Do you know what is the best thing I love about breastfeeding?
The sheer convenience.
No lugging around bottles, flasks, formula or fiddling with sterilising equipment, bottle warmers and measuring spoons.
Just pop and go, baby!
But do you know what is one of the worst things I used to dislike about breastfeeding?
Fiddling with my clothes and tops to latch baby on as discreetly as possible.
And constantly stressing out if I would accidentally ‘flash’ someone.
When I first started breastfeeding, I was really extremely self conscious. I was convinced that everyone around was staring at me and thinking about boobies. Specifically mine.
I dreaded stepping out of the house and always timed my errands so that I could feed baby at home first, then rush back in time for the next feed. If I absolutely had to nurse while out, I would always look for a parents room or any place completely hidden away from prying eyes.
My confidence was even more shaken when being shunned in a department store for asking to use one of their changing rooms to nurse during a non-busy weekday morning. Reason given: It was considered unhygienic.
Thankfully with experience, my confidence grew.
Nowadays, I would happily nurse baby any time, any place, anywhere.
I even ditched my nursing cover to lighten my load and to do my part to try and normalise the view of breastfeeding. Instead, I invested in good quality nursing tops and clothing to help keep things low key and minimise any naked skin visibility, mainly in consideration of others.
And here is my favourite essential item in my breastfeeding toolkit…
The Mamaway Second Skin Seamless Maternity and Nursing Bra
This bra is truly my favourite one in my stash of nursing bras. I adore the velvety soft feel of the material. And it fits so perfectly like a glove around me. It has a sports-brasy feel to it, very very stretchy, with a lot of support but not overly constrictive around the bust.
I’ve worn it with both my nursing tops as well as my regular T-shirts and tops. The seamless design makes it so easy to wear under summer tops and thinner clothing.
I also like the wide, stretchy strap which sit firmly but comfortably on my shoulders. I find that good fitting straps on nursing bras make detaching and reattaching the drop-down clips really simple and easy – some bras I’ve tried have poor-fitting or fiddly straps that easily slip off whenever I try to undo the clips.
If you decide to get only get one nursing bra, get this one. It’s so comfy, I’m sure I’ll continue to wear it even when I am eventually no longer breastfeeding.
My only suggestion to Mamaway would be to provide some bright colour options like yellow, neon pink, lime green and blue in this range. It would be fun to mix things up in the wardrobe with some funky colours to pair my summer tops with.
[This post has been written in conjunction with Mamaway’s Write & Get a Free Second Skin Seamless Maternity & Nursing Bra campaign. I received a free bra for posting this review but did not receive any other compensation or payment. All opinions and thoughts in this review are my own.]