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Nursing Access Explained

Nursing openings – how to choose the best style for you

We’ve worked hard to put together a collection of stylish nursing tops for breastfeeding mamas to suit all tastes, occasions and budgets!

There are different styles of nursing access available, and everyone has their own favourite style. All of our tops have a concealed nursing underlayer which has slits or cut-out openings for easy access to the breast. 

Some styles are brilliant for nursing in a sling, others provide maximum coverage whilst you are feeding. All are skilfully designed and the nursing openings wonderfully disguised so you really cannot tell they are nursing tops at all!

Wrap Style Access

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This type of breastfeeding opening is accessed simply by pulling aside fabric at the top of the garment. These styles are simple to use and the nursing access can be gained single-handedly.

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Side Access

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Pull neckline layer aside to access the nursing openings in the sides of the garment.

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Empire Line Access

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This style of top has nursing openings which are accessed by pulling up the top at the empire line, just under the bust. The styling of the clothing means that the empire band sits just under your bust, and is styled to look like a regular top.

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Oversized Armhole Access

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This style of nursing access is really clever – the overlayer of the garment is pulled aside to access the nursing layer underneath at the front.

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Pull Down Access

The simplest nursing access, great for or the early days at home with your baby whilst establishing breastfeeding, and night-time feeds when you are sleepy and need quick, no fuss access! Simply pull aside the stretchy fabric of the garment for nursing access.

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Crossover Access

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Two overlapping bands conceal the breastfeeding openings beneath. This style is fabulous for breastfeeding twins, as both sides can be accessed easily simultaneously.

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Double Layer Access

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This style of top has two layers which sit on top of one another. Pulling the uppermost layer upwards will give access to the nursing openings, whilst keeping your back, tummy and sides covered by the bottom nursing underlayer.

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Modesty Panel Access

modesty panel access

Nursing tops with a modesty layer don’t have slits for nursing access, but a panel of fabric which sits flat against the chest and can be lifted at either side to give access to the breast. This gives a very smooth line to the breastfeeding top as there is no “cut out” area underneath.

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Inner Cami Access

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This style has an inner camisole layer with nursing openings.

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Double Layer Nursing Panel Access

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Two layers of overlapping panels cover the chest and one layer pulls down, whilst the other layer pulls up for nursing access.

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Drop Cup Access

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Undo the simple clasps, and drop down the front panel to access the nursing openings in the layer beneath. These styles are often worn in place of a bra, giving you support and function in one garment.

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Vertical Centre Opening

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Pull aside the vertical opening in the front to access the nursing openings in the underlayer.

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Reviewed and approved by the Good Shop Guide
 
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