My nam-nams need support: seeking best nursing bras
I think it has been over a month since I wore a bra. The tank tops with the shelf lining/bra is just too easy and comfortable. Recently, however, a glance at my profile in the mirror made me feel like everything was slumping, sliding. I felt like I could use a little pick-me-up.
With this round of nursing, almost two years in, I think I have rotated through maybe only three nursing bras, but I have maxed out the use of the shelf tank tops. One nursing bra was perfect for earlier months, when I had more volume. It was a Motherhood, full-coverage, lightly padded, seamless number: supportive and effective. My second nursing bra was more of the weekender, a total soft cup, unpadded, Bella Materna bra with a little rouching. This one I loved because the whole cup folded down when unlatched, unlike the Motherhood one that had this fabric with a big hole where my breast would jut out of. That was just weird. My third nursing bra was a little treat, a little something I picked up at Posh Baby in the Pearl. It's a microfiber smooth cup with a little lacey trim, very functional but the slightest bit feminine (the Bella BumBum nursing bra).
All of these bras have run their course (tattered from all the laundering, clipping, and unclipping), and I think I deserve another one. I don't want to break the bank, but I do know that we have several more months of nursing ahead, though on a tapered schedule (as the boy turns 2 in a few weeks). Today's NYT article on nursing bras become more fashionable as well as functional makes me think that I'm not the only one on the search for the best nursing bra. Your recommendations on styles & where to buy?