First of all, congratulations to you, mom! You’ve delivered that beautiful baby into this world and that is really quite impressive.
especially) the clothes you wear. Choosing to wear flattering, stretchy, fun
and multi-functional postpartum clothes can have a significant impact on your experience as a new mother.
without forcing yourself to go too fast. It takes time for the body to heal
so pace yourself and engage in a fitness routine that is friendly to your
not as slack as your preggy clothes. Most importantly, they feature nifty
little details that make it easier for you to move around while caring and
feeding your baby when you’re breastfeeding.
They should be made of stretchy fabric in the
right places. The fabric should be able to adapt to the changing phases of your
Choose prints or lively colors especially if you
want to cover spit ups.
They should be easy and convenient to use for
It should work well with your nursing bra. Some
tops can also already function as a nursing bra and have enough support and
If you want to, opt for a style that covers your
Go for fun designs that speak of your personality
or you can also stick to the basics for easier mixing-and-matching.
pre-maternity dress into a post-delivery one.
Cups should easily be opened and closed with one
hand. When feeding in public, opt for a bra with clasps that you can open with one hand without looking at them.
Even when the cups are open, nursing bras should
still be able to support the breast.
Avoid breastfeeding bras that completely open in
the front. Otherwise, it will be difficult for you to cover up again after
Get the right fit. Narrow or ill-fitting bras can
lead to blockage of the milk ducts. Bra straps and wires that compress areas of the breasts also block milk flow.
In the first weeks after childbirth, avoid bra bones. Aside from being uncomfortable to wear during pregnancy, bra bones can also prevent the flow of milk along the ducts.
Cups should be made of breathable material, such
as bamboo fabric. Bamboo is naturally breathable and allows moisture to evaporate quickly into the air so you won’t stay wet when milk leaks.
comfortable time nursing your baby wherever you are.
Merril Bainbridge is an Australian mother of two and founder of
the online clothing brand, Peachymama.
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