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I wondered if anyone had come across any nice summer dresses that are breastfeedable? With either buttons down the front, elasticated nickline that can be pulled down or something similar? I'm not shy about whipping the girls out so it doesn't need to be discreet, just practical.
I have a demanding 8 month old so trawling the shops isn't that possible. I take a smash and grab approach to clothes buying now and would like something lovely and floaty and pretty.
Yes I haven't seen floaty pretty things either- but I find that necklines with a v crossover front are quite good and you can often sort of fold back one side to BF, eg this or this or maybe this kind of neckline
I have just tried this on in Dorothy Perkins and it is great for Bfing as it has hook and eyes down the front! Only reason I didn't buy it was 'cos had to go and change my DSs nappy, so will be going back in the week to buy! It's very pretty and floaty in RL. Also the colours are much nicer in RL!
I was a nursing mum until about a month ago (I have 4 children and my youngest is now 8 1/2 months old), and found it very difficult to find good clothes to breastfeed in until I had my youngest. This spurred me on to set up my own business selling clothes (including dresses) specifically designed for breastfeeding. My website address is www.abeautifulmummy.co.uk
Gingerbaby, I am also on the hunt for dresses suitable for breastfeeding. I'm getting a bit fed up with rotating the same t-shirt, vest, dress combinations every day, so I will watch this thread with interest.
Clarbylou, very exciting to have the ear of someone who can potentially make a difference on this. You should encourage the manufacturers to be a bit more bold with their breastfeeding dresses - some women might be up for baring their knees in a dress! or have waists! or be up for some pattern(some nautical stripes at very least, for the summer). Had you also thought about trawling for breastfeeding dresses from non-specialist manufacturers, and selling them on your site? Like mama la mode do for maternity wear, but cheaper? I'd do this myself if I wasn't so lazy.