I’ve reached that point in my nursing journey where I don’t wish for it to end but I am wishing that I didn’t have to go shopping with nursing in mind. I long for the days of wearing a normal bra again or not having to do the “can I nurse in this top” test before buying it and lets be honest most of the cute tops don’t end up working out. I am not sure when Alder and my nursing journey will make it’s conclusion but I am doubting it will be anytime soon (although I said that with Edith and she weaned herself at 18months). Anyways until the day comes when I can put on a shirt love it and not have to do a nursing test I am investing in some nursing tops.
When I was pregnant with Edith the only nursing tops I really knew about where nursing tanks and bras. I had no idea there was an entire market for nursing tops out there, probably because most of the brands are European making them a little more difficult to acquire. Then I stumbled upon Momzelle and their cute, high quality and comfortable nursing clothes.
Momzelle has everything you need for nursing including tanks, bras, short and long sleeved shirts and dresses. I have to say that the fact that they have nursing dresses is a huge deal because they are the hardest clothing item to find. Shirts and tanks you can usually figure out a way to pull up or down and nurse but dresses are so much more complicated. You either have to find one with zipper, buttons or a deep v-neck to be able to nurse, that is until you have tired a nursing dress that has the perfect discreet flap perfect for nursing like the Elena nursing dress.
The Elena nursing dress was perfect for our apple picking trip to Hood River this past weekend. I felt put together, super comfortable and was able to easily and discreetly nurse. Next on my nursing clothes “to buy” list is the GABY hoodie because we all know how hard it can be to nurse in a hoodie and the Charlie nursing dress because I just have a thing for easy to wear dresses that come in stripes.
Side note I love that Momzelle uses real moms to model their clothes. You can actually see what their clothes look like on postpartum moms in all shapes and sizes which really provides a better idea of how their clothes will fit.
Have you invested in some great nursing clothes? What items might you be in need of? I need more long sleeve tops, hoodies and dresses. I really am kicking myself for not finding Momzelle sooner because nursing tops and dresses really make life so much easier.
Disclaimer: Momzelle provided me with the Elena nursing dress for review. I was not compensated for this post. I was not required to write a positive review and as always all opinions are my own.
I hear you. Nursing dresses are the toughest to find. I went to a wedding last weekend and had to find a (very) private place to breastfeed my daughter because I had to literally take off the top of the dress to feed her! Not very convenient.
(Also you look really cute!)