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Breastfeeding in winter

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coldboobs · 03/11/2021 20:57

What the hell am I supposed to wear to breastfeed in the winter months now it's getting cold?
I basically live in vests at the moment when I'm in the house and keep avoiding going out but I can't / don't want to do this forever
I would quite like to look stylish still but not get cold boobs!!
I'm 24 for reference and roughly a size 16 of that matters

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AchyFlower · 03/11/2021 21:01

Jumper over the top?

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mishmased · 03/11/2021 21:32

Tops over your vest and pull top up and vest down to feed. This way your abdomen is covered.

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Sunshinegirl82 · 03/11/2021 21:35

Come and join us on the Facebook group "Can I Breastfeed in it?", we find all the clothes!

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sageandbasil · 03/11/2021 21:36

I've just brought a breastfeeding hoodie from Seraphine. Feels like great quality

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Jsgdud · 03/11/2021 21:36

As poster above says, pull one up one down.

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notacooldad · 03/11/2021 21:51

What the hell am I supposed to wear to breastfeed in the winter months now it's getting cold?
Seriously?
Just layer up and baby snuggles into you.

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chloechloe · 03/11/2021 22:39

Uniqlo have long sleeve heattech tops which you can wear as a base layer under jumpers. They’re super warm and they do a scoop neck one that you can get your boob out the top of Grin

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APurpleSquirrel · 03/11/2021 22:41

You can get breastfeeding jumpers, hoodies, winter dresses etc from certain companies like Juno Jacks.

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gogohm · 03/11/2021 22:42

Jumpers, hoodies, scarves, two tops are handy one up one down. Cardigans are helpful too

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WTF475878237NC · 03/11/2021 22:46

I know what you mean OP. In the warmer weather it was much easier with lovely breastfeeding dresses. I am not a hoodie or leggings person at all so this isn't a look I would want. Another issue I have with dressing well is there are lots of fast fashion unethical maternity brands out there but I have struggled to find sustainably sourced fabric made without slave labour.

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Hardbackwriter · 03/11/2021 22:52

I think it's a million times easier when it's cold as you can layer up and just pull the vest down but have a cosy jumper on top! Just make sure the jumper isn't too tight and you can settle it around the baby's head. I hate dressing for breastfeeding in the summer, I feel so exposed if I feed when I've just got a vest on.

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TurnUpTurnip · 03/11/2021 22:53

I never really get this sorry to sound rude I just mean I’ve bf four and I never wore breastfeeding clothes I just wore normal clothes that I could pull up or down! Never been a problem

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RampantIvy · 03/11/2021 22:56

Cardigan or hoodie instead of jumper?

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Hardbackwriter · 03/11/2021 22:59

Thinking about it maybe we should approach it from the other direction - what would you wear in winter if you weren't breastfeeding, OP? It's definitely harder for some styles than others; I normally wear lots of dresses and I do find it frustrating that I can't make them work and so I wear separates a lot more when breastfeeding.

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Tangled123 · 03/11/2021 23:06

Cropped jumpers and vest tops work pretty well.

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Insertdeadcatsnamehere · 04/11/2021 07:43

I just wear my normal clothes as long as they pull up or down, have got a couple of dresses that I can't really wear at the moment but everything else is fine. At least everywhere is open this year, feeding in the park last winter did get a bit chilly!

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Teenagerkicksmysoul · 04/11/2021 07:45

I had a great top that was long sleeved jersey but with a kind of envelope bit that came up but left you covered. Was fabulous

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VerveClique · 04/11/2021 07:49

Breastfeeding bra
Loose strappy vest - pull that down
Looseish top - pull that up
Cardigan or hoodie over the top
Scarf if you want to be extra snug
Only really works with skirts or trousers

As PP have said - it's so much easier than in summer!

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MerryMarigold · 04/11/2021 07:53

I had my twins in October and ds1 in November so basically breastfeed till 6-7 months through the winter. I wore the clothes I'd always had and nursing bra! Basically baby covers your boob when feeding and abdomen so you don't get cold. To be honest pulling a top down rather than up is way more revealing! And no, babies don't suffocate if there's some fabric bunched around the boob.

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RampantIvy · 04/11/2021 07:56

I mainly wore shirts when breastfeeding.

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Babyiskickingmyribs · 04/11/2021 07:56

I always quite liked a thin merino jumper or thermal with a warm flannel shirt on top. I’d open the shirt buttons down to just below my boobs, then pull up the jumper underneath. This way you can literally just expose the nipple if you want to. High waisted skirt or trousers are nice because they keep you warm even when you’ve lost most of one layer by pulling it up. A warm wrap dress with a thin jumper on top works well too. And you can add a thick cardigan in top of that if necessary.

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Ostryga · 04/11/2021 08:53

Did was a January baby - word of warning, when my nips got cold they hurt like absolute hell for some reason. So try and breastfeed in warm cafes if you’re out as much as possible!

Layer up, I worse a vest with snap straps, a flannel shirt and a jumper. I could then lift jumper up, move shirt aside and pull vest down to access boob, but I was mostly stil covered.

Get a couple of big warm scarves that look like blankets to stay extra snuggly.

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NerrSnerr · 04/11/2021 09:19

I just used to wear big jumpers. Initially I wore vests underneath but stopped bothering as the baby got bigger as they covered you up anyway.

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Flittingaboutagain · 25/01/2023 14:32

when my nips got cold they hurt like absolute hell for some reason

^ vasospasm. It isn't talked about much or recognised by people who aren't knowledgeable about breastfeeding.

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