Nurse in Comfort with the Ameda Intimates Nursing Camisole

As I type, I am almost 39 weeks preggo with contractions.  Sadly, just annoying “not quite there” contractions, BUT I know we’re getting close to meeting this little one!  This week I’m trying to squeeze in a little “me” time before I’m joined at the boob with said little one.   As I prepare for the newborn stage with the frequent -- did I say frequent?  I meant non-stop – breastfeeding, I’m taking stock of my nursing bras and camisoles.  Please understand, this is not a simple task for a well-endowed mama!  I have invested LOTS of money over the last seven years in quality nursing attire.  When you wear a 38DD-38F (depending on stage of breastfeeding), you have to work hard to find the right fit and right support.
So, when Ameda approached Two of a Kind about reviewing their new nursing bras and camisoles, I was excited!  Ameda has been in the industry for a long time providing excellent breast pumps and accessories to nursing moms.  I knew they would do their research before launching nursing attire.  When it came in the mail today, I could hardly wait to give it a go.
Now, I have a plethora of bras and camisoles in my drawer.  I’m picky!  But when I opened the packaged, I immediately liked the material.  It’s a luxuriously soft microfiber material available in nude and black.  As I said before, I have a fully grown newborn inhabiting my body right now, so I wasn’t sure it would fit me, but the material is so soft and stretchy that it fit perfectly over this swollen belly.  This bodes very well for wearing it immediately post-partum in full comfort.  I was pleased to see, too, that not only is it stretchy but also sufficiently long enough and doesn’t ride up (after wearing it about 5 hours while wrangling 4 littles through dinner, bath, and bed – impressive).  Another feature I really prefer over my other nursing camis is that Ameda's does not have an inner shelf bra design.  I often find the shelf bras to be binding and less forgiving of a changing shape.  Ameda's support band is indeed supportive but not binding or biting at all.

Many lactation consultants recommend that any nursing bra/camisole expose the entire breast for full contact with the baby.  When I first looked at Ameda’s camisole, the inner breastfeeding “hole” in the inner support layer seemed very small, but once I tried it on I found the entire breast is actually fully exposed when you open the clasp to nurse.
I love that Ameda provides a wide array of sizes with a simple and straightforward sizing chart on their website.  I am a size 4, according to their chart, and it fits wonderfully with plenty of room for expansion.  It is cut high enough that I feel well-covered but doesn’t cut into my underarms or show with a low, v-neck shirt.

The two most important features to me are having a one-hand release clasp and good support.  I have found it a little tricky to navigate the one-hand release clasp without looking at it, but it’s doable.  I’m certain I’ll be a pro at it within a couple days of practice!  Getting it re-clasped is the challenging part, but I’ve already managed to do it a couple times without looking.  So, one feature down … one to go.

Supporting two 38DD+ is no easy feat.  I can tell you this will most definitely be my go-to camisole here at the house.  It’s so comfortable that I forget I’m wearing anything and will even sleep in this once the baby arrives, but I’m not sure I’ll be wearing to the grocery store if I’m wearing a tight-fitting or thin shirt.  The ultra-comfy microfiber material isn’t very concealing if you’re concerned about your nipples showing through a shirt, and I’m concerned that any sort of absorbent nursing pad would show right through it.  That said, I'm actually quite impressed with the level of support from this thin, microfiber material.  With the straps sufficiently tightened, I feel really secure!
Some points about Ameda’s nursing camisole worth noting include the following:

·         Lightly absorbent microfiber fabric help prevent bacteria growth and odors

·         Certified by Oeko-Tex® as free of Standard 100 harmful substances, reducing the risk of skin irritation and allergy

·         Dual knit side panels adapt to a mother’s changing shape

·         Drop cup design with one-hand release clasp provides easy access for breastfeeding

·         Available in A-J cup sizes to fit a variety of breast sizes

·         Adjustable straps for optimum fit. Larger sizes (4 & 5) provide additional strap cushioning

·         Machine-washable

·         Camisole gives additional warmth and coverage while breastfeeding

All things considered, I’m very impressed with Ameda’s camisole and look forward to trying it out with a baby in my arms!  To order, visit www. and look under "Ameda Accessories".
Until next time,


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JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks so comfortable!

Celebrate Woman said...

It is so necessary to test those maternity and lactation clothes to yourself before making up your mind!
I am so happy you found a happy solution with your bra!
Can't wait to meet your baby!

hippie_mom said...

I loved nursing all 3 of mine! Comfortable and convenient clothes make it so much easier. This looks so much more comfortable than some of the tank tops I wore!

BeeBubbaBella said...

That is awesome! I am so going to buy one. I was thinking 'I bet they don't have my size' and surprisingly they do!


I want that nursing Camisole!! I'm not preggo, nor nursing, but dang that thing is awesome! Definitely something I want if I ever get another baby to nurse. It would make nursing much easier. said...

Looks like a very comfortable design.

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

My friend is having a baby and I think she would love this!! Thanks so much for sharing!

B. Wilson @ Windy {City} Wilsons said...

That does look super secure and comfortable.

Janet W. said...

This looks really comfortable and it's so nice it has a one hand release clasp!

VickeC said...

my daughter in law an step daughter are nursing,they would love this

sgumer said...

i will recommend this to my sister because she had a lot issues with nursing and her bra.

Barely there slimmer 4J54 said...

This bra is super comfortable, and great under summer tees.

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