Stylish Nursing Tops And Clothing

Fashion for Nursing moms

This week is World Breastfeeding week, a time to celebrate the women who choose to breastfeed their babies. Choosing to nurse can be a difficult choice and it’s extremely time-consuming but very beneficial for both mother and child. So, in celebration of all you moms who are currently nursing, I wanted to keep you encouraged by sharing some stylish nursing tops and clothing choices. I consider myself a bit of a veteran when it comes to nursing and wearing clothing that  provides quick and discreet access since I breastfed both of my children. I also know first hand that it is hard to find stylish nursing clothing so I wanted to share these options with you so you can continue to look absolutely fabulous and nurse your baby.

Fashionable Nursing Clothing





1. Kimonos

Kimonos are on trend right now and they are a  really cute clothing choice for nursing moms. This is a great time to get a kimono as they are perfect piece for transitional weather into the fall.

Aren’t these cute? I want one 🙂



2. Infinity Nursing Scarves

There is no shortage of cute infinity nursing scarves. I can almost guarantee that you’ll wear these even when you’re not with the baby. #MomTip You can find tons of really beautiful, unique and inexpensive infinity nursing scarves on Etsy.


3. Nursing Bras

About two weeks after giving birth get fitted for new bras. Your bra size is sure to change so you need to get a proper measurement done. When purchasing nursing bras ensure you get a few without underwires for sleeping. Some lactation consultants advise not wearing bras with underwires at all while you continue to nurse. However,  I skipped that bit of advice and the underwires never affected my milk supply.


4. Nursing camisoles

I love nursing camisoles because they are very comfortable. First of all they’re pretty cute and no one would look at them and think there are nursing tops.  Secondly, they’re great for layering up but you don’t have to, you can just rock them by themselves.

 

5. Button down shirts

A no-brainer for nursing mothers, you need easy access and this is the first piece of clothing that will come to your mind. Regardless of the season, this is always a viable option.



6. Vests or Blazers


This is my favorite item for new moms because it hides that new mom pouch and I stand by it as perfect for nursing. It gives coverage and a sense of privacy that many of us women consider important while nursing.

7. Wrap shirts/dresses

Again, very easy access  you’ll notice that most nursing tops are made in this style but I don’t think it’s worth getting the ones specifically designed for nursing since they tend to be more expensive. I’ll recommend that you purchase regular styles so that you can wear them after.


I wanted to add that while you’re nursing you may want to avoid wearing tight clothing or clingy materials especially if you will be away from your baby and may get engorged. Also, don’t forget to always wear nursing pads to avoid leakage. Personally, I prefer disposable pads, I’ve tried cloth pads but dislike the way they felt almost as if I stuffed my bra.





Are you a nursing mom? What other clothing options would you add to this list?

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  • Ayana Pitterson

    I love this list! Definitely sharing with my sis-in-law. I breastfed as well and know all too well the need for some awesome coverups.
    Thrifting Diva
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    • RattlesandHeels

      Thanks for sharing Ayana! I’m so happy moms can look fab and nurse 🙂

  • this is a great list, I LOVE me a good wrap dress. I have some in my closet that I have had for YEARS!

    • RattlesandHeels

      Thanks Nellie, that’s awesome. I’m sure you’ll have them for many more years as they’re timeless.

  • love all the pieces especially the floral jackets

    • RattlesandHeels

      Thank you, Cilla

  • Oh to Be a Muse

    Kimonos are very trendy right now so good pick. I love a good vest or blazer!

    • RattlesandHeels

      Yup, it’s not typical for a new mom to be that trendy which is all the better. Same here, can’t go wrong with them.