Best Breast Cover for Breastfeeding
What is the Best Breast Cover for Breastfeeding?
Having a baby brings many joyful moments as well as difficult ones. If you choose to breastfeed your baby, but feel uncomfortable with the thought of doing it in public places, you are not alone!
When I first became a mom, I had a friend visit me a couple weeks after I had my baby. When it came time to nurse, I proceeded to cover up and she insisted that I didn’t need to. I told her I didn’t feel comfortable nursing uncovered around others and she debated with me. Nursing uncovered is a beautiful thing! I love seeing those confident moms at the park in all their breastfeeding glory, but not every mom is so confident right away!
Thankfully, there are many options for a breast cover for breastfeeding. We picked and reviewed three best-sellers to help you purchase the right one that will put your mind at ease so you can nurse comfortably in public.
Breast Covers at a Glance
The Kiddo Care Infinity Scarf is on trend! Its infinity scarf design has been growing in popularity in recent years as a breast cover for breastfeeding. The design is fabulously versatile; not only is it a breastfeeding cover, but a stylish scarf for mom, as well as a snug car seat cover. It’s a light cotton material which is nice and breathable for you and baby. The coverage is great because it not only covers the front, but your back and sides as well, depending on how you choose to wear it when breastfeeding.
This was the first nursing cover I used as a new mom, and I quite enjoyed it. I received many compliments on the cute style and it was very comfortable fabric. My one problem I had with this cover, is the lack of shape and amount of material. On one hand the amount of fabric is idyllic for coverage, but when you are trying to nurse your baby with a lot of material in the way and you are not able to see your baby… that can be frustrating! This may be a problem in the early stages of breastfeeding until you get the hang of it.
- Total coverage
- Breathable fabric
- Difficult to see baby while nursing
- A lot of fabric
- Cover doesn’t stay in place if baby moves while nursing
The amount of coverage you get from the 360° nursing cover deserves two thumbs up. The style of this one is almost like an oversized t-shirt. It is so easy to just throw it on and slide baby underneath! It is comfortable and the best part about it: the coverage! I can’t tell you how many times I have nursed at the park and cringed when I lifted my shirt up, hoping that no one saw my postpartum belly from the side. Shudder! With this cover, I didn’t have that problem, because it wraps all the way around your body.
The downside to this cover? Although the fabric may feel lightweight, I found the jersey knit material can get quite warm for both you and your little one, especially on a sunny day outside. Just keep an eye out to make sure your baby isn’t getting too sweaty and overheated.
- Full Coverage
- Loose fabric
- Difficult to see baby while nursing
- Material is quite long
- Fabric can be very warm and not very breathable
The Wsky Nursing Cover design is the most different from the previous two, but the most traditional. It’s not as stylish or versatile as the infinity wrap, but it features something very important to me that the others do not: the rigid neckline.
The rigid neckline is something that not every mom requires, but many do. It allows you to see your baby while he nurses. If you are a nursing veteran, you probably do not think twice when putting your baby up to your breast and letting them eat away! For new moms, however, it is important to be able to see your child when trying to nurse, especially if getting a proper latch has been a struggle. No matter how long you have been nursing, this may be a deal breaker for you. Personally, once I nursed using the Wsky cover, it was hard to use any other cover. I loved seeing my little one while he ate. I would recommend this feature as an important factor to consider when shopping for your breast cover for breastfeeding.
While reviewing this nursing cover, the only major downside I found, is that it doesn’t provide the full coverage around your sides and back, like the previous two covers do. There is plenty of cover in front, however, for you to feel comfortable enough to nurse publicly.
- Light cotton material
- Nice and simple design
- Rigid neckline allows you to see baby while nursing
- Does not provide 360° coverage
- Cover is not as versatile
With any of these three products, you cannot go wrong. It really comes down to personal style and taste. What is most important to you? Style? Coverage? Type of fabric? It’s up to you!
Don’t let the fear of breastfeeding in public keep you from doing it. It may feel stressful or frustrating at first, but just like every other aspect of parenting: the more you practice, the better you’ll get!
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