Navigating your way into the new realms of motherhood can raise a few questions such as…
Q: When will I ever sleep..?
A: Feel free to get used to 2-3 hour shut eye for the next few months. Or even years in some cases(!)
Q: Will I ever eat a hot meal again?
A: Get used to the cold food.. kids like to distract you from baby years and onwards.
Q: How do mothers make breastfeeding look so easy?
A: It’s not easy, high five to all Mamas out there who have tried or are still succeeding in the amazing feat.
Q: What do I wear to 1) cover my postpartum bump 2) make breastfeeding easier?
This answer requires a detailed response utilsing some of my insider tips. As a mama to one 5 year old, I will share some advice and handy solutions on how to disguise that postpartum bump as I reveal how to style your post pregnancy figure. Embrace motherhood with practical, yet Sassy nursing wear friendly pieces….
1. Start with the foundations
They say, if you feel beautiful on the inside, you’ll look beautiful on the outside. Get the right nursing bra to suit your size and shape and you’re one step ahead of the rest. A comfortable, perfectly fitted nursing bra will do wonders to support your bust and aid your breastfeeding efforts. Nursing bras by specialist brands such as Amoralia, Sweet Mommy and Bella Maternal are practical yet pretty and feminine too.
If you’re unsure what size bra to buy, try Mayarya’s Home Shopping Service. We can help to find the right bra to suit your new shape and size. To book your own Home Shopping Service, email [email protected] or call 8100 4008.
2. Combine fashion and function
Opt for specially designed pieces that combine style with discreet nursing access. The cleverly designed pieces at Mayarya are created to fit through all stages of pregnancy and beyond, while catering to your breastfeeding needs. The Mayarya Bell Sleeve Maxi Dress in Navy is the perfect example of fusing chic, fashion-forward details with discreet breastfeeding access. No more flashing family and friends at lunch dates and family events!
3. Disguise your postpartum bump in style!
So you might have a few lumps and bumps after giving birth to your little Bub. This is completely natural. Breastfeeding will help you to lose some of that added weight gain but most of all, don’t be afraid to embrace your curves. If you need a little help disguising a postpartum bump, try A line shapes which sit looser around the tummy area. Mayarya’s Nursing Dress is a great option. The elasticated waist helps to define your waist and create a balanced silhouette while doubling up as a discreet, everyday nursing dress. Wear this style for shopping, meeting friends and attending playdates.
4. Mix and match tees and tops
If you prefer to throw on a top with jeans or shorts, choose tank tops with specially designed nursing clips and built-in bust support. The investment will be totally worth it since you can wear as a layering piece in the Winter or alone during the hot Summer months. Soft, stretch jersey tops with discreet nursing access are ideal so you don’t flash more flesh than necessary. An A line shape with a fitted crossover bust detail can flatter and disguise a postpartum tum.
5. Easy day time style with postpartum friendly maternity jeans
Women often mistake maternity jeans as a one-time wear for maternity only. A pair of Paige jeans with under belly elastic side panels is a great investment piece that you can style with your nursing tops and tanks postpartum too. Paige jeans are crafted using innovative denim fabric that won’t stretch out, so you can be sure that your Paige jeans will suit postpartum too while offering support for your sensitive belly.
7. Lounge with Bub in comfortable nursing solutions
You might be surprised by the number of hours you spend in loungewear during the first month or so of your baby’s arrival. I rarely stepped out of my sleepwear for the first 4 weeks! (Though, I do recommend you get fresh air sooner rather than later!) It’s important to invest in pjs with nursing access. Making do with your existing nighties and tees aren’t ideal as your navigate your way through the early stages of breastfeeding. Specially designed breastfeeding pyjamas will provide you and baby the luxurious comfort you need to adjust to your new routine.
8. Nursing must-have, covered!
Nursing covers are handy if you would prefer to retain some privacy with your baby when you’re breastfeeding. Bebe Au Lait and Mayarya offer practical and stylish designs. Bebe Au Lait nursing covers are available in prints and solid colours finished with a patented Rigiflex ™ neckline which allows Mums to maintain eye contact with the little one. Mayarya’s Nursing Scarf Cover is crafted in light cotton modal, allowing for a very comfortable and breathable nursing cover. Nursing covers are one essential item that will offer great peace of mind for mums.
9. Wrap it up!
Postpartum wraps are a popular shape-wear piece for new mums. Offering back support and hip support, postpartum wraps are suitable for mums after natural birth or c-section. The 360 degree compression helps you to feel more confident, supported and toned.