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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE this bra for what it's meant for, February 10, 2011
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I've never written a review for anything before, but since I'm using them so much in my search for a more supportive bra, I felt I owe it to others to give feedback about what my experience has been.
I bought this bra while 8 months pregnant and came down with heat rash all over the areas generally covered by a bra. (You know what I'm talking about... underneath, where the band sits, in between the boobs, etc.) I couldn't stand the thought of anything underwire or scratchy or generally 'felt.' I wanted something that wouldn't interfere with the growing belly, would keep the boobs away from each other (skin touching skin while suffering from heat rash is THE worst), be something that I wouldn't notice, and be comfortable after birth. I planned to bring it to the hospital for when I felt like wearing nothing else, and it worked great for that too. My son is now 4 months old, and I LIVE in this bra. As a larger-ish cup size (DD, depending on the chart), I haven't found a nursing bra I've liked. I have this medela medium support bra in a Large (I'm a 40), and though it kinda cuts into my back fat, I wouldn't want in any bigger size. The support is minimal at best, and even though I'm sure my figure looks terrible in it, I'm so comfortable in it, I can't stop wearing it. Now that I'm back to my new normal, I have vowed to myself and my husband to find a bra that keeps them up where they belong, but I think I'll probably not find anything as comfortable for every-day-around-the-house wearing. I think it's like sweat pants--comfie and good for around the house, but I need something better for when I am around other people. The material is pretty darn thin, and breast pads--both the disposable and cotton, washable ones-show through. I can't imagine working out in this bra as the support is WAY too light. This might be because my boobs are generally so large anyways. The biggest issue, other than being a bit saggy, is that it's a halter top, so the straps show in even the slightest of loose, round neck shirt. I think you'd have to be wearing a turtle neck or hoodie for the strap not to show near your neck. Even in t-shirts it shows. I love it so much that sometimes I don't care that people can see it. But, be warned, it will likely show. Again, I love it. I'm actually not looking forward to something with more support because I cannot imagine being as comfortable as I am right now.
[I use the medela sleep bras to actually sleep in (criss-crossing cotton in the front), and I like those pretty well. My boobs tend to fall out once at their fullest (usually by morning, I'm half out and half in), but that hasn't stopped me from wearing them. I mean, it's not THAT much of an issue, they are generally comfortable, and it's easy to pull out the boob when the situation requires it. My son is now sleeping through the night and I continue to wear it, mostly to hold them in place.]
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