How to Dress Up When You Are A Breastfeeding Mom



In the early days of breastfeeding my first born, I felt so clueless and careless about the clothes I was wearing. Everyday, I only wear casual maxi dress with sleeves and if I have a meeting with clients, I just took a maxi dress or old clothes that are not too attractive, as long as they have front buttons or zipper, I will easily stroll outside the house. This is very contrary to the taste that I owned before having children. I was quite selective in choosing blouses, pants, skirts, and dresses. Now, I'm a little ashamed to see my old pictures. At that time, all I cared about was clothes that were comfortable for breastfeeding, that's it.

Now, I realize that I don’t have to be like that. I should still be able to choose clothes that are fashionable, stylish, and comfortable enough for nursing. Beautiful dress would keep the mood awake and at the same time, it is still possible to breastfeed my little baby. 

Hi, this is me trying back on track! LOL


Some new mothers may have the same experience. I think these breastfeeding mothers are often confused choosing clothes for at least two things. First, not all clothes are breastfeeding friendly. Mothers should consider its "facilities", for example, they must have front button access, side openings, or another access to breastfeeding that is good enough for the baby. We certainly hate panic attack and avoid to see our children cry out loud because it is way too long to get breastmilk, aren’t we?

Second, the clothes material must be very fine. This criteria can’t be denied because breastfeeding mothers are very easy to sweat due to the many calories they spend during nursing. At the very least, the materials are cool enough for the skin and does not cause irritation. There are some examples such as cotton, linen, chiffon, and many more.

Now, I happily being a nursing mom for my second daughter. Learning from the first experience of breastfeeding, I became more selective in choosing the dress for meetings, special occasions, or night out. Attractive clothes are very important for me because even though I'm a stay at home mom, sometimes there are meetings or jobs that require me to leave the house. Wearing modest dress, good pattern and colors, and also comfortable material sometimes worked enough to improving my mood. In Indonesia, it’s is quite common seeing women with dress everyday in almost every places. I am also very familiar to using dresses for almost all occasions because it is very click with my characteristics and personality. 


Quick Dressing Tips for Breastfeeding Mothers


Actually, pick a beautiful dress is not a big deal. Here are some tricks from me for breastfeeding mothers:

1. Wear a nursing bra or nursing tanktop.
This will make it easier for your baby to access the breast, because nursing bras usually have special designs and clips which help a mother to breastfeed. So you will save time and don’t have to be panic when the baby cries.

2. Choose a dress with front buttons or zippers.
Buttoned up dress models are easy to find. This classic model is absolutely accessible for breastfeeding and we will have no trouble when the baby needs it. We also do not need to open all the buttons, basically 3-4 open top buttons are sufficient for breastfeeding, so we can leave rest of the buttons closed. If you are a working mom and have to pump breast milk at the office, dress with front button is the perfect option! Grab the elegant look and at the same time pass the pumping affairs effortlessly.

3. Use a Wrap Dress or V-Neck Dress.
Want to be a little charming? Wrap dress and dress with v-neck is the right choice. I suggest you to choose a dress with content cutting on the chest, so it won’t be too tight and does not seem too loose. This dress model has several advantages, first, connection to breastfeeding is much easier than buttoned dresses. You only need to open half or one side of the dress and finish the business. Second, a wrap dress and v-neck answered the fashion needs for a particular event, for example a dinner invitation, a wedding, and even you can use it for traveling.

4. Feel enough of home-dress? Choose Crossover Dress.
This crossover is similar to a v-neck and wrap dress, except that the crossover dress usually has a lower cut in the breast area. When it is summer, wearing these clothes is certainly very pleasant. It’s cool enough and make you feel a little bit more sexy while staying at home.


My Favorite Elegant Dress for Breastfeeding Mothers


I was looking for inspiration to renew the dresses collection in my closet. As a result, I found several beautiful and elegant dresses that you can use for various events. Keep scrolling and grab the look!

Maxi Dress for Traveling

(V-neck short sleeve seaside vacation dress / KIS.net)

Do you want to collect more beautiful photos when traveling? This casual maxi dresses will help you! Just… look at this eye catcher, how attractive is it! The combination of pale pink, dark brown, blue, and bright red color pattern that blends perfectly, gives a sweet impression to anyone who wears it. And during this pandemic, I think this dress has a power as a mood booster while staying at home! Breastfeeding goes smooth and your elegance will not fade.


A Good Day in Office

(Cotton and linen round neck 3/4 sleeve dress / KIS.net)


We can minimize the pressure in the office with chic and cozy clothes, such as this cotton and linen round neck sleeve dress. I was captivated at first glance when I saw the yellow color, very delightful to the eye. The need of pumping is still accomplished (thanks to the long buttons!) Besides yellow, you can look for other color choices for this elegant round neck stitching dress. In my humble opinion, black is also impressive.


Summer Vibes Floral Dress

(Little daisy floral suspender dress / KIS.net)


This Yellow Floral Dress definitely fascinates the eyes of many women! Florals never fail to make us look good. The A Line cutting makes it perfect to swing and spin around. This dress makes us believe in “breastfeed with style”. Interestingly, KIS has several floral dress pattern and colors that we can choose according to our taste. Anyway, besides for the summer day, I think this dress is also nice for night out. What do you think?

