If hearing about bras, nursing, or my bra size makes you uneasy, I suggest you quit reading. I’m hoping this information helps someone in a similar situation of wanting to feel beautiful while nursing.
I’ve been on a mission since mid-2008 to find a great nursing bra. Sadly, my endeavors to Motherhood Maternity have only ended in so.much.frustration. Each time I’m there they considerably mis-measure me, give me bras to try on that obviously don’t fit, and tell me “sorry, this is the best bra you’ll find in ‘your size’.” The only nursing bra I have ever liked from Motherhood Maternity has been their sleeping bra, and, let’s be honest, that bra gives no support.
Upon realizing that I would never find the perfect, let alone a decent nursing bra at Motherhood Maternity I turned to the wisdom of other moms. Target nursing tank. Ehhh, not so good. Goddess Nursing Bra #511. Better, I suppose. Medela Comfort Nursing Bra. Definitely not perfect. What’s a girl to do?
Finally I went to Nordstrom’s. The professional bra fitter measured me as a 32G. What??? I suppose I am nursing, but I never would have guessed that–I’ve been stuffing myself into a 38D (per Motherhood Maternities “expertise”). Tried on the Elle Macpherson Momamia. So, this is how a bra is supposed to fit. relief. This bra gets an A-. Still not perfectly supportive, but light years ahead of the others.
Then I found it. The perfectly supportive, comfortable, and not-so-grandma-looking bra. The Anita 5041*. Ladies, this is the perfect nursing bra for a larger bust but smaller frame.
*Since they don’t make a 32G I found a 34F to work just fine. When increasing a band size the cup size decreases and vice versa.