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Post by kay on Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:27 pm

Me again! Laughing

Just wondering what style tops you all wear and find easiest when BF out and about.
I have my nursing bras, and i have bought a few wrap style tops in the sale. With being big boobed (putting it mildly), i dont really want to whop my whole boob out in public - im not shy on feeding, its just there is a LOT there!- so was thinking a top that lifts up might be good when out and about (my nips are south facing, not teenage style perky Embarassed ).

I know i'll find what works for me soon enough, but any tips or personal experience greatly appreciated x

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Post by Natasha on Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:03 pm

If you wear something like a poncho ( very baggy one ) that can go over and you should still be able to see baby when looking down.


You can buy ones for breastfeeding, but you can get nicer ones cheaper.

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Post by Chelle7 on Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:28 pm

I agree baggy tops are better than closely fitted ones! They are easier to lift up and quicker when you have a very hungry baby that wants booby NOW! They are better loose when you're establishing feeding too so there is no restriction to your milk flow x x HTH x x

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Post by piesmummy2006 on Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:12 am

yeah same as others, i also used to put a muslin on me. xxxx :aww:
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Post by Kasia80 on Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:29 am

What i do is wear spaghetti top under whatever I wear:
I pull main clothing item, like tshirt up, then spaghetti top down, pull boob over top and feed. This way all mine love handles are covered, no one can see my fat flabs and if Maya puls off breast I can quickly pull main top down and cover myself.
Plus its handy with newborn and spit up- you have second top oo for emergencies.
You can buy special tops with straps whitch unclip, like nursing bras flaps, but for me just normal strappy top does work as well.
And I have wrap tops, argh. lol
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Post by Kasia80 on Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:32 am

uh, i never cover up in public.
What I can strongly recommend is to sit with baby in front of mirror, or even better one in front, one in back and try out bf in public. You can see this way what is showing, and work out your own technique.
Fitting rooms are great for that! Wink

Ah, Kay: I met a mum today, she is L cup and she bf in coffee shop without problems!and it was lunch time!
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Post by just Rachel on Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:08 pm

I wear button up tops and take a baby blanket whilst feeding in public.
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Post by kay on Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:24 pm

Thanks girls :group hug:

I have a combination of pretty much everything mentioned, so i will see what works best in front of the mirror - great tip Katie, thankyou!

Wow - an L cup! I thought I was big at a H Embarassed

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Post by ldnug on Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:20 pm

I went for the baggy top up option - initiall i just re-used maternity tops as tey have loads of space and then just a mixtue of all the above.
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Post by kay on Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:42 pm

Baggy tops are definately the fave at the moment! Certainly until I am more established, anyway - its so much easier and less fiddly!

We visited my family today, and i nursed at my sisters, my mums and my aunts, all in front of people, and i was so confident! I was very proud of myself and cant wait to go more 'public' now! Very Happy
I found with the baggy top on, it at least covers most of my boob, and then Corey covers most of the rest!

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Post by jools on Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:06 am

cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers

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Post by piesmummy2006 on Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:42 am

cheers well done you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cheers

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Post by kay on Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:24 pm

We took the boys to the local Brewers Fayre today for lunch and a play, and ....

I NURSED IN THE PUB!!!!!!

He fed on and off for over an hour in both the restraunt and play area, and i was happy as larry! Very Happy bliss

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Post by Natasha on Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:30 pm

:bighug: Brilliant!!!

:cheer: So proud of you Kay!!

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Post by just Rachel on Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:30 pm

Woo Hoo Kay went public cheers The 1st time is the hardest...after that you will be wappin' out them there baps anywhere :haha:
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Post by kay on Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:32 pm

Only if there's space............

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Post by jools on Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:19 pm

kay wrote:Only if there's space............

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Post by ldnug on Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:04 pm

Well done Kay!!!
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Post by kay on Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:18 pm

I got a couple of Breastfeeding tops off ebay, and i think they are a waste of time and money!
'Discreet' flaps etc are less discreet than any normal top - and they are so expensive!!!
My firm favourite is spaghetti top under a wrap top or a baggier top pulled up - both ways prevent me flashing at the whole world

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