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Getting dressed in the postpartum phase can be a tricky situation. Your body may not be the same as it was pre-baby and for several weeks and months you might find yourself in an in-between place: your maternity clothes are too big and your old clothes are too small. Add to that the task of finding clothing you can breastfeed in and you might find yourself shopping for an entirely new wardrobe.
The good news is you probably have a few items already in your closet that will work for breastfeeding. Even so, you may want to invest in some new pieces as well. New pieces that suit your new body, that you feel comfortable in, and that make breastfeeding in public possible.
When I had my first baby I figured I could get away with loose clothing that I already owned. Plus, since I didn’t know how long I’d breastfeed for (and my body was constantly changing postpartum), I was hesitant to buy for my new body. Well after a year of breastfeeding I wish I had spent a little money to get clothing that really suited me and allowed me to easily breastfeed when out and about. Now going through it the second time, I’m giving my wardrobe a much-needed refresh.
If you’re also looking for some fun new pieces this summer that are breastfeeding friendly, here are our favorite tops, dresses, and jumpsuits we have our eye on.
Abercrombie & Fitch
Shirts with buttons are a breastfeeding mom's best friend. Plus this linen-blend screams summer.
Another summery button-front pick, pair this pretty floral top with denim basics.
You absolutley would not know this delicate detailed top has concealed zipper nursing access.
You can easily untie a strap on this top to allow for breastfeeding while out.
available in 3 fun patterns
Pair this top with jean shorts for an easy summer look.
Abercrombie & Fitch
When in doubt, wear a henley. The buttons at front make it a simple solution for nursing.
Tie-straps make this cute top super nursing-friendly.
available in 2 colors
This top has an extra layer of fabric that hides the nursing access, making this a super easy top to throw on when out with baby.
This soft knit top is an easy go-to in basic black that provides discreet access for nursing.
Nursing-Friendly Dresses and Jumpsuits
This dress is good for maternity and postpartum thanks to the front buttons.
Another adorable button-front dress, this is perfect for summer picnics or park outings.
3 colors/patterns available
sizes up to 4X
This dress has hidden zipper nursing access in the top for those that prefer to nurse and stay covered. We love the look of this dress and the zipper access is really just an added bonus.
This lightweight and breathable dress has secret slits at the chest that close with hidden snaps.
This relaxed fit made with stretchy material is the perfect balance of comfort while looking put together.
This breezy dress is structured enough while having a stretchy top, perfect for nursing.
size XXS - 3X
This soft jersey top has a double layer in the front with an inner top that will allow you to breastfeed while staying completely covered.
This breezy plus-size jumpsuit features a snap front v-neck for easy nursing access and pockets!
multiple colors/patterns available
sizes M - 3X
The name says it all. You'll want to wear this jumpsuit all summer, whether or not you're breastfeeding.