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#1 mady707

Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:31 AM

Hello all,

Just wondering if anyone knows where to buy lovely breastfeeding clothes.  Happy to shop online.  So many of them are depressing though!  Thank you.

#2 noi'mnot

Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:38 AM

I had no luck with specific breastfeeding dresses.

Instead, I improvised with what I had. I found wrap dresses in particular (especially those made out of jersey or stretchy material) to be great - I'd just loosen the tie and pull them aside. They were fantastic.

In addition to wrap dresses, I found dresses with thinner straps were easy too - just pull the strap down over my arm and go for it. Strapless dresses - just pull one side down!

#3 adl

Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:42 AM

I have a maternity jersey dress that has a wrapped top you tie and underneath it has the holes for BF!! So try Ripe....

#4 MrsWidget

Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:43 AM

I second wrap dresses. They're are some lovely ones on OzSale at the moment. Shirt dresses also work well.

I have picked up a few nice ones from Ripe Maternity.

#5 Futureself

Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:48 AM

I have this dress http://www.queenbee.com.au/Product-mayreau...-sale-2483.aspx   It stretched to be a maternity dress but fits better as just a BF dress . I also bought a couple of tops from here too but they're pretty expensive

I have bought most feeding tops and a simple black BFing sundress from Mamaway http://www.mamaway.com.au/

#6 Froger

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:00 AM

If you like dresses, often skirts and separate tops can be a good alternative while breastfeeding. That way you don't need to buy anything breastfeeding specific. Just make sure the tops unbutton, unzip, pull up or pull down easily. Otherwise look for dresses with easy button up bodice section or similar style. I've never bought any special breastfeeding clothes, and have breastfeed for many many years without problems. It is just a matter of thinking about how you like to breastfeed, (eg some women prefer clothes to cover the top of the breast, some prefer to unbutton from the top), then buying ordinary clothes that fit this requirement.

#7 chickenpants

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:06 AM

I bought a dress from this ebay store http://stores.ebay.com.au/NOKWEEMAN

It was similar to the Victorian Style Maternity Dresses they have.  The prices are good and they are 100% cotton.

The dress is lovely and comfortable, I originally got it as a maternity dress, but the top is a wrap style and easy to move aside to feed.

#8 mady707

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:07 AM

Thank you all! This is our third baby- unsure why I am so concerned about specific breastfeeding clothes this time.  I think I have been wearing a lot of dresses during pregnancy this time and I will miss them- just realised the other day that most are unsuitable to feed in.  Have a few metalicus ones that I love but I think if I pull them down they will be stretched out of shape.  Will have a look for jersey wrap dresses and some shirt dresses also- all good ideas!  I think with the other two I did separates with a singlet underneath so my stretched-out stomach wasn't on public display- but they were winter babies.  This one was due yesterday so will be a hot one!

Thanks again


#9 Feral timtam

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:14 AM

I tend to wear dresses like this one http://www.crossroads.com.au/BORDER-MAXI-D...cr=bioc__091011

It's a stretchy fabric and the crossover neckline allows you to easily pull it to the side to give access to the breast. If you're worried about modesty wear a shrug over it or a fitted nursing tee under it. In winter I have a couple of long sleeved nursing shirts that I wear under my dresses.

Nursing angel http://www.nursingangel.com.au/ also have a couple of nice dresses with modesty panels for breastfeeding at prices that won't break the bank. I just prefer the greater colour options you get from wearing the stretchy maxi dresses instead.

#10 jtsmith83

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:31 AM

I am still feeding my 18 month old and love these dresses! I brought them when I was pregnant and loved them.  I brought one in black and green biggrin.gif


#11 jtsmith83

Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:32 AM

If you prefer sleeves, this one is super soft and comfy too original.gif


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