My adventures into Motherhood
Now that I’m not just sitting around the house feeding Sofia and I’ve actually had to go out in public (Quel horreur!), it has shown my wardrobe to be quite deficient in the nursing department. Cue major wardrobe overhaul and a serious rethink of my shopping requirements for the Spring/Summer season…….
What does one need to look for in a nursing wardrobe?
Now, you may be thinking; “But isn’t there specialist nursing attire out there for Mums!” And yes, there is.
Theres the nursing T-shirt with hidden letterslot flap which you can lift up:
Or theres the side stretch where your boob can pop out under your armpit:
But it’s all designed for Mums who simply unleash their boobs, and their baby (who could be lying up to a foot away) will have no trouble getting to the nipple. Poor Sofia, on the other hand, has to work really hard to get to mine – when the nursing bra flap opens, that’s all that happens. No boob flops out eager to make nipple meet baby mouth, it’s more of a ‘come and get it’ kinda reveal. She presses her little face into my boob and sometimes grabs at it with her hands, all of which I find endearing, but in reality the poor wee thing is just trying to get a decent mouthful for some proper suction.
Nevermind, these tops are hideously Mumsy and theres such a limited variety of them that everyone at your Mums and Bubs coffee group will be wearing the same thing. (Quel horreur!) So I’ve been scouring the shops to see what alternatives I can find, and this is what I’ve bought so far; stretchy cotton V-neck maxi dresses, a V-neck kaftan maxi (all from ASOS), a wrap top ruffle dress from H&M, and a black cotton wrap dress from Zara. All of these work on the principle that I pull aside the top to fold down the nursing bra flap – and when I’m not feeding, I get to wear normal clothes!
And today I purchased these two online from ASOS. When they arrive, I’ll let you know how they look!