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Updated on Mar 25, 2013

Button-ups, however, might be best for moms who have been breastfeeding for a while and have the hang of it, warns Sabrina. "If you have a really hungry baby on your hands and you're trying to manage your baby and your shirt, it can take some coordination."

Wrap it up. If you want one article of clothing that will get you through pregnancy, the postpartum paunch and your breastfeeding days, a wrap dress is your one-stop shop.

"I bought a great, basic wrap dress in a couple of different colors," says Maggie Westwood from Moraga, California. "They're super flattering, and really easy to nurse in." A wrap-style shirt also works, providing easy access for your baby with the minimum of effort for Mom.

Don't forget accessories. A few basic accessories can also help keep you covered up no matter what you're wearing. Many companies sell special nursing covers that can help you breastfeed discreetly.

While some moms swear by them, they can be a bit pricy and aren't for everyone. "You don't have to buy a special nursing cover," says Sabrina. "They can be hot and some babies don't like them. A lot of moms just use a light receiving blanket."

Some of your everyday accessories work great, too. "In cooler weather I love wearing an infinity scarf," says Maggie. "It easily stays around my neck and I can just drape it over my baby when he's nursing."

"A loose wrap-around sweater or cardigan can be used if you don't have a blanket available and want to be discreet when the baby's nursing," adds Sabrina.

Whatever you wear, just remember to be comfortable. "It's about getting creative and finding what works for you," says Sabrina. And you'll always have your most important accessory: your baby.

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