Today’s guest post is written by a good friend, Kendra. She’s a first-time mom with a 14-month old, and she blogs about her experiences (including sleep training and chiropractics for young children) on her blog Art & Other! In this guest post, she goes over some of the bras that she tried out during the year she nursed her son. I’m sure any mom who’s struggled with figuring out size and bras during pregnancy and nursing can relate to some of the things she’s dealt with!
I bought two nursing bras before my son was born. They were both what I would consider daytime styles with underwires – I optimistically planned to wear them when going out in public. I also bought a nursing tank which turned out to be wonderful (I bought about 4 more soon after giving birth and I realized how valuable they were). Little did I know that my size would change dramatically enough to render these bras (that I so naively purchased in my eagerness to prepare for baby) almost useless. So, if I could go back in time, I would tell myself:
I bought 3 very different bras on the Internet. Even without trying them on I thought I could find something better than what I had.
I paid: $28.99 on BreakoutBras.com
This is a Bamboo Nursing Softcup in 36DD.
I paid: $22.99 on BreakoutBras.com
I paid: $59.00 on BreakoutBras.com
All three of these bras I would wear with nursing tanks over them 95% of the time to add the support that I needed. When buying bras in the future I will have more experience and put more priority in sizing myself and finding the right size, because in writing this blog I see that is my main problem.
For the Full-Sling style (gray) I paid: $16.99
I would love to hear your tips and recommendations for nursing bras. I have found a tutorial for converting one’s normal bra into one, and I might just opt for that at the risk of destroying my favorite bra if it comes to that 😀
Nursing moms, did you experience fitting woes when trying to find a good nursing bra? Does anyone have suggestions or advice on nursing bras/bras/bra sizing for Kendra? Has anyone else tried out the bras she mentioned? 🙂