March Bra of the Month – Royce Blossom Nursing Bra

Spring is on it’s way, but here in Cambridge, it is very wet and miserable today! Looking back at February’s Bra of the Month offer, February started in the same way!

Anyway, this month, the bra of the month is the Royce Blossom Nursing Bra.

Blossom Nursing Bra CandyThis innovative design from Royce is another favourite of mine since it was introduced back in 2011.

The super soft stretchy fabric allows the cup to expand and contract which covers 3 cup sizes – perfect for those early days of feeding when you experience fluctuation in your breast size.

There is also a hidden cord at the centre of the bra which allows you to change the style from a plunge style to a crop top style. Blossom Nursing Bra Candy

 

I particularly like the ‘slide slings’ which give support at the side of your breasts.

 

Royce Blossom nursing braThis bra is great for both pregnancy and breastfeeding and is available in black with white spots, or the lighter Candy (pink & white stripes) in the sizes shown in the grid below.

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

Royce have made this video which explains how the bra works and I have previously reviewed the bra here.

The offer for this month is to get the Royce Blossom Nursing Bra for just £25 (RRP £30) by using the code BLOSSOM at the checkout.

Happy Shopping!

Emma x

Do I have to wear nursing bras?

Do I have to wear nursing bras? This question is often asked by ladies in their first pregnancy because it is all new to them and they don’t know what they need in terms of new bras.

However, the answer isn’t necessarily a straight ‘yes’ or ‘no’ and there are different reasons why you do or don’t have to wear nursing bras!

Firstly, let me explain what a nursing bra actually is, because if this is your first pregnancy, you might not actually understand the difference between a maternity bra and a nursing bra.

HOTmilk Eclipse Nursing Bra

Quite simply, a nursing bra is a bra which has nursing clips. These clips allow you to pull down the cup of the bra for easy feeding access. Usually these bras don’t have underwires in them, although there are several underwired nursing bras on the market*.  You can wear a nursing bra during pregnancy but is not necessary as you won’t need the nursing clips until you start breastfeeding.

*I don’t recommend wearing underwired nursing bras until after at least 12 weeks post birth. Read about underwired nursing bras here.

A maternity bra is just a term for a bra that you wear during pregnancy. Many ladies continue to wear their normal bras during pregnancy but then get to a stage where they are uncomfortable and need new bras. At this point, they usually move into wearing a maternity bra, which is essentially a soft cup bra that does not have nursing clips.

So, do you have to wear a nursing bra?

HOTmilk Eclipse Nursing Bra

During pregnancy, no it isn’t necessary, although many ladies will wear a nursing bra when they are moving from their normal bras to a soft cup bra. This is because many of the styles of nursing bra that I stock are designed to be worn during pregnancy as well as for breastfeeding. HOTmilk and Cake Lingerie bras for example, typically have 6 sets of hooks at the back. This means that you can start to wear the bra during early pregnancy on the tightest fitting and it will then grow with you as your bump expands.

If you are planning on breastfeeding though, then a nursing bra becomes more essential. By wearing a nursing bra, you will be well supported, particularly if your breasts become heavy when your milk comes in and you will be able to easily pull down the cup for access to your breast. The last thing you want when baby is hungry is not being able to easily attach baby to your breast!

So, does this all make sense? Have I answered your question: do I have to wear nursing bras? Is there anything else you want to know? Ask me here in the comments, or on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #brafittingFAQ and I will answer anything you need to know!

Emma x

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

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

Blossom Nursing Bra Candy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Lorna Drew Grace Maternity Bra

Lorna Drew Grace Black Maternity Bra

Lorna Drew Grace Maternity Bra

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!

Royce Poppy Nursing Bra

Royce Poppy Nursing Bra

Royce Poppy Nursing Bra

The Poppy Nursing Bra from Royce Lingerie has become one of our favourites since it was introduced last year.

Our customers love the gorgeous vintage-inspired floral print, moulded cups and the contrasting cuff and cradle.

