In a nutshell

A comfortable tank top that doesn't feel tight or clingy and conceals problem areas, but lacks the support of a nursing bra.

What we tested

  • Comfort
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Support
    A star rating of 2.0 out of 5.
  • Ease of use
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Discreetness
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Style
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 2.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 3.2 out of 5.


  • Smoothes out lumps and bumps, doesn't cling or ride up, cool and comfortable fabric, discreet feeding


  • Not as supportive as a nursing bra, latching baby on can be difficult, nipple holes show through top layer, expensive

It’s a rare (and lucky) woman who isn’t left with a few unwanted lumps and bumps after having a baby. The Yummie Tummie Nursing Tank, with its smoothing and shaping control panel, is perfect for breastfeeding mums who want to disguise those post-pregnancy pounds, although it doesn’t feel as supportive of the bust as a proper nursing bra.


Yummie by Heather Thomson is a range of shapewear that promises ‘wow not ow’ – in other words, it’ll disguise your problem areas without making you feel like you’re being squeezed to death. The Yummie Tummie Nursing Tank has a microfibre control panel that camouflages bumps and bulges without clinging, rolling or riding up, and claims to be cool and comfortable to wear.

The Yummie Tummie Nursing Tank has adjustable straps and a double layer bust panel, which unclips for breastfeeding. It’s machine-washable and comes in a choice of three colours (black, white and nude) and in five sizes, from XS to XL.

What we love

Breastfeeding is meant to help you lose weight, but eight months after giving birth to Katie, I still have a definite mummy tummy. The Yummie Tummie Nursing Tank does a great job at smoothing out my lumps and bumps, giving me a more streamlined silhouette and boosting my confidence.

Control underwear can be constricting and uncomfortable, but although the Yummie Tummie Nursing Tank feels tight when I first pull it on, I soon forget that I’m wearing it. It doesn’t wrinkle or ride up, or leave me feeling sweaty, and is ideal for wearing as a base layer under a normal top so that I can breastfeed discreetly without flashing my saggy midriff.

What to watch out for

The Yummie Tummie Nursing Tank is great for smoothing baby bulges, but because it doesn’t have moulded cups, it’s nowhere near as supportive as a proper nursing bra. I’m not particularly busty so I can just about get away with it, but larger chested women or new mums who are still establishing breastfeeding would struggle with the lack of support.

The Yummie Tummie Nursing Tank has a drop-down bust panel for feeding, covering an internal panel with two circular cut-outs which your nipples poke through. Although this makes breastfeeding discreet, only a small part of the breast is exposed when feeding, so I have to be precise when latching Katie on otherwise she gets a mouthful of fabric. The cut-outs (and my nipples) are also visible through the top layer when it’s closed, which means that the Yummie Tummie Nursing Tank is only suitable as an undergarment and couldn’t be worn as a vest top in its own right.

It’s expensive, too, at £89.

Who is the Yummie Tummie Nursing Tank best for?

Smaller busted women who have breastfeeding well established and want to disguise their post-pregnancy lumps and bumps.


MadeForMums verdict

The Yummie Tummie Nursing Tank is a good base layer that will help you breastfeed discreetly and feel less self-conscious about your mummy tummy. However, it’s an expensive purchase and no substitute for a proper supportive nursing bra.

Product Specifications

ModelTummie Nursing Tank
Available sizesXS-XL
Mechanism to allow feedingDrop cup
FasteningAll in one
Made from82% polyester, 18% elastane
Washing instructionsMachine washable
  • Slimming control panel
  • Drop-down bust panel
  • Adjustable straps