I feed Max myself and at 6 months there are no signs of him stopping. Breastfeeding has worked for me and I am thankful for that. However your choice of attire changes somewhat when you have to have quick access to the boob 24/7.
It’s not so bad at the beginning, when losing the baby weight and tops are big but as the months roll on and you want to get your style back it can be tricky to find nice pieces to fit into your wardrobe and not make you look to ‘mumsy’.
3 bits of essential kit I’d suggest before hunting for tops that work are:
1. Really good feeding bras-get measured and buy well!
2. Clip down vests-really handy for going under things, I get mine in H&M
3. Breast pads-if needed, those tops won’t be as lovely if you have leaked all over them!
So here is some of what I picked up in recent weeks… It is to give you some ideas.
I did the bulk of my purchases in Zara but find H&M, Pull & Bear and of course Penny’s good too. It means you don’t spend too much but get to freshen up your wardrobe too for this feeing period in your life.
I have also included some other pics of bits I’ve seen in the shops and some current stock for handy tops that are in store now so if you are at the start of your journey or in the middle I hope some of these ideas inspire and happy shopping! * all tops below were under 20 euro.
Spotted Out & About…
Some current stock-in Zara!
This is a post I hoped to get up pre Max but he decided to arrive a little early but I thought it might be a handy one for second time mums.. As you will know, I knew I was expecting another boy so with that I got a lot of ‘oh that’s handy, you won’t need to buy much’ Well that didn’t stop me!
Firstly I didn’t know Josh was a boy so none of the early stuff is very ‘boyish’-cue buying new cute babygrows. Plus looking at Josh’s now, they all looked a bit tired.
*very handy popper guide!
*the obligatory going home outfit-Hat H&M, Cardi Zara & Babygrow Jo Jo Maman Bebe
Secondly, there were things we didn’t have the first time that I knew would be useful for second time-video monitor, bottle warmer are examples. I am exclusivily breastfeeding for now but plan to introduce a bottle like I did with Josh in a few weeks. Most of these items were bought in Mothercare in the sale.
Thirdly, you can not control the nesting feeling that comes and new baby deserves a few new things too!
Here are some of my favourites and handy purchases I made.
This cushion completed Max’s room and I just love it! I got it in Marks & Spencer with their very handy deliver to store service.
I couldn’t resist this star set after re spraying the Tripp Trap!
I’ve always loved these muslins so this was an early purchase and put away until baby boy was born and they are a great size. A really lovely gift! I got mine from Cherish Me which is a fab baby boutique in Dublin.