Confession time. I used the same 2-3 nursing bras for all three of my girls. To say they have been worn and abused is a total understatement. I can’t even read the tags on them and have no idea what size they are. And, really, I doubt that my breasts were the same size every time. What can I say? I’m frugal to a fault.
This time? I’m taking better care of my breasts while nursing. Hopefully, this helps me avoid the numerous clogged ducts I had with E. I had a fabulous nursing bra fitting provided by Livi Rae Lingerie to get me in a good fitting, right-sized bra and also teach be about getting the girls in the right place so the bra can do it’s job. Molly co-owner of Livi Rae Lingerie (which is also the setting for the popular reality show, Double Divas on Lifetime TV), with her sweet voice, and super patient personality took time to get to know me, what I was looking for, and sized me up (seriously, no measuring tape was ever used or needed). The store welcomed E as well, even when she started to becoming a little impatient.
I just had to get a picture of the dressing room. It’s very spacious and full of touches that make you feel like you are at home. There was even a bottle of delicious smelling lotion to sample if you wanted (why didn’t I pick any up, I was smelling myself all day!)
And, the impatient E, who shouldn’t have a paci carrying around a pair of undies!
So, back to the bra fitting. After chatting with me for a couple minutes, Molly came back with like 10 nursing bras. Different styles, shapes and levels of sexiness. She explained the differences, how they would fit, how they should fit (make sure that the bottom part, wire or not, goes all the way to the edge and around the breast tissue to help prevent clogged ducts).
I decided on one plain while nursing bra and one that is a little more fun, but still totally functional. They carry so many different lines, it was hard for me to keep up. This one is from Cake Lingerie. It boosts the girls up (yes, I’ve been wearing a nursing bra and I’m not yet nursing) and made me feel like I had the support I need! Plus, it’s fun and cute. I’ve never had a fun and cute nursing bra before.
They really focus on all things women and breast and leave nothing out. They make sure to have nursing pads on hands for new moms so they feel comfortable trying on new bras without leaking on them, and they even carry Lily Padz Silicon Nursing pads. I’m very excited to try these out. They heat mold to your body and put pressure on just the right place to prevent leakage and also keep you dry. Plus, you just wash them with a gentle soap and water and immediately can reuse them. They are more for once your milk regulates, but I really am happy about the idea of not going through several disposable breast pads every day.
Right now, they have a special gift card promotion (available through 12/31/12): Purchase a $75 gift card and get an additional $25 when you redeem it in-store or online between 1/1/14 and before Valentine’s Day. Yes, this means you pay just $75 for a gift card valued at $100! (†he $75 gift card has no expiration but the $25 discount is only valid from January 1st – February 14th 2014.) This offer is for a limited time only, but there’s no limit to how many you can purchase, so get one for everyone on your list! You can give the $75 as a gift and use the $25 for yourself to pick up a pair of Hanky Panky undies. They are truly a one-size-fits-all thong made from stretchy mesh and lace that flatter every figure (like pre-pregnancy, during pregnancy and post-pregnancy). This underwear is so comfortable that LiviRae recommends it to everyone – even women who may be nervous about trying thongs.
LiviRae’s philosophy is deeply rooted in helping all women feel confident and beautiful, and that of course includes pregnant and nursing mothers. Molly and Cynthia as well as all of the other associates will be thrilled to help you find a bra that makes you look and feel great. Their new site is launching in early 2014 and will have eCommerce capabilities for online shoppers that can’t make it out to Kennesaw, Georgia.
As soon as I left the store, I called my mom and told her I was bringing her there to get her a bra or two. It’s amazing what a truly perfect and great fitting bra feels like. I think every woman should have a custom bra fitting and treat themselves to good, quality bras at Livi Rae Lingerie.
I received promotion items to facilitate my review. However, all thoughts are my own and this has no impact on my praises.