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28 Jul

a polka dot nursing dress + nursing favorites


Polka Dot Dress I Denim Jacket I Sneakers I Purse

I plan on breastfeeding once the baby arrives. of course, I’m aware that it doesn’t happen as easily as we’d like it to happen, so I’m prepared for whatever situation necessary – pumping or breast-feeding, a combo, or whatever. regardless, I’m going into this hoping I’ll be breastfeeding!

however, I have about 85 onesies, but this mama-to-be doesn’t have much nursing wear! while not totally necessary (because you can always just put a nursing cover over yourself if you’re in public), I’d imagine that it feels a little chicer to have an actual nursing top or dress so that you can easily nurse without fretting about your tummy hanging out.

I’m now on a mission to find the cutest nursing wear (suggestions welcome!), but at first, I’m loving this polka dot nursing dress from Boob. I wore it on a day when it was in the high 60s, low 70s and paired it with a denim jacket and some easy white Adidas sneaks, and I’m sure I’m going to be living in sneakers once the baby comes. I’m not a big high heel person anyway, and I certainly won’t be that chic mama pushing a stroller in stilettos.

this outfit got me excited for the end of summer, when the temperatures drop a bit, so you can wear your favorite denim jacket again, but still rock a dress.

Boob makes maternity wear specifically designed for nursing (hence… BOOB.) all of their stuff is so comfortable and adorable, I’ve been wearing it since I got pregnant and I’m happy to be able to transition with these items post-baby.

here are my favorites from Boob, in case you’re also looking for some chic nursing wear:

  • Classic tank top – I wear this almost everyday, it not only is nursing-friendly but it’s nice and long, so it holds in and supports my belly. I also love wearing it at nighttime with some shorts.
  • Nightdress – Lu asked me the other day, “why do you look so cute?!” when I put this on. it’s really feminine, soft, and comfortable.
  • Tunic dress – when you put this on, you feel immediately more put together, which will be perfect for when we take the baby out for a dinner date night and I need to nurse at the table.

thanks to Boob for sending me the dress! 

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  • Stella @ Stellicious Life

    You look so cute and pretty in that dress & outfit, love your effortless yet chic style Ali 🙂

    Mon July 31 at 8:30 am Reply
  • AGP

    I saw in another post that you liked the Bravado nursing bra. They are the best but the most amazing thing is their nursing tank. The body silk one is the best – almost like a bathing suit material so it feels a little tight but it holds it all in – boobs and post baby belly. They’re great for a super hot day or layering in the fall and winter. A must have!!

    Tue August 1 at 7:41 pm Reply
  • mallory

    Yay for breastfeeding! What a fantastic way to mother through breastfeeding. If you need any help at all, I’m happy to help any way I can. 🙂 Mom of 2, nurse and IBCLC. Best wishes

    Thu August 10 at 3:03 am Reply
  • Laura

    You were doing so well until you got to "perfect for when we take the baby out for a dinner date night and I need to nurse at the table"! GLWT!! I have loved reading your blog. Best of luck with your impending new arrival.

    Thu September 7 at 3:35 pm Reply

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