As a breastfeeding mom one of the first adjustments you’ll need to make in your daily lifestyle is your wardrobe. Chances are there is no need to wear your maternity clothes anymore, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you are back to your pre-pregnancy clothes. That combined with the fact you need clothing that makes breastfeeding simple, fast, and discreet, and it changes up how you dress and style your outfits.
For those breastfeeding moms looking for a little help and inspiration on outfit ideas here are four tips and ideas you can use.
Opt for Loose and Flowing Maxi Dresses
Now that the temperatures have warmed up and will continue to stay that way for the next few months, one of the best options is to wear loose and flowing sleeveless maxi dresses. These are comfortable and allow your body to breathe, but at the same time they also work great for breastfeeding moms. There is no need to fiddle with buttons, zippers, and sleeves, it’s just all very simple.
If you want to add an extra dose of fashion to your look, you can always pair a belt with your maxi dress. Take for example these Gucci belts from SSENSE. You can choose from something thin and sleek, to a wider chunkier belt that creates a whole fashion statement. Gucci belts will work from the most casual to the most fashionable maxi dresses and give you the freedom to customize your look. Simply order online and then get creative with your pairings.
Pick Up a Few Nursing Tank Tops
Because you probably don’t want to deal with extra layers and added bulk in the hot summer sun, a nursing tank top can be a great option. This item works as your nursing bra and a top all in one, successfully combining fashion with function. A nursing tank top is also versatile in that you can add a lightweight cardigan or blazer on top for the days where there is a breeze or chill in the air. You may want to pick neutral colors so that the tank works with all your bottoms.
Wrap Dresses Make Life Really Easy
Wrap dresses always seem to be a fashionable wardrobe option and they just so happen to be one of the most convenient styles for breastfeeding moms. It doesn’t if the wrap dress is sleeveless or has sleeves, you’ll be able to take advantage of the “ease of access” the style offers.
If you aren’t in the market for another summer dress, keep in mind you can swap the wrap dress for a wrap style blouse.
V-Neck and Scoop Necks are Your Best Bet
In a more general sense, look for v-neck and scoop necklines in whatever top/dress you buy. They have less bulk that way and just provide simpler access when nursing, making your life easier.
Each of these tips and outfits is designed to make your life as a breastfeeding mom this summer easy and convenient.