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Nursing Covers....For "big girls".....

Okay...I have a 13 day old....Im extremely large chested...and what some would call "thick" i guess. (200lbs but very porportinate)...

I need a nursing cover because i dont want to use a blanket that will just fall. I havent quite gotten breastfeeding to where I can do it one handed(getting him latched)...

My question is, Do the nursing covers work well for bigger people? Or do they not quite cover you? I as because in pictures they dont look very big..Plus they are always pictured on smaller women.

So where my big girls at? Do you use a nursing cover? Which one do you like/use?

THANKS!!!

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tiger_tatted1

Asked by tiger_tatted1 at 1:07 PM on Sep. 15, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Commercially available nursing covers didn't exist when I was nursing my son, so I used a receiving blanket to cover my girls. I bet you could do the same by adding a tie or bit of velcro to keep it securely in place.
    mom2aspclboy

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 1:10 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • elizabiza

    Answer by elizabiza at 1:12 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Thanks!
    tiger_tatted1

    Comment by tiger_tatted1 (original poster) at 1:14 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • http://www.uddercovers.com/   they are great, lightweight, cool prints, lots of coverage, and they have the edge that keeps the top so you can see your baby.

    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 1:19 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • btw- I am about 10-15 lbs less than you and a DD cup and the udder cover works very well for me. I have used recieving blankets, but I'm not very coordinated and wound up nearly flashing everyone lol
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 1:20 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • I took a nursing cover and sewed a weight on opposite corners to keep it over my shoulder
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 1:25 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Oops! I made a nursing cover from a receiving blanket.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 1:25 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Before DD was born I just assumed the covers were another one of the over priced accessories that serves little purpose. I received one from a friend. I still think they're WAY over priced, but having a strap to keep a cover up was SOOOOOO helpful. I wish I were down to a DD, that'd be quite convenient. As far as covering well, I'm sure it depends on the specific style. If I need more than the one I've already got, by the time we get to #2, I'll probably just make my own. It was literally a rectangle of light cotton, with a simple strap on one side.
    coder_chick

    Answer by coder_chick at 1:40 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • You can just use a scarf (a cheap, washable one) and tuck the end of it under your bra strap.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 2:06 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Hmmm...I like the scarf idea...Thanks!
    tiger_tatted1

    Comment by tiger_tatted1 (original poster) at 7:55 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

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