Breastfeeding on a good day is an adventure. With twins, it is like an expedition to Mount Everest. You need your special pillow, hospital-grade pump, special cream, pads, burp cloths, nursing bras and tanks, supplements (maybe), and something for Mommy and Daddy to do while they are feeding (you can only stare at your babies so much).
One thing that I used very early on after coming home from the hospital were nursing tanks. I loved the coverage to keep my tummy warm during feedings, but I also loved the easy access for babies. I could throw a sweater over it for the colder times in my house. Once my milk got going, however, those tanks simply didn’t give my “girls” the support they needed. I then moved onto only wearing the nursing tanks a couple of times a week (instead of every day). On the other days, I would wear one of my nursing bras and a pre-pregnancy tank top (which would then come flying off whenever it was time for a feeding).
Enter the Undercover Mama Nursing Shirt. The idea of this product is that you connect it to your bra, and it turns your bra into a nursing tank.
Well, I have to say that I was hesitant about the Undercover Mama tank when I first heard about it (and found out that I would be receiving one). After all, wouldn’t it basically just do the same thing as a nursing tank? Well, yes and no.
Below are some pictures that I took as I attached the tank to my bra. It has a rubber white ring and an S clip so you can attach your shirt to any bra.
I used the rubber ring to loop the tank through the clip-on part of the nursing bra:
It fits securely and comfortably onto my bra. Because the ring is flexible, it can fit around many different width bras. I imagine the S hook is so that it can go onto a regular (non-nursing) bra as well.
Now, to answer the question: “Isn’t it just like a nursing tank?”
Not really! Here’s why: Yes, you will have the same usefulness as a nursing tank. You can wear it comfortably around the house and not expose your post-pregnancy tummy. The benefit to wearing the Undercover Mama instead of a tank is that you will be able to use your actual bras. That means real support for your “girls” at a time when they need all the support they can get (back pain while having infants at home = no good).
I decided to wear the Undercover Mama on a trip to Charlottesville for a friend’s baby shower. I brought the twins, and I needed to feed them (my first public feeding… yikes!). I threw on my nursing cover, pulled up my sweater (overtop the Undercover Mama), pulled down one side of my bra, put a baby underneath it, and let him nurse. My stomach stayed covered, babies got fed (one at a time), and I was still able to wear my supportive nursing bra. Game changer! This is one product that I WILL be purchasing more of, in some of the many beautiful colors they offer.
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