My Favourite Nursing Wear…Of Course!

breastfeedingcafecarnivalWelcome to The Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival!

This post was written as part of the Breastfeeding Cafe’s Carnival. For more info on the Breastfeeding Cafe, go to For more info on the Carnival or if you want to participate, contact Claire at clindstrom2 {at} gmail {dot} com. Today’s post is about your favorite nursing wear. Please read the other blogs in today’s carnival listed below and check back for more posts July 22nd through August 4th!


I’m not an especially shy person, but when it comes to exposing my breasts,  I am. I have never liked communal showers and change rooms. I always wonder if I am not being discreet enough, if I am staring inappropriately, etc. Please don’t tell, but I avoid them altogether by putting my bathing suit on before leaving the house! That’s easy to do when you only go swimming once a week.

What about nursing my baby? Surely I would not nurse only once a day… If I had planned my day around the feeds, staying at home to nurse because of my level of self-consciousness, I would never have gone out. This was not an option for me. I had decided to breastfeed, and I wanted to be happy and active. Necessity is the mother of invention, as they say. Less than a week after the birth of my child, I designed and sewed a nursing top for my personal use. It looked just like a normal t-shirt, but it allowed me to nurse without showing my belly or having to fully uncover my breasts. It impressed my midwife so much that she told me that I ought to make the tops available for all nursing mothers. I did so a few months later, when I started Momzelle nursing wear with my younger brother Vincent.

christine in momzelle

I nursed my little one for 2 ½ years, everywhere I went. There is no contest, Momzelle nursing tops are the best ones I have ever tried and owned (just a little biased, of course ;) ). They are practical (no zippers or buttons!), really flattering, they don’t look like “maternity” wear. Wearing a Momzelle nursing top every day allowed me to feel confident and good about my breastfeeding self. I looked no different than anyone else, I did not attract any stares or shy looks, and more importantly, I never had any self-doubts. They allowed me to be myself.


Here are more post by the Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival participants! Check back because more will be added throughout the day.


  1. Nursing Wear

    Thanks for sharing a very good article.

  2. Krystyna Bowman

    Thanks for sharing your Momzelle story! I am a HUGE fan of your products. Thank you for sharing your invention and your eye for style with the rest of us. I was so pleased to feature five of your styles in yesterday’s Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival’s guest blog post:

    “Clothes to Mothers” Krystyna’s Favorite Nursing Wear | the BREASTFEEDING CAFE

    1. Sara (Post author)

      Thanks so much Krystyna! :)


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