While pregnant, it’s pretty standard to invest in a few maternity pieces that will better accommodate your growing belly. But after pregnancy, there’s a new type of clothing to start thinking about—nursing tops! While you can manage with some of the tops you already own, you’ll likely need to get a few more that can better suit the nursing lifestyle. Nursing tops need to have features that provide quick and easy access—buttons, low neckline, or material that easily stretches. Whether you’re breastfeeding at dinner or pumping at work, these tops have all the functionality you need as a busy mom but are stylish enough to make you feel good while you’re out and about. Click through to shop our favorite nursing tops! Opening image: seraphine.com
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July 3, 2019
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Seraphine Striped Cotton Maternity & Nursing Top
STYLE WITH: Pair it with ripped skinny maternity jeans and sandals for a laid-back weekend look.
LOVED FOR: Easy-open snaps at the shoulders provide instant access for nursing, making this style a must-have for before, during & after pregnancy.
Seraphine Cotton Skin to Skin Top
USERS SAID: "I bought this ahead of our arrival and it has been a godsend! This top means I can ‘wear’ our newborn and they are calm and comfortable, also enabling me to be hands-free. My baby is [two] weeks old and so far this top has more than proved its worth every penny, the top is also flattering without baby inside."
BEST FOR: The structured fabric provides great support and the wrap ties secure baby in the optimal position, allowing you to enjoy hands-free cuddle time while sitting or reclining.
Motherhood Slim Fit Lift Up Nursing Shirt
USERS SAID: "I really like this nursing shirt! It's lightweight. Covers my bump for the most part as I'm less than [two] weeks away from my due date. And it should be a breeze to use for when baby arrives."
BEST FOR: The jersey knit fabric and loose, comfy cut make for the perfect summer nursing shirt.
Free to Live Lightweight Criss Cross Pullover Nursing Top
USERS SAID: "Love this top for nursing! Conceals my mommy tummy and provides ample fabric to pull out, tuck your baby's head underneath, get him latched on, without exposing yourself."
BEST FOR: A modest, classy nursing top
Smallshow Maternity Nursing Tops Short Sleeve Breastfeeding Clothes
STYLE WITH: Complete a comfortable summer look with shorts and cute sandals.
HELPFUL TIP: Users have said that this shirt runs small, so size up if you're in between sizes.
Gap Maternity Crossover Nursing Top
USERS SAID: "I don't know what I would have worn for the four months after my daughter was born if these tops didn't exist. I bought it in every color... This shirt is an extremely comfortable cotton fabric and is the only flattering nursing top I ever encountered. The shape is extraordinarily practical for pull-down nursing or pumping, and it looks both cute and modest."
BEST FOR: A flattering everyday nursing top
Out From Under Jojo Oversized Thermal Button-Front Top
WHY YOU NEED IT: Listen to the experts--every blogger LOVES this shirt for nursing. It's effortlessly stylish and pulls together any outfit.
USERS SAID: "This sweater is very versatile. It's great for whether you're chilling at home, running errands, or going out. The material is really soft and the fit is very flattering... I've already bought this in two colors and I plan to buy a third!!"
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