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Best Nursing Covers for Breastfeeding

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Some moms prefer the security of a nursing cover when its time to breastfeed in public. Throwing a huge baby blanket over your body is one option, but regular blankets can be hard to keep in place, especially once baby starts wiggling and peeking. These nursing covers are stylish, easy to use, and have some way of attaching to you so that you won't struggle to keep the nursing cover in place while breastfeeding.

1. Lassig All Over Nursing Cover

Lassig All Over Nursing Cover
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I love that you can wear this silky nursing cover as a scarf or wrap when it's not covering baby. The material feels luxurious and can easily pass as a stylish addition to your regular wardrobe. When it's time to breastfeed, you can button the nursing cover around yourself in whatever way is comfortable, and you have an instant cover up. The Lassig All Over nursing cover material is thin, so it's comfortable to wear, and it folds small if you need to stash it in a diaper bag. About $45.

2. Pirose Nursing Scarf by Reno Rose

Pirose Nursing Scarf
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The first word that comes to mind for this nursing cover is "lovely." The floaty, pretty fabrics can be worn twelve different ways to accessorize your outfit. When it's time to feed baby, you can quickly unwrap the scarf to the poncho-type mode to provide cover. The material is lightweight and very easy to fold to store in your diaper bag, too. Several floral patterns and colors available. About $35.

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3. The Peanut Shell Nursing Cover

Peanut Shell Nursing Cover
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The Peanut Shell nursing cover is small enough to carry along with you, but provides just the right amount of coverage for breastfeeding. This nursing cover looks like an apron, with a little strap at the top. You fasten the strap around your neck (there's a clip built in) and pull the apron part over your baby. There's a rigid piece at the neck that bows out from your body, so you have a direct view to your baby while you're nursing. The fabric is 100 percent cotton and it comes in lots of fun prints, from modern abstract to retro floral. About $30.

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4. Simple by Bebe Au Lait Organics Nursing Cover

Simple by Bebe Au Lait Organic Nursing Cover
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Breathable organic cotton in beautiful solid colors makes up this nursing cover from Bebe Au Lait. It's an apron style nursing cover, and it has an adjustable D-ring at the neck so you can customize the fit. The rigid neckline lets you keep an eye on baby while you're breastfeeding but still covers you up appropriately. I like the size of this nursing cover. It definitely doesn't skimp on material, so you don't have to work to get the cover where you want it.

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5. Maternal America Nursing Scarf

The beauty is in the simplicity of this nursing cover. It's a long scarf with a slit in the middle. When you're ready to feed your baby, just slip the slit over your head so you're wearing the scarf like a poncho. The Maternal America nursing scarf comes in some interesting colors, such as bold orange, so you can add a splash of color to your outfit if you like. About $30.

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