I’m a bit preoccupied with babies as I sit and wait for number three to make her big debut. I don’t really need much at all for this little one, but I am thinking of finally investing in a few nice nursing bras. I’ve nursed two kids for almost two years each and I’m about to add another child to my nursing résumé, so I think it’s time I splurge on a bra that doesn’t come from Wal-Mart or Target. I’ve bought all my previous nursing bras for under 20 bucks, but even el cheapo me is ready and willing to fork out a little more cash this time.
This is where my fellow nursing moms come in. Do you have any recommendations? I’ve heard good things about Motherwear (and I love their breastfeeding blog) as well as Bravado. Just today I noticed that GAP now sells nursing bras and tops. I have a few GAP gift certificates, so I was thinking of maybe ordering a bra from there.
Now just to get something off my chest (cut me some slack for the terrible pun; I’m getting a little stir crazy reclining on my bed and am finding an increasing need to be silly). Even when I’m pregnant and nursing I’m not exactly what you’d describe as voluptuous. Perky, maybe, but my duo only grows in size immediately after my milk comes in and then – poof! – objects are smaller than they should appear.
True story: I had to shop for a new strapless bra a few months after I had Rae that I needed for a dress I was planning to wear to an event for my husband’s work. I walked into the lingerie store and the salesperson asked me what I was looking for and what size I thought I might need. I stood up straight and maybe I jutted out my chest just a bit.
“I need a strapless bra. I’m a nursing mom, so I think I need at least a B-cup.”
The salesperson kindly smiled at me. “Let’s try an A-cup first.” Ugh. The nerve of her. An A-cup? Ha! I’ll show her.
The only thing I showed her was that even breastfeeding wasn’t going to allow me to fill out a B-cup. The A-cup fit just fine, and that left me wondering what size my twins were when I wasn’t nursing. A negative A?
Oh well. That’s neither here nor there. I only share this background information with you in case certain nursing bras are better for different body types.
Anyway, if you have a specific brand or style you’re crazy about, let me know! I’m eager to make my big purchase.