Breastfeeding clothes are designed to provide access to the breast while exposing as little skin as possible. They have small concealed openings that allow the mother to breastfeed without having to undo buttons or remove clothing. They are commonly worn over breastfeeding slings for convenient and discreet breastfeeding.
Types of Breastfeeding Clothes
Kinds of Breastfeeding Clothes include the following:
Slit breastfeeding shirts
Slit breastfeeding clothes have an opening over the nipple covered by a small flap. The flap is usually held in place by a button or Velcro strip. They are used by pulling up the flap to provide access to the breast and folding it back down afterwards. Button-down breastfeeding shirts These breastfeeding clothes are closed with a row of buttons down the front. They are used by opening the buttons on the chest area and pulling the cloth aside to allow access to the breast. Some have special side buttons that open right at the nipple for easier use.
Breastfeeding dresses have loose necklines that can be pulled aside or pulled up when breastfeeding. They are usually loose at the upper body to make them breathable or conceal zippers on breastfeeding bras. Some dresses can be laced up at the chest for easy opening while creating a stylish look. Breastfeeding bras
Breastfeeding bras have a top layer over each cup that can be folded down to expose the breast. Some models open at the front for provide easier access. They usually have thicker bands at the bottom to support heavy or overfull breasts.
Choosing Breastfeeding Clothes (Buying tips)
Opening: Choose breastfeeding clothes with a moderately sized opening. The slit should be large enough for your baby to breastfeed comfortable, but should still be hidden and discreet. Zippered openings are ideal because they allow you to control the size of the slit.
Materials: Choose breastfeeding clothes made of soft but durable materials. Look for smooth fabrics that will not scratch or chafe against your skin, Make sure the fabric will not stain easily from leaks or spills. Avoid breastfeeding bras with zippers because they are visible through tight-fitting tops.