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Nursing & Swimsuit Issues/Modesty

I am needing a new swimsuit and discovered a new problem today while trying them on. I am currently nursing my 7 mth old and will be till she is at least 1 year which means all summer. I have found several suits that I like, but my nipples show really bad with most. It's slightly better with a patterned suit. My question is, have any of you found a solution to not showing the world your nipples? Would LilyPadz help? Do I just deal with it? I'm not leaking so that isn't an issue, I just want to be as modest as possible without having to keep my arms crossed over my chest. Thanks!

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As long as you're not leaking there are products that cover nipples that aren't lilypadz, although those would be fine too except you may see the outline of them in the suit. I've seen these types of products at victorias secret and in the lingerie section at target. Good luck!

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I got a swim suit last year while nursing my son and it had removable or soft cups in the top. It did a great job of concealing everything. I got my swim suit at Title Nine because the suits weren't skimpy. Check them out!! Good luck!

I always put in some Lansonol nursing pads... They swell full of water and althought your boobs look huge, the nipples are disguised. :-) They are larger so they don't have the tendency to float out or slip around... Or sew some reusable cloth nursing pads in...

I loved,loved, loved, my lily padz! Don't know if you have used them before but they squish the nipple down. Which will keep your nipple from showing. If your not concerned about leaking buy a suit that has padding in the boobs or at least 1 that has a slit you can buy pads to slide in. If you already have big girls maybe a really thin pad will work. But I love lily padz and yes they will help.

I agree that the swimsuits with padding to a great job at squashing the nippers!

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LilyPadz would definitely help and are so worth it.

Try putting a bandaid over your nipples. It might help conceal them a little bit.

Lily padz are great and I've worn mine for 19 months now. They say on the box only wear 20 times but I've worn mine everyday (sleeping in them too) for 19 and they are still fine. They stick because of suction and that suction helps keep your nibs hidden. I had very flat nipples before nursing so having them stick out is very new for me and I didn't like it. So I hope they work well for you. You can wear them in the water too...just make sure the suit is tight enough that they won't come off, I think they'd be hard to find at the bottom.

As long as you're not leaking there are products that cover nipples that aren't lilypadz, although those would be fine too except you may see the outline of them in the suit. I've seen these types of products at victorias secret and in the lingerie section at target. Good luck!

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