When I saw this hands free pumping bra, I was ecstatic!! Pumping and being able to use both hands at the same time?!?
|The perfect nursing bra! (Photo credit goes to BeliBea)|
The BeliBea motto is this: "Nursing mothers demand a new maternity bra that is comfortable but affordable, flexible and durable, simple yet clever - this is the bra line for nursing mothers everywhere."
And I believe it!! This is my go-to bra. It is extremely comfortable, offers great support (without wires), and it doesn't have a weird shape that shows when I'm wearing my everyday clothes. Always concealed. Always comfy. Plus, there is enough padding that no one knows when I'm cold....if you catch my drift. ;)
Affordable, I suppose, is a matter of opinion. The Nourish bra runs $49.95, which is way more than i want to spend on a bra (I am pretty cheap). However, I know, first-hand, that you get what you pay for. I found nursing bras for under $10 at a bargain store. They are stretched out, tattered, misshapen, and the elastics are shot! I won't be able to use them for my next child. I will have to go through the whole process again. Nourish from BeliBea is so well made, I have no doubt that it will last me through my next couple of kiddos. Even if I wear it every single day!
But what about that hands free pumping thing?? Does it really work?? Unfortunately, I do not have the right type of pump for this bra to help. Again, this is because I'm cheap. Since I wasn't planning on work much, I got the cheapest pump I could find. The pump attaches directly to the breast shield, no tubing or anything else. Let me show you why this is a problem:
|The bra naturally pulled the shield against my chest....|
I'm hoping with the next baby I will able to buy (or maybe win) a better pump. In which case, this bra will be perfect. One great feature is that there are two separate clasps and dual panels - you remove the first layer for hands-free pumping and the second layer to nurse.
In the meantime, it is STILL MY FAVORITE NURSING BRA!! Seriously....I want to wear it every day. It may be my favorite bra in general...
BeliBea Nourish would make a fantastic gift - think Baby Showers, Push Present, New Mom, 2nd Kid, 3rd Kid, Birthday, Christmas, etc. ;) If you know a mom who is currently breastfeeding - she will LOVE this gift, I promise!
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