is meant to be discreet...The dark fabric especially must make them pop like a belisha beacon grin

JustCutAndPaste Thu 17-Sep-09 18:59:02

I would find that dress extremely difficult to breastfeed in! I have also had problems with the mothercare nursing vests as I find the slits too small to work properly.

suwoo Thu 17-Sep-09 19:06:30


Has anyone had success with this style?

brimfull Thu 17-Sep-09 19:08:39

oh lol

I had a top like that years ago with zips on the side

was hilarious-I used to walk around the house with my enormous bosoms hanging out...oh how we larfed

never actually fed in it though

Flamesparrow Thu 17-Sep-09 19:16:37

That yellow demo pic seems to have extra fabric at the sides that the grey doesn't... <baffled>

MrsBadger Thu 17-Sep-09 19:18:18

side slits in an undelayer are fine ime, like the top and bottom ones here

this looks cool

suwoo Thu 17-Sep-09 19:25:53

this one is my absolute favourite from extensive googling but I don't want to spend that much.

UndomesticatedGoddess Thu 17-Sep-09 19:47:04

Suwoo they're both lovely. Could see you in either (saw your photos when you couldn't decide what to wear to a wedding when you were pregnant)

I'm really struggling with BF dresses / tops too. Found a cheap wrap t shirt that I can put a vest underneath. A DIY top.

That website is great. I've bookmarked it for when I'm feeling flush!

suwoo Thu 17-Sep-09 21:20:12

Thanks UG grin

I can't wear my skinny jeans yet as they are too painful around c section scar tissue so have to wear leggings and dresses.

this one is tempting but I'm not keen on the white bit underneath.


Flamesparrow Fri 18-Sep-09 16:54:17

What do you lot think of this one?

I'd never considered a b/f dress before, but won vouchers and quite like the look of it. Not sure if I will end up with huge squished in norks though as by the time it fits on the norks, it could be too big everywhere else or vice versa

suwoo Fri 18-Sep-09 17:09:27

I'm not one for patterns but I like the black one. Where are your vouchers for, Frugi?

chattermouse Fri 18-Sep-09 17:48:12

Suwoo - the second one is totally gorgeous. I would be weak to resist it if it had long sleeves. As it is though it is more a summer item i fear.

suwoo Fri 18-Sep-09 18:35:43

I lurve that one. Have found a couple more today, this bargain and this one which I'm not 100% sure about.

Flamesparrow Fri 18-Sep-09 18:44:33

Yup, frugi vouchers.

I vary with patterns, but I think I could pull that off, and I like the shape of the sleeves

SofaKingSpecial Sat 19-Sep-09 07:47:58

Suwoo have you thought about something like this?

I've stopped looking at nursing tops as end up feeling more exposed in them. I'm going for wrap tops / dresses with a vest underneath or slouchy cardigans with easy access.

(undomesticated in disguise)

I liked the stripey one but agree with you on the mamaway one that they should have just left the white bit out.

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