Breastfeeding clothes are designed for discrete and easy feeding or pumping without having to strip off completely. And the good news is, the best nursing tops in Australia come in fashion-forward styles for every kind of weather and all occasions.
From winter breastfeeding clothes with hidden zips in hoodies to breezy tees with peek-a-boo holes, Australia’s best brands of nursing tops cater to the style-savvy and modern mumma. Plus, many maternity garments double as nursing tops, so you can enjoy them right throughout pregnancy and beyond.
Best of all, nursing tops take the awkward fuss out of feeding time and go a long way in helping establish the perfect breastfeeding routine for you and your bub.
What to look for in breastfeeding tops
Comfort – You’ll need to be able to move freely as you change up breastfeeding positions with your poppet, so avoid itchy tags and restrictive designs that inhibit comfort and ease of movement during your special feeding time.
Breathable fabric – With a tiny and rather toasty little human attached to you, breastfeeding can have you feeling quite warm, even in the cooler months. By allowing air to circulate, natural materials breathe well and help to reduce sweating and overheating.
Longevity – If you’re feeding or pumping often, your breastfeeding clothes are going to be on high rotation. Look for styles that are tough enough to stand up to heaps of wear and countless washes – as well as some tugging and pulling by curious little fingers.
23 comfiest nursing tops in Australia
Ready to find the perfect breastfeeding-friendly clothing for your lifestyle? We’ve listed Australia’s top brands to get you started in your search.
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In no particular order, here they are:
Pfenix + Mach
Fun, elegant and fitted with a hidden nursing feature, Pfenix + Mach tops have got your back right through pregnancy, breastfeeding and beyond. Choose from casual jersey tops, summer florals, corporate tops and a brilliant tie-knot crop.
Amor and Grace
Whether you’re heading to the office, the cafe or the park, Amor and Grace has a fun breastfeeding top to suit your needs. We’re crushing hard on the bestselling Florence Cape Feed Top. Ruffles for days!
Oozing sophistication from every thread, Feedlife’s stunning collection of breastfeeding tops is expertly designed with an inner lining for modest discrete nursing. With seamless zip access and one-handed openings, this lineup is a must-see.
Ticking all the boxes for the active mumma, this casual collection includes nursing tank tops and tees in prints and colours to pair perfectly with your favourite tights. Peek-a-boo slots are zipless and pull apart easily for fuss-free feeding.
Fitted with a hidden feeding crop underneath, Stylefeed’s classic v-neck top is made using textured cotton for softness and spandex for stretch. It sits comfortably over the hip and features a fab gold central zipper. Choose from black or white.
Feminite and fresh, Moolk breastfeeding tops are thoughtfully created to be as functional as they are fabulous. Choose from linen-look shirts and pure cotton oversized tees, both fitted with press studs for quick access to the girls.
For Mae Collective
This practical range of pregnancy and breastfeeding clothes doesn’t compromise when it comes to shape, comfort and style. Choose from long-sleeve nursing tops, short-sleeve or sleeveless styles, all made from natural materials and fitted with innovative feeding features.
Arla & Finn
You can’t go wrong with a relaxed-fit white tee and this winner from Arla & Finn ticks all the boxes for the nursing mum. It’s made from 100% linen modal and features a scooped hem and genius invisible side zips for making breastfeeding a breeze.
Blending function with fashion, Mama Muse nursing tops allow you to feed bub discretely while looking every bit the style-savvy mumma. Features include pull-aside panels, snap-down straps and multi-layered fabrics for concealing drips and dribbles.
The Mylk Society
Designed and made in Australia, The Mylk Society nursing tanks and tees make it easy to achieve ‘casual cool’ – even after an all-nighter with bub. Crafted from gorgeous natural fibres, garments are lightweight and built to last well beyond the baby years.
