Breastfeeding 101: Why Nursing Bras are Important

Breastfeeding 101: Why Nursing Bras are ImportantLoving Moments by Leading Lady is dedicated to promoting breastfeeding because of the nutritional benefits baby receives from a mother’s milk—there’s plenty of research information to confirm the old saying “breast is best.” Breastfeeding takes practice though, and many new moms report feelings of frustration while trying to successfully nurse for the first attempts. We asked Jennifer, a registered Breastfeeding Peer Counselor from Arkansas, to provide some advice for new and expecting moms who have never breastfed before. Jennifer works in a Health Clinic that serves moms from all walks of life and has also nursed each of her own five children. Here’s why Jennifer recommends that all breastfeeding moms try nursing bras and nursing tanks instead of using pre-pregnancy bras:

Nursing bras help to promote a healthy breastfeeding relationship between mom and baby by offering easy breast access not found with regular bras. Nursing bras also provide necessary support without restricting milk supply. In my opinion, nursing bras also offer the added benefit of helping new moms with self-esteem; most pre-pregnancy bras will not fit properly right away after giving birth. If a new mom wears a properly fitted nursing bra she will have less back pain as well. I prefer wearing nursing tanks when I’m breastfeeding because they layer well with other tops and sweaters. Also, nursing tanks allow me to nurse discreetly regardless if I’m at home or out with my baby.

Still on the fence about trying a nursing bra? We encourage you to try one of Loving Moments’ comfortable, stylish and affordable nursing bra options. You’ll love the support and simple one-hand nursing clasps on some of our everyday bra styles that were designed to keep moms comfortable and make breastfeeding a breeze. Shop our new Maternity to Nursing Collection only at WalMart and Walmart.com.