I was really hesitant to buy nursing clothes after the birth of my first son because everything I saw looked so frumpy and cumbersome. I ended up just wearing regular shirts. This meant I had to expose my tummy to nurse my son when I was out and about. Normally I’d be fine with that, but it was winter and I was cold and it made the whole nursing experience feel make-shift and I didn’t like that. When I had my second son, I knew I needed to really search for some nice nursing clothes. That’s where Bun Maternity fits in.
While perusing their website, I was immediately attracted to the style of clothing they offer. It was all the same style I was used to wearing, but much more functional with the nursing option. I live in Seattle and I’m used to wearing sweatshirts basically year-round and was thrilled that they had a Hoodie option that looked comfortable but also fitted and what I’d call “Northwest Chic.”
Bun Maternity sent me a few items to try out. The first was their Cozy Nursing Hoodie. I can’t believe how soft the fabric is, which is perfect for cuddling with my newborn. It’s light/medium weight, which is perfect for me. I always feel a bit overheated when nursing, however I also get chilly if I have to expose too much skin. The fabric also has a bit of stretch for a flattering fit. It’s really easy to unsnap the top of the hoodie for easy breastfeeding access. I’ve also successfully nursed in it while keeping the top snapped. My favorite feature of this hoodie is the front pocket! After perusing online for maternity and nursing clothes that have pockets, I’m stoked to have actually found something with a pocket so I can stash my phone (which has my breastfeeding tracker app on it.)
This will also be the ultimate wardrobe piece for flying because it would keep me warm on the plane and I’d feel covered up enough. I have a feeling that I will continue to wear it even when I’ve stopped nursing because it fits so well.
They also sent me their Softie Nursing Tee, which is incredibly soft and lightweight. Like I said, I tend to feel overheated when nursing (which is the opposite of what I’m like when I’m not nursing.) So I usually try to find shirts that are thin so I don’t feel sweaty. Thinner shirts are also great because spit up and milk leaks dry quickly so you aren’t walking around with a damp shirt. This shirt has a very flattering cut and I feel fairly stylish wearing it with jeans. It’s hard to find breastfeeding tees that aren’t boxy or cumbersome. I love that this shirt hugs me in all the right places. This is a great piece to layer underneath the hoodie and it can be worn out and about or paired with pajamas. They have lots of colors and they can be worn year-round in all types of climates.
Finally, they sent me a nursing poncho. This is also lightweight, so it’s easy to stash in my diaper bag. I’ve used this piece not only for nursing, but also as a huge burp cloth to protect my shirt when we are away from home. I’ve also used it as a makeshift blanket for my son in his car seat. Full disclosure: I’ve already used this to cover up some epic spit up on my clothing!