Breastfeeding Clothing – What do I need?

Technically, you don’t need anything except for you and your baby. However, there are many items you can use that will make your breastfeeding experience more comfortable, discreet, and enjoyable for you! Here’s a quick tour of the basics that I believe every nursing mother should have.

Nursing Pajamas

Genna Nursing PJsNursing PJs are a must have. In the beginning, while your body is healing, over-tired and stressed, you’ll likely be spending more time than usual in your pajamas or lounge wear. You’ll want to have PJs that have convenient breastfeeding access since you’ll be needing to feed your baby often.

How Many? I would recommend at least two nursing PJs, one for the wash and one to wear.

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Nursing Tops

Nursing TopsNursing Tops are essential for discreet breastfeeding in public. Breastfeeding tops come in an assortment of styles and different openings for accessing the breast. Some tops pull up from underneath the breast, while others might have V-neck that pulls to the side of the breast. See our Nursing Top Styles Guide for more details.

How Many? Depends on how often you plan to nurse in public. I would recommend at least two to three casual tops and one to two more fashionable tops for going out.

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Nursing & Maternity Dresses

Mothers en Vogue Anna Jane Nursing Dress - Acorn BrownLet BumbleWee Nursing Wear help you find the dress that is going to make you feel as fabulous as you are for those weddings, showers, and special parties that take you out of the house.

We carry a wide selection of dresses for both casual and formal events. Most of our dresses are designed for the maternity as well as the breastfeeding stages.

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Nursing Bras

Majamas Organic Easy Bra BlackNursing PJs and nursing tops just aren’t complete without a nursing bra. Nursing bras provide easy access to the breast without having to remove your entire bra.

How Many? You want to have at least two nursing bras, one for the wash, and one to wear. If you are only getting one or two nursing bras, it’s safer to go without a wire for several reasons.

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Nursing Covers

MEV_FW11_2342_BLK_01A Nursing Cover is another essential item for discreet nursing in public. Paired with a nursing top, you can feel comfortable nursing your baby anywhere in public! A nursing cover cover’s you and your baby during nursing. It attaches around your neck so that baby can not pull the cover off during nursing.

How Many? One, unless your baby spits up often, then you might want two.

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