Friday

Nursing with Style, or at Least a Covered Belly


Right after having a baby, it can be a tad, make that quite challenging to fight the frump. This is especially so if you nurse your baby. So many clothing options don't make for convenient or discreet nursing. That's why I'm loving my new nursing tanks.

Seriously, what could be better than being able to keep the old belly covered while nursing? Well, except for miraculously having your belly return to its previous shape or better all within 24 hours.

In case you've not seen a nursing tank, let me explain. It is simply a tank that functions like a bra. There is a little plastic clip or snap located on each strap. It is easy to release this and feed the baby. Simply wear the tank under a shirt and all you need to do is lift your top layer and feed the baby. The tank keeps your belly covered.

I bought mine at Target--where else? The store near me carries black, gray, and white tanks. They retail for about 17 dollars. However, if you're willing to spend a bit more, I know there are some great web sites out there that sell some really cute nursing tanks. I'll warn you that the straps on the ones from Target are a tad frumpy. However, they look pretty darn cute compared to my postpartum belly and that is all I'll say about that!

One word of caution--it might, hypothetically speaking, be easy to forget to pull the top layer back down over the tank. This could happen if you were easily distracted with other children while trying to leave the house. You might want to always double check that the top shirt is pulled down, or you could look a bit silly when you arrive at your destination.

A friend's sister-in-law might look at your belly strangely. You might start to think, "Yes, my belly is still a bit pudgy. Cut me some slack. My baby is only six weeks old." You then might ask her if something is wrong, to which she'll ask if your shirt is supposed to be like that. You just might look down and notice that you've forgotten to pull your shirt all the way back over your nursing tank. Oops. Not that I would know about this or anything. I mean how frumpy would that be? Seriously, sheesh!

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5 comments:

HRH said...

hahaha. Those genius items were available during my last baby's early months but they were hard to find. Such a great invention. I am so glad that they can now be found at Target. And if sister in law is looking at 6 wk post tummy, she must not have children of her own!!!

Melody said...

I wish I had known about these when mine were nursing age! Unfortunately, my time of having babies is over - but if any of my freinds do, I will be passing along this tidbit! LOL!

Baby Mamma aka Tamra said...

I love the nursing tanks!
What about forgetting to pull the flap UP after nursing, walking around all lopsided and leaking... Not that I know anything about that, either.

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

Thanks for the tip! I didn't see anything like this with my other kids. I'll be sure to look for some this time around!

JJ said...

What will they think of next.

I agree we should cut you some slack - 3 under 3 - whoa! I'm amazed you find time to blog. Good for you!