A lot of articles focus on what women should wear while pregnant, but what happens after you’ve delivered that precious little person.

Your body changes after you’ve given birthandit’s important to feel good about yourself.

When you’ve got postpartum hormones running through your body and you’resleep deprived, the last thing you want to worry about is what you should wear.

Nursing a young baby is challenging — that’s why it’s importantto get your wardrobe ready before the big day arrives!

Have a look at these tips to consider when getting your wardrobe ready for baby’s arrival:

1. Finding the right nursing tops

If you are thinking about breastfeeding, then there is a few styles to consider when you’re looking to buy nursing tops that are practical yet stylish.

Crossover tops. The V-neck crisscross design makes it easy to pull the garment to one side when nursing. These tops are more formal than a T-shirt, but still casual enough for daily wear, which makes them a great option for breastfeeding Mums.

Button-down shirts are a great option because they provide easy access and can be quickly openedwhen needed. They can be dressedup to look professional but don’t compromise on comfort, making them a great option for working Mums.

Peasant blouses.  not only are they super versatile, but with the wide neck opening and tie-up design, they canbe easily opened and modified when you’re breastfeedingon the go. They can be wornwith a skirt, smart pants, jeans or a pair of shorts and will look gorgeous. They are also perfect for any bodysize.

Nursing vest from Milk Tops London

2. Consider fabrics

During the first few months of nursing, you need to consider fabric choices. Buying as many washable tops and dresses that you can will be to your benefit until the spitting-up incidents subside a little.

Wearing breast pads when breastfeeding will assist with soaking up breast milk from leaking breasts, but only to a certain degree. When considering garments for your new wardrobe, light colours and solids are not ideal. Rather opt for patterns, dark colours or prints, as they are ideal when hiding unexpected leaks.

3. Avoid tight fitting clothes

Avoid wearing tight fitting blouses, tops or bras, as they can lead to conditions such as mastitis, plugged milk ducts and sore nipples from putting too much pressure on your breasts and can be very painful and uncomfortable.

4. Buying a good nursing bra

Make sure you’re buying nursing bras that are comfortable and absorbent that fits you well. Obtainingbras with soft cups that are madefrom natural materials or cotton that allows for good air flow and absorbency, is your best option. Avoid bras which are madefrom synthetic material or have underwire. No lesions or marks should be on your body when you’re wearing a bra.

8. Add some height

Wearing boots or shoes with a small heel can make you look taller and provide you with great posture. Ankle boots with chunky heels or a pair of wedges are great options to consider.

In summary

Once your little one is born, you will have a lot to focus on, especially during the first three months of motherhood.There will be a lot of adjustments and changes in your household, plus your body will also take a while to get back to the way it was before pregnancy. Being comfortable while starting your breastfeeding journey is key and you don’t have to compromise on style.

Getting your wardrobe ready in advance and ensuring that you have practical and stylish nursing tops and other clothing at your disposal, will enable you to feel ready for the challenges you’ll be facing when caring for a newborn baby. You will be nursing your baby a lot and wearing loose fitting and comfortable clothing that provides quick and easy access to your breasts will make your breastfeeding journey a whole lot easier.

This article was written by Elize Swanepoel. Photos for this article by Milk Tops London. Follow them on instagram.