The newest trend in lingerie is nursing bras and it seems unbeatable. Although the bra is very audience specific, it is empowering mothers everywhere in the world. Gone are the days where mothers used to stay indoors throughout their feeding period or not wear a bra because it is difficult to feed in it. One of the reasons why a woman’s breasts sag after this phase is because they skip wearing the bra.
The newest addition in lingerie is the sundry styles of nursing bras and new mothers are spoilt for choice. Although the bra is very audience specific, it is empowering mothers everywhere in the world. Gone for the days when mothers used to stay indoors throughout their feeding period or not wear a bra because it is difficult to feed in it. One of the reasons why a woman’s breasts sag after this phase is because they skip wearing the bra.
Today, feeding mothers are chirpy and confident. There are so many different types of nursing bras that elevate your comfort and style. However, to make anything last, you need to treat it correctly. Bras are delicate items that need extra care, so more with nursing bras because your child is mildly involved.
So here is some advice to maintain your beloved maternity/feeding bras.
Always hand-wash a nursing bra: All bras are advised to be washed by hand but you may own only a few numbers of nursing bras compared to other bra styles. So, it is paramount to make them last the longest. Hand-washing them will keep the elastic and the closures intact. It also retains the shape of the cups. Besides, there are hygienic purposes it is better to keep them away from other clothes or keep others away from them.
Line dry your maternity bras: Clasp the hooks, if the cups are inverted correct them and hang them by their straps or hang it sideways. A little bit of sun will kill any bacteria and keep them at bay. This is also a way to increase their shelf life.
Use an organic detergent: The drug store ones have very strong chemicals and leave a scent behind on the garment, it may leave residues on your skin and cause an infection or allergy for you or the child. If you can’t find an organic one, use a really mild one.
Have at least 4-5 of them: Since these are nursing bras we are talking about, it is best to change into a new one every day or whenever you feel sticky. Having about 4-5 numbers will make it easier to switch them between days. Please try to wash them the same you remove them, it is most hygienic to do so.
- Please do not compromise on the fit in your nursing bra, the last thing you want to deal with when you have a newborn is an ill-fitting bra. Wearing the wrong fit is as bad as not wearing one.
- Choose a style you are comfortable with like Lightly padded or an underwire etc. You want to feel comfortable, confident and ready to go not something that’s always at the back of your mind.