I’ve been wearing nursing bras for 15 months now, and after experimenting briefly with different styles, settled on Warner’s Baby N Me Style # 1100. It’s cotton, comfortable, reasonably priced (about $25), available everywhere that sells Warner boxed bras, and pretty utilitarian. I own five of them – three in natural, and one each in white and black. It hit me this weekend that it seems really pointless to wear a shapeless, unflattering, blasÃ©, cotton bra day in and day out when Kale is only nursing once in the mornings as we wake up, and when I’m not even wearing a bra.
I sense Kale is almost done with nursing – the one session we have is so brief and I feel like I’m the one to initiate it because I pull him into my lap and get him latched on and going. He never asks for milk in reference to me, and when he does ask for milk, he’s refering to his orange sippy, reserved for homo milk.
So this past weekend, in addition to shopping for jeans, I also bought myself some comfy everyday bras. Breastfeeding has changed my breasts – they are smaller (and will likely get even smaller when Kale weans fully) and softer. Ross bought me a gift card to La Senza for Valentine’s Day, and while appreciated, the experience shopping at that establishment isn’t one I want to repeat. Plus, truth be told, the $150 worth of bras I bought? They kind of dig into me if I wear them for more than a few hours. They are “going-out” bras, I suppose. So I was looking for reasonably priced, soft, neutral coloured bras that were COMFORTABLE.
I ended up with a clearance Warner bra and panty set in a really awesome coral colour, and then two from the Silk Magic collection of Elita Lingerie – comfy, neutral, and they were on sale for $14. Beat that, La Senza.
Still, as I pulled all my nursing bras out of my drawer, I felt the need to take a picture of them and mark the end of this era. While its not the end of nursing, I feel like things have changed again.