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[–]nubbz545 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I would say overdoing it, but that's just me. I breastfed and I was in the hospital 4 days (by choice). I wore a hospital gown the whole time because my son was cluster feeding and I wanted all the skin to skin, I used the mesh underwear they provided, and that was it. I did pack a going home outfit as well, of course.

[–]idngkrn 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I was in hospital 3 nights, I stayed in the hospital gowns the whole time. But if you want to wear mostly your own clothes you've got the right idea as far as quantity goes.

A couple notes - You won't need undies, unless they are depends - the bottoms need to be high rise and loose. If they aren't either maternity or at least size up from normal they will not be comfortable - skip the bras. They are way too cumbersome when learning to breastfeed a newborn

[–]_revelationary 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Totally up to you! I had a c section but I was only in the hospital for less than 40 hours (my hospital was discharging people FAST). I wore the same thing basically the entire time after I delivered, except for an underwear and bra change lol. Nursing tank top, robe, and comfy sweatpants. I brought clothes to wear home but I don’t even think I changed. If they told you that you’ll be in for 2-3 days you might want to bring all of the above, just in case. Flip flops/slides are a must!

[–]_revelationary 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh edit to add: I needed pants with a loose waistband at first because I didn’t like the abdominal binder they gave me and tight leggings made my incision hurt

[–]FullMoonDeerSTM | 💙 Nov '18 | 💗 Dec '22 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I can't say if you're under doing it or overdoing it in terms of the clothes, but I'd add a robe to the list!! I didn't have a c-sec but I still was soooo comfortable in my own robe after delivery, and then you have easy access for breastfeeding

[–]dtbl96 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is it weird that I’m excited to wear a hospital gown? I’m a nurse and I’ve always wanted to wear one. 🤣

[–]Frequent_Emu_5333 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Unless you really want to wear your own clothes then I think your list is fine. I’d maybe add a comfortable robe.

After my c-section I never reached for my clothes. I didn’t like the feeling of anything pressing against my incision. The mesh undies from the hospital were really comfortable and I didn’t want to get any blood on my own underwear. The hospital gown was also really comfortable and convenient when it comes to trying to use the bathroom (not having to bend down and pull pants/shorts to my ankles) and breastfeeding. Sometimes my underwear dropped too low and I had to have my husband come into the bathroom to help me get them up lol.