I can’t believe it’s already been 3 years ago since I breastfed my then newborn son. Breastfeeding was something I really wanted to do. Because I’m sensitive to depression I was a bit afraid for postpartum depression. Breastfeeding helps to bond with your newborn. And that was one of the reasons I really wanted to succeed at breastfeeding.
It was my wish to gave birth at home unmedicated. In the Netherlands this is very common. I had confidence in myself and my midwife that it would all go well. But the thing with births is, they can go a lot different than planned or written down in your birth plan. You can read my full birthing story here.
I ended up having an emergency caesarean at hospital. They also say that when giving birth through a c-section it takes longer for your milk to come in. When Logan was born and we were both settled in our room we had our first skin to skin contact. The nurse helped me latch Logan on to my breast. Logan had his first sips of colostrum but it took a while before my breasts produced actual milk. We had to stay in hospital for 3 days. My milk came in after the 3rd night, when we spend our first night as a family at home.
That morning it was obvious my milk came in. My breasts were painfully swollen and ready to feed my son. After some adjusting in latching on, Logan drank like a champ and quickly gained some weight. My nipples got used to the suckling and my breasts adapted to Logan’s need.
At the time we were living on a budget. We got a lot of our babystuff second hand which was fine by us. When my sister came to visit us in hospital I asked her to buy me some cheap nursing bra’s in my current size. They did what they had to do but they were far from pretty. Simple, plain cotton with little support. Oh how I wished I had bought myself a decent nursing bra. One that actually made me feel pretty with my postpartum body.
Feel pretty breastfeeding
If I got pregnant again, buying a beautiful high quality nursing bra would definitely be one of the first things on my list. Hotmilk lingerie sells great nursing bra’s and I would definitely buy one there.
But since I’m not pregnant I can make one of you gals happy with a Hotmilk Forever Yours nursing bra.
Forever Yours is aptly named as a style you should have forever in your lingerie drawer! This is the ultimate¬ flexiwire T-shirt bra made with a silky black microfibre with a fun dot print on the inside lining. This underwired style can also be worn with a crossover strap detail on the back. A great alternative to your pre-pregnancy underwire bra.
- Contour cups for a smooth profile
- Foam moulded for shaping
- Flexi¬ Wire for shaping
- Polyester, elastane blend
- 6 hook and eye extension for ribcage expansion
- Cotton lined straps for added comfort
- Easy one handed drop down cups for breastfeeding
- Side Sling for great skin to skin contact
- Wider straps on the larger cups for added strength
Available in sizes 32A to 38F (70A to 85E). Take the quiz to find out which size you need!
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