Fashion 101: The Breastfeeding Dress Guide

Even if it is just a wardrobe, you have to allot extra time to plan your breastfeeding clothing. This way, you will gain more comfort and less worries as you prepare for your daily routine. As a new mommy, there will be plenty of other demands on your time, so ensuring you have a few key pieces in your breastfeeding wardrobe will ease you through your post-partum period.

New mums to be selective in choosing maternity clothes, because it’s not only her own comfort and preferred style that need to be considered-the comfort of the little one she holds close and nurtures is also important. Below are some of the tips to guide you if you’re looking for breastfeeding clothes to wear every day.

1. Stretch is something that mothers need to look for because it’s so much easier to just pull the neckline of a top down when it’s time to feed bubs, and up when you’re finished. In a split second, you can create easy access to your breast for feeding and then cover it up once the little ones done.

2. Make sure it has the right fit and quite loose but still structured. Overall, it’s just more comfortable and it provides excellent ventilation, which is a great relief on warm humid days when both you and the baby are feeling the heat. Also, loose but structured tops are great for layering (you can easily wear something under and over them) to create a new look that’s also seasonally appropriate.

3. Keenly feel and observe the type of material used. Go with natural, non-synthetic fabrics (such as organic cotton or bamboo fabric) because babies have a sensitive skin. Since they are frequently held close to mum, their skin can get irritated if it comes in contact with non-breathable, prickly material that’s been treated with all sorts of chemicals. You may suffer from physical discomfort as well because of your clothing material, especially with the different hormonal changes you’re going through.

4. You also have to consider whether or not the clothing wrinkles easily. Such fabrics are a hassle–you would need to iron them first so that they’ll look right. When you’re a new mum, you just want to put on a no-fuss piece of clothing, look nice, and be done. It’s always convenient to find clothing with easy, wash-and-wear fabrics that do not wrinkle or do not need to be ironed anymore.