BF mamas- shirt down or shirt up?

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Registered: 11-11-2006
BF mamas- shirt down or shirt up?
Fri, 08-24-2012 - 7:49pm
Just curious - when you nurse, do you mostly pull your shirt down or do you pull your shirt up?

I was mostly pulling down because I didn't want my belly exposed. I'm over that now and starting to pull shirt up. I have more options for tops now. :smileyhappy:
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Registered: 07-23-2004
Sat, 08-25-2012 - 11:19pm
I always heard that you should pull your shirt up because it's less obvious that way, so that's the way I've always done it. I wear a tank top under my shirt when I know I'm going out with the baby and I pull that down below my bra. That way I'm not exposing my tummy. (It's not a pretty sight right now. lol)


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Registered: 06-04-2007
Mon, 08-27-2012 - 3:21pm
It depends on the shirt. Some are easier down and others have to go up. I don't really have a preference.
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Registered: 07-02-2007
Mon, 08-27-2012 - 5:03pm
It depends on the shirt and the situation. If I'm someplace where I don't care about showing the boobs, then it's definitely shirt down unless I'm wearing something that is more comfortable with shirt up. If I'm out, then I'll pull it up or cover up with a little bit of cloth or my nursing cover. (I left it at my former MIL's house, so I haven't had it for two weeks.)
 BabyFruit Ticker
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Registered: 01-20-2005
Tue, 08-28-2012 - 1:37am

Depends where I am. I like that my boob is covered more if I pull it up. BUT I hate that my fat is hanging out if I pull it up. So if I am moving around- walking whatever- I will pull it down but otherwise up.

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Registered: 04-15-2005
Thu, 08-30-2012 - 3:53pm
down as often as I can, but when I'm out and about, I make sure to have a tank or cami on underneath so I can pull it up and not show off my belly :smileyhappy:



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Registered: 12-09-2008
Thu, 08-30-2012 - 4:26pm
Shirt up.
Tank underneath if I'm going to be out a lot, and pull that down.
Pull the bathing suit down if I'm wearing that.
Just unbutton if possible.