Blue Monday Offer

Monday 16th January 2017 is allegedly the ‘most depressing’ day of the year!

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Apparently we are all feeling down: Christmas seems ages ago, we are waiting to be paid, we are struggling to shift the excesses from over-indulgence, the weather is rubbish and we are already likely to have failed to keep our new year resolutions.

I have to say, that I don’t feel like this at all and I am excited about what 2017 will bring, both for bras4mums and for my family. I have lots of exciting things to look forward this year!

But I didn’t want Blue Monday to pass by without offering a little something to all you lovely ladies, so I am offering free postage on any orders* placed on Monday 16th January if you enter the code BLUE at the checkout.

Happy Shopping!

Emma x

 

*This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount code.

January Bra of the Month

Each month, starting from this month, I am going to share with you a different bra and give you a special offer for the website. It might be money off, free postage, discounted or free matching briefs… it just depends on the bra for the month as to what the offer will be.

I am beginning this year with one of my personal favourites and one that I know lots of you ladies like too! It might not be pretty, but it is super comfy and supportive and is one of the bras that I recommend to the majority of my customers.

Bravado Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra

Bravado Seamless Nursing Bra

The Bravado Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra.

For those of you who don’t know my story, I struggled with maternity and nursing bras during my first two pregnancies. I then discovered the lovely T-J who trained me in maternity and nursing bra fittings and I started my BraLady Cambridge business. So whilst pregnant with my third son and breastfeeding him, I had new bras which I knew fitted me properly, were comfortable and supportive.  I practically lived in the the Bravado Seamless Nursing Bra!

It is a soft, stretchy, t-shirt style bra and is ideal for pregnancy and breastfeeding because of its flexible sizing: Small – Extra Large covering 32B to 46F.

The new style Extra Large has had x2 cup sizes added to it, so it now goes up to G cup (although I haven’t yet got those in stock). If you want one of the new sized XL bras, then please email me at info@bras4mums.co.uk and I will sort this out for you.

This bra is ideal for your hospital bag, early days of feeding, or if baby arrives earlier than expected and you haven’t had your nursing bra fitting yet.  It is very versatile and can be worn during the day as it is supportive enough, or can be slept in at night as it has no seams to dig into your milk ducts.

The foam cups offer a firmer shape and cover your nipples or breast pads. Some ladies like the pads, others remove them immediately! I used them for the first few weeks of breastfeeding to help protect my sore nipples, but then took them out as I didn’t need them anymore.

The Bravado Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra is available in a choice of colours: black, ivory and latte. I have a few pale pink left in stock and there are also seasonal colours available so a new colour is likely to be available in the spring.

Already discounted from the RRP of £30 down to £27, I am offering you a further 10% off this month. Just enter #braofthemonth at the checkout to apply your discount.

I hope you love this bra as much as I do!

Emma x

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!  I can’t quite believe we are nearly half way through January already – just where is the time going?!

I know that I was very quiet on here last year. My youngest started school last September and I enjoyed a term of having time to myself!

Since taking over bras4mums in July 2014, I haven’t put as much time into the support side as I would have liked, but I was always planning for when all three boys were at school and how I could then extend the level of support that I can give.

So this year, I have plans for bras4mums, to reach out to more pregnant and breastfeeding ladies across the country and support you all in finding comfortable and supportive maternity and nursing bras.  I’ll be updating the website, introducing new styles, you will be getting more regular updates via the blog, newsletters, Twitter and Facebook and I will be popping up at various events throughout the year! Keep an eye out for dates as I will add them to Facebook and Twitter as and when events are confirmed.

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If you haven’t already signed up for the Bra Size Helper, this is a starting point for you to work out your bra size. You will be asked a couple of questions and then will get emails at key stages of your pregnancy and post-birth to guide you through. I know though, that sometimes you just need to talk to someone, so you can always email or phone me and I will answer any questions you have and suggest which size and style bra would be best for you to try.

There is free shipping for orders over £75 and a free returns policy, with unlimited exchanges. I want to make sure you are wearing the right size bra, so if you order and the bra doesn’t quite feel right, send it back and I will exchange it for the right size or another style. Again, if you need some advice on sizing once you have received your order, then please do get in touch with me.

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If you are based around Cambridgeshire, I also offer a home fitting service through BraLady Cambridge and will come and visit you with a box of bras for you to try and buy, without having the hassle of buying online and returning any that don’t fit!

 

Finally, to share a little bit of love with you all this month as you feel the pinch from Christmas, get 10% off any orders this month by using Jan17 at the checkout.

Here is to wearing the right bras in 2017!

Emma x

Top 3 Maternity & Nursing Bras for Large Cup Sizes

Many ladies we see and speak to find it difficult enough to find bras in large cup sizes for everyday life, but then once they get pregnant and their breasts increase in size, they just don’t know where to turn for their maternity and nursing bras.

