April 2017 Moms

Nursing clothes

Any recommendations? I'm having a hard time finding any place with a decent selection.

I'm envisioning a wardrobe of mostly nursing tanks (I don't really care about the lack of support since I'll mostly just be around the house for the first while) and some sort of sweater/zip-up/cardigan thing over top of them. I live in New England so it'll be in the 50s/60s. But when I go back to work in June I'll need more presentable clothing (and don't want to practically have to get undressed to pump).

I ordered some nursing bras and a couple of cheap zip-up hoodies so far. 
TTC since June 2016
BFP on July 22, 2016 (12 DPO)
EDD April 2, 2017

Gave birth to baby girl M on April 3, 2017

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Re: Nursing clothes

  • ebloom3ebloom3 member
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    I basically use everything as a nursing top, haha. I just put a nursing tank underneath and then lift up the shirt. The tank still keeps me covered and the kid still has access. Early on, though, I live in tanks at home and button down shirts. I won't be going out too much until the baby is a little older and I am not hurting from delivery! I got two nightgowns from Target (not nursing, just tanks) for $13 each that, I think, can double as dresses. I also picked up pajamas with shorts and a button up shirt that I can wear at night. I have 3 other nursing nightgowns (2 of which can double as dresses) and then some shirts.

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  • I'd love to know what people are doing as well, thanks for starting @catem07! So far I have two nursing tanks from Target, several nursing bras that I've been also using as sleep bras, and one nursing nightgown that I picked up this weekend from a maternity/children's consignment store.  They had a bunch of nursing tanks also so once I'm postpartum I'll go back and pick up a few more.
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  • ebloom3ebloom3 member
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    So these are the nightgowns I got from Target: http://http//www.target.com/p/women-s-fluid-knit-gown-navy-gilligan-o-malley/-/A-51359741

    I got the navy blue and floral and the black and grey. 

    I also got this: http://http//www.target.com/p/women-s-pajama-set-total-comfort-gilligan-o-malley/-/A-15026135

    Because of hormone fluctuations after birth I get crazy hot flashes, so I wanted things to stay cool in. 

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  • @ebloom3 I got the same nightgown from target, and I LOVE it. It's so comfortable and actually has a surprising amount of support on top. 

    I also got some kindred bravely nursing pajamas as gifts, and they are both great - the nightgown one in particular could definitely double as a dress if you had to look presentable (https://www.kindredbravely.com/collections/nursing-pajamas/products/the-angelina-nursing-gown
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  • ebloom3ebloom3 member
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    I also got this in grey: http://https//milknursingwear.com/ruffle-hemmed-maternity-and-nursing-lounge-dress/

    I bought a few new nursing bras. I am on the bra struggle bus right now. Everything hurts my rib cage. It sucks.

    I have also found that V neck dresses are great. I have two from my previous pregnancies that I like. In terms of pants and shirts, I am pretty sure I will live in leggings and yoga pants (and maternity pants) until I get back to pre-pregnancy weight. Shirts-wise, I try to wear button downs or shirts with nursing tanks underneath. I got a top from Motherhood Maternity that can be worn over a tank as an open cardigan or closes as more of a wrap. It's made as a nursing top. 

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  • Anyone have recommendations for large sized maternity bras? I'm talking 34 g-js. 
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  • belocinbelocin member
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    @SDSwenson I was 38G after DD was born and feel your pain. I found the Bravado bras to provide the best support. I believe the style I chose was Allure? They had great videos for figuring out sizing online that were really helpful. 
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  • belocinbelocin member
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    Fellow lover of the Undercover Mama tanks! I found I craved support even in those first few days postpartum and nursing tanks never provided enough so wearing my nursing bras with the UM tanks were a godsend. I loved that they were long and had a snug fit around the middle that felt great when everything was still feeling really loose on the inside. They wash really well too. I only had to replace them one time in over 15 months of nursing with daily wear. 
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  • Thank you @belocin I'll check it out! I was a G and now I'm a J... so we will see how much bigger they get! So frustrating 
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  • catem07catem07 member
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    Two of these came in the mail today. I think I'm probably going to live in them and a nursing tank for the first month or so. Will probably pick up two more. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0170ADGDA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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  • @cafedisco that's what I have so far as well... some comfy nursing bras and cheap regular tanks that pull down easily. I stocked up on $3 Camis from H&M to use for nursing. I almost always wear two layers like that anyway because I like the length of a cami underneath. But I am curious about the undercover mama and may order one or two of those for variety. 
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  • My boobs never really got big because my milk never really showed up (32 Bish was my max), and it was summer time, so I just lived in the Target nursing tanks and a cardigan if it got cold. I'm holding back on investing in anything else right now because I am afraid of spending a bunch of money on things just to have another nursing disaster like last time, so I'm bookmarking all of your suggestions to check out in a few weeks! Thanks ladies!
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  • cafedisco said:
    I just had cheapie tank tops from Old Navy that I wore under everything.  so I could pull my regular shirt up and be covered. The tanks are thin enough that I could yank them down under my boob no problem. I have never kicked the habit of wearing 2 layers, actually. I am hoping to get a few more convenient nursing tops this time around though. 


    This is exactly what worked for me as well. 
    KirstinH88
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