Product Review: Activewear for breastfeeding mothers

Did you know there was such a thing as an activewear breastfeeding jumper? Neither did we, until our founder of Social Mama Community, Elisha Fiorentino found the Su & So Collection.

Anyone who knows Elisha Fiorentino well,  knows that she used to have her own luxury activewear range called Diamond Active. Every item was hand-selected for comfort and looking amazing. It was rare that Elisha was seen wearing anything else other than a pair of leggings, a crop top, and teamed with a matching scrunchy. You could almost say it was her signature daytime look. Living on the Gold Coast and so close to the beach, Elisha loves being active, so having brand activewear that’s comfortable and looks great was a must.

Once Elisha became pregnant and her focus shifted to preparing for motherhood, so with a heavy heart, she decided to sell her activewear company and focus on what you now know as the Social Mama Community—a safe place for prenatal and postpartum mums to make genuine connections..

Elisha carried out a lot of research on the athleisure brands before stumbling across the Su & So Collection—activewear you can breastfeed in.

“I don’t know how many manufacturers seem to think that because you’re a nursing mum, you need to dress like you’re from the 1950s. This is not the case with the Su & So Collection, each item is so on-trend.” Elisha said

The Su & So Collection came from a desire to help new mums to feel their best and get motivated to live a healthy and active lifestyle. In addition to making it easier for postpartum mums to breastfeed when they are out and about without having to yank up their jumpers.

“I got the two high neck sports bras, two nursing jumpers—one in each colour— and of course, I absolutely had to have the matching scrunchies which are made from recycling the fabric offcuts. [Way to go Su & So!] Each item of activewear has some great features, so I’ll highlight a few favourite things about each.” Elisha said



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Su & So Collection Maternity Sports Bra

The sports bra high neckline provides good coverage and extra support. The shoulder straps are wide so they don’t dig in. It has maternity clips and is easy to unclip so you can breastfeed if necessary. The waistband is adjustable, so they really are completely adjustable for the perfect fit, but what one of the best features is  they come with removable breast pads, so no embarrassing leakage. Although the pebble and marbled prints and darker colours will easily camouflage it if you opt not to use the breast pads.

Su & So Collection Breastfeeding Jumper

Most postpartum mums don’t realise breastfeeding jumpers exist, but they will truly revolutionise your ability to breastfeed in public.. There are two adorable colours to  choose from—Dusty Rose and Dusk (which is a beautiful blue). Elisha found the style to be very flattering and the chest area seems to be roomy enough to cater for bountiful sized boobs. The fabric is soft and fleecy, making the athleisure wear so comfy, like a warm hug. One of the best features is the side zip access so you can feed the baby without having to pull up your clothing and expose any postpartum tummy.

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