You've registered for baby gifts and you've stocked up on the essentials--diapers, wipes, and all kinds of cute little clothes. But what about you, mama? If you're planning on breastfeeding, you might want to consider adding some of these items to your wardrobe. Take a look at these 15 nursing necessities, all under $50!
15 Seamless Nursing Bra
This soft, seamless nursing bra from Motherhood Maternity grows along with your changing shape. The lightly lined bra unclips for nursing. It comes in six different colors and is just $24.98! (Keep an eye out; Motherhood Maternity sometimes runs a buy 3/get 1 free promotion online.)
14 Nighttime Nursing Bra
This nighttime nursing bra from La Leche League/Target is soft and supportive, but still comfortable enough to sleep in. The crossover neckline makes nighttime nursing easy! This bra comes in beige or blue and is available online for $25.
13 Convertible Nursing Bra
Priced right at $50, this nursing bra from Hot Milk/Nordstrom has a flexible underwire for comfortable support and comes in sizes ranging from 32A to 38DD. The straps can be worn over the shoulder or crossed over your back.
12 Full Coverage Nursing Bra
This full coverage nursing bra from Soma is $46. It is made from supersoft microfiber cotton and has soft, stay-put straps with one-handed release clasps to help your bra stay put while nursing.
11 Nursing Sports Bra
If you're lucky, you can catch this nursing sports bra on sale at Pea in the Pod for $49.99!(It's regularly $80.) Both soft and supportive, it's great for working out and comfortable enough to wear all day around the house.
10 Sexy Nursing Bra
Believe it or not, sexy nursing lingerie does exist. If you're looking for something beyond your normal nursing bra, check out the lingerie sets at You! Lingerie. They are just as pretty as anything you could buy at Victoria's Secret, but these are functional maternity/nursing bras. If you're into pretty, lacy things, take a look at the Bella Cerise bra. It's only $40!
9 Pumping Bra
If you're planning on pumping, look into getting a hands-free pumping bra like this one from Target. The detachable front of this bra is perfect for nursing or pumping; no need for a separate pumping bra. It's compatible with most double electric pumps and is only $22.99.
8 Nursing Shapewear
The Cozy Belly Nursing Slim ($44.99 at Buy Buy Baby) is a full-coverage camisole designed to smooth and slim your figure, giving you a sleek shape under your top. The best part about this tank top is that the trim around the bottom keeps it from riding up.
7 Nursing Gown and Robe
This sweet nursing gown and robe set from Motherhood Maternity comes in three colors and is made of a super lightweight, comfortable material--perfect for taking to the hospital. The gown and robe are only $49.99.
6 Nursing PJs
These nursing PJs from Milk & Baby can be worn from pregnancy to breastfeeding. They are not only great for lounging around the house, but the pull-down neckline (no clasps or clips) makes them perfect for nighttime feedings. The pajamas are $39.99 and you can complete the collection with a sleeveless nightgown ($29.99) and robe ($39.99) which are sold separately.
5 Nursing Dress
How cute is this nursing dress from H&M? The outer side-front top covers a wrap-front inner top for discreet nursing. The elastic waist is comfy and the side gathers are figure-flattering. And this dress is a steal at $29.99!
4 Basic Everyday Nursing Top
Old Navy is the place to go for basic, casual, and inexpensive nursing tops. They have a variety of t-shirts, camisoles, and crossover nursing tops ranging from $9.00 (everyday steal price) to $24.94. The Gap also has several nursing tops to choose from priced from $22.95-$29.95.
3 Nursing Top
2 Nursing Wrap
The NuRoo nursing wrap is made from super-soft, wrinkle-free material. Snaps along the edge of the scarf give you several different options for wearing. It can be worn as a scarf, wrap, shrug, or tunic. The wrap is sold online for $29.99.
1 Nursing Scarf
You can get a really cute 2-for-1 nursing scarf online at Itzy Ritzy for $24.99. Wear it as an infinity scarf, and then use it as a nursing cover when needed. The scarf comes in several cute patterns, and is great for all seasons!