Breastfeeding in public is something that is still being debated upon by most people. When nursing, should a mom cover up or not? Other people don't mind, but some people do. I am not bothered if some moms can breastfeed publicly without having to cover up but in my case, I am more comfortable in covering myself so as not to distract anyone and to protect myself as well from the staring male strangers, if you know what I mean.
I am thankful for the invention of nursing wears! They are easier to buy nowadays, and luckily for us, they are also being sold in more modern styles and stylish patterns! With that, I don't have to struggle in covering up with a nursing scarf or looking for a breastfeeding station all the time when I am not at home anymore: I can just find somewhere comfortable enough to sit on and nurse my baby there, no problem!
Kaypee Baby is one of my favorite local stores that primarily offers affordable and stylish nursing outfits! They have dresses, blouses, swimming rash guards, scarves and also some "twinning" pairs for mommies and their female babies and toddlers!
What I like about the Kaypee Baby clothes is that they designed each outfit with the post-partum bodies of most mothers in mind. When women give birth, we usually struggle with obvious stuff such as weight gain, stretchmarks, baby belly/pouch, skin darkening at the underarms, and the almost always changing breast cup size (usually when breastfeeding).
Kaypee Baby's designs are focused on concealing those problem areas while making it easier to use the nursing access.
The nice part of this all is that even if we are no longer breastfeeding and pumping milk, we can still use these clothes and still look good casually!
The fabrics that they used in each clothing item are stretchable, they are usually free size which can be worn by those who are in the XS-Large frame. There are some designs that they make in L-XL sizes for moms who are on the bigger size.
The best part it that, the nursing access of each clothes is made in a way that the moms won't have to unnecessarily show too much skin. It's like, when you breastfeed in public while wearing their clothes, other people wouldn't even realize that you are already breastfeeding! So even when you are out on a dinner with relatives and friends, commuting, or just anywhere with so many people, it wouldn't be obvious to anyone else that you are nursing, even to the person beside you!
They have designed some Mommy & Baby twinning sets as well, though they only sell in pairs, not a single dress for just the baby alone.
They also have a multi-way scarf that can be used in many ways (top)! There is also a poncho with a hoodie that can be used in 2 ways (bottom)!
My personal favorite is their Shae Blouse which can be worn in 4 ways: as a normal shirt, off-shoulder top, venus-cut blouse, and tube top! The design itself is flattering for ful-figured women like me!
p.s. Since I like it so much, I already have 12 pieces of it in different colors and prints!
Here are some photos wherein I wore the Kaypee Baby outfits in public! I had no problems breastfeeding my baby even when there were lots of people around, no additional nursing cover needed!
Since I also love stripes, I bought some striped dresses and tops from them in various colors such as blue/white, black/white, and red/white!
Inside the salon wearing the Kaypee Baby animal-printed SHAE blouse! This is such a classic print that can be worn with just about anything!
Nowadays, I usually wear a nursing clothing for they are convenient specially for a busy mom like me who also have to take care of a toddler and a baby at the same time without a yaya! When I am out in the mall or in just any place that requires casual wear, I find that wearing nursing outfits makes my life easier for I don't have to put and remove nursing scarves from time to time!
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