Breastfeeding comes with several challenges. One of those challenges for some moms is learning how to breastfeed in public. I gradually warmed up to breastfeeding in public with Abby, especially once I learned how to layer my tops for a more discreet nursing session. However, my go-to black tank top, already stretched from 9 months of pregnancy, quickly lost its shape as I pulled down one side and then another while nursing.
When I got pregnant with Lily, I knew that I would still want that extra coverage that a tank provided, but I needed something that would also stand up to months of tugging. Thankfully, Elisa, the founder of Undercover Mama, had the same problem and came up with a great solution! .
Elisa – President and Founder
Shortly after the birth of my fourth child, I became frustrated with the lack of options I had for nursing wear. I didn’t want to buy a whole new wardrobe to feel comfortable while nursing. I was aching to get back into my regular, everyday clothes. The problem I faced was when I pulled my shirt up to nurse in public I was left with my back, side and belly partially exposed; not something I loved showing off, especially after having a baby. I wanted something to keep my skin “undercover”, but I didn’t want to deal with more clasps, flaps, etc. to dig through and do back up each time I nursed my baby. When I didn’t find what I was hoping for, I designed it myself. I continued to make changes and improve it and realized how much I enjoyed wearing it. I thought just maybe other mamas out there were looking for a solution to the same issues I had faced. After many months of research and testing, Undercover Mama was born. I hope it helps you to be more comfortable so you can more fully enjoy the wonderful experience of nursing.
Undercover Mama has become a staple in my wardrobe. Though I don’t wear it everyday, I love having it when I know that I’ll be out of the house for several hours. This has given some of my other tank tops a break so that I can use them long after I’m done nursing. Undercover Mama recommends getting a size smaller for a better fit, and I have found that the smaller fit has helped to hide my post-partum belly “pooch.” It also helps to keep “the girls” more modestly covered while I’m not nursing, which is a big bonus!
There are two ways to fasten Undercover Mama to your bra, a loop and a hook. The loop doesn’t stay on my bra clasp as well, so I prefer using the hook on my bra strap. By attaching it this way, I’m also able to slide my Undercover Mama up a little for more coverage.
I absolutely love my Undercover Mama, and I can’t imagine nursing in public without it now that I’ve used it! My only complaint is that it adds an extra layer of warmth. While I doubt it will be a problem in a few weeks, it has been hot and humid here in Northeast Mississippi already without the extra layer. The good thing, though, is that it will be nice to have come winter!
You can buy your own Undercover Mama for $24.99! Use redemption code MAMA for 10% off your order (cannot be combined with another promotional offer). Expires on 12/31/2012.
One of our readers will win an Undercover Mama of their own! Winner chooses between black and white (not including lace), and choice of size!