July 31, 2012

the bravado original nursing bra

So, yesterday while stalking one of my favourite green online stores; The Tiny Tapir, I came across the Bravado Original Bra. Apparently it's a nursing bra raved about for it's comfort, functionality and support of larger chested women - the latter totally intrigued me because with this pregnancy, my uh-hum ... assets, got a little out of hand and my old nursing bras don't fit anymore. Perhaps it's a sign that my lil' man will get to feed from mama-cow instead of formula from a tin {lol!}.

After reading through rave reviews from other mums who swears by it for comfort during nursing, I made my purchase - a Double Plus (because I want full support and coverage) in Black for RM128.25 after 5% discount from The Tiny Tapir which I think was lucky because the discount ended yesterday. 

However, some reviewers did give it a con whereby to wear it, I'd have to slip it over my head instead of the conventional way but that's really not an issue for me. Some also mentioned that it doesn't give your assets a flattering lifted look like the conventional underwire nursing bras but then I'll be home for 60 days and not going anywhere during my confinement, I'm not really going to care about looking chic and "lifted". I just want to be comfortable after all the hard work of being pregnant, going into labor and giving birth. It's also a little pricey but if it's as good as other mums who's given it a try say it is, I suppose it's a good investment for my sanity and might just get another pair.

Here's a little summary of the nursing bra:
The Original Nursing Bra has been recommended by Lactation Consultants for over 18 years. This cotton nursing bra adapts to your changing shape making it perfect for pregnancy right through to nursing. Moms love to live and sleep in the Original Nursing Bra 24/7 - especially in the early stages when comfort is the key in your journey to breastfeeding success.
Available in :
  • Basic (B to C cup) - Light to moderate support
  • Plus (C to E cup)  -Moderate to full support
  • Double Plus (E to G cup) -Full support and coverage
What you’ll love about the Original Nursing Bra:
  • Cotton Nursing Bra: breathable and promotes healthy breast tissue. The super soft cotton fabric stretches and adapts to your changing shape - making it perfect as a nursing and maternity bra.
  • Double Cup and Double Band: unique double-cup/double-band feature gives you the confidence to purchase while pregnant and experience the enjoyment of continuing to wear after birth during the early stages of breastfeeding.
  • Comfort Nursing Bra: sports-back design evenly distributes the weight of your breasts which helps make you comfortable. There are no hooks and eyes in the back which ensures comfort, even while you sleep
  • Light to Moderate Support: Wide under-elastic band evenly distributes weight and provides under-breast support.
  • Full Access: Cups unclip at the shoulder and drop down and away from your body to give baby full access to your breast, providing you and your baby with skin-to-skin contact which is essential, specially when establishing a breastfeeding rhythm.
  • A proprietary Bra Conversion Kit (BCK), is now attached to your Bravado Nursing Bra and can be used to convert it to a “regular bra” once your nursing journey is complete.