You can find hundreds of other elegant and beautiful dresses on Kis.net. Formal dresses, blouses, and even dresses for certain cultural celebrations can be easily found here. Psst .. they are ON SALE NOW! Just visit and thank me later.



CONVERSATION

26 komentar:

  1. agreed! The Yellow Floral Dress definitely fascinates my eyes.. so beautiful :D

    BalasHapus
  2. Dressnya cantik2, deh. Terutama yang paling atas. Eh, itu nggak ada di kis.net, ya?

    BalasHapus
  3. nggak keliatan kayak baju breast feeding ya, cantik2 soalnya hehee tapi saya tetap lebih nyaman menyusui di rumah sih :)

    BalasHapus
  4. Dress-nya cakep-cakep banget mbak.. jadi pengen meluncur ke webnya untuk liat-liat

    BalasHapus
  5. yang floral dress bener bener summer vibes banget yaa, cantik banget warnanya juga kuning nih, favorit aku ehhehe

    BalasHapus
  6. Thanks for the tips and info! I think I should prepare before and also can be tips for giving mom who just gave birth 💖

    BalasHapus
  7. Dress2 cantik ini ternyata bisa dijadikan baju menyusui juga ya mba warnanya lembut dan adem juga, cus ah langsung ke tkp

    BalasHapus
  8. sebuah pelajaran yang berguna untuk anak gadis yang punya rencana meniqa nih hahah masih buta bgt perkara baju menyusui aja aku gatau. makasih kak

    BalasHapus
  9. Dress2nya emang busui friendly ya. Aku mau kepoin ah websitenya

    BalasHapus
  10. Dressnya cakep2 😍 sayang ukuran badanku ga cocok dipakein model gitu hehee

    BalasHapus
  11. Okee meluncur hunting ke kis.net pas bgd sbntr lg mu jd ibu ibu menyusui lagi.

    BalasHapus
  12. ibu hamil dan menyusui memang sebaiknya pakai dress yang nyaman, btw itu foto-foto dress nya cakep banget mbak

    BalasHapus
  13. thank you for the tips and sharing mba, it will be fruitful for me even I am not a mom for now, but one day I will be. these tips will useful to me. btw, I rarely use floral dresses but when I look at this web, I love it, all mini dress so cute and I want it heheeh

    BalasHapus
  14. breast feeding dress, now.. have a modern and beauty style.. so for all woman will more enjoy it for daily moment

    BalasHapus
  15. Dress yang juga ramah ibu menyusui ini benar-benar cantik.
    Wanita hamil dan menyusui tetap harus tampil elegan dalam berkegiatan ya.

    BalasHapus
  16. Today its easy to find breastfeeding dress than past..so i have many breastfeeding dress btw i like maxi dress for travelling full colour but elegant.

    BalasHapus
    Balasan
    1. Front button or zippers is best choice for me, i have many breadtfeeding dress with this model

      Hapus
  17. pantes aja adikku yg menyusui cari baju kancing depan, ternyata itu toh alasannya. bajunya kereen mba...

    BalasHapus
  18. Be a breastfeeding mother is a special.
    So, we must prepare all of the outfit that we feel comfort in every activities.

    BalasHapus
  19. Hiks aku ga pede pakai dress begitu mba :(. Padahal kliatan cantik ya mba

    BalasHapus
  20. Wuih keren. Aku mah dulu, waktu masa menyusui, gak ada modis-modisnya. Tiap hari pake daster. Karena emang jarang ke mana-mana. Diajak pun seringnya nolak. Soalnya saat menyusui itu, aku masa gendut-gendutnya. Gak pede. Beres nyusui, baru deh BB turun, dan aku mulai dandan-dandan. Wkwkwkw...

    BalasHapus
    Balasan
    1. Etapi, untuk baju yang terakhir, aku pake deh di rumah. Daster dengan model you can see seperti itu. Enak gak gerah. Saat menyusui kan bawaanya gerah terus ya.

      Hapus
  21. Bagus-bagus banget gaunnya. Ga cuma cocok buat bumil. Aku juga pengen deh pakenya. Paling dikasih luaran lagi ya.

    BalasHapus
  22. Lucu banget pilihan dressnya mba, aku suka banget yg corak floral Kuning itu, kelihatan fun dan happy aja bawaanya kalau menggunakan dres warna cerah

    BalasHapus
  23. maxi dress tuh andalan banget ah kalo pas lagi hamdun pengen agak ootdan kaan, plus byk juga sekarang baju gamis utk ibu hamil yang fashionable juga, gak kaya jaman dulu ak pas hamdun, males dandan, katanya sih krn hamil anak laki *ngeles dot com hahahaha

    BalasHapus
  24. Suka sama model dan motif bahannya jadi pengen bikin dress sendiri hahaha
    itu bagus soalnya, bisa buat panduan bumil dan busui ini ya bund

    BalasHapus

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