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Top 10 Tips For Buying Nursing Clothes

Posted on 29 January 2020

Bub has finally arrived and you’re ready to take on the big, wide world together. But it’s easy to forget that your baby’s dinner and drinks are attached to your chest!

To help you get through your nursing period with ease, we have pulled together our Top 10 Tips for Buying Nursing Clothes.

  1. Stick to fashion basics - Lots of women breastfeed for longer than they were pregnant. As you may be breastfeeding through different seasons and trends, look for pieces that will stand the test of time. Ensure you have staple pieces in black, white, grey, navy or tan. Then you can always add your own unique touch with statement jewellery or shoes. When it comes to prints, stripes or spots are classic patterns that never date. Check out Angel Maternity's huge range of nursing clothes here.
  2. Layer, layer, layer - Save money by mixing and matching your existing wardrobe items. Have a fave top you can’t wait to wear? Pull it out and put it on. Just team it with a nursing singlet underneath or an Angel Maternity nursing tank. 
  3. Look for clothes that make nursing easy - It’s sometimes difficult to feel comfortable whipping out your boobs in the middle of a packed restaurant, but it’s got to be done! Tops or dresses that have double layers are great to ensure you’re not left feeling exposed. Check out Angel Maternity's stylish and functional nursing dresses here.
  4. One-handed nursing access - Lots of our tops are designed with one-handed nursing access. These are great as it allows your other hand to remain free to help bub latch on properly if needs be.
  5. Accessories are your friend - It’s amazing what a good scarf or wrap can do to an otherwise drab outfit. Not only will it jazz up your outfit, but a great scarf or wrap can double as a breastfeeding cover. Oh, it can be great for covering any milk, vomit,  food or any other unwanted but unavoidable stains you may encounter on your travels!
  6. Multi-purpose cover up - There are specific breastfeeding covers and wraps that you can buy, like the gorgeous Angel Maternity Nursing Poncho that can be used in 5 ways: wear it during pregnancy, for nursing cover, baby capsule cover, baby wrap and as a fashion accessory afterwards. 
  7. Tummy time - If you’re feeling a little self conscious about exposing your tummy when you’re breastfeeding, look for tops that can be pulled down rather than hitched up. Certain styles, like crossover tops or tops where you pull one side down to nurse, are also a good idea. 
  8. Milk it like it’s hot - Breastfeeding can be a hot, sweaty affair for both you and your bub. You and your baby are in extremely close contact, often skin-to-skin. If you use the popular cradle position, where you hold bub’s head in the same position with your warm hand, your bub can end up with a pretty sweaty head. Stay cool by wearing clothes made from natural fibres, like cotton or bamboo. Angel Maternity has a range of bamboo maternity and nursing clothes to keep you as comfortable as possible.
  9. Buy in packs - Make sure you have enough nursing or breastfeeding tops and bras to last you at least a week without washing. Leaky breasts and a baby with reflux can sometimes mean you have to change your bra or top often.
  10. Make it last - When buying maternity clothes look for ones that double as breastfeeding attire. Anything with a front button opening or a maternity top that has hidden nursing access are great and mean that you’ll get more bang for your buck. Even better, buy maternity clothes that can be worn during and after pregnancy. Angel Maternity has a range of maternity drawstring dresses that can be adjusted as your pregnancy bump size changes.

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