With the likes of sexy supermom celebs like Heidi Klum, Miranda Kerr and Giselle Bundchen rocking it out as proud milk mamas, it’s no wonder breastfeeding has taken on a new light, one that exudes ultra-femininity, empowerment, and even style.
Make breastfeeding fun not just for your baby, but for you, too! Let these breastfeeding fashion basics take you from frumpy to fab.
1. The nursing bra This is your foundation for all your breastfeeding-friendly fashions. Choose high-quality, easy-to-care-for bras made from natural fibers that are soft to the skin and can withstand frequent washing, especially those that you will wear on a daily basis. Invest in a few nursing bras in soft jersey, Lycra-cotton or jersey blends, and cotton-spandex fabrics; these are great for fitted or tailored tops and dresses.
a. Nursing bandeau: This is a must-have if you can’t let go of your tube tops, strapless blouses and spaghetti-strapped stand-bys. Nursing bandeaus are like regular bandeau bras, except that they come with a padded opening that gives you the nursing access you need for discreet breastfeeding. (You can get BlissfulBabes bandeaus from Mama.Baby.Love.)
b. Standard nursing bra: This is your everyday, any occasion nursing bra, which is made from lightweight, breathable fabric and provides full support. You can wear it under any type of top or dress. The Bravado, in particular, is an award-winning nursing bra worn by many celeb breastfeeding moms such as Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Garner. (Buy Bravado bras locally through Indigo Baby.)