FREE AND EASY RETURNS Call Us 01223 902910 My Account
Beautiful Breastfeeding Clothes

A bit balmy

Balmy, or should I say barmy or even potty?

Excuse the play on words but I might just use all three to describe the state of play here right now! Barmy because we’re in the throws of moving house and nothing, absolutely nothing seems to be straightforward on that score. Potty because, you guessed it, we’re potty training, and although it’s going amazingly well, it’s a big part of my life at the moment (alongside house paperwork and packing of course!). And finally, getting to the point of this post, it’s balmy simply because it’s nearly November, the clocks have changed and despite the storms in the South temperatures are still in double figures, I’ve not yet worn my winter coat and it’s unseasonably mild.

I remember back to how hot I got when I was breastfeeding. A hot little body stuck to me for about an hour at a time really brought on the hot flushes! Many other mums have told me that they are just the same. Maybe that’s why we’re still selling breastfeeding tops from our Summer sale and relatively few woolly items for the time of year. It can be a bit of a conundrum deciding what to wear during this weather which is why I thought I’d give you my pick of favourite transitional pieces from the range.

If you’re a tops person then pick a 3/4 length sleeve, perfect for coolness and regular hand washing from nappy changes. Also best to go for a breathable fabric such as bamboo. Grace and Carla nursing tops fit the bill nicely.

Carla - cream print

Carla – cream print

Grace - dusky purple

Grace – dusky purple

If you tend to get too overheated to wear a longer sleeve, then the Gemma nursing/maternity top from our Summer range is really floaty and cool, and can be easily warmed up with a cosy cardigan, when it does start getting a little chillier. We don’t think short sleeves need to be relegated to the summer.

Gemma - pebble

Gemma – pebble

If you want to dress up a bit or you’re simply more of a dress type of person then look no further than the beautifully flattering Lola dress in timeless navy. Made of a lightweight cotton mix jersey fabric, and with a very feminine open neckline, this is a complete outfit solution that won’t make you hot under the collar. What’s more as well has having nursing access, it can also accommodate a growing baby bump, meaning it’s a great investment piece.

Lola - navy

Lola – navy

And finally, we know we’ve mentioned it before, but this post wouldn’t be complete without raving about the virtues of Juliet breastfeeding tunic again. Woollen knits aren’t ideal if you get hot easily, which is why we’re so thrilled to have Love Milk’s range of cotton knitted pieces in this Winter’s range, of which Juliet is a key piece. This loose fitting 3/4 sleeve tunic will keep you looking cool and collected through your nursing days and comes in three fabulous colours – vibrant coral/red, rich aubergine and classic black.

Juliet - coral

Juliet – coral

Lace shoulder detail

Lace shoulder detail

Juliet - aubergine

Juliet – aubergine

About Me:

My name is Emma and I have three (!) wonderful babies. The oldest is my daughter Elsa, born in 2011 the second is “Milk & Mummy” my online boutique selling beautiful breastfeeding clothes and launched in 2012, and the youngest is my son Oliver, born in August 2014. All three exhaust me, excite me and make me proud on a daily basis and naturally all vie for my attention! But of course I wouldn't have it any other way.

Archives by Month:

Archives by Subject:


Milk & Mummy sells stylish nursing clothes including nursing tops and nursing dresses. We have everything from casual breastfeeding tops for a day at home to glamorous breastfeeding dresses for weddings. Many of our nursing dresses are also maternity dresses and we also sell beautiful breastfeeding covers and cute baby dribble bibs.

© Copyright EG Downie Ltd 2012-2015 All rights reserved. Contact
Milk & Mummy is a trading name of EG Downie Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales. Company number: 07812071