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Old 12-13-2007, 12:23 PM   #1
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Nursing clothes - a necessity?

I'm due with my second little bub in March and plan to breastfeed. I've bought a handful of nursing tops but I'm wondering if it's really necessary. I've considered just buying a few nursing tanks to wear under my regular shirts when we're out in public but I wanted hear what works for you girls. TIA!
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:25 PM   #2
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The only thing I use are nursing tanks or camis. They are really great under sweaters. I have over active let down, so sometimes DD pops off, spraying milk everywhere, so I prefer to lift up my shirt, as there is less to soak that way, lol
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:30 PM   #3
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Dh was so sweet with e and got me a good amount but I found them in the wash less and less. I just wore a nursing cami under my shirts and went that route and then I found the I could wear a mens a line undershirt ( pardon the nick name "wifebeaters") and that was awesome! You can move the arm hole on over and pop out the boob under your shirt and no one can see, cheaper and just as easy for me at least.
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Old 12-16-2007, 02:54 PM   #4
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Re: Nursing clothes - a necessity?

I liked them at first when I was learning to nurse discreetly in public (I don't use blankets to cover up.) Once I got the hang of it, it became more of a pain to use the nursing openings. When I wore one, I found myself just lifting up the bottom of the shirt to nurse just like a regular shirt, so I figured I could probably quit buying them.
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Old 12-16-2007, 03:03 PM   #5
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I never had any nursing shirts. just nursing bras and one nursing tank from Target. Which btw, I didn't like. I only wore it around the house and to bed sometimes. I am "blessed" and so when I am nursing I am even more "blessed" It just didn't work for me, if I wanted to wear it out I felt like I had to wear a nursing bra under it so I wouldn't have a unaboob. I've decided this time around I'm just going to get some cheap tanks from Target and cute the straps and then sew bra hooks to each end so I can hook and unhook when I need to nurse. That's on my list of projects to do before baby comes , if I get it done I'll post pics on the craft thread.
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:32 PM   #6
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Re: Nursing clothes - a necessity?

I'm sure they're great but i didn't in 16 months of nursing dd use any nursing clothes
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:53 PM   #7
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Re: Nursing clothes - a necessity?

i lived in nursing tanks, and plan to do the same this time. i felt less 'exposed' while nursing in a tank top than with a bra and shirt combo.

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Old 12-13-2007, 12:54 PM   #8
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Re: Nursing clothes - a necessity?

The nursing bras are necessary, but I wouldn't say any of the clothing is. I got a couple of different styles of tops off another mom and thought they'd be perfect, but I still just lifted up my top

If you're worried about people seeing skin, then the camisoles are a perfect solution!

Definitely nothing wrong with nursing clothing, but you don't need it to breastfeed. Maybe see how it goes once you've started to see if it is of any benefit to you personally.
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:09 PM   #9
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I use the tops that you "pop" out the top of but I hate the ones that lift up or slide over....matter of fact I sent almost all my stuff to a mom from the m2m board last week!
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:25 PM   #10
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Re: Nursing clothes - a necessity?

I just bought a bunch of stretchy tanks for super cheap in a bunch of different colors. I pull the tank down under the boob and lift my regular shirt up to nurse. I just wear whichever tank matches my top. I would love to buy some nursing tanks so I don't have to wear bra+tank+shirt but I don't want to pay for them
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