It is lovely and soft, so comfy to wear, yet very supportive making it both practical and fashionable. A definite for your spring wardrobe!

This bra is suitable for wearing during pregnancy as well as breastfeeding and is available in sizes 32D-40FF.

As a special offer this week, we are offering 10% off the RRP by using the code VALENTINE at the checkout.  Offer is valid until midnight on 21st February 2016.

bras4mums Christmas Offers

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We’ve got something special for you this Christmas. We’ve got some lovely offers for you, your friends and colleagues.  Including half prices bras and briefs, free breastpads and money off some of our favourite bras and nightwear!  And don’t forget you can always buy gift vouchers instead of a bra.

We’re looking forward to Supporting You and your family during 2016 and beyond, and hope you will share your stories with us and all our friends.

Happy preparation for Christmas, and we’re here to help you get the right bras during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Any items purchased as gifts can be exchanged free of charge. Let us know by email if your order is for a gift and we’ll add in a special returns form with the delivery.

Last posting dates:

10th December – Australia & New Zealand

15th December – Canada, Eastern Europe and USA

18th December – Western Europe

20th December – UK first class mail

22nd December – UK, Special Delivery

July Special Offers

Each month we are going to highlight particular products and offer a discount on those items, so look out for your favourite styles and grab yourselves a bargain!

This month, we have a very special offer on the Loveyush Nursing Scarves.  With two new designs now in stock, we have reduced all designs to 10% off, but this is only valid until 12th July, so you need to be quick!!

Loveyush Nursing Scarf

Loveyush Nursing Scarf (Victoria)

 

These scarves allow you to breastfeed discreetly if you are out and about, but can then turn into stylish accessories when you are not breastfeeding.

 

 

Banana Parfait Nursing Bra

Banana Parfait Nursing Bra

We also love the Cake Lingerie Banana Parfait Nursing Bra.

This is a balconette style bra with A-frame support and is so comfortable, you won’t feel like you are wearing a bra! It is a gorgeous cream colour which is perfect for summer and has 100% cotton lined cups so if you find your nipples are sensitive from breastfeeding, this bra will not cause you any more discomfort.

It has a flexi-wire so for those of you who feel you need a bit more support than a soft cup bra gives, this is ideal – just make sure that the wires are not digging into any of your breast tissue.

Available from 32C to 40H, we have 10% off the bra this month, or we have also discounted the Banana Parfait Bra & Knickers if you like to have matching undies as well! :)

This bra is suitable for both pregnancy and breastfeeding.

We also have a selection of end of line bras and breastfeeding clothing available in our sale so you might find something else to treat yourself to this month!

HOTmilk Show Off Nursing Bra & Nightwear Christmas Offers

The HOTmilk Show Off Nursing bra is one of our most popular nursing bra styles and we are delighted with the Christmas limited edition in the Vintage Floral design.

HOTmilk Show Off Nursing Bra Vintage Floral

HOTmilk Show Off Vintage Floral

As a special offer we have the bra & briefs available for just £37 (RRP £49).

Even better news is that HOTmilk have widened the range of sizes the Show Off Nursing Bra is available in, in the Vintage Floral design, so this style covers sizes 32B – 42H.

HOTmilk Show Off Nursing Bra Vintage Floral

HOTmilk Show Off Nursing Bra Vintage Floral

So if you are looking for a new nursing bra set, this is perfect for a Christmas look! Don’t forget that you can wear breastfeeding bras during pregnancy too, so treat yourself and feel good during the party season 😉

 

Or if you have enough bras, what about the new nightwear, also in the Vintage Floral Design?

You can choose between the long sleeve top and trousers if you like to keep warm, or the shorts and vest top if you find you are finding you are a bit warm through pregnancy!

Vintage Floral Long PJ Set

Vintage Floral Long PJ Set

Vintage Floral Short PJ Set

Vintage Floral Short PJ Set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have both of these sets also on special offer so maybe drop a few hints about what you would like this Christmas!!

We would love to hear what you think of the Vintage Floral ranges, so please leave your comments below 😉