Originally Posted by dahlia810
I haven't even thought about nursing tops yet, I'm just assuming I'll figure out what I do/don't need once our baby is here.
Definitely! But handy tops and supportive bras in the post partum period helped SO much to feel attractive and feel like I didn't have to expose skin in order to nurse, when not alone with baby. Breasts lifted and separated, despite the massive growth, really helped me not to feel just blob-y and gross.
Originally Posted by abk51673
Serafina, I absolutely love those nursing tops! However, $75 is more than I can spend on a shirt! I am having a hard time figuring out what kind of nursing bras to get. I need something with lining and I like them to only show the nipple. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.
OMG I'd never spend that much on them new, either. I've been combing the local used market (local eBay type site) and jumping on them when they are in my size and don't go more than 10-15. There are not nearly as many on eBay for some reason! I'm feeling really lucky for scooping up such great bargains locally!
As for bras, I cannot rave about Fancee Free enough. Wish the company still existed, so I'd know I could get more later on, but as is I've had to scoop up the leftover stock for cheap on eBay, I have 8 now.
Originally Posted by rainydaycraft
I wear camisoles with built-in shelves instead of bras, so I'm thinking, maybe I can just lift my regular shirt and lift a boob out over the top of the camisole? Then, my torso would stay covered. I don't know how it'll work logistically till I try, I suppose. :P I'm kinda anti-bra, so if it doesn't go, I guess I'll just switch to nursing camisoles.
Shelf bra camis are fine when you aren't huge and heavy with milk, but I have to say that nursing is a lot easier when your breasts are supported properly, and looks a lot more shapely/prettier in clothes when you've exploded up 3 cup sizes, too. It helps to 'point' the nipple at the baby so the whole process is more handsfree, and keep any sweat from accumulating from under any boob sag against your body, which I'm all in favor of. You might want to consider a proper foam-support bra for a year or so, just my 2 cents!
Whew, I just spent three days researching diaper bags. I needed a really ergonomic option that has all the bells and whistles of expensive models, but one that doesn't make daddy too embarrassed to wear it as well, when he is in charge of baby. I finally settled on
The Okiedog sumo in blue. It matches our navy blue woven storchenwiege wrap, and quite gender neutral, compared to the other options out there. It can be worn backpack style when DF is wearing the baby on his front in the wrap, and it has every conceivable accessory included (stroller clips, changing pad, insulated bottle holder inside and one on the outside to keep your water bottle cold, and accessories bag to keep some stuff separate) and is about 4 times cheaper than buying the uber popular and raved about Ju ju be BFF messenger/backpack style & sold separately stroller clips & sold separately accessory bag. It's 69.99 on amazon but I found a 20% off promo code by googling the bag name + promo code, from some blog called nurse mommy, and NM20 is the code, that I used at okiedog.us to get this whole system which has great reviews on Amazon, for 56 dollars instead of spending OVER TWO HUNDRED on the JuJuBe option.
Sorry to go on and on and on, but I spent THREE DAYS examining options for what I would be using to hang on the stroller bar, as well as what I would want to carry when babywearing, as WELL as one that would not embarrass my fiance too much, and I'm thrilled that it didn't end up costing an arm and a leg and I think it checks every darned box I could think of. I figured if there's anyone in this DDC that's browsing for a diaper bag, they might benefit from my research, although I'm sure everyone has their own criteria for a piece of gear as central to daily life as a diaper bag!