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May 27th, 2010, 08:55 PM
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I'm not sure if this is a topic that has been discussed here at all, I tried doing a search but didn't see much. I don't post here very much, but I have been EBF for 4 months now. We have had our issues but I think things are going well. I'm getting more comfortable with nursing in public. I rarely use a cover anymore...that thing gets in the way more than anything.

Anyway, with Memorial Day weekend upon us, I was thinking of going to the pool. HOWEVER, what do I wear to be able to nurse while at the pool. I'm thinking I'm going to have to get a new swimsuit since my body has changed so much since last summer and I'm not completely opposed to getting a nursing swimsuit, but where to find one???

I'm pretty well endowed up there (and then some since I've been bf), so it's difficult to find a suit that will cover. Do you ladies just wear regular suits and pull them down? Do you buy nursing swimsuits? Any tricks???
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May 28th, 2010, 06:06 AM
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im looking forward to an answer for this..
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i hadn't even thought about this. we're goin to the pool sunday. we'll be out there for a while so i will need to nurse, the last time we were in the water it wasn't for any length of time. i'm interested to see an answer here too.
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May 28th, 2010, 06:17 AM
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May 28th, 2010, 08:30 AM
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We have a pool and I've nursed Colin in my regular suit. It was easy to just pull down the one cup.
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I have also nursed in my regular suit but I am also very endowed so I do bring a small rec'g blanket or a cloth diaper to put over the exposed top of my breast - since there is a lot of it. I have also used a nursing tank as a bathsuit top for swimming/nursing before.
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May 28th, 2010, 09:58 AM
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I'll be trying nip at the local pool this weekend. Though I'm not that well endowed, only a c cup while bf, I still plan to cover up. I thought I could just use my towel though. I'll let you know how it goes.
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May 28th, 2010, 10:34 AM
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I've nursed at the pool and beach. I have a nursing swimsuit that I got from motherwear.com. I believe expressiva.com has nursing suits too. I think a regular bathing suit would work too, I would want a receiving blanket or something to cover my boob though.
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May 28th, 2010, 11:24 AM
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I don't remember a time that I've had to nurse when wearing a swimsuit, but we don't have a local pool or beach nearby, so we don't go swimming a lot. I would probably just pull down the strap of my suit to nurse. I'm sure Motherhood.com has some nursing swimsuits you could buy. If you wanted to cover up, you could probably just drape yoru towel over your shoulder and let it hang down so it covers your breast while your baby is nursing.
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May 28th, 2010, 12:09 PM
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My suit is pretty easy to nurse in, I can just pop the boobie out and not even undo the strap...although this makes it risky to wear while swimming with him as he can cause it to come out just by hanging onto me...eek!
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My suit is pretty easy to nurse in, I can just pop the boobie out and not even undo the strap...although this makes it risky to wear while swimming with him as he can cause it to come out just by hanging onto me...eek!
I have a suit like this too, but realized there are many opportunities for accidental flashing when I wear it!

I didn't even know they made nursing bathing suits!
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May 28th, 2010, 02:26 PM
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I just use regular suits as well. I've only nursed them in a two piece and not a one piece suit. And so far it's only been in our back yard after they've been swimming. I had to get a suit with ties so it would fit both my rib cage and boobs.
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I use regular suits. I had a one-piece with DD1 and we nursed at the pool too many times to count!

This year I bought a tankini. I will probably just pull down the cup rather than to up the tankini, but either would work. I cover up using a towel.

Land's End had a really good selection and a sizing option for larger breasts!
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May 29th, 2010, 02:04 AM
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I just nurse wearing my regular suit and pulling down the cup.
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I have a regular 1 peice suit that has a halter type top. I can usually just pull it out but it's easy to untie as well. I'm fairly large (DDD/E) and have no problems but when I'm at a public pool, I use a towel or blanket to cover what's exposed since there's a lot of it I don't normally cover but I'm not normally that exposed either.
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May 29th, 2010, 05:59 PM
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I went to the beach a couple weeks ago and didn't try on my suits before the trip. When I got there, none of my tops fit. I ended up just wearing one of my nursing tanks with a bikini bottom. I will probably just do this all summer rather than spend money on a nursing suit. I don't go to the pool much and I have no more beach trips planned.
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May 30th, 2010, 09:16 AM
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I've had to use my nursing suit ever summer starting in 2006 so it was a good investment for me! lol
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