I use to love fashion. Designer brands or just a great piece of clothing that “fell well on the hips” all the way please! I have to admit I was working hard at this time and didn’t have much time to shop, so when I did I felt I could really spoil myself.
Therefore, it has been a strange feeling to experience being a “dependant” now with no money coming into my bank account now my maternity leave payments have ceased. I have always prided myself on being a very independent woman. So now I have to really think about what I buy… do I really need it. That combined with breastfeeding is truly the death of a wardrobe.
I am yet to find a breastfeeding top that makes me feel glamorous, sexy or dressed up. Yes, I know you are probably saying at this stage in my life I won’t really be feeling sexy anyway but I do feel pretty dowdy compared to others and can’t bring myself to spend up big on these tops as I keep saying “I won’t be breastfeeding forever!”. There seems to be constantly an occasion that we need to attend that isn’t just a ‘casual day in the park’ and once I have my daughter clothed I seem to only ever have 5-10 mins to dress myself and walk out of the door.
You also might be saying, just use your existing wardrobe and fling your breast out and make it work. Unfortunately I feel self conscious at the best of times and this has just amplified this with breastfeeding. Would I normally show I whole table at lunch my boob before kids – no. That and the fact that my existing tops don’t seem to fit like they use to!
Perhaps I am not looking in the right places for breastfeeding attire so I welcome comments and suggestions.
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