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Message Board > Creative Sewing > Nursing/breastsfeeding cover up ( Moderated by Lynnelle)

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Date: 9/1/06 10:58 AM

I'd like to make a nursing cover up for a friend of mine who will deliver in October. She said that's the only thing she needs. I can't find a pattern to buy or download for free. Does anyone here have experience in making one or can point me in the direction of a pattern? I can sew from instructions, but wouldn't be able to make one on my own. Things like that just never turn out for me. Thanks.

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Date: 9/1/06 11:22 AM

Try these patterns from Elizabeth Lee. She designs only nursing clothes with a variety of openings. Some are even adaptable to maternity. There is a lovely nightie design with a matching bedjacket that I have made for a number of friends to take in to the hospital with them. There are a number of reviews of her patterns. Some are sized a bit generously, so check the measurements carefully before you cut.

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Date: 9/1/06 11:28 AM

Hi Stephanie,

Good for you, to help your friend with this!

It's been a few years since I breastfed (youngest is 17, gasp!) but both of my children were totally on breastmilk until 6 months, and were nursing until they were almost 3 (less and less, until it was just to get to sleep at night. One of them got stomach flu at 2 1/2, and breastmilk was the only thing that would stay in his stomach for a couple of days). There are some patterns for nursing mothers available...I especially recommend a nursing nightgown. If your friend doesn't already have a couple, I think she needs at least 2 of them.

I mostly nursed wearing regular clothes--loose tops, pulled up from the bottom. The baby pretty much covers any skin that might be exposed, and it just looks like you're snuggling your baby. Especially if she puts a receiving blanket over the shoulder above the breast that's being nursed and wrapped around the baby. Don't unbutton from the top down, that's very revealing.

Good luck to her and her baby. Make sure she has a phone number for a La Leche League consultant...it was a great help to me in the first week or two.

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Date: 9/1/06 6:18 PM

I sold all my Eliz. Lee patterns on ebay last spring. I am aware of her patterns, but I was looking specifically for an item that you put over your baby and you while nursing to give privacy. My friend asked for this particular item. I just threw a blanket over myself when necessary, but I don't think she's that comfortable with breastfeeding and wants to "hide" while in public. I don't care, as long as she breastfeeds.
Thanks for reading this post, ladies, and for your suggestions.

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Date: 9/1/06 7:27 PM

I nursed my children, wtih the youngest now being 2.5. I just used blankets, too. A quick search led to NuAngel Nursing mother covers
Here is another view. It looks like a new product and in my opinion not really necessary. You can be modest with a plain baby blanket. I can see a new mom, who never nursed before, wanting this product. I wanted a baby wipes warmer when I had my first. This page gives local retailers (if there are any) when you enter your zip. It looks like a poncho with windows to see the baby. Perhaps you can look at one in a store to get a better idea.

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Date: 9/1/06 7:43 PM

Not intentionally a nursing top, but Burda 8258 is a crossover style, very stylish and easy to make.
It has a separate lower front section and the top pieces crossover this. It looks wide on the shoulders on the pattern, only because I think the model has it arranged that way. I made it with a knit fabric which turned out well.
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Date: 9/1/06 8:21 PM

Hi Stephanie,

I know the covers you mean but i think they look so cumbersome and would imagine a bit tricky to get the hang of especially with a hungry baby on the go too.

My DD has just had a baby and is also breastfeeding.I have been looking at baby slings with the view that they can aid in discreet nursing.
Here is a couple of links with instructions of how to make them.They look quite easy to put together.

www.mayawrap.com

Click 'low cost options' on the left hand side collumn. A few styles to choose from.

www.ida.net/users/stace/sling.html

This one is sooo easy with clear instructions and diagrams.

HTH and best wishes to your friend.
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Date: 9/1/06 10:12 PM

What a goof I am! I used a sling with my youngest til she was nearly 3 and she nursed in that a lot, esp. when she was a newborn.
Thanks for pointing me in that direction; I think I'll do the sling. I hesitate to make a top because I want it to be a surprise and I'm not good at guessing people's sizes.

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Date: 9/1/06 10:32 PM

What about just making her a poncho or a shawl? Here are a couple of RTW examples:
Nursing Shawl
Nursing Shawl with elastic

Of the nursing cover-ups I've seen, these would draw the least amount of attention. Nothing says 'I'm breastfeeding!' like a mommy covered with a huge baby blanket, IMO.

There are tons of poncho patterns out there. Just pick a fabric that she would like to wear (aka no juvenile prints).

Whatever you make, I know your friend will enjoy it. Good luck!

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Date: 9/2/06 0:39 AM

I'd vote for the shawl...that looks cute! Also, it looks like it would stay on and for a winter baby, it probably wouldn't make the Mom too hot. For one of my kids (of 5 - but I can't remember which!) I tried one of those nursing covers that tied around the back of my neck. It just cut into my neck and I hardly used it anyway since the baby just pulled it off or flipped it out of the way! He got really hot and sweaty under it even though it was just a light cotton or flannel and didn't like being covered up!

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