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Old 03-28-2013, 01:47 AM - Thread Starter
 
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   I know that this isn't really a normal "mothering" issue, but I'm not sure where else to ask this.  (I figure that this board would have other breastfeeding mommies that have been in this situation.) 

   My grandmother passed away on Monday.  Her funeral is next week and will be a traditional Catholic one.  I know that this may sound silly, but I'm really stressing out on what I should be wearing.  She lived with me growing up, so we were close.  I have a baby who just turned 3 months.  She's exclusively breastfed and will not take a bottle.  Specialized dresses made for nursing are out of my budget.  It seems as though other dresses that would work are cut too low.  I have a long black silk skirt (although it is snug around the hips as I still haven't gotten back into shape after having baby #4)  It would work if I wore an oversize top, but would that look tacky?  Would a pant suit be appropriate?  (If you can't tell, I really don't know a thing about fashion.)

   I know that my grandma would laugh about me freaking out about this, but it feels like dressing appropriately to her funeral is one of the last signs of respect I can show her.  I also don't want to be offending family.   

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Definitely go with separates. A camisole under your top and whatever you feel comfortable with on the bottom. When you nurse, you can pull your top up, pull camisole down and show minimal to no skin around baby's mouth. I think a pantsuit could work, maybe with a pretty scarf to dress it up a bit (and the scarf gives you extra coverup options.
I'm sorry for your loss. I'm sure your grandmother would be touched by your tactfulness. hug.gif
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