10 of the best breastfeeding covers

Make feeding in public embarrassment-free with a discreet and comfy cover...

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  • Breastfeeding covers explained

    Breastfeeding cover, nursing shawl, even hooter hider. Whatever you choose to call it, they all have one important job - to help keep your privacy if you want to breastfeed but are worried about being exposed in any way.

    Relatives coming over, fancy a café catch up with your new mum friends, or got hours of expressing ahead? Some mums will feel more comfortable knowing there's no way any bare flesh might be on show.

    They can even be useful if you have an older baby who is easily distracted by their surroundings when feeding.

    Whether a chic pashmina-style cover, a stylish poncho or cape, a breastfeeding sling, or a rigid-necked apron, there's a plethora of designs, colours and patterns to choose from.

    Read on for MFM's pick of the best breastfeeding covers out there.

  • Bebe au Lait nursing cover, £27.50

    The Bebe au Lait Nursing Cover comes in a range of patterns and is 100% cotton, machine washable and multi purpose. As a nursing cover, or for expressing, it give you generous coverage providing privacy and focus for mum and baby. It has a rigid neckline so you can can see your baby, and this also allows airflow. 

    Available from Amazon

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  • Seraphine nursing shawl, £42

    The chic design of the Seraphine Versatile Nursing Shawl makes it an ideal cover for breastfeeding. It's long enough to swathe your baby and cover your belly, so it's perfect for feeding in public, in bed or on the sofa! 

    The brand of choice for celebs including Lily Allen, Jennifer Garner, and Kimberly Wyatt, this multi-functional Seraphine shawl has poppers at the shoulder and can also be used for swaddling your baby, or as a post-breastfeeding wrap.

    Available from Seraphine

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  • Mamascarf, £17.99

    The Mamascarf is 100% cotton and machine washable at 30 degrees. One size fits all, suitable for any age baby. Easy to use and stylish, it lets you see your baby and maintain eye contact.

    Available in black, navy blue, cream or a retro leaf design.

    Buy the Mamascarf from Amazon

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  • Snoob breastfeeding scarf, £25

    Endorsed by X Factor winner Sam Bailey, the Snoob is the brainchild of two mums-of-four, who wanted to create a stylish scarf and breastfeeding cover in one. 

    Made in the UK, the 100% cotton jersey scarf can be used for tandem feeding twins, and the long loop means there's no need to move it around as your baby changes sides.

    Available from Snoob.co.uk

  • Faye & Lou breastfeeding butterfly, £24.95

    This Faye & Lou breastfeeding cover has a choice of three pretty prints and has adjustable poppers and an elastic trim for a good fit. The butterfly ties slip over any outfit on either shoulder. It helps stop your baby getting distracted, but still lets you make eye contact with your little one.

    It can be worn in two different ways and comes with a matching drawstring bag, for popping in your buggy or changing bag.

    Available from Amazon

  • Udder Covers breastfeeding cover, £20

    Celebrating its 21st anniversary in 2015, Udder Covers was set up by a mum-of-four who wanted more privacy when breastfeeding in front of her Italian father-in-law.

    One of the rigid neckline-type covers, Udder Covers come in a dizzying range of 16 designs, each made from 100% cotton. For an extra cute touch - or maybe if you're buying a gift for someone - each cover can be personalised with a name embroidered in one of three scripts and 16 colours for an extra £4.50.

    Available from Udder Covers. 

  • Snugglebundl baby wrap, £34.99

    This multi-use product can be used in several ways, and the Snugglebundl baby blanket can be used to simply and discreetly cover yourself while you nurse your baby in public.

    It can also be used to easily move your baby while he sleeps using the two strong handles, as a travel blanket, and for easy lifting after childbirth or C-section, taking the strain away from your back, pelvic and stomach muscles.

    Available from Amazon

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  • Boho Mama breastfeeding wrap, £29.99

    Made out of an organic bamboo to keep your baby cool while feeding, the Boho Mama breastfeeding wrap comes in three colours - black, grey and purple - and has tiny poppers to ensure privacy.

    The best bit - it can be used as a pregnancy wrap, to cover up your baby's moses basket or buggy, and as a stylish cover up or scarf even when you're out without your baby.

    Available from Amazon

  • BebeChic breastfeeding cover, £17.95

    A breastfeeding cover with a rigid neckline to allow for eye contact with your baby while you feed, the BebeChic cover is available in nine colours and made in the UK from 100% cotton.

    The rolled cover stores neatly inside the natural cotton storage bag with extra room for pads, wipes, tissues - maybe even a snack!

    Available from Amazon

  • Daisy Cover breastfeeding poncho, £11.99

    Designed in the UK by a mum-of-two who felt housebound with her first baby as she needed to use nipple shields to breastfeed, the Daisy Cover poncho-style top claims to look like clothing rather than a cover.

    It's 100% cotton, has an adjustable neck opening and rolls up neatly to fit in a handbag or changing bag.

    Available from Daisy Cover.

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