My friend Marty recently reached out. She and I were in a breastfeeding support group together after Raines was born. It was a fun group; after each session, a bunch of us would usually go out for beer. Our kiddos – well-nursed for prob the only time that week – would usually sleep for a good two hours. Sometimes? Three. That, my friends, is the true power of breastfeeding support groups, IMO. Beer chats and sleeping babies.
Anyway, Marty recently shot over an email – with pics! Not only does she now have four babies (her youngest is 8 months old), but she found a pretty great suit. She wrote:
I myself have been hunting for a nursing friendly swimsuit that stays in place and makes me feel comfortable both standing on the side of the pool, which is where I spend most of my time, and doing tricks off the diving board (the best way to torment my kids when it’s adult swim!). I’m also super lazy and hate returning things by mail, which I know is a terrible excuse considering how convenient they make it these days. So I took advantage of our neighborhood teenage babysitter the other afternoon and trotted over to Target to see what I could find. I lucked into a clearance rack suit, which is still available on the Target website, so I thought I would pass it along.
My body shape is small chested, even when nursing, and pear-shaped. And stubborn about getting back to pre-baby shape! Although I am not particularly wild about the pattern of the suit, I can live with it, and I really like how it keeps my chest covered and I don’t have to mess with pieces sliding out of place when kids grab on to me or I do those famous dives. 😉 The torso also has some shirring, which helps the pooch situation. All in all, it felt like a lucky find and a great solution for this summer’s swimsuit needs.
And here I am, under the oh-so-flattering dressing room lights. I took these pics to send to my husband to make sure the suit wasn’t terrible, but figured I can share them with you (and possibly the TME readers – yikes!). Had I anticipated sharing this, I would’ve at least brushed my hair. 😉
Hair brushing is over-rated. The suit is a fantastic find.
Keep reading to see more pics of Marty’s suit, as well as links to buy (it comes in four different patterns, too)….
Shop Marty’s Suit
Marty, you babe, it was SO nice hearing from you!!! And thanks for braving the fluorescent lights to help out other nursing mamas-who-still-kill-it-on-the-diving-board. #fistbump
If you guys have managed to find a seriously good swim option this year, send it our way, and help a mama out!