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February 4th, 2010, 05:45 PM
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This is baby #3 so I'm going to be out and about a lot more with this one than I was with my 6 and 4 year old and I plan to breastfeed for a year. I'm not a very coordinated breastfeeder mostly because I have larger breasts. I used to use a blanket but then baby wiggles, or it falls. So I'm considering the Hooter Hider.

Is it worth it? Is there a better one?
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February 4th, 2010, 05:50 PM
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I have large breasts as well and I usually used a blanket with Lily if I covered up at all. They sell little straps that can change any blanket into a nursing cover at places like BRU. I had a basic nursing cover from BRU but I only used it about 2x because it made me really hot to have it on and then Lily would be sweating, etc.
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February 4th, 2010, 06:02 PM
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I have large breasts and I just use the top of my shirt to cover my breast. My friend has a hooter hider and likes it though.
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February 4th, 2010, 08:44 PM
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I'm sorry to say that I just don't cover up very well. I bought a generic hooter hider and had good intentions of using it but my baby girl just hated being under there and I don't blame her- imagine covering your head under a blanket every time you had a sandwich! I did, of course, nurse as discreetly as possible and always tried to be aware of how I could best nurse and not flash. But at the end of the day, Bree needed to eat and a screaming/hungry baby calls more attention than a happily and quietly nursing one.
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February 5th, 2010, 06:43 AM
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Never used one. I just tried to find and out of the way spot. In a pinch I would use a blanket.
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February 5th, 2010, 07:19 AM
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I just wear a tank top under my shirt. Pull the shirt up and the tank top down, baby's head blocks the view of my breast and nothing else shows.
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February 5th, 2010, 09:55 AM
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I've been wondering if it's worth it to get a nursing cover. I'm still undecided.
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February 5th, 2010, 10:54 AM
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I never used one! lol. I didn't find it necessary. I wore a nursing tank under my regular shirt and just lifted my regular shirt up and unclipped my nursing tank.
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February 5th, 2010, 01:05 PM
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Any suggestions on brands of nursing tanks??
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February 5th, 2010, 01:18 PM
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Any suggestions on brands of nursing tanks??
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February 5th, 2010, 01:21 PM
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Any nursing tank would work. Some cater to more needs and some are just plain. You can get them at target and walmart (occasionally) or BRU or motherhood. I can't remember where I got my favorite one, but it is a compression tank for the belly (instead of binding after birth I just wear the tank!)
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February 5th, 2010, 09:23 PM
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I just wear a tank top under my shirt. Pull the shirt up and the tank top down, baby's head blocks the view of my breast and nothing else shows.
Good tip . I probably couldn't do that in summer because I feel the heat so much, but for my part of the world, I'll be having a fall baby going into winter, so this would work well for me! Normally I just lifted my shirt and once baby settled and with my arms holding, I didn't expose much skin anyway..if I did then I guess I didn't notice or it didn't bother me (ie. wouldn't have been exposing breast anyway, more a bit of tummy if anything!)
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February 6th, 2010, 07:52 AM
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I love my glamourmom tank tops. They are the only nursing tops that worked with my large chest.
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February 7th, 2010, 02:30 PM
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Good tip . I probably couldn't do that in summer because I feel the heat so much, but for my part of the world, I'll be having a fall baby going into winter, so this would work well for me! Normally I just lifted my shirt and once baby settled and with my arms holding, I didn't expose much skin anyway..if I did then I guess I didn't notice or it didn't bother me (ie. wouldn't have been exposing breast anyway, more a bit of tummy if anything!)
Another thing I would do is fold a receiving blanket in half and tuck it into my bra under the breast that I was using to feed the baby. The blanket not only covered my tummy, but it also caught any leaked milk and was ready to wipe a mouth if needed.
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February 7th, 2010, 08:39 PM
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I ordered a nursing cover and am wanting to buy a few nursing tanks but the good ones are so freakin expensive!
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