Finding the Right Maternity and Breastfeeding Sleepwear

Finding the Right Maternity and Breastfeeding Sleepwear

Sleep (or a lack of!) is a major change for new parents to adapt to. A good night's sleep is easier said than done when you're pregnant and once baby is born. 
The good news is, you can find maternity sleepwear that is designed to help you stay comfortable and cosy overnight if you're pregnant, post-partum, or breastfeeding. 
Here are some maternity sleepwear features to consider, when you're browsing for new pyjamas for your bump or beyond. 

Pyjamas and sleepwear for pregnancy 

We all have our favourite pyjamas that we love slipping into before bedtime! But when you have a growing bump, it might not take long for your fave PJs to become a little uncomfortable. If that's the case for you, it may be time to hunt for some maternity sleepwear to keep you comfortable overnight. But what to look for?

Stretchy waistbands

If you love a cute pyjama set, look for bottoms with soft and stretchy waistbands, so that you can wear them right through pregnancy. As your bump grows, you can adjust the waistband to sit below your bump.

Breathable fabrics

Growing a baby can keep your body warm overnight! Look for fabrics that will move and breath with you, like bamboo and 100% cotton. 

Relaxed fits

Choose maternity sleepwear that has plenty of room for your growing bump, so that you don't feel restricted overnight. Relaxed-fit styles will also help you get the most out of your sleepwear, right through pregnancy. 

Breastfeeding friendly 

If you select maternity pyjamas that are also breastfeeding-friendly, you'll feel confident that you can keep wearing them once baby is born!

(Psst... all Close to the Heart nursing pyjamas and sleepwear double as pregnancy friendly and breastfeeding friendly - helping you get the most wera possible out of your new purchase!)

Pyjamas for breastfeeding and post-partum 

Life changes so much once baby is born! Days and nights can blur together, and everything can feel so different. When you're sleep deprived and dealing with a newborn, having a fresh pair of stylish, comfy pyjamas to pop on in the morning (or lunchtime, or afternoon!), is THE BEST feeling. 

A set of stylish, breastfeeding friendly pyjamas will help you feel like yourself in those early days - and help make breastfeeding easier. But what to look for? 

Roomy and relaxed around the bust

To ensure maximum comfort and help prevent mastitis, it's incredibly important to wear loose, non-restrictive breastfeeding pyjamas.

Avoid styles that restrict your bust or cut into your boobs, as your breasts can swell and be super sensitive as they adjust to milk-flow. 

Easy breastfeeding access

If you're breastfeeding around-the-clock, you'll want to find sleepwear that has fast, easy, and simple breastfeeding access. The least amount of faffing - the better!

Easy-open layers are a fast, simple design for breastfeeding access. Whereas zips and buttons can be fiddly - and uncomfortable against yours and baby's skin! 

Stretchy, relaxed bottoms

Your body can continue to change once baby is born, and it's so important to stay super comfortable during this time. Avoid tight-fitting or restrictive pyjama bottoms. Look for soft fabrics, relaxed fits, and stretchy waistbands - this is ideal for c-section recovery, too! 

Effortlessly stylish and cool 

Having a baby can be absolutely wild! There can be so much focus on new mums 'getting out and about', but there may often be days when you just want to stay at home, adapting to life with your baby, and breastfeeding around the clock. And that is totally okay, normal, and healthy. 

It's on those days that having a pair of effortlessly stylish and cool pyjamas can really help you feel like yourself again. 

So look for nursing pyjamas that you would be happy to wear all-day-long, pyjamas that will help give your mood a little lift! Because you TOTALLY deserve it. 



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