Just because you are breastfeeding does not mean that you have to lose your sense of style. I have found that I have been able to incorporate my own personal sense of style with my breastfeeding gear. One of the coolest things I have come across, in terms of breastfeeding style, has been the wide variety of breastfeeding covers which are available.
I must confess that the first few covers I purchased were from high end baby boutiques. I spent more than I care to say on these covers. This was what I refer to as a “rookie mistake”. I was uneducated to the fact that there were much cheaper ways to go about getting stylish and cheap breast feeding covers. Now that I know better, I want share what I have learned with other breastfeeding mothers to help them.
There are several retailers which are now carrying more stylish options for breast feeding covers. Many of the retailers who carry the options which rival those found in upscale baby boutiques. The difference is that the price is much lower than the boutique options. Many retailers sell them online on their official websites.
Women who know their way around a sewing machine will be happy to learn that their several patterns available for these covers. Couple a good pattern from your local fabric shop with some cool fabrics and you can have an awesome custom cover. I personally have made some with cool and funky fabrics as well as those which match some of my more conservative outfits. I have even had fun making these for other friends of mine to give to them as gifts. Many of my friends have even had me make them ones to match their outfits or for special occasions. All of the ones I have made have cost a mere fraction of any I have even seen for sale.
If you are not skilled at sewing or if you do not have a friend who is, you can still get a cover custom made. There are several people who make these covers for those who are looking for them. You can look online for people who are offering this service in your area. Many of them will take your personal measurements to hake the best cover for you and your needs. Many of these custom made covers will still be cheaper than those found in stores.
One of the most fun ways to get these covers is to go to a mom swap. Several areas have breastfeeding clubs which meet to swap items such as cover and baby carriers. This is a fun way to get new and interesting covers and carriers. There are also several women who are selling the ones they no longer need. These groups and swap meets are also a great way to connect with other women who are like minded and support your decision to breastfeed. You can’t beat new cool gear and new cool moms to make friends with.