Pea In A Pod
Packing loads of versatility and comfort, Pea In A Pod breastfeeding tops are timeless staples that blend in perfectly with your existing wardrobe. Australian-made, the flattering collection includes camis, tees, shirts and sweats – all with nursing features.
Forget shivering through those winter feeds, Bloomberri nursing sweats were purpose-built to keep mummas cosy and warm while nursing poppets. In a choice of crew and hooded styles, they are fleece-lined and fitted with discrete side zips.
Close to the Heart
Designed in New Zealand, Close to the Heart breastfeeding clothes feature hidden vents and cleverly positioned invisible zips for easy feeding at home or on the go. Enjoy the relaxed, simple styles from early pregnancy right throughout the busy baby years.
It’s discrete breastfeeding attire that looks fab, feels fun and doesn’t break the bank. From peek-a-boo nursing tank tops and evening tops to flowing wraps that you’ll absolutely live in, this range has something for every occasion.
After some winter breastfeeding clothing? This ingenious slimline hoodie from Mammojo is a gamechanger for mums feeding through the cooler months. Warm and cosy, it’s made from cotton and elastane and fitted with twin invisible vents. Love it.
The Milk Boutique
From long-line tees in 100% micro modal to nursing hoodies you’ll want to show off, The Milk Boutique excels when it comes to fashion-forward nursing clothes for active mums. Each comfy staple includes hidden side zips for easy-peasy breastfeeding.
Su & So Collection
Sporty, fun and comfy as can be, Su & So nursing tank tops, tees, and jumpers make life that bit easier for breastfeeding mums to get back into the exercise regime. And if you fancy twinning with your new mini, there are matching jumpers in baby sizes!
This award-winning designer label is loved by mums around the world, and it’s easy to see why. Breastfeeding clothes include monochrome feeding shirts, casual long-sleeve nursing tops and crop tops, each made with simple feeding access.
Dedicated to helping women feel confident as they embark on motherhood, Ripe Maternity breastfeeding clothes are flattering, comfy and cool. Our faves include the organic cotton tees with up/down nursing access and French-terry hoodies with a genius horizontal zip.
With invisible side zips, 100% organic cotton composition and trending colours, LEGOE. Heritage nursing clothes solve the problem of breastfeeding in public and keeps mums looking great. From rib tops to relaxed jumpers, you’re going to want it all.
Maive & Bo
They’re the feeding staples that look fresh and go the distance. Styles include long-sleeve nursing tops and tanks with handy lift-up breastfeeding access. In neutral hues that go with everything, they’ll fit right in with the rest of your wardrobe faves.
Bae The Label
We don’t know what we love more about Bae The Label’s all-season range of breastfeeding clothes – the contemporary designs or the comfort factor. Made by real mums for real mums, each piece looks fabulous and makes feeding time a breeze.
Comfy-cosy and perfectly discrete, Mamaway breastfeeding clothes come in a huge range of options to see you through the breastfeeding years in style. We’re loving the double-layered long-sleeve nursing top for all-season comfort.
Breastfeeding Tops: Your questions answered
Buying any kind of maternity wear can be tricky, so to help you out, we’ve answered some of the questions that are asked the most when it comes to nursing tops in Australia.
Are nursing tops really necessary?
Nursing tops are specifically designed with button, zips or pull-apart layers to enable easy access to breastfeeding without having to remove clothes. If your regular clothes offer the same convenience, then you may not need breastfeeding tops. If you’re out and about a lot of pumping while at work, nursing tops can be a godsend.
What are the best nursing tops?
The best nursing tops are gentle against the skin, easy to wash and so fab you’d never guess they’re actually breastfeeding clothes. Look for natural materials, stretch where you need it and styles that will go well with the rest of your wardrobe.
Why are nursing tops also maternity wear?
Many brilliant Australian brands design feeding wear that can be worn from early pregnancy until well beyond the baby stage. Oversized tees and flowy tanks often have plenty of room to accommodate a growing bump, and later, a growing babe.
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