Nursing tops are designed keeping in mind exactly to serve the purpose of feeding the baby. Usually, these tops have an opening with a zip, cut, or even buttons. Some of them have a horizontal opening under the bust. Some tops have a drop-down option where you can unbutton the shoulders, thus dropping down to a hidden crop tank layer. There are many variants with the kind of openings, and each of them is designed keeping in mind the fabric and the style of the top.
Let’s start with how to use a breastfeeding top for nursing your infant.
- For a start, you sure do need a nursing bra. Choose either the flip-up or pull aside a regular bra. Nursing bras have special hooks and clips. Pull your top down, considering the style of the top, ranging from horizontal cuts to buttons.
- Place the baby at the appropriate height to feed on the nipple at the right position. Make sure your baby feels at ease without the fabric of the cloth falling on the face or anywhere that causes discomfort to the baby.
- Cover the baby from the top so that you don’t feel uncomfortable. But, honestly, we think there is no reason for you to feel embarrassed.
Friendly and Comfortable Tops for Nursing Mothers:
If you thought stylish tops were no more meant for you, here is some good news. We have a whole range of stylish tops meant to comfortably fit nursing moms, with the extra effort taken by designers to make sure the baby feels comfortable too. Take a look.
1. Plus-Sized Nursing Tops:
This ladies nursing top suits perfectly for all the women who are curvy and have plus-sized breasts. They are lightweight and designed perfectly to fit your body without making you feel suffocated. They come with a front opening, making it easy to breastfeed and pump. The removable panels are more discreet; thus, you can feed your baby without much worry in any space you want. They come in various colours, with zips or buttons near the busts, without making it look too obvious. Most have a size guide or are available in 1X or 2X sizes. This will make it easier for you to choose from.
2. Nursing Tank Top:
You can wear a beautiful tank top during your breastfeeding phase. These tank tops have snap button closures on the shoulders, so you can unbutton them and start feeding. They come in many sizes, from small to extra-large, and in plenty of beautiful and pleasing colours. Cotton will be a good choice because they provide much comfort and can be easily washed. You could use them practically whenever you want to go out. They can be your good choice on a long journey.
3. Nursing Vest Top:
This vest top is made from soft stretch cotton and is white, ribbed in design. It has a popper-down nursing facility with a long line cut design. This sure is a must-have in your wardrobe. The poppers in the front are discreet and open up for easy nursing. They go perfectly with skinny jeans and are comfortable, especially during summer. These easy breastfeeding tops come in many sizes starting from small to extra-large. The white nursing top will add a special kind of look to you!
4. Long Sleeve Trendy Nursing Top:
Like to keep yourselves warm on a chilly day? Here is a trendy nursing top designed to keep you comfortable and stylish. It has a V-neck with a discreet inner layer that you can pull aside to nurse. They are available in various sizes in white, grey and black, with about 95% cotton and 5% elastane. You can match this with your favourite trouser or skinny and step out like a cool mom!
See More: How To Bottle Feed a Baby
5. Nursing Wrap Top:
Nursing wrap tops are another stylish wear you can choose. The top is designed to fit you comfortably, with extra softness and strength. The design is a straight cut, cross over and with long sleeves. They come in many colours and other sizes. The pull-up style of nursing care is easy to nurse the baby, and the inner cloth will ensure maximum safety from dust and pollution.
6. Tunic Tops:
Tunic tops for breastfeeding mothers are another comfortable option in the cart. This allows you to feed the baby discreetly, and it is long-sleeved. It is also ideal for cool weather and can be worn over leggings, trousers, and jeans. They come in many sizes and colours. The front opening makes it ideal for the baby, and the soft cloth will make you feel good. Try out on a special day without worrying about how you will feed your child.
7. Nursing Blouse:
Here is another good choice for nursing mothers. This high-low-cut top comes in a floral print with nursing access in the inner camisole. They come in many other colour combinations in various sizes and colours. Some of these tops come with a zip, and others with an opening that will have a tunic below busts. They are ideal outdoor clothing and will surely make nursing easier.
8. Nursing Hoodie:
We know how difficult it can be for you to feed your baby on a chilly winter night. Here is a hoodie to the rescue! This maternity wear has vertical access to nurse your baby and has sizes ranging from small to extra-large. They are designed to keep you warm and come in colours like grey, black, blue and grey.
See More: How to Pump Breast Milk
9. Nursing Night Dress:
This one is absolute comfort disguised as a cloth. The nursing night dress is best for bedtime and is knee-length. They come in many fabrics, colours and sizes. The loose attire is an easy way to feed your baby in the middle of the night.
10. Black Nursing Gown:
This short sleeve with U neck has a double-sided button best enabled for nursing. Most of these are in cotton and can be washed by hand or machine. The gown can fit even during pregnancy and in the post-pregnancy phase, where the sides can be unbuttoned to pull up and nurse the baby.
How to Choose Your Nursing Top?
Choosing your nursing top needs some time and attention. Here are some things you need to keep in mind before choosing one.
- Wear a Nursing Bra: A nursing bra is necessary for the right nursing wear. Choose between the pull-up or regular bra. Nursing bras have clips to hold the fabric down without interfering with the bra’s support structures.
- Tank Tops: Wearing a tank top with wide-open arms or a lower neckline will help push the tank top aside so you can feed the baby effectively.
- Tee Shirts: If you want to wear a tee, choose a V-neck one in a large size. This will ensure you can pull it down to feed the baby.
Breastfeeding does not mean you can’t wear any of the trendy clothes. Designers have now come up with many trendy dresses to cater to the needs of nursing mothers. This has enabled many mothers to walk out in style or, better, to wear clothes they love. Step out and try out the range of tunics. Simply walk-in style and confidence!