Breastfeeding in public can be nerve-wracking at first but, for most, once you’ve braved it a couple of times it becomes the norm. That said, most of us like some element of discretion and finding the right clothing to fit your preferred way of feeding is important.
There’s typically a few main ways of breastfeeding around clothes, no doubt you’ll relate to one or more of these but being clear on what you do (or don’t) like can help your search. Milk Feed has a handy way of showing you clothes based on your preferred feeding method.
So, how do you breastfeed in yours?
Remember, you should never be made to feel uncomfortable breastfeeding in public, finding the right solution for you can really help your confidence and we want you to enjoy your journey.
1up1down – garment worn under another to allow top layer to lift up and the under-layer to drop down (or vice-versa). Tummy remains covered at all times and this is the most-favoured.
Peekaboo – a discreet way of feeding usually via a specialist nursing top or dress. Layers of material lift and part to allow access to the nipple area only.
Over and out – Top or dress moves down and boob is accessed over top with minimal discretion. A cover-up is sometimes used with this method, such as a shawl, scarf or bib.
Cover-up – any of the above methods could be used beneath a shawl, bib or scarf allowing for maximum discretion.