I’m not someone who would consider myself particularly stylish or “in” to clothes. I stick to a fairly basic uniform of jeans, top and boots – and switch up to shorts and flip flops in the summer. However, now I’m a breastfeeding mum again, I need to consider how I’m going to feed in my clothes. I always feel like I want to put in a bit more effort with myself so I’m not seen as “just” a mum.
I am loving how much more of a range of breastfeeding friendly outfits there are out there compared to when I had Alfie. Whilst I discovered lots of tricks and tips to convert normal clothes to make them breastfeeding friendly, I was actually looking for more specific nursing clothes this time round. Cue The Milky Tee Company.
The Milky Tee company was founded by mum-of-two, Lauren, after she struggled to find practical, comfortable and stylish clothes to breastfeed in – so she decided to design her own! With the help of her mum and mum-in-law, she created the Milky Tee. All T-shirts are made with 100% combed cotton and designed to have a longer length than a standard T-shirt, meaning they won’t ride up while feeding and can also be worn over leggings or jeans. There are currently five fab designs, with more to come in the future.
I had seen a few people rave about this company on my favourite breastfeeding group – Can I Breastfeed In It – and was intrigued to see if the t-shirt was as amazing as they said it was. I am pleased to say it really was – actually it’s so much better than I imagined.
The Milky Tee Company t-shirt has a unique design of hidden zips down the side panel. This means you can unzip one side and feed from the side rather than lifting the top up. It is so discreet and I loved that I didn’t have to show my belly off (because no one wants to see that!) The zips are easy to undo and do up with one hand and because the t-shirt are that bit longer, they don’t ride up as you’re feeding so at only 10 weeks post baby, I don’t have to worry about my mum tum being on show. I love the “Mutha” slogan too, and the fact I feel so confident breastfeeding in this shirt. I’ve done it at home, in the car, in restaurants, at the theatre, at baby groups and even at a rugby game at Twickenham surrounded by thousands of people! Every experience has been a positive one because of this t-shirt.
The quality of the material is excellent. It’s quite thick so even though it’s white, it’s not see-through, but it’s still lovely and light to wear in the hot weather.
I am actually so in love with this t-shirt I’m going to treat myself to another one. They’re not necessarily the cheapest – starting from £27.99 each – but I would say they really are worth it for a fuss-free feeding experience, especially if you are nervous to feed in public. The good thing about the design is it’s so discreet, you can wear it when you’re no longer feeding and it just looks like a normal t-shirt!
I have worn this t-shirt so many times now (there’s a reason why most of these photos are of me actually feeding in it – I wear it that much!) and the only downside I have found is you have to iron it (and that’s only a downside for me because I’m lazy and hate ironing!) I was going to say another downfall was they only do white shirts BUT I am so happy to say they are about to release a black version! I will be keeping my eyes peeled for these to be up on the website as I really need another one for my wardrobe.
If you like the sound of this t-shirt, check out my giveaway below to be in with the chance of winning your own “Bossing It” Milky Tee!
Terms and conditions:
- This giveaway is open to UK residents only.
- The prize will be fulfilled by a third party (The Milky Tee Co).
- The winner will be selected at random.
- The winner’s details will be passed on to a third party for the prize to be sent to them. Your details will not be shared with anyone else.
- There is no cash alternative to the prize.
- The winner will be contacted via email and have one week to claim their prize. Failure to do so may result in a new winner being drawn.
- The winner’s name will appear on the Rafflecopter widget.