April 26, 2019

Bras are an integral part of a woman’s life. We can’t live without a good bra that gives the much required support to the girls as we go about solving everyday problems of life. But, have you ever felt the need to take off your bra the moment you come home from work? You are not alone. Many women can’t wait to get out of their bras at the end of the day. And if you are pregnant or are a nursing mother, bras become even more uncomfortable. Here are just a few problems women face, during pregnancy, breastfeeding, or otherwise.

  1. The size of your breasts change during pregnancy. Also, since you are getting them ready for your baby to feed, you want to ensure that the breasts have enough room to breathe. This is the reason you don’t want a constricting bra that puts undue pressure on your breasts. Also, a tight bra is not recommended during pregnancy since it pushes the nipple flat against the breasts which is not good for breastfeeding. But what if a regular maternity bra doesn’t cut it for you? 
  1. If you are already a breastfeeding mum, you will know how the breast size changes several times during the day. One moment you have breasts all swollen up and leaking milk. And immediately after you feed the baby they are soft and somewhat reduced in size. A nursing bra certainly helps. But many women find it uncomfortable to wear it to bed. 
  1. A tight bra can also aggravate sore nipples. During lactation, it can cause the milk ducts to clog leading to engorged breasts and even mastitis. 
  1. Things get even more uncomfortable at night. And experts recommend that you shouldn’t be wearing a bra at night anyway. Of course, exception is if you have a larger cup size, in which cases not wearing a bra can be quite uncomfortable. But with swollen breasts, leaks, and nighttime feeding sessions, you are left not just tired, but also quite uncomfortable.

What is the solution, you ask? 

Your one stop solution for all the booby traps (forgive the pun!) of pregnancy and motherhood is the sleep bra.

What is a sleep bra?

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A sleep bra is a comfortable bra designed to be worn when you are sleeping or simply lounging around and relaxing. It is designed to give you support, while at the same time being comfortable enough for you to move around. And the best part is, you don’t feel the urge to remove it as soon as you can!

But, wait a minute. Isn’t it for women with large breasts?

It most definitely is. Busty women are prone to sagging breasts. Also heavy breasts, especially during nursing, can even cause back pain. So yes, women with large breasts do need something to support the busteven as they sleep. But, that is not to say that petite women cannot benefit from a sleep bra. For comfort, support, and cosmetic reasons, a sleep bra makes perfect sense no matter what your bra size is.

How is a sleep bra different from a regular bra?

We have all heard a thousand times that wearing a bra to bed is bad for you. From skin rashes to cysts, to even cancer, have been said to be the side-effects of wearing a bra while you take your beauty sleep. The truth is, the innocent bra in itself is not the culprit. It’s the underwires and the constricting design of regular or push-up bras that are to blame.

A sleep bra is different because it does not have underwires that dig into your skin. Instead, it is made from comfortable fabric that gently supports your breasts.

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And what is better than a sleep bra?

Now that you know how a sleep bra is essential for you, what could be better than a sleep bra? A cotton sleep bra for nursing, of course! When it comes to the benefits of a cotton bra, where do we even start? Okay, let’s list a few:

  • It is soft and comfortable
  • It is breathable
  • It does not cause skin allergies or rashes
  • It does not chafe against the soft skin of the breasts
  • It is the perfect choice if you don’t want synthetic fabrics on your skin
  • It keeps you dry by wicking away moisture and sweat from the body
  • It is easy to wash and dry

Need more?

  • It is the perfect material you want against your skin when you are pregnant.
  • It is great for nursing mothers who want a non-constricting design that does not hinder their milk flow.

All in all, a cotton sleep bra for nursing is the ideal choice for women who are looking for comfort and support.

Happy Maternity is here to help.

In your quest for the perfect sleep bra that you can wear during your pregnancy and beyond as you enter into motherhood, Happy Maternity presents the Chloe Dream Bra. It is made from superior cotton that is lightweight and comfortable. The bra is designed to provide support without chaffing or constricting. What’s more, it’s great for light exercise and great for moving around getting things done without feeling restricted or uncomfortable.

I personally recommend this bra to all mummies and would-be mummies. Why, you ask? Because I have tried it out and tested myself and I have loved the way it provides the perfect fit and support. Whether it’s lounging around or getting chores done, sleeping or doing light exercise, I have found this bra to be an ideal garment.

But, don’t just take my word for it. Check out the bra here.

And as always ladies, Happy Maternity!