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ADVICE - nursing clothes

16 replies

MrsRose2018 · 17/06/2020 10:47

Hi ladies

I’m being induced next weekend and I’ve realised I dont have any nursing/easy boob access clothes!

I’m not gonna be going into shops - primarily because I don’t have the energy - so can I get your online recommendations?

Do I need to fork out for speciality ‘nursing/maternity’ wear or will just loose button down things do?



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Wingingitsince2018 · 17/06/2020 10:51

I found just normal clothes with buttons or two layers (vest under tshirt) so you can do one up one down is fine. Just be careful with buttons on dresses etc as they can be fake and it is hard to tell online. Wrap dresses are also great. I also didn't realise for ages to unbutton from the bottom of a shirt rather than the top if you want to be more discreet.

The only nursing clothes I bought were bras, a couple of vests and a hoodie with concealed zips for the winter.

MajorFaffington · 17/06/2020 10:52

New Look, ASOS and Jojo Maman Bebe do nice nursing stuff. Jojo stuff is quite expensive but there’s usually lots on eBay.

With my first I bought loads of nursing specific stuff, but this time I have discovered “Can I Breastfeed in it?” on Facebook. There’s a page and a group with lots of ideas of “normal” clothes with easy bf access.

One easy option is “one up one down”, a loose top that you pull up over a vest you can pull down.

Anotherscentedcandle · 17/06/2020 10:58

Yes either a loose tshirt over a tank top or a button shirt over a tank top. I bought a couple of the £3 vest/tank tops from H&M and then a few casual shirts/slightly looser tops and did the job fine. I found special nursing tops to be pricey and not always that user friendly.

OnlyFoolsnMothers · 17/06/2020 11:00

Tbh I found maternity/ nursing clothes were only online.
I second not needing nursing tops as such (expensive and a faff)- some nursery bras and vests that you can pull down will be fine.
ASOS will bring up a mix of options.

Babyshine2020 · 17/06/2020 11:02

I haven't had my baby yet but plan on breastfeeding. I've been looking at The Milky Tee for a few T-shirt's (£27/top) but they look so practical.

All the reviews are bloggers so I'm aware they could be biased so I'm keeping an eye on eBay for them.

But, also following this as I haven't got a clue what is actually practical and what isn't.

Undomesticgodde55 · 17/06/2020 11:10

New look for basic t-shirts online if you don't want to be spending a lot. A lot of maternity wear will double up as nursing tops too so you may have a few bits already in your wardrobe that you haven't noticed.

northernbelle84 · 17/06/2020 11:11

H&M do a two pack of nursing tops that are like t-shirts with an access panel (they also do vest tops that unclip but I didn't like them). I lived in the t shirt tops for 18 months, they are comfy, wash well and go well with jeans.

Undomesticgodde55 · 22/09/2020 19:07

I live in t-shirts by milky tee. They have zips on the side - love them. Also have a sweatshirt. Very discreet.

Superscientist · 22/09/2020 23:06

I'm using a mix of vest tops (worn strapless) and t shirts and pull them up. For now these meet my needs, I'm not going far and they invariably get covered in milk /vomit. I use a large (120x120 cm) muslin when I want to be discreet.
I have a nursing nighty that I my neighbour gave me in a 2nd hand maternity bundle but I wouldnt put it as essential.
If we ever get to the point of being able to go out and about more I will look at getting a top. I will hold off until it is needed as I might change size in the meantime and i might decide I don't need it.

Mylittlepony374 · 22/09/2020 23:13

As everyone else said, vest top stretchy enough to pull down, big baggy top over. Easiest way to discreetly feed when out& about/ when visitors around.
First few weeks at home was largely just baby sick covered pyjamas, no bra, easy access.

Oohmegooliebird · 22/09/2020 23:15

You don't need special nursing tips. Buy a couple of thin strapped stretchy vest tops and wear under a normal top. When you need to feed you pull the vest top down and the other top up.

Wobbitcatcher · 22/09/2020 23:17

I didn’t realise that I would prefer to lift something up than pull something down. I bought a load of nursing clothes (button down, wrap tops etc) then realised I felt very exposed with the top of my boob out.

I now wear loose tops I can lift up and baby mainly covers my stomach. I have a few dresses that have a 2nd bodice layer that lifts up too (H&M, gap are good for these)

Oohmegooliebird · 22/09/2020 23:17

Ps bravado seamless or Anita underwired were my favourite nursing bras.

SassyPants87 · 22/09/2020 23:25

@MrsRose2018 I bought a couple of these buttoned night dresses from boohoo. Really practical and comfy

daisydalrymple · 22/09/2020 23:28

I loved the H&M nursing tops as mentioned by PP. Reasonably priced, wash well and totally practical.

Nat6999 · 22/09/2020 23:35

Next had got BF clothes in, if you have a look in their sale you might get some bargains.

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