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Medela Sleep Nursing Bra: a Breastfeeding Product Review

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medela-sleep-nursing-bra.jpgWelcome Carnival of Breastfeeding readers! This month's participants each review one or more breastfeeding products (see the links at the end of this post).

Medela Sleep Nursing Bra Review

I ordered a Medela Sleep Nursing Bra when I was pregnant because I was looking for a soft, comfortable nursing bra without hooks or snaps. I was not disappointed! The fabric is 95% cotton, 5% spandex, and it comes in nude or white. The cups cross slightly in front, allowing for easy opening by pulling one cup to the side to reveal the breast. The ultra-lazy (me!) can pull up from the bottom rather than to the side. It has a racerback style and wide shoulder straps (which do leave a mark but are not uncomfortable) and pulls easily over the head. The bra is designed as a sleep nursing bra for holding in nursing pads. While it only offers minimal support, I am comfortable wearing it during the day at home and even under some shirts when I go out (others might prefer more support in a regular nursing bra but I like the comfortable fit and light coverage). At U.S. $19.99 the price is right too!

If you do get a Medela Sleep Nursing Bra, consider the sizing carefully. I tried on a medium during pregnancy, thinking I normally am a 36C. The medium was too small, and I thought I'd grow even bigger when my milk came in so I ordered an extra-large. In the end I fit best in the large.

Other Product Reviews for the Carnival of Breastfeeding (updates throughout the day)

Breastfeeding Mums: The Food of Love book by Kate Evans
Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog: Breastfeeding and Pumping CDs, including a giveaway
Mama Knows Breast: Utterly Yours Breast Pillow and Pregnancy Pillow
Blacktating: Products intended to boost milk supply
Babyfingers: Bravado Essential Nursing Bra Tank
Half Pint Pixie: Gorgeous nursing bras
Mama's Magic: Breastfeeding Basics and Bling!
Layla Beth Munk: Medela Nipple Shields, Lansinoh, Gilligan & O'Malley nursing bras, and So That's What They're For
Hobo Mama: Cloth nursing pads

Other Product Reviews at Breastfeeding 1-2-3

~ Compilation of breastfeeding product reviews from many breastfeeding bloggers
~ Soothies Gel Pads
~ Medela Nipple Shields
~ Traditional Medicinals Mother's Milk Tea

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