I thought about this while I was still pregnant. Do I NEED nursing clothes? I didn't want to invest in clothes that I wasn't going to wear long term. So, I started with two cheap nursing tanks.
Fast forward to the first month postpartum: I LIVED in those tanks and got so tired of washing them every day. I eventually bought more, but none of them looked appropriate in public.
So, I wore regular shirts over the tanks which weren't ideal. When I pulled up the regular shirt, the fabric bunched over my son's mouth making it hard to nurse. Shirts with a stretchy neckline didn't work either. The necklines eventually lost their shape, and the fabric would rest under his mouth and get wet.
After several months of that, I bought my first "nursing" shirt. It had a horizontal opening which was fantastic! It worked so well with my baby carriers too! Breastfeeding in public was so much easier while wearing nursing clothing and I looked put together!
I wanted more, more, more! I also wanted a quality tank top that I could wear alone in the hot Florida summers! That's when I realized the options were slim.
I nursed for one year which is a long time without having anything to wear!
So, if you're on the fence, take it from me, invest in a few nursing pieces - even if it's not from Nursing Queen. It will make your life easier, and you will feel so much better about getting out of the house! You deserve it, mama!
Many of us will be traveling for the holidays, which reminds me how easy it used to be when my son was a baby and I was breastfeeding.
All of our designs are meant to be roomy in the right areas. Not baggy and not tight. Don't size up! If you're between sizes, size down.
Hoodies: The hoodie designs fit true to size with a roomy fit (see photos below). Usually the dress size (4/6, 8/10 etc.) is the best measurement to follow. If you order your pre-pregnancy size, the hoodies should fit great!
Tanks: Our clip-down tanks are form fitting but not skin tight. If you are a size DD or smaller, order your regular size. If you're larger than a DD, consider both your band size and your current size top. If you have a bra band of 40 (which is a size large), but you typically wear a size XL, size down to a large. We give extra room in the bust for larger chests.
For plus sizes, we follow a standard U.S. plus chart as well. We have learned that someone who considers themselves a XXL (in misses) is not a 2X (plus). The best way for you to determine your size is to measure your band size (right under your chest), the smallest part of your waist, and your hips and follow the chart.
If you have any further questions regarding size, don’t hesitate to contact us at, email@example.com! :)
The model below is a true XS (size 2 and 32C). Notice how much room she has in the hips. You can also see the difference between the two sizes. The small is much baggier.