Trying to find a maternity swimsuit of any kind isn’t too hard. Trying to find stylish nursing swimwear is a little trickier. I only found one that was designed like a nursing tank top. I also found a few that are actually called nursing swimsuits. And a couple that I know will be easy to breastfeed in even though they are only called maternity swimsuits. Scroll down to view my pick of best nursing bathing suits.
If you want to go out and look for yourself, there are a couple of styles that work pretty well for breastfeeding. Most halter neck designs can easily be tied up and tied for a feed. The ones that have drop-down clips or ties at the shoulders. And also, the swimsuits that are of shoulder.
Nursing bathing suits
The one-piece swimsuits have its advantages. It squeezes you in all the right places. It provides a little more cover than a bikini. When you go for a swim you don’t have to worry about any “falling outs”. And for a few years there has been quite a lot to choose from as it has become trendy.
Finding a cute nursing swimsuit isn’t done in a heart beat. There aren’t that much to choose from and some should never have seen the light of day. Others are too much active wear for a day at the pool or the beach. But it’s not all bad news. I have scoured the web for you and come up with a couple of solid choices.
This is a great one piece that ticks all the nursing and style boxes. You get a classic that will work today, tomorrow and in 5 years from now. A modest but cute design that is easy and discreet to breastfeed in. It has a built in sports bra with thick adjustable shoulders straps for great support and fit. The material dries quickly and is elastic enough to be worn when you’re pregnant (maybe not all 9 months). Perfect for both lazy days and lap swimming. Follow the link (the header or the image) if you want to learn more of the perks.
If you want something a bit more exciting than black, note that there are 3 more prints and two colors to choose from. If you’re looking for a regular nursing one-piece, I would say that this is a great choice.
Being a mum doesn’t mean you have to look like a one. Not an old and boring one at least. This is actually not a one piece even though it looks like it. It’s not even a nursing swim suit. It’s a regular two piece bathing suit. But it’s perfect for both breastfeeding and the after-pregnancy-body. The top with its flounce covers your belly and the high waisted bottoms has tummy control effect. All helping you looking your best and feeling comfortable. There are in total 14 colors and patterns to choose from and tons of great reviews.
This nursing bathing suit is an Amazon Choice with nice reviews. A proper swimsuit for breastfeeding. It has integrated nursing clips in the tied halter top. Which is also adjustable. And the pads are removable for discreet access. This is all great. But what’s even better is the fit. After giving birth it takes a while for the body to recover and, at least, working its way back to original shape. This swimsuit is both supportive and slimming across the tummy and under the bust. It might be my favorite.
Here’s another nursing bathing suit that you can wear from baby bump to nursing. I think this is great because it’s a nice way to save some money. I didn’t get a swimsuit for my first pregnancy because I told myself it was such unnecessary money. But looking back, it just made me miss out on the fun and some nice cooling of. It was a warm summer.
So, this options will cover you from day one to the bitter end. It has adjustable straps and design. And I kind of like that it is black. That makes it easy to wear with other items as well.
If you’re looking for a swimsuit that is nursing friendly, this is absolutely stunning. It has a great and flattering fit and a great knot design that will help cover the post partum belly a bit. The tie design also makes it easy to breastfeed in and it also has removable pads. That means it’s easy to slip in a nursing pad as well. And you can wear it the next summer as well.
Breastfeed in bikinis
There’s really no reason to buy a special nursing bikini if you already got a halter neck bikini, except for size reasons. Most of us get a little bigger both here and there during pregnancy and after. What’s extra awesome about this one is the crossover design. You can wear it during labor. It’s perfect if you’re considering a water birth. Of course you can wear it to the beach and pool. But it also works as a yoga top. And it’s a flexible easy to use nursing item.
This bikini has the convenient clip-down nursing function that makes discreet feeding a lot easier. The ruffle front also helps with that. As you might have noticed I’m a fan of the polka dots. It’s not that I love them. I think they are cute. And I guess a lot of swimwear have polka dots. It also suits this bikini because it is super duper cute overall. Just notice that this is only for post pregnancy wear.
A lot of the tankinis looks like one-piece swimsuits and I don’t really see the point in buying one. If you’re not heading for the nudist beach, I guess you want to use both the bottom and the top part anyway. But there are exceptions. This baby doll maternity tankini is adorable. It’s like a swim dress that flows over your changing curves throughout your pregnancy and beyond. The straps are adjustable and easy to let down for nursing. There’s also a discreet built-in bust support which can be comfortable. And the bottoms that are included are fully lined.
I think this nursing tankini is awesome in 3 ways. First and foremost, it provides super easy nursing access. Number two, it is super cute. And finally, the design is super for the post partum tummy. Pair it with any bottoms you want. You can find it in black on Etsy as well. See you at the pool!
So, this is obviously not an example of the best nursing bathing suits out there. But … in my opinion this is the best nursing beach cover up. And that’s worth mentioning in the context of beach and baby time. It’s really nice to have something beautiful to cover you from the midday sun or on the walk home. The material is 100% viscose and the design is loose but not oversize.
If you’re pregnant and going on a holiday I’ve put together some tips and inspiration for what to pack – maternity clothes for holiday. Happy nursing all you fantastic mums out there!
Want some privacy?
If you, like me, aren’t super comfortable with nursing in public you might want to bring some kind of nursing cover as well. I breastfeed when ever and when ever, but I do prefer some privacy. And so does my baby. I’ve gathered some great choices under the post Nursing covers. Check it out to see what’s available.