A Breastfeeding Wardrobe: the 5 Essentials

momzelle breastfeeding clothing

Must-haves for the breastfeeding mama

A new mother is already perfectly equipped for breastfeeding.  All she really needs is her body, baby, perseverance and the phone number of a great lactation consultant.  But there are some things that a breastfeeding mother deserves!  Feeling comfortable and confident breastfeeding anywhere is one of those things.  We have put together a list of items that will help mothers to have a positive breastfeeding experience, anywhere and everywhere!

What every breastfeeding woman needs in her closet

A great nursing bra

Depending on your needs, a seamless or wirefree bra will provide the right amount of support, comfort and easy access to breastfeeding.  A truly great nursing bra will be durable and comfortable.  But they can also be beautiful!  There is no reason a breastfeeding woman can’t have a sexy bra!

seamless nursing bra

A maternity bra that has clips for nursing, the Momzelle Seamless bra will cover you from the first trimester through the fourth, and beyond! With the option of crossing the straps for extra support, this bra is versatile, economical and sooooo comfortable!  A must-have, mama!

Seamless Nursing Tank

This little genius of an invention has many, many uses. It is a nursing tank top with a shelf bra integrated right in!  Sleep in it for easy access nursing, while keeping breast pads in place.  It is perfect for at home comfort, especially as we can get so warm breastfeeding.  And the best use of all: turns any of your regular shirts into nursing shirts by keeping your belly covered when you lift.
Momzelle Seamless Nursing Tank

A classic nursing t-shirt

A simple black v-neck is a staple in a breastfeeding mother’s wardrobe.  Pair with a cardigan when chilly, dress up with a necklace, wear to a playdate, lunch at a cafe, oh the possibilities… Having a few different styles of nursing tops is a luxury, but the everyday classic tee is a must!  Mothers go outside.  We leave the house! Let’s have the ease and comfort of quick and discreet access to our babies meal/snack/comfort/you get the idea.

v-neck nursing top
The classic Christine Nursing Top

A warm and cozy nursing option

We are a Canadian company.  We live in a land where 3 seasons out of 4 require long sleeves (all four, really if you consider our cool summer nights!).  Why should we have to run to the nearest shelter when out at the park on a beautiful Spring or Fall day?!  Let’s stay warm while breastfeeding!  A cozy lightweight hoodie is perfect for keeping us warm without making us sweat.  Breastfeeding mamas are usually already on the warm side, so thick fleece is really not necessary!

gaby nursing hoodie
The Gaby nursing hoodie

A Dress, yes a dress you can breastfeed in!

It doesn’t have to be the fanciest, most expensive dress, but you should feel like a goddess when you wear it.  It should allow the post-baby date night (read: it might be a table for three!) to happen in style.  Just because we have babies doesn’t mean that our social circle stops socializing. Friends get married, people have birthday dinners, and getting dressed up is still fun.  Mothers should be able to participate and feel great while doing so 🙂

momzelle nursing dress

What is in your breastfeeding wardrobe?