Fortunately, we stock a range of bras which are designed with the larger cup sizes in mind.  Here are our top 3 choices:

Cake Lingerie Sorbet Nursing Bra for Large Cup Sizes

 

First up, is one of our favourites for comfort and shape – the Cake Lingerie Sorbet Nursing Bra.  This bra has been particularly designed for large sup sizes and is available in 32-40 band, D-J cups in this gorgeous lavender colour, or apricot if you prefer a lighter option. It also comes with matching briefs so you can continue to co-ordinate your lingerie!

 

 

HOTmilk Lingerie black nursing bra for Large Cup Sizes

 

The HOTmilk Eclipse Nursing Bra gives you the support you need yet still allows you to feel sexy at the same time, with the lace trim and diamante in the centre. From 32B to 42H in black or nude, again with matching briefs, there is no reason why you should feel frumpy whilst pregnant or breastfeeding wearing this bra!

 

 

 

Royce Ava Nursing Bra for Large Cup SizesAnd finally, new in is the Royce Ava Nursing Bra in 32-40 FF to K. A stylish new nursing bra with strong fabrics to support the bust and cotton lining for extra comfort against the skin. It is available in two delicate spot prints and perfect for under dark or light clothing.

 

 

 

 

All of these bras designed for the large cup are bras for breastfeeding with the nursing clips, but they can still be worn during pregnancy.  Remember though that you will need another fitting for your nursing bras at around 36-37 weeks.

Our Top Tips for Brafitting

So this morning, we hosted #BabyHour over on Twitter and it quickly became clear that lots of ladies were wearing the wrong sized bras, but didn’t really know how a bra should be fitting for them to be comfy.download

We quickly put together this list of top tips and the response was amazing! We certainly educated lots of ladies about brafitting this morning!

 

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1. Don’t expect to be the same size in every style of bra you try on!

2. You should be comfy & supported in whatever bra you are wearing. If it’s not comfy, it’s not right!

3. The support comes from getting the band size right. Many ladies wear a band far too big!

4. Your cup should be fully supported and no ‘double boob’ or ‘overspill’!

5. Some styles just won’t suit you! Find styles that work for you and stick to them!

6. You might need a different sized bra for different times during your monthly cycle.

7. A bra should only last for around 6 months. After that it will lose it’s support.

8. You should rotate your bras so that you don’t wear the same bra 2 days in a row.

So whichever style of bra you are wearing, make sure you follow these top tips and be comfy and supported!  We are always happy to give support and advice, either before you purchase or even after if you are not sure about the fit once it arrives!

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hotMaMa Clothing

We are always on the lookout for other business to recommend to our customers to help you on your pregnancy and breastfeeding journey. So now we are delighted to introduce you to hotMaMa Clothing, who have a fab range of stylish yet affordable breastfeeding tops.
We have teamed up with them to offer you 10% off any purchases made, by using the code ‘bras4mums’ at the checkout.

hotMaMa Clothing – Adding sparkle and style to breastfeeding mummy wardrobes!
Mums are hot.  Their clothes should be too! hotMaMa is a boutique collection of breastfeeding tops designed to be super stylish, easy to feed in and affordable.   hotMaMa aims to fuse functionality with fashion to make all mums feel like a hotMaMa.  Our products feature stunning fabric prints and styles and to a little sparkle to mummy wardrobes. All of our products can be found in our online shop at www.hotmama.co.uk here is a sneak peak at just two of our products:

Breastfeeding Kimono in Navy Florals 
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– Easy access for breastfeeding without leaving you feeling exposed
– Made of a premium Marcella fabric which is thicker and more supportive than our other lighter weight kimonos
– Fabric stretches for comfort when wearing
– Stunning feminine floral print
– Wrap front to conceal easy breastfeeding access
– Wide kimono sleeves to flatter arms in style
– Machine washable
– Garment manufactured in England
This is a beautiful garment designed to give you back your sparkle and has been hugely popular since we launched in July 2016. Crafted in a beautiful floral print fabric this garment is designed to be flattering, practical and stylish. The busy print helps to disguise minor marks inevitably picked up through the day of being a mum with a flattering cut is designed to make women look their best. Its mix of polyester with a touch of lycra makes it soft and comfortable to wear. This is a truly beautiful fabric. Style with jeans for a casual look or pair with smart trousers or skirt for a smarter special event!

Long sleeved breastfeeding top in Cambridge Bicycles
– Easy empire line access for breastfeeding without leaving you feeling exposedBreastfeeding Top Long Sleeves 1500x998-1
– Fun bicycle print
– Soft fabric with a stretch – our medium weight long sleeved top
–  Machine washable
– Garment manufactured in England
Crafted in a beautiful soft fabric this long sleeved top combines the comfort and style you crave from your pre-pregnancy wardrobe. Its cotton fibers  makes it soft and comfortable to wear while breastfeeding. Style with jeans for a classic casual look that will make you feel fab!

We have lots more breastfeeding tops on our website, see our size guide to help you pick the best size for you. Additional photos of our products are available on our social media pages. @hotmamaclothing www.facebook.com/hotmamaclothing

 

Breastfeeding at a Wedding in Style

I’m very excited to introduce you to Milk & Mummy who have a gorgeous selection of maternity and nursing clothing, but particularly a fab range of dresses suitable for breastfeeding in at those special summer occasions such as weddings and christenings.

