Feed your baby comfortably with the Indie Nursing Vest which has lift-up top panel and built in shelf bra for good support. Made from super soft breathable jersey that doesn't lose it's shape, the pretty vest has lace straps and a flattering scoop neck.
Nursing vest with scoop neck, lift up breastfeeding access, wide lace stapes and supportive shelf bra. Available in Blush Pink, Duck Egg Blue, White, Black, Navy. Sizes UK 8-16. Forms part of a maternity PJ set.
The integral shelf bra provides soft bust support, sufficient for night feeds and in the first few weeks until milk supply stabilises enough to buy a nursing bra.
The lift-up feeding access offers complete discretion whilst feeding and is excellent for tandem feeding. The soft lace straps fit smoothly against sensitive post natal skin, easily covers bra straps and ensures every new mum feels special post birth.
Made from our signature soft supple Viscose/Elastane mix, this lovely breathable fabric bounces back to it's original shape after manipulation. Can be worn through pregnancy too.
Team it up with our speckled egg pyjama trousers and wrap around cardi for an indulgent nursing nightwear set. Layer it for an effortlessly chic day look with a pair of jeans and waterfall cardigan. Buy individually, as an new mum essential twin pack or as a maternity PJ set.
Composition: 96% Viscose/ 4% Elastane
Wash Care: Machine washable 30°, low iron, for best results do not tumble dry.
Love of breastfeeding and attention to the details that matter to nursing mums are what makes us special. Like well placed nursing access, modesty panels for more discreet feeding, integral bust support, generous fit on the bust, flattering skimming fit on the tummy and hips, longer length. Our range consists of nursing tops, breastfeeding dresses and nursing pyjamas / nursing nighties in sizes UK 8-18. Designed and approved by nursing mums for good quality, flattering fit and fabulous nursing access.
Most nursing tops are equipped with a pull aside neckline or pull up section that starts under the bust or drop down clip cups on camisoles. Essentially it's a part of the top that allows you to move it aside for baby to gain easy access to the breast to feed. Not every brand of nursing tops has access that's practical or stretchy so look closely when comparing. Here's a few of our tops demonstrating good nursing access.
Pull side nursing access with integrated modesty panel for easy, discreet breastfeeding. Available on our Sophie Nursing Dress, Esmé V Neck Top & Chloë Nursing Nightdress. Breastfeed with ease, nurse in style.
Pull aside nursing access in our gorgeous Pointelle knit wrap nursing cardigan with lace trim and ribbon ties.
Lift up nursing access featuring our lace trim nursing vest. Forms part pj sets or can be worn with cardi for day time. So very versatile! Fab for breastfeeding whilst babywearing.
This Sweetheart Nursing Tshirt Emilia has lift up nursing access for easy breastfeeding and also great for breastfeeding whilst baby wearing.
Lift up nursing access for breastfeeding with ease. Perfect for babywearing, breastfeeding in a baby carrier!
The best nursing tops have well placed nursing access underneath the lift up/pull aside panel. Ours our great because they offer plenty of space for access to the breast, are cut to fit larger nursing breast so they don't press and can be accessed single handled - simply lift up or aside and latch baby. You should be looking for cut away holes or large peep holes. Small peep holes can lead to blocked ducts if your breast is pressing against them. Some tops have fiddly overlapping panels that require two hands to separate, access somewhere under the armpits or zips that can be press against the breast - so take a closer look and think about where you feed from. This size peep hole is ideal - large enough, cut full enough full milk filled breasts and note where the nipple would be for feeding....
A modesty panel on a nursing top offers a section of fabric that remains against your upper chest when accessing the breastfeeding holes. This offers a level discretion and modesty as it covers up the top of your cleavage. The majority of our tops are made this way allowing self conscious mums to breastfeed without worry of exposure.
If you're looking for your top to last and retain it's shape, you're looking for a top which has at least 2% elastane content in the material composition so that it bounces back to it's original shape after use. Why elastane? Breastfeeding means you're going to be pulling your top around a lot for baby to nurse. The elastane/stretch in the material will allow you to pull aside the nursing access without stretching the fabric irreversibly - it will allow it to bounce back to it's original state without looked stretched or baggy, meaning you can get the longest use out of your nursing tops. The elastane will also prevent the clothing from becoming misshapen with repeated washing. Where there's a lot of breastfeeding going on, there's a lot of pulling and tugging of the top to gain access to boobies! Good quality tops with elastane like ours will last you through this baby and the next making them well worth the pennies.
For when the moment dictates a little more modesty & discretion, follow these simple steps to allow baby to latch on:
For more information on how to latch on baby, breastfeeding positions, best tops for breastfeeding whilst baby wearing, please head over to out Blog
We've put a lot of thought into the sizing! No need for a tape measure!
To make it easier for you to order the correct size, please refer to our sizing guide and order the size you would have ordered pre-pregnancy. For example, if you were a UK 12 before, order a size Charlotte Keating Nursing Size 2.
How they fit
The nursing range is designed to fit your post natal body and as such, designs are cut more generous on the bust, hips & tummy area for a flattering fit which skims rather than clings. Tops are cut longer in the body to prevent exposing your tummy or bottom with bending and lifting.
The exceptional cut ensures that as you lose your baby bump, the top remains flattering rather than baggy and shapeless. Even mums who have breastfed longterm were still happily wearing the same size nursing top!
Because the clothes are made from a Viscose-Elastane blend, they will stretch up to 10cm to accommodate any difference in proportions or fluctuations in breast size and they will bounce back to their original shape post pregnancy bump.
Please contact us if you need further sizing advice as we are happy to help.
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