Make Do or Just Do it with Milk Nursingwear ~Plus~ $40 GC #Giveaway (11/18)

You buy maternity clothes and nursing bras, but have you ever owned or considered nursing tops or dresses? I am sure many of you are nursingwear veterans and if so, you have probably heard of the nursing wear store milk. I often looked through catalogs or considered buying a few nursing tops with both my daughter and son, but I never got around to it. After all I was home most of the time and when I was out I would use a nursing cover and make sure I was wearing a shirt that I could finagle well enough to get the job done.

Yet I always wondered if a nursing top would make nursing in public any easier, especially when nurslings grow into yank-the-nursing-cover-and-expose-mama-lings. So clearly you can make do without nursing-specific tops, but they can make it easier and more discreet. The one thing I haven’t successfully found a way to “make-do” with while nursing are dresses. None of the dresses I own work with nursing very well and I don’t wear anything very deep-cut which I know works for some mamas. I came across and fell in love with the selection milk nursingwear had to offer and how each piece looked as comfortable as it looked cute.

I chose to review the tiered ruffle nursing dress, because it was stylish and depending on what I wore over it, could work for anytime of the year. I debuted the dress on Sunday at the ABC expo with a pair of long black leggings and a cardigan and I felt so cute. I got a number of compliments on it (like from Emily over at milkmakers cookies– yum!) and they didn’t guess in a million years that it was a nursing dress. Which is exactly what I wanted, because when so many things scream M-O-M about us it’s nice to get away from that particularly when you’re flaunting a new frock!

It was a really nice feeling to be able to just pull the empire portion up rather than a shirt from the bottom up or overstretch the neckline of a top to pull it down. And it caught the attention of many of my friends or mamas at church who asked me about my dress as we tended to our little ones in the mother’s room. The jersey knit is stretchy and comfortable and the orange color I chose works well for the fall season. A brightly colored jacket or top and it will also translate nicely into the spring or summer. What can I say, it’s nice to be in a dress again!

So why settle for “making-do” when you can do it with nursingwear. I think I’m converted and I think every nursing mom should have a few nursingwear pieces in their wardrobe, even if it’s just a couple dresses for when you’re out of the house!


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A sample was provided to facilitate this review. The opinions and experiences are my own.

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By Emi Stapler. I am a cloth diaper advocate, green parenting blogger, mother of three and a military wife who enjoys sharing my motherhood adventures and advice. Follow me at The Cloth Diaper Report on Facebook, Twitter @TheCDReport , Google +, Pinterest and Instagram.

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  1. I am looking for more nursing wear, since I love to feed my baby, but always get weird looks! This dress looks perfect for me!

  2. I love this top, especially in the rich eggplant purple.

  3. I love this nursing lounge dress…it even looks like something that could be worn outside of the house as well!

  4. I love the idea of a nursing clothes. I did buy several nursing tank tops and wear these under most of my tops and dresses. I would however love to have a few dress up pieces that are nursing friendly to make life easy when I am on the go.

  5. So cute! I’m always on the hunt for cute clothes I can easily nurse in! :)

  6. I had a hard time deciding! It’s a tie between Athena and the Twist front dress.

  7. Meghan V. says:
  8. Meghan V. says:

    This milk nursing wear facebook link isn’t working for me in the form but I found it on FB

  9. I have always wanted the Smocked sundress in red- so pretty!:

  10. Sarah Johnson says:
  11. Erin Becker says:

    I love this dress! I would get it in black and wear it with sassy shoes. :)


    I love this top. First, it comes in sizes big enough to cover the girls and I love the empire waist!!! Plus it’s organic. :)

  13. It’s hard to pick just one, but I really like this nursing nightgown. I have one I got from a friend and it is sooo ugly. I would love to have a cute one like this!

  14. I’m loving this cowl neck top!


  15. I like the purple one. This does not look like a nursing top – love it!


    I love this top because it is forgiving in the tummy area!

  17. sara myrick says:
  18. The Knapps says:

    I love the Everyday Nursing Dress in purple:

  19. This is my favorite item! The ruffle dress in Purple!


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  23. Just had twins last week and know that I will be needing nursing clothes. I love the print on this dress:

  24. Amanda Alvarado says:
  25. I’ve been eying the same Tiered ruffle nursing dress — glad to see it looks good on :) ngiraldi at gmail dot com

  26. I just picked up the Crossover top but I also really like the Cowl neck one! I also like the Ruffled dress. Trying to get myself to wear some more dresses with these hot boots I’ve been picking up. 😉

    blondredhead at mac dot com

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