Modern and Practical Breastfeeding Garments

Are you wondering what to wear while you're breastfeeding your baby? Finding breastfeeding garments that are both modern and practical can be a challenge. Today we want to offer six suggestions.
Modern and Practical Breastfeeding Garments

Last update: 07 February, 2020

Breastfeeding is a beautiful time in the life of a mother and her child. However, when you’re out of the house, feeding your baby can sometimes be complicated. You may often find yourself wishing you had clothing to make lactation easier. That’s why we want to tell you about modern and practical breastfeeding garments for any occasion… whether you’re breastfeeding or pumping, and whether you’re at home or out and about.

Breastfeeding garments that every mother needs

Everyday clothing tends to make breastfeeding and pumping an uncomfortable challenge. That’s why manufacturers have designed specific garments to make these important tasks much easier. Read below to discover some of the basics:

Breastfeeding pajamas

During the first months of your little one’s life and until he or she weans at night, breastfeeding pajamas are a must. These shirts and nightgowns come with an open neckline and buttons on the front to make it easy to expose your breasts. There’s a wide variety of styles and options available for you to choose from on the market.

Blouses and shirts

When it comes to breastfeeding garments, shirts are an obvious must. These are the item you’ll use every day, whether you’re at home or away. Look for something that’s discreet and elegant.

In other words, something that looks like an everyday garment, but that allows for breastfeeding. Shirts with an open neckline or that have buttons or a zipper down the front are a great ally when it comes to feeding your baby.

The best clothes for breastfeeding.

As for blouses, there are a variety of very elegant and comfortable styles. For example, some come with hidden snaps inside as well as a hidden inner shelf bra of the same color. This allows you to feed your baby in any circumstances without having to uncover your torso.

Casual criss-cross shirt

This design is very casual and original when it comes to breastfeeding. It consists of a cotton shirt with a round neck and a top layer that crosses over. Moms can easily lift this outer layer up for easy access to their bra.

Breastfeeding blouses for summertime

If you’ll be nursing your little one during the summer, then the best breastfeeding garments are those with open necklines. Therefore, blouses with a draped neckline are a perfect choice. The excess fabric around your chest area is a plus when it comes to privacy.

Breastfeeding sweaters

During the cold winter months, breastfeeding can become more of a challenge. Thankfully, there are many manufacturers that produce versatile nursing sweaters and sweatshirts. These garments are unique in that they contain a row of side snaps or buttons that open up beneath your arm. This way, you can access your chest comfortably without getting cold.

Evolving breastfeeding garments

These fabulous garments are designed for mothers-to-be and are still useful during the nursing stage. Some models consist of lightweight fabrics that are soft and cool, making them a great option for hot weather.

What’s more, if you’re looking for a dress for a formal occasion, evolving garments are often a good choice. Just make sure you can comfortably breastfeed. For example, the dress should have a hidden opening in the front with a criss-cross neckline, panel, or flap.

Accessories for breastfeeding

When it comes to breastfeeding garments, there are also a number of accessories that can make your experience easier. Not only are they practical, but they also offer added privacy.

Nursing bras

These garments are a fundamental part of your breastfeeding wardrobe. In fact, it’s best to have at least two or three to last you as long as you decide to nurse. These bras adapt to the size and weight of your breasts as well as the changes they undergo. What’s more, they help your breasts regain their pre-pregnancy firmness and shape.

You should choose bras with wide straps that support your weight. What’s more, look for bras that are made of cotton, since these are the most comfortable. They should have a flap on each side that unclasps and lowers, revealing your breast at nursing or pumping time.

Nursing pads

Also known as breast pads, you can find both disposable and ecological cloth options on the market. In either case, the pads go inside your bra in order to absorb leaky milk. These pads are very useful, especially during the early months of breastfeeding because they keep you dry. They’re especially useful if you have to spend long periods away from your baby.

Nursing aprons

If privacy is a concern, then nursing aprons are a great solution. You can keep one of these garments in your purse and put it on in order to cover up when nursing your little one in public.


A light shawl or scarf is another way to obtain privacy when nursing. What’s more, you can also use it to help keep your baby warm if necessary.

In conclusion, we’re sure that the items we mentioned above will help make the beautiful experience of nursing much easier. Have you used any of them already? What are your favorites?

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.