I received the Nourish bra from BeliBea in exchange for this review. This post contains an affiliate link.
I thought nursing bras were all pretty much the same- if you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all. But the nursing bra sent to me by BeliBea was different than others I’ve used.
To start with, I have a hard time finding nursing bras that seem truly supportive. This problem has led to backaches and is just plain uncomfortable. It also makes me wonder if I’m letting gravity win its battle a little sooner. The alternative to this would probably be to wear underwire nursing bras but after getting mastitis FOUR times when my first son was young, I’m scared to take the risk. So the first thing I noticed when I put on the Nourish bra was how well supported I felt. Even without underwire, this bra felt secure and comfortable.
I’m also not a fan of the way nursing bras tend to look under shirts. I’m a bit of a breastfeeding advocate so everyone who knows me knows that I breastfeed, but I still feel uncomfortable when the way my shirts fit put that on display. While the Nourish doesn’t create the same look as bras I wear when not nursing, it is a big step up from most of my nursing bras. I try to wear it when I’m going out to any sort of event, which right now isn’t anything other than a grocery run!
Another aspect of the fit that appealed to me was the way it stretched easily to accommodate different breast sizes throughout the day. This probably won’t matter as much way down the road, but with a hungry one-month-old, I was very glad to have a bra that continues to change with me throughout the day without any adjusting. I can’t tell you how tired I am of having to loosen and tighten my straps all day long!
The really neat part about this bra comes from its multiple uses. It’s a nursing bra with a built-in hands-free pump layer. There layer most immediately against the wearer’s skin has an opening to hold the breast shield when pumping. When nursing, you just unhook this layer also and it functions as a regular nursing bra. When not nursing or pumping, the outside layer hooks into place just above the pumping layer. It might sound like there’s a lot of gear and bulk to this bra, but that’s not the case at all. The pumping layer is so thin, it doesn’t really add to the bulk at all and the hooks are so well designed that it’s no more noticeable than a normal bra. It’s also possible to unhook each side differently so you can nurse on one side and pump on the other.
This is the first nursing bra I reach for when it comes out of the laundry. The comfort and ease of use make it a great nursing bra that I would recommend to anyone.
Post written by blog contributor, Kara S.