The Most Versatile Nursing Top

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I’m a big fan of day-to-night, work-to-weekend clothing. The heathered peasant nursing top by Milk is just that, which is why I’m highlighting it as the second item in my Working Mom’s Wardrobe series.

You can wear this top with a pair of jeans or style it with a blazer or cardigan for the office. And it’s so comfy you’ll find yourself wearing it to bed!


I’m wearing a size large in khaki, paired with stretchy White House Black Market ankle pants, kitten heels and a necklace I made in metalworking class in college (side note: using a blow torch is surprisingly fun!).

This top has a flowy fit over your waist, which makes it ideal for a new postpartum body. You can see me wearing it at both eight weeks and six months postpartum. Similar to the last item I reviewed, it’s a little stretchy which gives you more flexibility in sizing.


Wearing the Heathered Peasant Top at eight weeks popstpartum

The neckline isn’t  low, which makes it nice for the office. While it’s reminiscent of a t-shirt, it looks dressier when paired strategically.

Nursing access is very convenient – simply lift the top layer, then move the overlapping fabric. The extra layers are a little more forgiving if you get lanolin on the material. However… be careful, because this solid will show stains. The heathered look does mask faint milk stains in a pinch.


The fabric is extremely soft, which makes it nice for you and baby. Between the convenient access, soft material and modest style, you can tell this  was designed and tested by real moms.

All of the Milk tops I’ve purchased are nicely hemmed and have held up quite well. Despite numerous washes, none of my shirts have shown any signs of pilling.

It’s machine washable and tumble-dries. Unfortunately, this shirt wrinkles very easily so I recommend taking it out as soon as the dryer stops or else you’ll need to iron or steam it.


This peasant top comes in five colors and runs $44, which I rate $$ on the scale for nursing apparel and feedwear. There are cheaper tops out there, but I find the quality justifies the price point.

While I haven’t seen many sales on Milk’s website, they do have a rewards program that earns 5% back on your purchases. You may also check out the clearance section for some good deals.

To recap, here’s how this one ranks overall:

Characteristic Rating
Flattering Great
Work appropriate Good
Pumping-friendly Good
Nursing-friendly Great
Camouflaging Fair
Quality Great
Easy to clean Good
Affordable $$

What do you think? How would you style this shirt?


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