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.
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.
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!
· 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
· 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. amedaonline.com and look under "Ameda Accessories".
Until next time,