Multi-functional Nursing Cover | White distressed jeans | Chambray Dress & similar style | Sunglasses - Here and Similar Here | Booties | Flats (they are Valentino Dupes!) | Car Seat | Stroller | Diaper Bag
Throughout pregnancy, there was so much planning and preparation that went into making sure we were all set for Parker’s arrival. For the most part, I think we had a lot of it covered... except I quickly realized that I was totally unprepared for how to dress after P arrived, so that I could breastfeed with privacy and easy access. I bought nursing bras and tanks, but had no idea that if I wore any of my “normal” clothes, it would basically require me to get halfway naked to nurse (or fully in some of my dresses) and/or make me lift my shirt up and expose my postpartum tummy... um, no thanks. I had no idea this was going to be such a challenge.
I went shopping in search of cute nursing/pumping friendly clothes that I could wear out and about, and that would give me easy access while keeping things covered up. (I nursed until a really bad bout of mastitis, now I am still exclusively breastfeeding but via pumping.) I bought a few button downs and flowy tops that worked well, but was super excited when Seraphine contacted me to collaborate. I wish I had heard about them when I was pregnant because they have some super cute maternity clothes, too! I checked out their nursing-friendly clothes and fell in love with their dresses, tops and this multi-functional nursing cover that I am wearing in this post. I love the nautical look for summer and the fact that I can style it so many different ways, or throw it over the car seat to shade Parker. (Side note: Yesterday, after we took these pictures I had to pump and my husband didn’t even realize I was pumping because I was so nice and covered up.)
If you are pregnant or early in mommyhood, I’d highly recommend checking out their stuff! It’s amazing how adding some great nursing-friendly staples into your wardrobe can make breastfeeding so much easier & more comfortable for you and baby. And, when you find brands that let you do it without compromising your own personal style - that’s a mama win!
Here are my thoughts on wardrobe pieces that will help you while breastfeeding/pumping:
Nursing Bras - I’d buy several since you will need to wash them frequently due to leakage. I’ve linked my favorite kind here - they are so comfortable I can wear them to bed, too.
Nursing Tanks - I wore these primarily at home in the first several weeks and to bed. I didn’t like how tight fitting they were around my tummy area, so I didn’t want to wear them out in public. I wanted things with a more flowy fit. My new favorite top is this one and it’s under $20!
Flowy Tops & Button Downs - I love loose fitting soft cotton tees that I can easily fit my pumping gear under and that keeps me covered up. They are flattering for the postpartum bod, too. Button downs tops are great too for easy access - my favorite is this chambray one.
Multi-purpose Knitwear - Knitwear that can work as a cute shawl, scarf or car seat cover are a major bonus - like the one I am wearing here. I have 2-3 of these pieces in my wardrobe and love them, so versatile and so many ways to style them!
Dresses - I love to wear dresses all year round, but so many of mine require me to basically bring them up to my neck in order to pump. I’ve added 2-3 dresses into my wardrobe that allow me to easily pump, while staying covered up. This dress is one of my favorites and is on trend with the blue/white colors that are so popular this spring/summer.
Thanks for reading!
This post was sponsored by Seraphine. As with any of my posts, all thoughts/opinions are completely my own.
Hi, welcome to my blog! I started my blog as a way to channel my creativity and document our life happenings. From the pretty, styled shots to the real, raw experiences, too, like our journey to start our family. I love to share about my faith, my personal style for interior decorating, holidays and entertaining & for our little guys. too. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your support. XO, Lindsay