9 Key Nursing Tops & Dresses That’ll Get You Through Breastfeeding

With Alyssa Milano’s Instagram snap recently putting breastfeeding at the forefront once again, there are definitely strong opinions when it comes to breastfeeding in public. While it still feels like you have to really dive into the depths of the internet to find easy-to-wear, stylish nursing tops and dresses, the truth is that they’re much more available than they seemed to be when my first son was born. Lucky you!

I’ve sifted through and tried out dozens of pieces after both my boys were born, and the nursing outfits below are true standouts—perfect for any postpartum scenario. They all feature super-easy access to your breasts and are perfect for feeding in public and on the go. They’re even wearable enough that you’ll find yourself slipping them long after your baby is weaned.

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For Maternity to Nursing


The Mamaglo line is designed to allow breastfeeding with privacy and comfort, and for you to look hot while doing it. The draping looks great, and it also doubles as a cover-up for feeding, and a swaddler, too. Each piece is super-stretchy, so you can stock up and wear them while you’re pregnant, and wear them comfortably postpartum. Featured (left to right): The Mamaglo Maxi in Tahitian Teal ($100), The Mamaglo All Essential Tunic in Black ($79), and The Mamaglo Essential Dress in Caribbean Ruby ($89).


This figure-flattering top also is stretchy enough to wear in in your third trimester, then transitions to a stylish nursing top perfect for the workday. Infinity Nursing Top in 3/4 Sleeves, Milk Maternity Wear ($38.99).

For Rocking the Fit-Chic Vibe


Admit it: you’d continue to wear this top to and from Pilates class long after your kiddos have been weaned. File this gem under “the gift that keeps on giving.” Seraphine Missy Knitted Nursing Sweater, Figure 8 Maternity ($85).


For Cooler Temps: The Cowl Neck Sweater


Baby, it’s cold outside…but your baby’s still gotta eat! Stay warm in this Dolman Sleeve Cowl Neck Top from Milk Nursing Wear ($39.99).

For Grocery Store Runs


For Rising Temps


For Stocking Up on Tops on a Budget


Yep, you get two of these tops in a pack for under $30. You can never have too many go-with-everything comfy tops when feeding baby (at home or elsewhere), so this is a handy set that you won’t feel guilty about stocking up on. MAMA Two Pack Nursing Top, H&M ($29.95).

For a Good Night’s Sleep

(Ha! Just kidding. No sleep for you!)


Comfort trumps all when you’re up at all hours of the night feeding. This lightweight sleeper set is cozy and warm, and allows for easy breastfeeding at all hours of the day (and night). No one said you have to change out of your PJs if you don’t want to! This lightweight sleeper set is super comfy, cozy and allows for easy breastfeeding at all hours of the day. Everyly Grey’s ‘Roxanne – During & After’ 4-Piece Maternity Sleepwear Set, Nordstrom ($98).

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