I love breastfeeding covers!
Some people will be surprised to hear this, because I am a vocal supporter of breastfeeding uncovered. But first and foremost, I am a supporter of breastfeeding. Full stop. End of story. If you want to breastfeed with a cover, I support you. If you want to breastfeed without a cover, I support you. Championing the right to breastfeed without a cover doesn’t mean I can’t also support the right to breastfeed under a cover at the same time.
I support your right to breastfeed in whichever way works for you and your child. I would not appreciate feeling forced to breastfeed with a cover when I don’t want to, and it’s a two-way street. If breastfeeding uncovered makes you feel too uncomfortable then don’t do it. You don’t have to. Breastfeeding looks different for everyone, and for some, it involves a cover.
Let’s not lose sight of the forest for the trees – what matters is that we can breastfeed comfortably and happily. If a breastfeeding cover makes breastfeeding more achievable for you, then that rocks.
I know it can be hard to find recommendations of where to buy breastfeeding covers, so I have compiled a list of five business-mums selling them. If you’re going to use a breastfeeding cover, you may as well use one that you love!
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If you worry about owning an item that will barely be used, consider buying one that’s multi-purpose! Mama Clothing sell a breastfeeding cover that’s designed to also be used as a trolley cover and capsule cover – that’s three items in one! While you’re on their website, you should check out their range of clothing too – I adore my Mama Clothing dresses! Shop with Mama Clothing here.
Owner Laura told me “Mama Clothing is a brand born from necessity and the collective mindset of the inspiring women that make our village. Founded in February 2016, each Mama Clothing garment is designed with the modern mum and her needs at heart. Based in Melbourne, Mama Clothing has become a household name for breastfeeding mothers all around the country. Since its commencement in 2016, Mama Clothing has branched out into becoming so much more then a fashion brand with the creation of its iconic support forum the “Mama Collective” and strong ties to support groups such as Breastfeeders in Australia. With its constantly evolving support network Mama Clothing is not just a breastfeeding label, Mama Clothing is a lifestyle.”
Foxy Mummy sell a versatile cardigan that’s doesn’t even look like a breastfeeding cover! It could easily make it’s way into your everyday wardrobe! Shop with Foxy Mummy here. Business owner Tegan tells us about her product:
“Chic yet discrete breast-feeding cardigan. An innovative design that allows for a versatile, ready to wear fashionable breast-feeding cover. Our ‘Foxy Mummy’ Cardigan is made with 95% soft and comfortable Viscose for a luxurious finish, plus a touch of spandex for durability and easy wash care. Foxy Mummy cardigans are designed to be worn through pregnancy, breastfeeding and beyond. Available in both a sleeved and sleeveless design, in fashionable Black and Nude sized Small to Extra Large”
Mini LUX offer a handmade multi-purpose item that could quickly become something that simply goes everywhere with you, to be used every day. Shop with Mini LUX here. Robyn tells us about her product told me about her product.
“A Mini LUX baby cover is a 4 in 1 product that can be used as a breastfeeding cover, an infinity scarf, a capsule cover and a trolley cover. All covers are handmade by me on the Gold Coast, using soft breathable fabric.
After struggling to breastfeed comfortably in public with my first baby, I went searching for a breastfeeding cover and I couldn’t find one that suited my needs. I decided to make one myself and after getting asked to make some for my mummy friends, I decided to make it into a business. I love hearing stories from mums saying they are so much more comfortable breastfeeding in public using a Mini LUX baby cover! It is also great to know my product is a nappy bag essential for so many mums and a unique baby shower gift!”
Karra’s Kreations for Kidz
I loved hearing Karra’s story about how she came to be making her breastfeeding covers. Her covers are a more classic design, made in beautiful prints. Shop with Karra’s Kreations for Kidz here.
“I started sewing about two years ago. I taught myself by watching Youtube videos. My passion started when I needed soft minky blankets for my daughter – small enough for her to carry around, plus several spares. I couldn’t find any so I made some myself. I posted some pictures of my creations on Facebook. Word quickly spread through friends and Facebook. I am a single mum of two wonderful children running a little business to help with bills. I sew because I love to do it. Two years on I’m making all sorts of wonderful things – weighted blankets, pram liners, quilts, and I’ve now started making dresses. I hope to grow my business further so I can be working full time sewing when both my children are at school.”
Samantha also makes a classic design of breastfeeding covers, together with variety of other items which she makes to sell at markets and online. Shop with Bubz Bundles here.
“I always had a passion for sewing when I was in school. I asked for my first sewing machine when I was 16. I wasn’t great at first but I practiced a lot and I became good. My business came to me when I was on maternity leave with my son 4 years ago. As the years went on I started make new and different baby items. I made a nursing cover for a friend and she got asked by a few people where she got it and I then started adding it to my business. I’m now a single mum to two beautiful children, I also have a full time job working 38 hours a week and have my sewing business. I sell at markets, or one-off pieces. I can make things like nursing covers, burp cloths, bibs, nappy wallets and especially love making matching sets!”
Would you like to win a breastfeeding cover from Mama Clothing? Please comment below with a “Yes please!” – a winner will be selected randomly on Friday 2 June at 8pm EST.