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Nursing and Fashion Can Mix

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I nursed by daughter for close to three years. I started out with an array of nursing bras, gowns, and tops. Quickly, though, I moved to sports bras and t-shirts. That was mostly because it was so hard to find decent looking nursing clothing. I got so fed up with wearing the same things over and over that I just gave up. I wish someone would have pointed me in the right direction at the time. I was way too tired to shop locally and often did not have time to spend surfing the net to find items.

I’ve since found a lot of great online resources for nursing mothers. One is NursingPJs.com. Their maternity and nursing selections have more variety than I can even describe. I see some of the more classic styles, like I was either given or was able to find in my local stores. On the other hand, there are dresses and tops on this site that I would have given my right arm to have while I was nursing.

The thing is. You cannot get by on just a few items. If you are nursing, you are going to leak – even if you wear nursing pads. Leaking means sour milk, which means frequent laundering. Clothes wear out a lot faster than you like when you are going through a couple of shirts a day. You want to be a fresh, clean mommy don’t you?

I have a friend who is nearing the end of her pregnancy and we’re putting together a little baby shower. It is her second child, so she does not need as much. She does, however, need some attractive nursing clothes, especially nursing pajamas. It can be as simple as having a nice tank top that buttons at the shoulder strap, like the one I pictured in this column. It’s all about access, baby! ;)

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