Feeding Tuesday: Pima Button-Front Pin-Tucked Top

L.L. Bean Pima Button-Front Pin-Tucked Top, Long-Sleeve | CorporetteMomsButton-front shirts are classics for pumping. However, in addition to the possibility of gaping problems, button-fronts can be difficult to care for — and the iron-free versions may be treated with chemicals (formaldehyde, etc.) that you want to avoid while you’re in the pregnancy corridor and around babies. I like the look of these pin-tucked, button-front shirts from L.L. Bean, which are easily washed, and come in a number of lovely colors. I’d wear it with a structured piece to offset the casualness — a blazer or a pencil skirt would both look great. The blouse is $40, available in both regular and petite sizes XS-XL. L.L. Bean Pima Button-Front Pin-Tucked Top, Long-Sleeve

Feeding Tuesday: Maternity and Nursing Twinkle Dress

Dote Maternity and Nursing Twinkle Dress | CorporetteMomsThis dress looks great for maternity, nursing, and even pumping. I like the dark, sedate colors, as well as the mostly glowing reviews. It’s $99-$109 at Amazon in sizes S-XL. Dote Women’s Maternity and Nursing Twinkle Dress

Feeding Tuesday: Baby Be Mine Sleeveless Maternity Nursing Nightgown

Baby Be Mine Sleeveless Maternity Nursing Nightgown | CorporetteAfter I delivered my first son, I’ll admit it: I was just in the hospital gown for the entire stay. I heard the same from a lot of my friends — it can be a really overwhelming experience. As I prepared for my second son’s birth, though, I decided to buy this lovely nursing nightgown — I figured it would help me feel more “normal” right away after birth, and look far prettier in the pictures (and with people visiting) than the usual hospital gown. (I also specifically bought a chemise instead of PJs so I didn’t have to sit directly on it in my hospital bed and instead could scrunch it up around my waist when I was under the covers. If you haven’t delivered yet and are trying to figure out why… well, let’s just say you’ll thank me later.)

I liked this one because of the pretty pattern, pull-down neckline, and easy care (machine wash/dry) — and the affordable price: it’s $29.99 with Amazon Prime, available in seven colors. Baby Be Mine Women’s Sleeveless Maternity Nursing Nightgown

Pumping Tuesday: Wrap Dress

WHBM Printed Wrap DressCorporette readers were talking the other day about pump-friendly clothes, and this wrap dress was mentioned.  I’m generally a fan of black and white prints, and the three-quarter sleeves and A-line skirt look lovely.  The dress is available in regular and petite sizes 00-16 for $140.  WHBM Printed Wrap Dress

Here’s a $39 version (in very limited sizes, alas).  Readers, what were/are your favorite dresses for pumping? Was there a brand or specific product that you loved?

Nursing Tuesday: Nursing Bra Tank

Bravado Nursing TankNot only have readers sung the praises of wearing just a nursing tank during those first few weeks postpartum, but I was just reading about how some women prefer to pump while wearing a nursing tank. Both sides can be let down at the same time, allowing easy pump access — and your midsection is covered while you’re pumping, which at least helps you feel like you aren’t naked when pumping at the office. I’ve tried a few different nursing tanks, and the Bravado ones are my favorite thus far (the clips are the best!). They’re $36-$60, available in numerous colors and bra ranges, at Amazon. Ladies, what’s your favorite thing to pump in? Bravado Designs Essential Nursing Bra Tank – Curvalicious Sizing

Psst: my firstborn turns 3 today! Happy birthday, little man.