The lovely Emma has very kindly sent us her pick of the best nursing dresses, so you can feel comfortable and look beautiful at summer events!

And don’t forget we can help you to get the right nursing bra to wear under your dress!

Here at Milk & Mummy we specialise in selling stylish breastfeeding dresses for weddings. In fact, most of our orders at this time of our year are for mums desperate for find something gorgeous to wear at a friend’s wedding or their own baby’s christening that flatters them AND allows for easy feeding. I know all too well myself how difficult it can be to find something that fits the bill, and it was after an especially frustrating shopping trip on the high street looking for a nursing dress for a wedding over three years ago, that I decided to launch Milk & Mummy.

We like to think that we can solve your breastfeeding outfit dilemma through selling beautiful dresses that just happen to have really simple nursing access. The kind of dress you’d wear even if you weren’t breastfeeding. So here is my pick of our party dresses, depending on your preference:

Pretty in print

We all love a print and this striking one from Mothers En Vogue is sure to turn a few heads.

Kate - chevron print nursing dress

Kate – chevron print nursing dress

Kate - chevron print nursing dress

Kate – chevron print nursing dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willow - chevron print nursing dress

Willow – chevron print nursing dress

 

 

 

Show-stoppers

These are the breastfeeding dresses sure to give you the wow factor. We think they’re so unbelievably glamorous that your non-nursing friends will want to know where they can buy them!

Jessica nursing dress

Jessica nursing dress

Josie emerald nursing dress

Josie emerald nursing dress

 

Josie blue nursing dress

Josie blue nursing dress

 

 

 

 

 

Most versatile

These nursing dresses are perfect for dressing up for weddings or down for more casual occasions, and are a great price. No mum should have to compromise on style just because they are breastfeeding.

Kate nursing dress

Kate nursing dress

Kate pistachio nursing dress

Kate pistachio nursing dress

Katerina nursing dress

Katerina nursing dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With free returns on all orders, we make it easy for you to try a few styles before choosing the perfect dress for you. Our Fitting Room page lets you check which size will be right for you. But if you need any further advice on the fit or style, then we’re more than happy to chat about it. Here’s our Contact Details.

Royce Blossom Candy Nursing Bra

The Royce Blossom nursing bra is one of our bestselling styles, so we know you love it just as much as we do!

And we are delighted to announce that the new Candy Blossom is now available just in time for spring!

The super-soft stretchy fabric allows for the cup to expand and contract to accommodate 3 cup fittings. Using a hidden cord in the centre of the bra, the style can be altered from a plunge style look, to a bustier crop top style.

Suitable for wearing during pregnancy as well as breastfeeding this has to be one of the basic items in your wardrobe.

Blossom Nursing Bra Candy

Blossom Nursing Bra Candy

Blossom Nursing Bra Candy

Blossom Nursing Bra Candy

Blossom Nursing Bra Candy

Blossom Nursing Bra Candy

Blossom Nursing Bra Candy

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Royce Blossom nursing bra is available in the following sizes:

32 C / D / DD 32 E / F / FF 32 G / GG / H
34 C / D / DD 34 E / F / FF 34 G / GG / H
36 C / D / DD 36 E / F / FF 36 G / GG / H
38 C / D / DD 38 E / F / FF 38 G / GG / H
40 C / D / DD 40 E / F / FF 40 G / GG / H

Lorna Drew Grace Maternity & Nursing Bras

We are delighted to be working once again with Lorna Drew, who has created a fantastic range of maternity and nursing bras.

The first style we are introducing is ‘Grace’ which is available in both a soft cup maternity bra and a Flexi Underwired Nursing Bra.

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Lorna Drew Grace Black Maternity Bra

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Lorna Drew Grace Cream Maternity Bra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available in two colours, black & nude or cream & dove, we think you will love this style as much as we do!

Also available are matching briefs or high waisted shorts, so you can still feel comfortable and attractive whilst pregnant or breastfeeding!

The Lorna Drew Nursing Bra collection has been created for the modern woman who wants beautiful and flattering breastfeeding bras. All of their bras come with 100% pure cotton lining for full comfort and breathability.

The Grace Flexi Underwired Nursing Bra also features the signature patented nursing bra clip that can be adjusted over 3 cup sizes to suit a nursing mothers fluctuating body shape.

To understand how the clip works to adjust over the three cup sizes, Lorna Drew have produced this video.

We will be introducing more styles from Lorna Drew over the next few months so keep an eye out for these too!

Mother’s Day Competition

To celebrate Mother’s Day here in the UK on 6th March, we are giving away a new Cake Lingerie Strawberry Gateau Chemise.

Cake Lingerie Strawberry Gateau Chemise

Cake Lingerie Strawberry Gateau Chemise

This gorgeous chemise is perfect for pregnancy and breastfeeding and will make a great treat for any new mum!

Good luck to all those entering and please share the competition with your friends!

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