What to Look For in Breastfeeding Clothes

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Breastfeeding is amazing in so many ways. It helps your baby grow healthy and strong, and protects them from diseases. Most importantly breastfeeding allows you to create an intimate bond with your little one. 

The process of breastfeeding may sound straightforward but just like any aspect of motherhood, it’s not always easy. It requires a lot of time and effort, and can be a steep learning curve especially for first-time mums. This is why it’s important to have a support system to help you on your nursing journey. 

Aside from asking for support from your family and friends, breastfeeding essentials like nursing clothes can also help create a comfortable breastfeeding experience.

Part of successfully breastfeeding is knowing the right things to wear. You need to make sure you’re wearing clothes that will allow you to nurse with ease and make you feel comfortable.

If you’re struggling to find the perfect breastfeeding clothes for your wardrobe, I got you mumma. Check out the guide below to know what things you should consider before purchasing. 

Comfortability

Breastfeeding can be very uncomfortable at first especially if you’re a first-time mum. So it’s always best to choose clothes that are comfortable and will make nursing your little one easier. 

Avoid buying clothes that are too big or too tight. Never compromise the fit of your clothing. Always check the size chart when shopping online and make sure it suits your body shape and size. 

No matter how gorgeous a dress or a top is if it just isn’t you and you’re not comfortable wearing them you’ll never feel relaxed. At the end of the day, it’s all about feeling comfortable and at ease in what we choose to wear when we breastfeed. 

Easy nursing access

Nursing clothes are all about easy access. You need to make sure you have clothing pieces that will allow you to have a comfortable breastfeeding experience. When buying breastfeeding clothes opt for pieces that have flaps or buttons for easy nursing access. 

At Kate Douglas Maternity, we are passionate about helping mums like you get access to comfortable, stylish and breastfeeding-friendly clothes. Our nursing tops and dresses are created with discreet flaps and invisible front zippers so you can nurse or use a breast pump easily. They are also designed for postpartum wear so you don’t have to worry about not being able to wear them past your breastfeeding stage. 

Style

You don’t need to sacrifice style over comfort just to have a seamless nursing experience. Luckily, we’re now in 2021 and nursing clothes have come a long way. From casual pieces to formal wear, there are a lot of options available. 

But before purchasing any nursing pieces, think about your usual style and check your favourite pieces in your wardrobe. Then start to look for clothing that is breastfeeding-friendly and suits your personal preference. For instance, if you love wearing jumpsuits before your pregnancy, why not buy playsuits that have flaps for easy nursing access. 

With the right wardrobe essentials you can stay your regular fabulous self whatever the occasion is.

Durability

When building your breastfeeding wardrobe you also need to consider the longevity of the clothes you’re purchasing. This is why it’s important to always check the quality and durability of the pieces before buying. 

Be on the lookout for nursing clothes made with durable and organic fibres like linen. Linen is considered one of the strongest fibres in the world and is more durable than cotton. It’s also easy to care for, will not lose its shape after washing and becomes softer over time. 

When you buy linen nursing pieces, you’re sure that you’re investing in long-lasting and high-quality clothing that you can rely on throughout your motherhood journey.

Suitable for any season

Most of us tend to buy different clothing for various types of weather. But did you know that you can actually invest in nursing-friendly pieces that you can use for the majority of the year? 

Trans seasonal clothes are pieces that you can wear from summer to winter, spring to autumn. For example, you can buy dresses that you can wear for summer but can be layered during colder months. 

Aside from being cost-efficient and practical, filling your closet with items that you can wear every season is also sustainable and eco-friendly. 

These are just some of the qualities you need to look for in breastfeeding clothes. If you’re looking for nursing clothes that will help you in your breastfeeding journey, check out our nursing-friendly collection here.

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