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For those of you that wear a tank/shirt combo to NIP, do you wear a normal tank or a special nursing tank? I'd prefer a normal tank, just stretched down, but am small chested so there is no "pull the boob out" cause that boob ain't going anywhere! 


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I don't mind using a regular tank during the day, but a nursing tank is necessary for me at night because I can't get a boob out of a regular tank while side-lie nursing. I love the Target nursing tanks.

I've got pretty small boobs too and I've found with regular tanks that its important to get the kind with stretchy straps. Old Navy is a good option because of this and they are cheap (no point in getting nice tanks when they are just going to get all milk stained anyways).
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There's no "pulling any boobs out" on my end either-- I wear regular stretchy tanks. I buy them at "Rainbow" or "Forever 21" type stores. Junior-ish type stores, but it's what works for me. I have a bunch, from Rainbow, that I wear every single day (as an undershirt). They've been through 2 pregnancies & 8 mos of nursing, and they are still as stretchy as when I bought them. Plus they come in tons of colors & are usually 2/$!

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I have both and I'd say both work equally well.  I agree with PPs, if you get a regular tank make sure it's really stretchy and that the straps are stretchy too.  I have an old faithful tank from Banana Republic that I bought maybe 8 years ago.  No cotton in it at all, it's all stretch, and it works the best by far.

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Yes! Old Navy tanks are great. Just get something low cut that will easily pull down. The nursing tank I have I never wear bc it has a tight elastic that hurts and it takes too long to fumble with the clips with a hungry, hungry hippo baby eat.gif

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I love my nursing tank from Motherhood because it has a built-in bra, so I don't have to wear a bra and a tank; just the tank. Here s a link to the one I have- 

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I wear regular tanks and agree with the Forever 21 reco. Make sure there is stretch and thin straps seem to work best. I am a b-c cup. 

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NAK- I live in nursing tanks- the kind with shelf bras. I stretched out all my normal tanks/camis nursing in them last time, so I'm sticking to nursing tanks this time. I'm large chested, tho, so ymmv. Bravado makes a fab one in some fun colors. i also have a few motherhood ones bc they're less spendy; they don't wear as well. 

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