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Most birth moms kick off their postpartum wardrobe with the ever-classy hospital gown and mesh underpants. But don’t worry; it gets better. While there’s certainly no shame in lounging around with your newborn in baggy sweats and XL T-shirts — or doing the skin-to-skin (read: naked) thing as long as possible — parents who want to make breastfeeding a snap without sacrificing their sense of style have plenty of choices with the items ahead: the very best nursing tops on the market right now.
What should you look for? First and foremost: panels, zips, snaps, buttons, and slits that make getting your breasts out as easy and efficient as possible. A designer label and cute style are worthless if something feels restrictive or prompts your upset infant to furiously paw at the fabric.
The material also matters. Anyone who has accidentally blasted their baby with an out-of-control-hose-style shot of breast milk can tell you that breastfeeding problems such as superleaks happen more than we’d care to admit. It makes sense, then, to choose a color and fabric that will dry quickly — and won’t make damp patches too obvious. Ideally, you can also pop the whole thing in the wash (because goodness knows there’s no time for trips to the dry cleaners these days).
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Ekouaer 3-in-1 Nursing Tank Top
If you’re a new mom, you most likely already know how many feedings your baby wants throughout the day. Instead of removing a ton of layers of clothes, make sure you have these comfortable tanks on hand. They’re soft, flattering, come in a ton of colors and patterns, and have a hidden panel that makes breastfeeding a breeze. You can shop the tank on Ekouaer or the brand’s Amazon storefront — both are having tons of deals for World Breastfeeding Week. When you shop directly on the Ekouaer website, you can save 20 percent off on the nursing collection when you use the code “EK20,” or on purchases of $69 or more, save 30 percent off when you use the code “EK30.” Adding to cart on Amazon? It’s discounted 10% and you can use a coupon for an additional 20% savings.
Motherhood Maternity Modern Eternity Isabella Yoga Nursing Tank
For all nursing moms who love to be comfortable, be sure to add this yoga tank to your closet. The tank is great for wearing pre and post-pregnancy — the top stretches to hold its shape no matter where you are in your pregnancy journey. The adjustable nursing clips make the top convenient for nursing access. The best part? The tank is super soft and cozy to wear all day.
Jezero Women’s 3 Pack Maternity Nursing Tops
The best basic (and budget) option for breastfeeders of all shapes and sizes, are these easy tops that offer inner layers you can pull up for feeds. And at this price, you might not even mind the inevitable leaks and spit-ups that come with the job.
Seraphine Embroidered Floral Maternity to Nursing Blouse Top
This playful, blousy number can take any mama through maternity clothing o’clock and straight into mealtime for baby. The concealed zippers eliminate the need for any awkward fumbling as your impatient infant wails, while the longer and flowy length makes this top easy (and cool) when it’s warm outside.
Seraphine V-Neck Maternity to Nursing Smock Tunic Top
A tunic top pairs wonderfully with your favorite leggings. Not only does the shirt add a fun and flirty touch to your everyday outfit, but this tunic makes nursing a breeze, thanks to the lift-up nursing access.
Motherhood Maternity Plus Size Nursing Long Sleeve Tee
Some nursing t-shirts are baggy and have no shape, but that’s not the case with this one from Motherhood Maternity. The long-sleeve nursing shirt is soft and has “tulip” hems. The top also features a pullover nursing cover that makes preparing to nurse seamless, especially when in public.
Storq Easy Button-Up
Whether you’re wearing this button-up over a tank or your favorite nursing bra, this top adds a level of privacy when you need it while nursing. It’s roomy and so cozy to wear on your post-partum journey.
Old Navy Sleeveless Linen-Blend Jersey Nursing Top
Just want something that’s no-frills, no-fuss and comfy enough to live in? Stock up on this baby in every color. The scoop-neck is breastfeeding-friendly, and the loose empire waist is flattering.
Nom Maternity Mia Maternity/Nursing Tank Top
This top is a necessity for a day at the beach or on the boat. It’s sleeveless and has easy-to-open snaps for fast breastfeeding.
Everly Grey Erika Maternity/Nursing T-Shirt
If you need a quick top to throw on with some jeans, stock your drawers with this printed nursing top — it has a loose fit and contains layers perfect for removing for feeding time.
Nom Maternity Sophia Maternity/Nursing Tank Top
Draped tops are your new BFF if you’re nursing a little one. The top layer of this sleeveless top pulls up for easy access to your nursing bra.
H&M MAMA 2-pack V-neck Nursing Tops
For the most bang for your buck, grab a pack of these V-neck nursing tops from H&M. The soft jersey cotton fabric is causal to wear every day and it has a wrap over the front that makes removing the layering simple when you need to nurse.
H&M MAMA Nursing Blouse
If you’re tired of grabbing the same T-shirts daily, change it up with this stylish nursing top. The woven blouse has a round neckline to give it a drape effect and double layers on the front of the shirt that oyu can pull up when your baby is ready to nurse.
Gap Maternity Popover Shirt
Heading back to the office? If you’re a nursing mama, you’re going to need a shirt that works for the office. This popover shirt looks structured and professional but still offers easy access for nursing and pumping while at work.
Gap Maternity Mockneck Fleece Nursing Top
For the colder months, this nursing fleece will keep you warm, even while breastfeeding. There’s a side zipper that opens so you can feed your baby without having to remove the entire pullover.
A Pea In The Pod Luxe Clip Down Nursing Cami
This versatile cami is great for layering under your favorite tops or worn alone for more comfort. The cami has clip-on straps that snap off when you need to pull the top down for nursing.
Pink Blush Maternity Crossover Ruched Maternity Nursing Tank
Pink Blush Maternity is another great source when looking to stock up on maternity tops. This ruched top is fitted, but the crossover neckline still makes it ideal for breastfeeding.
Ingrid & Isabel Tie Strap Nursing Tank Top
This flirty nursing top is one of our favorites! The peplum top has a flowy fit that works for every stage of your pregnancy and postpartum recovery journey. Plus, it’s simple to remove the cute tie straps from a concealed inner strap for nursing in an instant.
Motherhood Maternity Henley Hacci Maternity and Nursing Sleep Top
Don’t forget about sleep tops that cater to nursing, too. This one available at Target is so cozy you’ll fall right to sleep after you put it on. And, the shirt fits loosely at the bust, so you don’t have to struggle in the middle of the night for those sleepy feeds.
SheIn Maternity Rib-knit Lift Up Nursing Top
Even though this top is part of a pajama set, you can wear it out anywhere. The top has a hidden V-neck underneath of the wrap front layer that quickly removes for nursing.