You are almost there! In a few weeks
you will finally be able to pack away your maternity clothes, but
have you thought about what you'll wear for nursing?
Mothers tell us that having a nursing wardrobe
makes their life more simple, and makes it much easier to feed
their babies anywhere—even if they are in front of people
who aren't used to seeing mothers breastfeed. The nursing
you'll find here on our website are specially designed to be discreet
and convenient without sacrificing style.
We've been at this for over 22 years! We really know what mothers
want, how their bodies change, and what makes nursing easy. You
can rely on our knowledgeable Customer Service Representatives,
and our 100% satisfaction guarantee
to help make your purchases with us both confident and carefree.
As you shop, be sure to check out our new online Wish
List – a
convenient and easy way to keep track of your favorite styles and
to let everyone know about your commitment to breastfeeding. Create
your own list, refer back to it as you shop, and share it with
those who love you.
Here is some information to help you get started
on your nursing wardrobe:
Building your Nursing Wardrobe
So you're having the baby (congratulations!!), and you've decided
to breastfeed (excellent choice!!). Now comes the fun part! By deciding
to breastfeed, you are saving yourself a bundle. There are no bottles
to clean, no formula to buy, no time wasted in preparation - why
not spend a bit of that savings on yourself?
So what are you going to wear? The last time you really looked at
what was in your closet was months ago, in a different season, when
you could be out the door at a moment's notice and didn't need to
get at your breasts on a regular basis. Pretty soon you'll have
this fantastic new being who will need you, and there will be a
whole world clamoring to meet him or her. A few thoughtful moments
will help you put together an effective nursing wardrobe that will
have you looking and feeling great.
Begin by asking yourself a few questions.
During which seasons do you expect to nurse? Where will you be going
with your baby, and what will you need to wear? A soft sweatshirt
might do just fine at home, but wrangling with a swimsuit might
just thwart that family picnic at the lake. And what about that
evening meeting? The anniversary party? With the right clothes,
you can breastfeed anywhere, anytime, comfortably and with as much
discretion as you want.
Look through what's already in your
closet. See what you have to work
with and ask yourself the simple question: what will work for nursing?
You may have a number of outfits that need only a finishing touch
or two to transform them into great breastfeeding styles. Make a
list of what you need to complete these ensembles, such as nursing
tops to complement
pants and skirts or nursing
camisoles to slip under a front-button dress. Consider adding
a new dress for a special occasion, or whatever else it takes to
make you feel great about yourself and nursing. A few key purchases
can create a sense of comfort and confidence.
See our Everything-You-Need Nursing
Checklist at the left. Most moms expect
to nurse their babies for at least a year, and many nurse for several
years. Select clothes you can layer so they last throughout the
tops, for example, work alone in hot weather or under other
clothes on cooler days. A long sleeve Tee and a sweater
are a great choice for year-round wear, as are dresses,
which you can wear solo or with a cardigan or jacket, depending
on the season.
Your Monthly Breastfeeding Planner
You’re currently reading breastfeeding information we’ve
geared specifically to pregnant moms expecting their baby in one
month or less. Our website offers insight and information on other
stages of pregnancy and birth, to help guide you through the details
of selecting your nursing wardrobe, planning for those first days
in the hospital and home, breastfeeding in public, returning to
work, and more. Browse your current stage, look back or ahead, and
refer to this section often as your pregnancy and nursing experiences
It's Time to Shop for Maternity and Nursing Bras
(6th month of pregnancy)
Essential Information for New Nursing Moms (7th
month of pregnancy)
Pack Your Bag For Baby’s Birth! (baby due
in less than 2 months)
Essential Information To Get Breastfeeding Started
(baby due now)
Nursing On The Go (baby 1 month old)
Breastfeed Your Baby – Anytime, Anywhere (baby2
Yes, You Can Breastfeed & Work (baby 3 months
10 Reasons to Keep Nursing your Baby (baby 4+ months