I remember being overwhelmed by the number of items that my newborn baby and I needed as my due date approached. Naturally, I wanted the best for both of us, so I spent much time reading reviews and forums, as well as asking friends and family members for recommendations for the best products and brands. Knowing how difficult it was especially as a first-time mummy, I hope that my list of personal favourites will benefit any mummies-to-be.
- Fabulous Mom Victoria Premium Lace Nursing Bra
The Fabulous Mom Victoria Premium Lace Nursing Bra is the perfect combination of style and comfort for mummies. Made of microfibre fabric adorned with delicate lace, the Fabulous Mom Victoria Premium Lace Nursing Bra delivers skin-soft comfort with a boost of sensuality, ideal for mummies to look and feel good as they embrace a new phase of motherhood.
The Fabulous Mom Victoria Premium Lace Nursing Bra is comfortable enough to be worn as an everyday bra at home, as its microfibre material is highly absorbent and yet quick-drying. The bra is full-cup and seamless with light padding and no underwire, and its wide hook and adjustable shoulder straps ensure a secure and comfortable fit. The bra even comes with a free extender to ease any post-partum changes.
Nursing with the Fabulous Mom Victoria Premium Lace Nursing Bra is a breeze, as the cups snap down easily with their easy-to-use nursing clips. This allows convenient access for both breastfeeding and pumping. The bra comes in 5 sizes and 5 colours – light pink, hot pink, green, navy blue and cream. This lovely nursing bra is a steal, currently retailing at RM29 instead of its normal price of RM59 which is already a great purchase for the quality and comfort it gives.
- Autumnz Florence T-Shirt Nursing Bra
For mummies who are big on style but yet want to maintain the comfort and functionality of a nursing bra, the seamless Autumnz Florence T-Shirt Nursing Bra is for you. There are 5 lovely designs available – Dianthus, Grey Stripe, Cosmos Grey, Frappucino and Black. Choose a design that matches your mood for the day – quartz top (Dianthus), textural streaks (Grey Stripe), floral embellishments (Cosmos Grey), or bold and solid colours (Frappucino and Black). The designs add a subtle touch of detail to the bra, but would never show through your tight-fitting T-shirts, blouses and dresses. The bra is wired to give your mummy figure the extra support it deserves. The clasps consist of 3 rows of hooks and eyes, giving you an even better fit.
The Autumnz Florence T-Shirt Nursing Bra is made of breathable microfibre fabric that feels very soft to the touch. It is great for home use and even better for trips out with your baby, for it makes nursing very easy with its one-hand release clips that will fully drop the cup. The pads are removable and resistant to folds and crushes, so you can be assured that your Autumnz Florence T-Shirt Nursing Bra will stay in shape to accompany you for a long time on your breastfeeding journey.
The Autumnz Florence T-Shirt Nursing Bra is available in an astounding 14 sizes and retails at RM37.90 regardless of size.
- Medela Maternity Sleep Bra
The Medela Maternity Sleep Bra is for mummies who need the utmost comfort and support to cope with the ever-changing challenges of motherhood. Knowing how important extra support is while understanding that underwires can be uncomfortable to tender and sensitive breasts, the people at Medela designed this sleep bra with a smooth, zone-knitted under-bust band to snugly support the breasts as well as underwires, maybe even better.
The Medela Maternity Sleep Bra is made of an extremely stretchy material, thanks to its 90% nylon and 10% spandex/elastane composition. The fabric boasts of a 4-way stretch that accentuates and envelopes your contour, making it ideal for sleep, days out with the baby or even for light exercises.
The Medela Maternity Sleep Bra comes in black and white only, and the retail price of RM129 is a tad heftier than the other nursing bras in the market. However, Medela’s price tag is well justified for the extra comfort and support it brings.
- Mamaway Ultra Silky Seamless Maternity & Nursing Bra
The Mamaway Ultra Silky Seamless Maternity & Nursing Bra features one-of-its-kind hidden jelly glues. Placed at the W zone under the bustline, the jelly glues simulate underwires to provide firm support and contour. Despite containing jelly glues, the bra is lightweight, thanks to the silky material that feels soft and cool on the skin.
The Mamaway Ultra Silky Seamless Maternity & Nursing Bra is ideal for mums with little changes in the breasts throughout pregnancy and post-partum. The 3D moulded cups retained their shape so well even after repeated squeezing. The paddings are easily removable but what was pleasantly surprising is that the paddings matched the colour of the bra, unlike the usual white, cream or black ones.
The bra is available in 4 sizes in soft colours of Mid Blue, Lilac and Rust, and the all-time favourite of Black. Its retail price of RM219.90 may be a setback for some, but the bra is definitely worth the money spent as it is durable and will last throughout pregnancy and beyond.
As mummies’ bodies are ever-changing, it is advisable to try different styles in terms of support (eg. underwired) and design (eg. seamless) to find out which ones best fit your current form. I hope that by covering a range of different types of nursing bras, you would have a few favourites to go to in your motherhood journey.