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#1 Toothfairy01

Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:23 AM

Now that it's getting a bit chillier, what are you ladies wearing?? I used to love wearing dresses in winter but none of my pre-baby wardrobe gives me breastfeeding access. Am I destined to wear baggy tops and jeans all winter?



#2 Bess Marvin

Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:27 AM

I much preferred winter breastfeeding! Lots of layers is the secret - singlets, cardigans, scarves.

#3 (feral)epg

Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:29 AM

QUOTE (Toothfairy01 @ 04/05/2013, 09:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
. Am I destined to wear baggy tops and jeans all winter?


In my experience, yes  sad.gif

Why, why, why are 90% of 'nursing tops' made for pregnant women, some of us have something approaching a waist again and would like to show it off whilst we've got the boobs to set it off!

Hope someone has some good suggestions for you that I can steal......


#4 kpingitquiet

Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:47 AM

I have several lovely long-sleeve bfing tops that are nicely fitted and are definitely not maternity tops. I paired them with skirts or jeans and they work great! Cardigan for extra warmth and easy bf access.

I'm also planning on splurging on a bf-friendly dress like the blue wool toward the bottom of the page, when/if the time comes around for me again:

http://www.milkbug.co.uk/Breastfeeding-dresses/?page=2 (picture wont load on the item page)

or one of these:

http://www.milkbug.co.uk/Wrap-Breastfeedin...rap6712355.html
http://www.soulmothers.com.au/shop/by-cate...e-nursing-dress
http://www.soulmothers.com.au/shop/by-cate...ripe-dress-2666
http://www.nursingangel.com.au/products/Fl...s-En-Vogue.html

#5 Duck-o-lah

Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:54 AM

QUOTE
Why, why, why are 90% of 'nursing tops' made for pregnant women, some of us have something approaching a waist again and would like to show it off whilst we've got the boobs to set it off!
Amen to that! All the BFing tops in my price range are maternity tops sad.gif

OP I'm struggling with this too. So far I have in rotation... 3 BFing singlets that I couple with some nice jackets/coats/cardigans and scarves to tone down my uber-cleavage laughing2.gif I manage to look OK, but there's not much in the way of variety.

#6 MaMaPepper

Posted 04 May 2013 - 12:11 PM

Imahot is an Israeli brand that has lovely feeding dresses. Check them out but post is a bit slow but free. I understand, I have come to understand that dresses are the only thing that suits my post babies body but had while nursing

#7 tilley1019

Posted 04 May 2013 - 12:22 PM

I used to wear tops or dresses with buttons. Henley tops appear to be in at the moment, and I am stocking up for next year!
Wrap around dresses are also handy for breastfeeding, although it does get annoying to have to re-tie every time you finish a feed.
I am so over horrible breast feeding clothes. It's like once you are pregnant or feeding you are not entitled to wear clothes in natural fabrics, that fit properly or are a bargain!

#8 cuddlebud

Posted 04 May 2013 - 08:40 PM

Just wear a bonds bf singlet under my normal tops.

#9 Lokum

Posted 04 May 2013 - 11:44 PM

I've got a low cut jersey dress or two which I wear with tights and boots and a cardigan over the top. I pull down the dress, but pull up the cardigan, so minimal boob exposure to chilly winds!

#10 LeggyBlonde

Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:06 AM

I was often cold breastfeeding in winter until I found these!

http://www.nursingangel.com.au/products/Milkshirt.html

I loved them and had them in black and white.  You can wear any thing over them, but even button through shirts work. Like a singlet they can be tucked in at the waist, so my back never got cold.  If I had a button up shirt on, I would just unbutton it entirely and leave the 'non-feeding side' closed to my mid line iykwim?

#11 treefalls

Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:13 AM

You can get these really soft bamboo body suits at Target - a long sleeved top but with the snaps underneath. Feels strange dressing yourself and your bub in a onesie, but in winter, I actually hate my midriff being chilly and these are perfect. The necklines are super stretchy.




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