If you are a mother to be and are planning to do the shopping for the coming baby then this article should be your shopping checklist. Especially if you have made the decision to nurse yourself to breast feed your baby. These work equally well for the mothers who want to be pumping breast milk to breast feed their little one.
1) Nursing bra
You have to put your fancy inner wear in the closest for some time! And believe me you will do this willingly. And to add on your disappointment, you need to wear nursing bras that are huge and boring. But there is some good news, now that we have come to 2017, leading brands like Kangaroo and H & M bring have released their new collections for mums. These new clothing lines will give you the comfort without lowering down your fashion score. These nursing bras have a buckle system that allows you to remove one cover at a time without affecting the entire clothing piece. You can unbuckle very easily and almost anywhere without letting anyone come to know about it. They even allow you to attach your hands free pumping breast shields and act as hands free pumping bras. The comfort level is beyond anything as they are made of really soft fabric.
2) Pin down shirts
Pin down shirts have a line of buttons in front that allows you to easily open the top and nurse your baby wherever you’d want to. And also once the shirt is open it acts like a cover for your baby giving them a feel of protection. The pin down shirts can be of cotton or synthetics. Avoid the satin ones as they won’t soak any of the wetness and lead you in embarrassing situations. Wear something under it or simply put a scarf over to avoid any incidence of wardrobe malfunctions.
If you live in a colder region then you might get shrugs with those flaps of wool hanging from here and there. Don’t get the high waist shrugs as they generally are body fit and provide very less cover. They won’t be able to give your engorged breasts a cover up. Instead opt for the ones with hanging sides. Try to get medium sleeves length for a hassle free time. Shrugs will keep you warm and provide the same for baby when you nurse.
4) Nursing apron
The nursing apron will save your clothes from the accidental shower that comes when the baby suddenly leaves the breasts while feeding. These nursing aprons will save your clothes from any unwanted staining when you are in your best clothes and are about to go out. They are a must for any mother who is willing to feed the baby as and when the baby demands. Nursing aprons are made of soft fabric that absorbs a lot unlike the kitchen apron that is not supposed to absorb any food stains.
5) Nursing Hoodies
The nursing hoodies are cute and have a Kangaroo pouch for putting your baby in. These hoodies are like a baby carriage. They serve dual purpose of giving a cover for feeding sessions and leaving your hands free by holding the baby. But they bear only a certain weight and are not meant to substitute the safe baby carriages with harnesses.
6) Nursing tops
They are a bigger version of nursing bras where you can remove the dress strap for nursing your baby. They are like short dresses with comfortable fitting and nursing assisting features. They can be worn when you are going outdoors too!