When I was pregnant, I was never very comfortable with how I looked. I hated the weight gain and the swelling. I hated that I didn’t feel at home in my own body. I hated how maternity clothes looked on me. I hated the elastic waist bands and the tops with the ruched sides, I hated how they never made me look anything but huge. I never felt “glowing” or pretty, I just felt pregnant and like a stranger in my own body.
After I had Grace I thought I would get my body back but that doesn’t happen when you are breastfeeding. Your body is a round the clock milk dispenser for a tiny person who needs you to provide food and care for them. Your body is not your own. Your old clothes don’t fit. Your old bras aren’t functional for breast-feeding and nursing bras left me lacking support and weren’t very flattering.
When I went away to New York, for Blogger Bash, I decided to throw caution to the wind and leave my nursing bras at home. This was a huge mistake and by my third day in the city my breasts were paying the price and I was completely miserable about it. Luckily Coobie bras were at the expo at Blogger Bash and were giving out samples. After talking to the rep, I immediately went to the ladies room and swapped out my uncomfortable bra for a Coobie bra.
As I told the rep that day, that bra changed my entire day. When I got back from Blogger Bash I contacted Coobie to see if I could review one of their nursing bras. Coobie sent me out a nursing bra to try as well as one of their v-neck lace trim bra.
I was excited to see that the Coobie nursing bra is racerback, not only does this provide extra support but it is the only nursing bra I’ve found that has a racer back. Since most of my tank tops are racer back this bra works perfectly with my wardrobe.
Both the nursing bra and the bralette don’t have a clasps and are one size fits most. The cups are soft and removable and hold their shape. While most nursing bras lack support and leave boobs looking like the dreaded uniboob, neither of this things happen with the Coobie nursing bra which means that I can feel confident and comfortable in Coobie’s nursing bras.
Nine months of pregnancy and 12 months of nursing are a long time to feel uncomfortable in your own skin. Anything that makes me look good and feel good post baby is a must have for new moms.
Coobie offers more than nursing bras, they also have lace bralettes, scoop neck bras, and tank tops for a wide variery of comfortable, fashionable looks.
Coobie provided me with 2 bras to facilitate this review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.