Nursing tank tops provide wonderful postpartum tummy coverage, and many breastfeeding moms consider them an essential must-have.
Nursing tank tops didn't hit the market until after I had my second child. However, these tanks are something I would have really loved, especially with my first adventures in breastfeeding and pumping.
Personally, I love the nursing tank top because breastfeeding was quite difficult for me the first time, and I'm also very modest about showing my stomach (even before babies). However, I'm also a social person, so I didn't want to stay at home topless and nursing in private forever. I wanted to get out and about with my nursing infant.
It's hard enough to stay modest while juggling a hungry newborn, a nursing bra, leaking milk, postpartum hormonal hot flashes, and the "right" latch method without worrying if your squishy postpartum belly is hanging out.
Things to consider when shopping for nursing tank tops:
- Support: Will you be wearing the tanks with a nursing bra or on their own? If you're bustier, support can be even more critical, so you might choose a style with built-in bra cups for better support. If a separate nursing bra is a must, you might choose the Modest Middle Nursing Tank Top, which cuts beneath the bra but still covers the stomach.
- Style: Will you be wearing the tanks as undergarments or on their own? Consider this when choosing style and color. Some are less flattering than others, which only really matters if you're wearing them on their own.
- Nursing pads: The Glamourmom Nursing Bra Tank has a mesh lining that holds your nursing pads in place when you open the flaps. It's a nice bonus.
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Do you or have you worn nursing tank tops? What do you think?