Breastfeeding jumpers are clothing items designed for nursing mothers that allow easy access to the breast for breastfeeding while still providing coverage and warmth. They often have discreet openings or panels that can be lifted or unbuttoned to expose the breast, while still keeping the rest of the clothing in place. This allows mothers to breastfeed in public with more privacy and comfort.
Do I need a breastfeeding hoodie?
Whether or not you need a breastfeeding jumper depends on your personal preference and breastfeeding needs. Breastfeeding jumpers can be a convenient option for nursing mothers because they provide easy access to the breast while still providing coverage and support. They can also be helpful for mothers who want to breastfeed in public with more privacy and comfort.
However, not all mothers choose to use breastfeeding jumpers, and there are other options available for nursing mothers, such as nursing covers, or simply wearing regular clothing that allows easy access to the breast through the one up one down method.
It's always best to try different clothing options and see what works best for you and your baby. You can also consult a lactation consultant or healthcare provider for advice on breastfeeding clothing options. If you do decide to invest in a breastfeeding hoodie or a breastfeeding jumper we have a great range to chose from.
Am I allowed to breastfeed in public?
Yes, in most places breastfeeding in public is legal and protected under law. This is especially true in the UK but many other countries and states have laws in place that protect a woman's right to breastfeed in any public or private location where she is otherwise allowed to be. This means that you are allowed to breastfeed your baby in public places such as parks, restaurants, malls, and other public spaces without fear of being asked to leave or cover up.
Additionally, many employers are also required to provide breastfeeding mothers with private, comfortable spaces to pump or breastfeed during the workday.
It's always important to note, however, that laws and attitudes towards breastfeeding in public can vary by region and country. If you are ever unsure of the laws or cultural attitudes towards breastfeeding in your area, it's best to consult with a lactation consultant or healthcare provider for guidance.
Overall breastfeeding in public is a natural and normal activity. It's important to remember that mothers have the legal right to breastfeed their babies in public without fear of discrimination or harassment.
If you're feeling nervous about breastfeeding in public ease yourself into it, chose a place somewhere quiet, wear an outfit you're comfortable in and go with someone you don't mind feeding around. In the early days I would sit in the chair with my back towards the room in a corner and it was all about small steps to building my own confidence - breastfeeding hoodies weren't a thing then so thats why I started making them.