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Spring Style: For the Nursing Mom

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Being pregnant obviously changes your wardrobe but I had no idea that breastfeeding could change it so much too. I remember being 8 months pregnant in July, with swollen feet and cankles, longing for my old wardrobe and shoes. I can remember thinking, “Don’t worry, Jama. In a few months, you will be able to wear your clothes again!” Boy was I wrong! Not only did it take me a while to lose enough baby weight to feel comfortable in my old clothes again, but my old wardrobe was not breastfeeding friendly.


While pregnant, I tried to find clothes that were not “maternity” but clothes that I could possibly wear after pregnancy. I feel the same way about breastfeeding. So I put together a list of ideas for your spring breastfeeding wardrobe that you can wear again and again.

Spring Style

Hoodie – I found this hoodie on Athleta. It isn’t a breastfeeding top, but definitely works like one; especially since I wear a nursing tank top underneath. It is very soft, lightweight, and so comfortable. I wear it all the time!

Breastfeeding Cover – This cover from Covered Goods, is the best thing I have bought for breastfeeding. It works like a scarf, a breastfeeding cover (with 360 degree cover), a carseat cover, and a highchair cover. I use it every time I am out running errands and get so many compliments on it. They come in many different colors and patterns. I just thought this pattern was fun and great for spring and summer outfits.

Button Up – Button up shirts are the obvious choice for breastfeeding. They are very convenient and if you wear a nursing tank top underneath, you have good coverage. I love this polka dot chambray shirt for spring and summer.

Teething Necklace – The Jones Market makes my favorite teething necklaces. They are safe for babies to chew on and to pull on. Ada enjoys playing with this necklace while she breastfeeds. And I feel a little bit more put together when I wear a cute necklace. 😉

Draped Cardigan – This is one of the items in my closet that I am constantly grabbing. I usually throw this cardigan over a nursing tank top and I am good to go. The extra fabric in the front is actually nice to use as a cover while breastfeeding, too.

Cargo Vest – This is another item that I am always wearing. I love this vest and it has quickly become my favorite accessory. This vest is great to help hide some of that postpartum weight around the middle and it is very versatile. You can wear it with jeans and a t-shirt or with a dress. You can dress it up or dress it down. I just love this vest!

Hat – I feel like I am constantly wearing a hat these days. Mostly because washing my hair takes so long and time is something you don’t have a lot of when you have a baby! So dry shampoo and hats have quickly become my best friends! I am glad that warmer weather has arrived because you can never go wrong with a cute, straw cloche hat!

I hope this has helped you out in deciding what in the world to wear in this season of your life! Happy Hump Day!



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