Ahhh breastfeeding. I remember after Noah was born, I was freaking out because I thought I’d need to buy a whole new wardrobe to be able to nurse him. Not so much. Most of my wardrobe worked out just fine. Especially with a few budget friendly tweaks to what I already owned.
1. Layers Are Your Friend
This is my favorite way to discreetly breastfeed in public. Wear two layers. Think a cami under your shirt. Lift up the shirt and pull down the cami and you’ve got just enough boob exposed to feed your precious little one without flashing the whole world. My favorite is this one from Old Navy. It’s cheap, light and has just enough stretch. If you want to find it even cheaper, you can find these at thredUp for about $4.
Photo Credit: Target
The Merona Favorite Tank is my all time favorite tank top. It’s nice and stretchy, so it doesn’t look like a tent by the end of the day. You know how it is, lifting up your shirt a million times to nurse can do that to a shirt.
And if you fancy, the neck line is just as stretchy without it getting all saggy. Anyway, these are perfect for layering or wearing as is. In the summer, I’ll wear the above cami under this and do the whole layered thing without it getting too hot.
And again, if you want to find them cheaper than Target, I’ve been finding them on thredUp for about $4-5.
3. Scoop Neck
Photo Credit: thredUP
Technically, if you don’t already have this in your wardrobe, I guess it’s not really making it work. BUT, I’m a big fan of this neckline. Just remember to wear a cami underneath, especially if you’ve got a kid who likes to pull on your shirt. I’ve had good luck finding these types of shirts at Target and thredUp.
Photo Credit: Etsy
Infinity scarves are the best! Regular scarves work great too, but I find the infinity ones stay put much better. Anyway, they keep the boob covered while you have your neckline pulled down. I especially like this option when I’ve got the baby in the Ergo and I’m nursing them. No one knows the difference.
5. A Dress
Photo Credit: Pinterest
Sometimes an event just calls for a dress. You’re only option is to pull down the neckline in these cases, so I usually opt for something in the jersey family. It’s nice and stretchy, flattering and comfortable. Win, win…win.
In case you didn’t notice, I’ve had some good luck finding stuff on thredUP. If you follow my referral link, you’ll get $10 off your order.
Do you have any tricks to help make your current wardrobe work for breastfeeding?
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