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Old 05-07-2006, 03:06 PM   #1
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Formalwear for nursing moms??

Does anyone know of a source for formal dresses for nursing moms? I will be a bridesmaid in a wedding 8 weeks after my baby is born and the dress the bride chose will not work for me. I need to find an alternative and can't find a source for dresses that will work. My sister has suggested getting a fabric swatch and taking it to a seamstress to make a nursing friendly dress. I want to make sure there is nothing available before I do that though.
Anyone have any ideas?

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Re: Formalwear for nursing moms??

Hi~I don't have any suggestions for places for nursing formalware, but wanted to share my experience. When dd #1 was about 3 weeks old, we went to a wedding. My wardrobe was very limited so I ended wearing a "less than desirable to nurse in" outfit. It was a one piece outfit that zipped up the back. I just went in the bathroom, which had a sitting room, unzipped the back and nursed her. It was out of the way and didn't seem to be too much of a problem. I'm sure it would be more of an issue for you since you'll have to be in the dress longer. Good luck (and congrats on the upcoming baby!!) Heidi
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Re: Formalwear for nursing moms??

i've done the same as the above poster - not for a wedding - but other events where my outfit of choice didn't easily move out of the way to accomodate nursing. i found that with the zip-up back dress what i did was take one arm & boob out and then if i had a cardigan i put that back on my arm and that gave me some extra coverage.
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Re: Formalwear for nursing moms??

a wrap style dress or on with a low neck line can work too!

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Re: Formalwear for nursing moms??

http://www.milkface.com/dresses.asp I don't know what style you're looking for...but here's a few...you can google the manufacturers if you don't want to buy from that website.

Depending HOW formal you need to be, what about doing a skirt and top combo? I find that virtually ALL non-nursing shirts can still be nursed in...just needs practice. LOL
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