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September 22, 2016
New mom Alli just began her own breastfeeding journey with her daughter Harper. Follow her story for helpful tips, awesome product reviews and a look into the life of a new mama — coming to the Aeroflow Breastpumps blog each week!
Like most other moms, the best day of my life was when my daughter Harper was born this summer. Preparing to bring a little one into the world became very stressful at times! From bigger decisions like choosing her pediatrician to smaller choices like picking out crib sheets, I didn’t always feel 100% confident in my decisions. Being entirely responsible for a little human’s life can make you question everything.
Breastfeeding has been the hardest thing I have done in my life. The days are long and the nights are even longer when you are nursing every 1 to 3 hours after bringing a newborn home. Hands down, the most valuable breast pumping accessory I have used so far is my Medela Easy Expression Bustier. It has been a huge lifesaver!
The bra allows you to pump hands-free, so you have the ability to take on other tasks while pumping. This is very convenient when you have a million different things to do with a newborn. In fact, I just started pumping as I write this on my laptop.
With the Medela Easy Expression Bustier, I have also been able to do other chores around the house like fold laundry and even feed the baby. Honestly, I don’t know if I would be able to be an exclusive pumper if I hadn’t discovered this bra.
Medela offers the bra in both black and white, and the sizes are matched to your normal bra size. However, when choosing a size, do keep in mind that when your milk comes in your breasts are going to become engorged and will probably stay larger while you’re breastfeeding. I made the mistake of choosing the wrong size, so mine fits a little too snug.
Another benefit of the Medela Easy Expression Bustier is that it’s extremely comfortable, which is important when you’re pumping as much as I am. Plus, it’s made of a cotton elastane mixture so you can throw it in the laundry when it needs a wash. My favorite aspect of this bustier compared to others is how thin yet durable the fabric is. It is easily concealed under my clothing. Other nursing bras I have seen have zippers, pockets, and holes all over them, which poke and prod through your clothing — nobody has time for that!
Overall, I give this product two big thumbs up. Being a busy mom, I need practical clothing and the Medela Easy Expression Bustier is just that. It’s definitely a “staple” clothing item you will want in your dresser. Also, I forgot to mention that the bustier makes for a great baby shower gift if you yourself are not expecting. It’s pretty inexpensive, too!
My name is Alli Turner and I am 28 years old. I live in Charlotte, NC and went to NC State University. Go Wolfpack! I am also a first time mom to baby Harper Estelle.
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