I’m one of those people who gets terribly excited at the first hint of spring and summer. The tiniest patch of blue sky and I’m running for the birkenstocks and ready to throw away every pair of tights I own. Unfortunately it looks like I’ll be in jeans and tights for a while longer (damn you British weather) but that doesn’t mean I can’t dream, right?
I’ve discovered a new love of Pinterest recently and putting my time to good use planning spring and summer breastfeeding-friendly outfits. At 17 months Baby Girl is showing no signs of stopping her boob fix any time soon so my outfit choices are still dictated by how easy they are to breastfeed in.
Here are a couple of the things I’ve been looking at online recently. If you want to see more breastfeeding outfit inspiration head over to my board on Pinterest and pin away to your heart’s content.
If you’re new to breastfeeding, here are some tips on outfit inspiration. It should be known, I’m no fashion blogger, but I’ve spent two and a half years out of the past five breastfeeding. Here’s what I’ve learned about dressing for breastfeeding:
- You don’t need to buy dedicated “nursing clothes”.
- A vest underneath is always a good thing – pull the first top up and the vest down, and you’ve got an instant tummy cover-up (or tummy warmer, on cold days!).
- If you’re self-conscious about breastfeeding in public take a scarf with you or add a loose silk scarf to your outfit. It’s an easy cover-up and will look good too. No need for these bespoke “breastfeeding shawls” that you’ll never use again.
- Things that work: tops and skirts, tops and shorts, tops and trousers, shirt dresses, pinafore dresses, dungarees, low rise cami maxi dresses (with a vest underneath to hide your nursing bra if you’re wearing one), shirts, zip through playsuits and dresses…. basically anything that gives easy boob access.
Here’s to the sunshine!
PS. Nominations have opened for two of the big UK blogging awards – The MAD Blog Awards and The Bibs. I’d love your nomination in the Best Lifestyle category for The MADs and Family for The Bibs. You can nominate in the The MADs here and in The Bibs here. And while you’re there, if you’re looking for a blog to nominate in the Best New Blog category at The MADs and Fresh Voice category at The Bibs can I suggest my other brand new baby – the collaborative interiors site I work on called Roost? Thank you!