5 Reasons Why Nursing Covers Or Shawls Are Important For Breastfeeding
Mar 05, 2022
A newborn is fed more frequently than a toddler. 'New gen' mammas can carry comfort in style with a stylish poncho. This wrap is a must-have for all the important reasons, they are:
To Cover Leaks
You never know when breast milk can let down causing leaks through your tops. To cover these embarrassing leaks, a lot of new moms carry a conventional shawl. Alternatively, Morph Maternity's leak-proof nursing bras are a saviour! They are washable, leakproof & breathable with easy drop cup or pullover feeding openings making them a must-have for every mom. You can read more on leak-proof nursing bras and their uses here. Having said that, our stylish nursing covers are multipurpose and are super useful for covering and adding a style statement.
To Breastfeed Discreetly
When your little one has to be fed, it could be anywhere, anytime. It could be a work day or you might just go shopping. While you have a baby, it's better to be prepared than to face hurdles while in your fun time. Morph's nursing cover is just made for this day! Wear it while you get other things done.
Reasons Why You Should Carry A Nursing Shawl Along
1: Lightweight & easy to carry
Unlike shawls that can be heavy, warm & voluminous, feeding covers are made of soft knitted cotton fabric and are light, calm & fit compactly. That makes it very easy to wrap up and carry in your diaper bag if you get bored of wearing it. Considering the warm Indian weather, this piece of clothing is probably going to be your best investment during your breastfeeding days and later as a fashionable piece of cloth
2: Stays in place while breastfeeding
A shawl is a rectangular piece of fabric that's wrapped around the shoulders. It tends to slip from a place even when you don't move. They tend to slip off all the time, making it irritating. Evidently, it's a big NO-NO for your feeding. As babies grow, they get super active and tend to play with their hands when they are fed. This movement will also cause the shawl to unwrap itself. On the other hand, the nursing cover/nursing poncho has a fastening mechanism with buttons. This will ensure that the cover will not slip off whether you are in a standing position or sitting down for breastfeeding. These buttons look stylish but keep the wrap in place even if the little one plays while breastfeeding.
3: Looks stylish
Morph Maternity's Feeding Covers are made with soft fabrics with pretty patterns or solid colours and contrast buttons. Though a practical garment, you can sport it as a fashion statement too.
Also Read: Investing In A Maternity Wardrobe: Tips And Tricks
4: Adjustable to let light & air in for baby
Unlike a shawl, the nursing cover comes with a series of buttons to keep it in place. By adjusting these buttons, you can increase or decrease the room you need around your neckline. This is especially comfortable for your baby while he is being breastfed to let in more light and air. It's also very convenient for you to peek through the neckline to see how he is doing without exposing yourself.
5: A garment for all-purpose
The nursing cover is a versatile garment that serves so many purposes. You can
wear it like a stole
use it to cover your growing belly if you are belly conscious
use it to breastfeed your baby discreetly
swaddle your baby and even use it to
cover the baby pram/baby seat & use it as an extra layer for the baby.
Nursing covers or shawls for breastfeeding can provide a sense of privacy and confidence for feeding mothers. Suppose you might be travelling somewhere; not every place provides feeding rooms, so the nursing cover will definitely be helpful. Additionally, these can be worn in a variety of settings, including at home, at work and while out. Overall, nursing covers are the best choice for mothers looking for a way to comfortably and confidently breastfeed their babies in any situation.
Having a couple of these in your wardrobe will prove to be very useful during your breastfeeding phase. What's more, you can even sport it as a fashion piece post your nursing days.
Happy Breastfeeding Mamas :)
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