How do nursing clothes for breastfeeding work?
Nursing clothes allow you to nurse without exposing your stomach, back, sides and breasts. Basically, they have hidden openings near the breasts for easy access. They come with several different openings but the majority either have lift-up flaps or hidden zippers.
What are the different types of nursing clothes?
Most nursing clothes either have lift up flaps, pull-aside openings, or hidden zippers for easy access.
Lift up flaps:
Nursing clothes with lift up flaps are the easiest - just pull up the cropped layer and pull aside the underlayer and your nursing bra/nursing tank.
Check out this sweater with a lift-up flap, here.
Hidden zipper openings:
At first you might think this would be too hard to do with a wiggly baby. I wasn't sold until I tried it out. You can do this one-handed too! Life changing! Plus the hidden zippers are so hidden! You would never know the top or dress was designed for nursing, meaning you could wear it long after your nursing days. Check out our nursing clothes with horizontal zippers and vertical zipper openings.
You don't NEED to wear nursing clothes to breastfeed but there are benefits. Click, here, to read that post.
For many moms, nursing clothes help make breastfeeding and pumping easier and help make them feel more confident to nurse anywhere!
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As a new mom, you probably have a lot on your mind! One concern for nursing moms is whether their baby is getting enough vitamin D.
"Dressing room diary" blog posts are the BEST! They give you an even better idea of how the clothes will look and fit, which is super helpful. So, we thought it would be fun to style our Nursing Queen nursing clothes with different leggings, jeans and shoes!
All of our designs fit true-to-size with an over-sized/relaxed fit (which compensates for extra weight and a larger chest). So, don't size up. If you're between sizes, size down. If your bust is one size, waist is another, and hips are another, then choose the middle size. Usually your dress/pant size (4/6, 8/10, etc) is the best measurement to follow.
Plus Sizes: We follow a standard U.S. plus chart. Our plus sizes range from 1X-3X. NOTE: Someone who considers themselves an XXL (in misses) is not a 2X (in plus). An XXL in misses is a size 1X in plus sizing. 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, hips, and follow the chart.
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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.