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#1 bubzillaiscoming

Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:27 PM

Hi All,

Going in for a c-section in under 2 weeks and finalising my shopping. With my last baby I made it through breastfeeding with a combination of b/feeding singlet tops and cardigans and so on to keep me warm.

This time around there don't see to be ANY decent BF singlets anywhere!!

Mothercare - had them last pregnancy, can't find them this time around
Target - too short in the body
Bonds - haven't previously tried them, but look short in the body and also have 'cups' rather than a shelf bra and I have a BIG chest, so these are often uncomfortable

I checked out Ripe Maternity and they do have some that look good but they are upwards of $50 ... is seems expensive ... do I just need to bite the bullet?

Suggestions????

#2 ~chiquita~

Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:32 PM

It's not somewhere I usually shop but I found some awesome ones in Kmart. I'm big up top and they don't have cups. Super comfy and cheap. I think the brand was Bub2B or something?

#3 BF F Cup

Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:01 PM

When feeding my babies I went from a C cup to an F and struggled to find breastfeeding clothes that allowed me to wear a supportive bra and keep my muffin tops covered.  ohmy.gif
After spending an obscene amount on various tops I eventually took matters into my own hands!
The result was a BF Undershirt that I wore under my regular T-shirts.

You will need:

a sewing machine or over locker
scissors
a plain cotton singlet top (mine were from Big W - less than $10 each)

Method:
Put on the singlet and mark a line horizontally across the singlet under your bust (approx in line with the elastic on your bra)
After taking off the singlet, use the scissors to cut straight down from the widest points of the neckline and then along the line you marked earlier. (You should end up with a deep U in the front of the singlet - a really low neck line!)
Then using your sewing machine zigzag or over lock the cut edge.
To use: wear your regular nursing bra, then the singlet  and a T-shirt over the top - at feed times just lift your t-shirt hem, drop the bra cup - your back and tummy stay covered and your t-shirt covers the top of the breast...

Happy Feeding!

#4 happygurl06

Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:20 PM

I'm not big breasted but I second the singlets from kmart.  They also have comfy sleep bras.

#5 Rach42

Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:23 PM

QUOTE (BF F Cup @ 23/04/2012, 04:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The result was a BF Undershirt that I wore under my regular T-shirts.


That's what I was thinking of doing!  Glad to hear it works ok.  I started looking online for BFing tops as I had some when feeding DS2 and they were really handy but I couldn't see any decent ones - and the one's I could find were pretty expensive.  I think I'll make a few BF undershirts like you described and only spend the $s if I want a "good" top or dress.

#6 Onyx

Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:26 PM

I got mine from target, they are really comfy, they don't seem too short in the body to me.

#7 BeachedAsBro

Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:26 PM

I'm a DD and bought the ones from Best and Less. They're not great quality, but cheap (I think they were $15 each) and could get long and short length. I went up to a 14 to accommodate my breastfeeding chestage.

And yes, the Bonds ones with the sewn cups were uncomfortable.

Edited by BeachedAsBro, 23 April 2012 - 04:27 PM.


#8 LittleJacksonOne

Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:36 PM

I havnt BF so kick me out if I'm wrong, but I think bonds have come out with a singlet that doesnt have proper cups??

http://www.bonds.com.au/maternity/bumps-hi...=65&142=513

Also if you buy them online if you buy two maternity items you get 30% off and sometimes if you also click the 'like' button you get another 10% off

#9 Jenflea

Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:40 PM

I used Loveable ones form DJ's, around $30 each or $60 for a 2 pack.
I really liked them. Myer might have them as well. In the bra section, not the maternity section!

#10 noi'mnot

Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:43 PM

I bought shoestring strap singlets with the adjustable straps (adjustable like a bra strap), made the straps the longest they could be, and that way I could pull them down below my breast to feed. Or, when I couldn't find them, I just bought shoestring strap singlets in a size or two too big so that I could pull them down. Cheap and easy.

It's awful having to pull up your top to breastfeed in the cold! Good luck finding a solution that suits! original.gif


ETA: As an E-cup, I found any singlets with the "shelf bra" type thing quite uncomfortable, as the shelf just didn't have enough room for my breasts and either rode up or was way too low. Regular singlets suited me better.

Edited by pinkukulele, 23 April 2012 - 04:45 PM.


#11 Lokum

Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:54 PM

regular singlets for me too.

Mine were from Best & Less, after extensive searching.

I did lash out and buy a few garments from Ripe to supplement my Target/B&L wardrobe, and was very dissapointed to find they pilled really quickly. At $70+ a t-shirt, I expect them to do a bit better than that.

Yeah, they did pill in the spots I was carrying the baby, but it was a breastfeeding top, so chances are you ARE going to have a kid or two rubbing up against you, nah?

#12 *mylittleprince*

Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:01 PM

I find Pumpkin Patch b/f tops really comfy and you can often buy them on sale or for much cheaper on gumtree/ebay. They are more t-shirt tops (with sleeves) than singlets but really good.

#13 a letter to Elise.

Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:22 PM

I couldn't fit my boobs into most maternity singlets. I bought singlets in a range of colours from kookai. They are stretchy enough to just slip down when you go to feed, and as they aren't maternity, you can still wear them later. I wore a bra underneath. A cheaper option might be supre, target or similar. I liked the kookai ones best, as they are really stretchy, and don't go out of shape (they are lycra), plus you can get them with wider bands to hide your bra strap.

This pregnancy, I bought a few from kookai, and some from metalicus. The Metalicus ones were about $50, but they often have really good sales, so you might find them cheaper on their website. They are also extra long, so great for covering a loose post baby tummy.

#14 FeralZupee

Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:33 PM

I've been using the 'Glamourmom' singlet tops that a friend lent me. They have a shelf bra, and are quite long. Here's the website:
Glamour Mum  I bought some more recently as I've been wearing out my friend's ones (as I wear them all the time, I have a few in different colours), and found that this is a US site, so the shipping was on the expensive side.
I found that it was cheaper to buy them locally, and bought some from this website:
Nursing Angel
Looks like they are on special at the moment, and there's a few other different types/brands as well.

Edited by Squeak's Mum, 23 April 2012 - 08:34 PM.





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