You did it! You rocked that bump, birthed a brand new human and now it’s time to get back to that wardrobe for one. Not so fast, mama. If you’re nursing, you know that fourth trimester (and even beyond!) is more like dressing for one and a half. You require near constant boob access, so after finding the right nursing bra, nursing shirts are an everyday essential.
In many cases, you don’t even have to wait until baby arrives to wear them. The best nursing shirts double as maternity tops with plenty of room for your growing belly. With hidden features like side panels or liftable flaps, there are tons of styles that can go the distance and help you get more bang for the buck.
Are nursing tops necessary?
Of course not. If you’re breastfeeding, any shirt you’re wearing is a nursing shirt. Personally, I was always a big fan of the pull aside, pop the boob in the mouth method. But that doesn’t work for every occasion.
These days, you’re in luck. From casual T-shirts to work-ready blouses, athletic-inspired to boho-chic there’s an endless supply of breastfeeding tops to suit any style or occasion. No matter what you’re in the market for, there’s bound to be an add-to-cart nursing tops essential for you below.