Modern Moms are lucky in the sense that they have access to a lot of useful information about parenting during the early years. One topic that many Moms do research about is breastfeeding, and now we are well aware of its benefits for both Mom and child. However, breastfeeding does not come easy at the start, and there are many breastfeeding challenges that new Moms need to overcome, like tongue tie, engorgement, and low supply. The last thing a Mom needs is to struggle with a tight bra when her baby is screaming in hunger!! That’s why a good nursing bra is so important for all breastfeeding Moms, especially the new ones!
Why is a nursing bra important?
There may be older Moms or seniors in the family who don’t see the need for a nursing bra. After all, they survived without it, didn’t they? However, the fact is that times have changed, and new Moms today are busier and have less support at home. Due to this, they need solutions that are quick, effective and convenient – like a nursing bra! Here are some reasons why a nursing bra is a must have for a new Mom:
- Traditional bras aren’t built for the expanding size of a new mother, whose size will fluctuate a lot in the initial months
- A nursing bra helps you feed your baby wherever you are, in a discreet fashion without having to undress yourself
- The opening flap makes it easy for you to feed your baby as soon as you want, without making him wait while you fiddle with your hooks
- Giving your baby access to the nipple can be done with just one hand with a nursing bra
- Nursing bras are constructed with materials that are breathable, anti bacterial and comfortable for the new Mom
My Nursing Bra Story
I can personally vouch for these benefits – through some lessons learnt the hard way! When I had my first child, I was among the people who thought that nursing bras were a waste of money. So I just got regular bras in a larger size and thought I was being very smart and economical. How wrong I was!
It took me some time for the milk to come in and when it did, I was engorged! Getting out of the restrictive regular bra was a huge task that needed both hands, which meant I had to lay the baby down somewhere. Also while these bras were fine during my non-nursing days, every single stitch and hook dug into my skin, which felt more sensitive now. I immediately bought a couple of nursing bras and it made a world of difference!
That’s why I’d recommend nursing bras to all the pregnant or breastfeeding Moms out there. So when we got a chance to review the New Mom Seamless Nursing Bra, I decided that it would be done!
New Mom Seamless Nursing Bra Review
The New Mom Seamless Nursing Bra is one of the many products tailored for new Moms and manufactured by Dynamic Techno Medicals. The company started in the eighties, and has grown to manufacture a wide range of medical devices, Orthopaedic Appliances and maternity products. They have got ISO 13485 Certifications and most of their products are CE certified as well. Dynamic Techno Medicals is an FDA registered facility.
Our experience with the New Mom Seamless Nursing Bra
The bra was packaged conveniently in a compact and strong plastic pouch, which was a relief – I have seen too many cardboard boxes get squashed in transit! The bra inside was well protected and ready to use.
The material of the bra is a kind of combed cotton and is very soft. The cups are completely seamless, which is a huge relief for new Moms. Stitches and seams can irritate the delicate skin on the breast, which is particularly sensitive at this stage. Even the band is soft and seamless and wide enough to prevent it riding up and settling under the breasts. This is especially helpful for women with larger busts who are tired of pulling their bra bands down!
We tried the medium size, which turned out a tad snug for our tester Mom, but going up a size would probably be too large. But when it comes to support, the bra was perfect! There are three rows of hooks and wide shoulder straps to ensure that the bra bears all the weight of your breasts, and not your back! The bra also gives a flattering shape, avoiding the dreaded ‘uniboob’, and making clothes look good from the outside.
We also liked the construction of the bra. The hooks and elastic are good quality, and hold the shape while offering scope for expansion. The clasps that hold the feeding flaps are firm, but they are easy enough to remove with one hand – which means quick access for a hungry baby!
One minor problem we had is this – the material is superbly soft, but due to this the nipples tend to pop out of the fabric. A couple more layers would have fixed this problem. However, for Moms who are using breast pads, this is not an issue at all.
Price and Availability
The New Mom Seamless Nursing Bra is available in four sizes – small, medium, large and x-large, and four colors – white, pink, beige and black. Each bra costs Rs. 975.00 and is available at Top Notch Medicals , Amazon India and Firstcry.
Our Verdict on the New Mom Seamless Nursing Bra
For us, the New Mom Seamless Nursing Bra is equivalent to one word – comfort! With its soft material, seamless cups and supportive band, the bra is a dream to wear. The flaps make feeding very easy, and are perfect especially when Mom and baby are outside their home. While the initial fitting was snug, the bra’s construction allows it space to expand. We only wish there were a couple more layers in the flaps that would prevent the nipples from popping out. Otherwise, this bra gets a thumbs up from us!