HATCH is all about stylish maternity essentials that good, look great and empower you to go be your best self during pregnancy and beyond. Our timeless styles range from easy dresses to cool-girl onesies, to perfectly paired tops and bottoms, all with the goal of making sure you feel your most confident and most beautiful as your body takes on its gorgeous new shape.
Nursing and Maternity Clothing
What happens to your wardrobe after birth? Bringing your baby into the world is a beautiful event that leaves you with a miracle. You’ll most likely find yourself caught up in the waves of emotions that it brings to you, and this may allow other things to fall to the...
What happens to your wardrobe after birth? Bringing your baby into the world is a beautiful event that leaves you with a miracle. You’ll most likely find yourself caught up in the waves of emotions that it brings to you, and this may allow other things to fall to the wayside — including what to wear!
Nursing is equal parts art and science. It is worthy of several crash courses, and we aren’t dishing those deets today. However, we are definitely here to run through some issues that may arise and impact your clothing.
Leaks are common during breastfeeding. They might be unpleasant when they occur in public or by surprise, but they can be held at bay with a little fabric magic. The leakages tend to happen when you are not feeding your baby.
They can be provoked by friction against the nipple, your baby crying, or completely randomly. The period when you start nursing and stop nursing tends to be the primetime for unpredictable leaks.
While you can refrain from pumping frequently or even use your arms to stop the flow, these options might not be possible. Alternatively, try our Anti-Leakage Nursing Pads. They come in pairs of three and are soft enough to soothe but also strong enough to reuse.
Consider Transformative Pieces
Clothing that conforms to nursing needs to be multifaceted and easily transitional. This means that rompers and shirts without buttons or multiple layers should be avoided. A hungry baby doesn’t want to wait for you to completely strip free of your garments for feeding time. You need to be able to transform your shirt or dress at a moment’s notice.
While we argue against too many layers, it is great to layer in moderation. If you opt for a light tank top with adjustable straps, you might be chilly. Pair it with a scarf, a jacket, or a shawl that can easily be taken off for nursing. Opt for soft and breathable material like organic cotton. For example, our 100% Organic Pima Cotton Luxe Nursing Tee is specially engineered to offer both comfort and practicality. It has a second layer that allows for nursing privacy that can be pulled back for your baby when needed.
The Bra Dilemma
While some mothers choose to wear nursing bras, others might not find them necessary. We do love a well-engineered bra, but we also know of some great alternatives.
Our Skin-to-Skin Bra could deceive you as a regular undergarment until you realize that it is a lightweight, ballet neckline, wireless bra. It allows you to nurse due to its elastic band at the top, but it also allows you to forget that you’re wearing anything (even while you sleep).
Your Growing Family and Your Growing Wardrobe
Never fear: Hatch Collection is here to help and guide you on the right path to nursing clothing. Finding what is right for your pregnancy and you and your baby postpartum is a delicate but exciting journey. Doing it all in comfortable bras and tanks should make this transition smoother.
Sources: Should You Sleep in a Nursing Bra If You're Breastfeeding? | Very Well Family Breastfeeding Your Baby - How to care for leaking breasts | Kaiser Permanente How breastfeeding works | NCBI