Happy Monday! I can’t believe I have been nursing Piper for almost a year now. The first few weeks I wasn’t sure I’d be able to stick with it, but 11 months later here we are! My story isn’t unique, I feel most moms (maybe all?) feel like nursing is a huge challenge in the beginning. It was pure stubbornness that made me push through those first few months, and now I can’t imagine life any other way.
One thing that made me nervous to go out and do things was the fear of nursing in public. I’m still not 100% comfortable doing it, but I’ve come a long way. I remember meeting my friend Jane for coffee and running to the bathroom to latch Piper on so that no one would see me struggling to get her in the right position. Those were crazy days! Having clothing that made nursing easy was essential and it took me a while to find pieces that were both cute and functional. These three items have gotten a ton of love over the last few months and frankly they are all starting to wear out! I keep coming back to these tops in particular because they make on-the-go breastfeeding so easy and I don’t have to sacrifice style.
Bottons will be your new best friend when it comes to nursing style. It’s so easy just to undue the top few buttons without having to lift up your whole shirt. This H&M Green and Blue Plaid Shirt has been a favourite of mine lately! One downside is that this cotton fabric wrinkles quickly, but it’s super soft and pairs well with jeans or leggings.
Zippity Doo Dah
Zippers are another thing to look for in a nursing-friendly top. This Pink Blush Zipper Front Top* is super flowy and transitions well from pregnancy to postpartum. I wear this top at least once a week, it’s so versatile. I can dress it up with leggings and heels or wear it with jeans like I am here. I never owned a top with a zipper before I had Piper and now I have several. Oh, how things change when you have a baby! 🙂
V-neck tops are great, especially when they are super stretchy like this Burgundy Colorblock Tunic* from PinkBlush. I just layer a cami underneath and it’s perfect for nursing on the go. This is meant to be a top but I’m a shorty (5’2″) so I can get away with wearing it as a tunic/dress. The only tricky thing is that the fabric is so stretchy that Piper can grab the neckline and pull it way out giving everyone a little show – yikes! Hence why I layer this with a cami underneath 🙂
What are your go-to pieces while nursing? Let me know in the comments!
* This post contains some products that were sent to me for consideration. As always, my reviews and opinions are my own.