What are the advantages of a Nursing Bra?
Breastfeeding is natural but not necessarily easy. There are several products on the market which can help make nursing your baby less challenging and more comfortable, especially when you are in public. Nursing bras are designed with cups that open to allow easy access to the breast. They are comprised of material designed to expand and contract to accommodate changing breast size. High quality nursing bras are engineered to support heavy breasts, thereby helping to protect delicate breast tissue and preventing neck and back aches. In addition, they usually feature several rows of hooks at the back to allow for changes in the rib cage, allowing you an extended period of wear.
What to look for when shopping for a Nursing Bra
A good nursing bra will allow you to open and close the cups with one hand. This is important because your other hand will be holding your baby. The bra should support the breast even when the cup is open. The bra should fit you comfortably; if it is too tight, you may be vulnerable to plugged ducts and infection. Try to avoid underwires in the initial few weeks. When purchasing a nursing bra with underwires, take extra care to ensure that you have a perfect fit.
When to buy, what size to buy
One of the first signs of pregnancy for many women is the increase in breast size, often before the pregnancy has been confirmed. During the final weeks of your pregnancy (from 36 weeks), you can get measured for a nursing bra. Keep in mind that your ribcage will decrease after the baby is born and your cup size will increase when shopping for your initial nursing bras. A good rule of thumb is to purchase 3 nursing bras, one to wear, one to wash and the third as an extra. If you prefer washing less, considering purchasing a few more. You can wear these bras during the initial post partum weeks. Once your breast size settles down (usually after the 2nd week) you can shop for additional bras. If you have the opportunity to be professionally fitted for a nursing bra, take advantage of the service. Don't forget to allow room for your breast pads which become a necessity for any nursing mom.
Introducing Melinda G Nursing Bra and Nursing Wear
Melinda G nursing apparel is specially designed for you. Melinda G use's beautiful fabrics similar to your regular bras, only their bras open for nursing access. All Melinda G nursing bras feature seamless cups so there are no seams to chafe delicate breast tissue. In addition, comfort straps to eliminate bounce, and back hooks and eyes to adjust to your changing figure. Select soft cup styles feature under-the-breast channeling for the support of an underwire without one.
While there are several nursing apparel brands on the market, many are overpriced, and do not deliver when it comes to quality, function and comfort. We were very excited to discover Melinda G's line of high quality, feminine nursing apparel, which nursing moms will greatly appreciate. The line is made in the USA, and you can be assured that you purchasing a quality product, made under fair conditions. Melinda G supports some very worthy organizations and we commend them for giving back to the community.
Melinda G hasn't forgotten the more endowed nursing mom and offers extended sizing for many of their styles, which are named "voluptuous" "va-va-va-voom", "fab-curvy" and "fab curvy voluptuous." Our panel of nursing moms received 2 soft cup tee-shirt nursing bras Style 2115 (pictured above right and Style 2160 (pictured left). and the new Cami Sutri Nursing Camisole (pictured below) to try out. All these styles are available in Melinda G's easy-to-fit cross-sizing.
Style 2160 - Glorious Contour Tee-Shirt Soft-Cup Nursing Bra.
Our top pick! This bra is truly glorious and fully lives up to its name. It is super comfortable and dare we say even sexy. You will feel the support of an underwire without an underwire, thanks to the under-the breast channeling. The cups can be released easily with just one hand and the back hooks and eyes accomodate changing postnatal figures. Deep black or fabulous nude. Made in U.S.A.
Style 2115 - Tee-Shirt Soft-Cup Nursing Bra
This supportive nursing bra features under-the-breast channeling for the support of a wire without the wire! The smooth seamless cups and design make for a very comfortable bra. Baby won't have to long wait for a feed, thanks to the clips which allow for one handed opening and closing. Made in U.S.A. and imported.
Cami Sutri Nursing
The easy way to dress — the no muss, no fuss, no shimmy nursing camisole: put it on, close the hidden hooks and eyes, pull the cami down. That's it!
This innovative nursing cami is certain to become your favorite nursing cami and an invaluable staple in your nursing wardrobe. Perfect for layering, it pairs beautifully with a skirt, shorts and jeans. It is very flattering to your post-partum body and is very comfortable to wear, even for long periods. The secret behind its design and construction is a soft cup bra built inside the cami, complete with 4 adjustable back hooks and eyes for easy of dressing and support and to accommodate your changing post-partum shape. The hidden bra has Melinda G's popular under-the-breast channeling for the support of a wire without a wire. The cups can be opened and closed easily with just one hand. The cami is available in black and is proudly made in the U.S.A.
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