Breastfeeding clothing for mums.
...after some recommendations.
, May 04 2012 01:42 PM
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:42 PM
Hi, I am fit to pop soon with a new baby and am looking to buy some breastfeeding tops. I want somthing that has a discreet opening at the bust line so my belly/side doesn't get cold while I am feeding, something long sleeve and something that holds up to being washed over and over without looking like rubbish. I know I am dreaming, but it would also be great if it wasn't too expensive. Any mum's have any suggestions or even brand names of tops that they liked?
Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:45 PM
A normal stretchy singlet with a cardigan did me through winter.
I would pull the top down on the singlet (sometimes take one strap off) to feed. No exposed stomach, ever.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:52 PM
I am using a Bonds singlet with the straps extended all the way down with a tshirt over the top. Singlet sits under my breasts, tshirt comes up when I need to feed. I find that I get really cold if I don't have the tshirt as well!
I also have a Top Secret Maternity feeding singlet, from the ABA shop, which I really like. I wear it with a cardi.
There was a recommendation of a Swedish company with some awesome clothes, but I can't remember the name. They looked really good.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:52 PM
I loved Target's feeding tops. I have both short and 3/4 sleeved ones and got lots of use out of them.
Otherwise the singlet under a top thing was ok but a bit fiddly.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:53 PM
I got some at K-Mart for $20-$30.
I bought them to wear as maternity tops initially to get more value out of them.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:54 PM
Hi, I've just bought a couple of tops from here- they seem to carry all the main brands and have a sale section too.http://www.nursingangel.com.au/
The nursing singlet (eg from Bonds or Kmart) with cardi/jumper is probably a good option for around the house too (and if you're still feeding in spring/summer you can wear on its own). Come to think of it, especially if you had a dark coloured singlet with a similar coloured long sleeve t or sweater, this would be fine to wear out and about too.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:56 PM
I went with Kmarts Bub2Be singlets. I still use them 8 months on and have found them great.
Can't vouche for their quality now though, but they do still have them. Just chuck a cardie over the top and you'd be good to go.
They're cheap enough to have a bunch of them so they'll last longer if rotated frequently.
Otherwise something I saw online was to wear a singlet under a long sleeve shirt. Cut boobie holes so when you pull up the top shirt your tummy is covered and you have access to your breasts
then you could use any cheap singlet with any shirt.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:56 PM
I'm due to pop anytime now too!
I've got a couple of breastfeeding tops from Target, you can get them in long or short sleeve. They are a thicker t shirt type material with lycra and wash really well. They hold their shape. I've been wearing mine in these last few weeks as they keep my bump warm and they are so comfortable.
The long sleeve are $25. Bargain!
Good luck with your upcoming birth.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:01 PM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:10 PM
I've got a three month old and got the 5 for $149 deal from mumaway: http://www.mamaway.com.au/index.htm?action...d=50&page=1
There's still a few there that might do. Otherwise I have some from Target & when I'm at home I can also just use stretchy v neck shirts.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:15 PM
I bought a few Glamourmom nursing bra long tanks and wore them under my normal tops. That way when I undid my shirt or pulled up my top, all was covered. I think it would work out cheaper than long sleeve tops, and can be used all year round. I loved that the cup dropped and most of your breast was still covered.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:26 PM
the target breastfeeding singlets with something over the top (the singlet dropped down, and the top came up). i had lovable singlets, but they are a soft cup, so they needed a bra underneath (but were great for bed), but the target ones have an inbuilt bra
(that's if they're still available, i haven't BF now for 2 years)
Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:08 PM
I really think Bonds breastfeeding singlets underneath regular tops is the easiest answer. They're SO comfy, and I lived in mine for the first either or so months. I bought a few tops from Jeanswest to go over them because I didn't fit into any of my old tops!
Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:15 PM
Just bought a cute dress and got my mum to put a front zip in!!
Best idea ever - now I will on a lookout for normal tops and dresses and insert a few zip front openings.
(With a nursing bra underneath)
Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:20 PM
I agree about just wearing a nursing singlet (or any camisole singlet really) and a 'normal' top on top of that. Also look for henley style tops with button up fronts
winter dresses are very difficult, unfortunately!
Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:33 PM
Yep, Target shirts. Lots and lots of colours this season too
(last year was just black and white)
At night I wear Best and Less maternity singlets and my flannie pyjama top over the top. We bed share most of the time, so that's works well for us. I keep my arms and back covered all night too.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:51 PM
Target has some nice tops in long and short sleeve. I mainly wear the target singlets that have the in built bra with one of my regular tops.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:04 PM
I found the easiest and cheapest option is a stretchy singlet under a loose or flowy top. When it's time to feed you pull the top up and stretch the singlet down under your breast. Nothing shows - your tummy is covered by the singlet and your breasts are covered by the loose top.
I have a maternity top from target with the breastfeeding holes but found it wasnt as good because the top panel didnt have enough coverage. Plus it didnt look flattering because it was shaped for a pregnant tummy.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:19 PM
There is a chain of stores called mamaway in Sydney. You can also buy stuff online. I don,t know the address but if you google mamaway, it should come up.
I recently bought some tops, they had a sale, I think it was five tops for $150. The quality is good, plus free delivery. If sizes are wrong or you don't like, you just post them back for a refund or exchange
Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:29 PM
I've got heaps of BFing tops and think Top Secret Maternity are the best.
They give proper bra support, a drop down cup and the top of your breast stays covered. They are more expensive than some others but worth it.
Google and you'll find an online seller.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:36 PM
I love my target BF tops (have both the 3/4 sleeve & short sleeve) Target feeding top
. They are cheap compared to many of the other BF clothes out there.
I also have stretchy singlets which I wear at night with a flannie pj top that you can unbutton. I really like the bond feeding singlets but I went from a C cup to a G cup & they are just way to small & uncomfortable in the cup (I also had this problem with the other feeding singlets with in built cups).
I have to say after 9 months of BF I am very bored of my wardrobe...but it's worth it
Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:58 PM
I have worn the Bonds feeding singlets especially on 1st bub as she was a winter bub but this time i have been bf'ing over summer and have found them very hot. I just get so hot when i am bfing so maybe keep that in mind when buying clothes. I am now 5mths into feeding my 2nd and last bub and i hate having to go out and buy some new tops but i think i am going to have to! So sick of being hot in the singlets.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:04 PM
I use the Boob nursing tops from Sweden that one of the earlier posters referred to. Not the cheapest option but I love how discreet and easy they are (especially as I am expecting twins this time around!).
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