Okay, I admit, I don’t exactly breastfeed in church services. I nurse in the church nursery. That’s not really the heart of this post, but naming my post “The Best Nursing Dress on the Face of the Planet” just seemed too long and a whole lot less controversial.
I’ve shared with you about Seraphine Maternity before. Their maternity and nursing wares are top quality, worn by celebrities like Jessica Alba. In fact, I still wear Seraphine maternity wardrobe staples more than a month postpartum. The kind folks at Seraphine recently sent me this Turquoise Colour Block Nursing Dress and I can’t begin to tell you how much I love it.
I’m a dress kind of girl. I love loose, flowing fabric around my knees. I’m also a nursing mama.
Dresses + breastfeeding didn’t mix until now.
This colourblock dress has hidden nursing panels that keep you covered while breastfeeding. It is so nice to be able to nurse my baby at church wearing this ultra-soft sassy dress on those weeks I manage to get out jeans and nursing tanks on Sundays. I’ll probably be sporting this pretty vestido long after my baby’s weaned too, but let’s just keep that between us.
There’s literally no nursing attire that’s even come close to being as discreet as this dress. I wore it out for a breakfast date with my husband and newborn last week & didn’t even feel mildly awkward pulling the baby to my chest, confident that even the most curious onlooker couldn’t catch a glimpse. Love it!
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I know what you mean about dresses and breastfeeding not really mixing! I wore a dress to church about two weeks after my son was born and didn’t realize that I would have a ridiculous time trying to feed him later. Luckily our building has a mother’s room so we all hang out in there to nurse, but still. This dress looks amazing!
Oh my, I want that dress! Looks so nice and practical as well. And you can definitely wear it beyond the breastfeeding stage.
Yep, it’s a keeper! In fact, I’ve been super picky about laundering it so I can get the longest possible use out of it. It’ll probably be my only nursing dress, so I have to keep it looking pretty, you know? Thanks for visiting, Taara.
This makes me so happy!! I spent my whole BFing time with the first thinking I could never wear dresses. I’m a dress girl, too, so it was so frustrating! I’ll definitely be getting one of these with the next one. 🙂
It’s so worth it! I just wish I could find a few more cute dresses like it that were a little more affordable. Until then, I’ll be living in this pretty turquoise dress.
Très bien says
So cool. Love this dress!! I just made a post about nursing in public as well :]
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Lindsey Whitney says
Oh, I wish I knew about this dress when I was still nursing. I love wearing dresses to church, but you’re right… it can make nursing..awkward. I could tell you a really crazy story about trying to nurse at a funeral with a dress. Wow, that was a bad idea. Thanks for sharing!
I can only imagine your story is hilarious, Lindsey. Yep, this dress is a keeper. I’ll definitely pass it on to another mama when I’m done having sweet babies.
Becca @ The Earthlings Handbook says
Ooh, that looks like a great dress!!
I did nurse in church, literally right there in the pew. I was as discreet as I feasibly could be, and nobody ever objected. It was a great way to keep my baby/toddler quiet and often get him to sleep through the rest of the service. In fact, as he got older and was nursing less frequently, he would nurse in church anyway, and I was glad for it.
That’s great, Becca. Many mothers at our church nurse in the services too. I just find that since I’ve got a toddler to entertain at the same time I’m nursing, and many times my husband is teaching the youth in another room, I have to use the nursery to keep both my babies entertained. I’m happy to be mothering little ones here in Costa Rica where most mamas are the breastfeeding type and they do it anywhere at any time. I’d hate to have restrictions!
Natalie @ Nursing Shoe Heaven says
Finding nursing-friendly clothing for church is SO HARD. I used to wear dresses all the time because I loved them, but since becoming a nursing mama I find it so challenging to find anything that works anymore. I always end up in the Nursing Mother’s Room because I just can’t wear anything that I feel comfortable nursing in — I’m not sure how receptive to breastfeeding my congregation is, because I’ve never seen a mom breastfeed anywhere but the designated room. Thanks for sharing this brand. I’ll have to get something that works!