As some of you may know I’ve decided that my breastfeeding journey isn’t ready to come to an end just yet, and with it a persistence in that I refuse to sit in a toilet and feed my baby when out and about. I did it when Teenager and Tween were babies but this time round I’m a
lot little older and wiser and have something else in my ammo to make public feeding a lot easier for me and anyone who I end up feeding in front of.
11 years ago my breastfeeding kit consisted of a couple of white nursing bras and a poncho, stretching to a blanket if said poncho wasn’t within gabbing distance. I had absolutely no idea nursing clothes were available, (maybe they weren’t) But thanks to the wonderful world of social media and the blogging community I’ve been introduced to a fabulous boutique which sell comfortable and stylish breastfeeding clothes called Milk and Mummy.
Not only do nursing or breastfeeding clothes makes it easier to feed your baby without the nonsense of lifting down tops and showing too much flesh or even worse, lifting up tops and showing a post baby wobble beyond ‘sucking in’. (That’ll be me then *** waves hands guiltily***) They make feeding more discreet, like you’re giving your baby a cuddle and you can get to the goods much quicker, essential when you have a starving baby!
So as much as I’d like to show my defiance and whip ’em out without a care in the world, the breastfeeding debate goes on and so I can concentrate and relax, feeding without worrying about upsetting anyone, showing my saggy belly (I know, before you shout, it’s housed 3 babies and I should be proud, but I’m still not used to what I see most of the time) and getting to the goods quicker, I have a few nursing clothes in my wardrobe.
Have I convinced you yet?
Well if not hop on over to Milk and Mummy and see for yourself. (spoiler alert, you’ll be confronted with a stunning occasion dress as soon as you visit.) There are some gorgeous tops and dresses which will see you through the summer months be it every day wear or occasional, and with free returns and free delivery if you spend over £80, you don’t have to worry about ordering the wrong size. The months after having a baby are always tricky to know what size you are as you start to loose the baby weight.
I order the ‘Zoe’ a navy knee skimming dress with stunning neckline detail. It’s made from a soft bamboo material which hangs beautifully. The cut around the neckline is super flattering and is thick enough to hide my dodgy nursing bras which I really need to replace! As we’re being very lucky with the weather at the moment, I can get away with wearing it on its own but it will look equally nice teamed with leggings on a cooler day and a cream card thrown over my shoulders.
The turn around is very quick too so there shouldn’t be any hanging around waiting for your parcel to arrive, mine was posted late afternoon and was delivered the next day, coming beautifully gift wrapped in tissue paper. When you’re going to treat your self to something it’s always nice to have the whole sh-bang.
I was very nearly tempted by this gorgeous maxi dress but as I am useless in heels and only 5ft 3, long dresses rarely fit which is a real shame as I’d love to be able to rock a laid back, maxi look with a pair of fancy flat sandals. Maybe that’s another niche in the market, maxi nursing dress’ for short chicks? Dragons Den anyone?
Any way, as you’ve probably guessed by now, I’m a huge advocate of Milk and Mummy, I remember only too well-being a nervous breastfeeder in public as a first time mum and it would have been so much easier if I’d been able to wear some of the outfits available now, hence why I’m all too happy to spread the word so other mums can feed out and about while looking and feeling comfortable and fabulous.
I was sent a dress for my honest thoughts in this review. All opinions are my own