Of all the seasons throughout the year, nursing in the summer can be the most challenging. As always, we support everyone and everyone’s nursing styles — whether you want to whip the boob out or cover up. But when temperatures hike to 90 degrees and layers are few and far between, staying covered may not be the most comfortable solution. So if, like many other moms, you want to keep your public nursing sessions as discreet as possible, how can you beat the heat and still look stylish while doing so? Don’t worry mama, we got you, well, covered. Here are four items to consider if you want to keep covered while nursing in the summer.
1. Lightweight Scarves. As long as you have a lightweight scarf to throw on, you can wear whatever you want throughout the summer months while nursing. Keep styles like this floral style from Club Monaco and this blue bandana style from Madewell handy, both breathable, stylish and super functional.
2. Nursing Brands. Fortunately if you’re pregnant in 2017, there are a few epic nursing brands with collections that offer key features specifically designed for breastfeeding mamas. Stylish, functional and season appropriate, we are loving this top from Loyal Hana and this boho chic nursing friendly dress from Fillyboo maternity.
3. Easy Access Non-Maternity Items. Strategically shopping for non-nursing brand pieces that allow access to the breast is key. Silhouettes such as dropped arm holes and off-the-shoulder tops don’t require extra fabric so will keep you cool, literally. Try this ASOS style and this off-the-shoulder style from MLM Label, both summer and breastfeeding friendly.
4. The Right Bra! The right bra is key for summer and while nursing so finding styles that work for both will be a total game-changer. Styles like this strapless nursing bra from La Leche and this skinny strap style from Cosabella are essential for tanks, strapless tops and the of-the-moment shoulder baring silhouettes.
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