Elizabeth Lee patterns were designed for the nursing mom in mind. However, her modest and feminine patterns can be used for any time in a woman's life. I wrote to her and asked if it were possible to not have the nursing parts in the patterns and use it for one who isn't nursing. She said that it was optional to make it nursing. I love the patterns. She has other items too that are useful to nursing mothers and also some children's items too. Of course I don't like her swimming suit. It isn't modest but most of her items are.