Right, confession time. You’re invited to a party / wedding / trip to the mother and baby group what’s the first thing you think of?
I’m really hoping I’m not alone when my initial thoughts are what am I going to wear? In the past, even in my gothic/grunge phase, my wardrobe was carefully thought out and although I’m less about keeping up with the latest fashion trend (I dress more for comfort than style these days!) I do try and throw together something tasteful and that suits my shape. Crop tops and long skirts are a big no no being 5 ft 3″ with a mummy tummy and don’t even get me started on g-strings, the only purpose they’d serve in my house is a stand by sling shot for Tween’s v shaped stick obsession.
As a breastfeeding mum this isn’t always easy though, I refuse point blank to sit in a toilet and feed my baby but at the same time don’t want to cause any unnesasery unease around other people so the best solution is to find an outfit which I can feed discreetly in and as I love any excuse to dress up!
So off I headed to the internet and an SOS on Twitter for a recommendation for a company selling breastfeeding friendly clothing. My plea was answered and I headed over to Milk and Mummy. My first impression was WoW, the dress that graced the welcome page was just what I was looking for! I’d mulled over a few sites but found them either too casual or way above my budget but Milk and Mummy ticked every box.
The Vida was just what I was searching for, I’m having a little lace love revival thing going on ever since Kate and William’s fairy tale wedding add this to the fact I HATE being cold and am the colour of milk so I loved the lace sleeves and the tummy skimming skirt means I won’t have to chant “hold it in” all day.
The ordering process took minutes, I’ am busy mum and time is precious so I really appreciated the no fuss approach. The PayPal option is always a welcome sight so I don’t have to faff around remembering passwords for debit cards! I was updated through emails all along the way. All I had to do now was be patient!
Milk and Mummy was created from an aim is to bring you beautifully cut, outstanding quality breastfeeding tops and dresses that look first and foremost like great fashion pieces, but have very clever and completely fuss-free hidden nursing openings. Some of their items are suitable for maternity wear too! There’s something for every occasion from casual everyday nursing wear to chic breastfeeding dresses for weddings.
When my parcel arrived, it was carefully wrapped in tissue paper. I love these special touches, it makes the whole buying process feel like your unwrapping a present. I had 2 dresses to chose from, the winter teal and black. It was nigh on impossible to choose between them. they were both stunning. They’re made from a beautifully soft stretch 92% bamboo fabric which is unbelievably comfortable and the cut is perfect. As there is lots of stretch it will be fine as you loose the baby weight or for over indulgences.
I can still wear a nursing bra underneath as the under layer straps are thick enough and the v shape is very flattering. There are no fiddly zips, buttons or anything that Baby R would catch himself on.
The nursing access is just below the bust line and is seam free. I’ve got a few breastfeeding tops that show the access panels through the fabric but you honestly wouldn’t know this was a breastfeeding friendly dress. I’ll be happy to wear this as an ordinary special occasion dress.
For new mums, established breast feeders or anyone looking for a glamorous special occasion dress this is perfect. It allows you to feed easily, discreetly and comfortably without showing off any post baby wobble. There’s no keeping a hungry baby waiting while you fiddle around and I’m sure you could even feed in Claridge’s without causing upset! It would also be perfect if you’re out on the tiles without baby in tow but still need to express as it provides quick access but looks like an ordinary but very beautiful, dress.