When I was on maternity leave, it was easy to dress to accommodate frequent nursing sessions because I could wear casual clothes just about every day. Now that I’m working, it has been a little more challenging because many of my favorite outfits that I used to wear to work either no longer fit or are impossible to pump and nurse in. Here are my wardrobe staples now that I’m back to work and still pumping and nursing:
1. Wrap dresses – I have one from Banana Republic Outlet, similar to this one, and what I love most about it is the adjustable v-neck and easy to wear material. The polyester/spandex combo means I can literally ball it up and shove it in my closet and it won’t wrinkle. The silhouette is also very forgiving and hides any lumps and bumps left over from pregnancy.
2. Tops with buttons – This one from Gap is comfortable and thin – a huge plus for a nursing mom who is always hot.
3. Stretchy camisoles – I still wear these maternity ones from Target almost every day. They are nice and long, smooth out my squishy tummy, and allow me to lift up shirts with high necklines without exposing my whole torso.
4. Wireless nursing bras – I have this one from Destination Maternity that I wear with lower cut tops and dresses and a less structured one from Target that doesn’t plunge as low in front. I like them both and while I know people who wear regular bras while nursing, I love the convenience of nursing bras for both breast feeding and pumping. I actually just tuck the pump in my bra so that I can pump hands free without using a separate pumping bra.
5. Nursing scarf – I use this nursing cover every day while pumping. I pump in my classroom during my conference period, lunch, and after school, so there is nobody else in the room, but other adults on campus have keys to my room and will sometimes come in even if the door is locked. I feel more comfortable when I’m wearing a cover and this one can also be worn as a scarf (if the weather ever cools down enough to warrant one).
What are your favorite clothes for working and nursing?
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