Okay, maybe bringing sexy for the first time to nursing bras, but I digress. I have met many women over the years in desperate search of at best a comfortable nursing bra, forget beauty or God forbid, something sexy. Many mothers struggle with balancing motherhood and sexuality. A common barrier to breastfeeding in the African-American community is that the man doesn't want to share his woman's breasts who have belonged to him in love making until now.
Well, boys, it looks like the lovely ladies at Condessa are interested in providing functional, supportive breastfeeding lingerie so that even a frazzled mother of three like me can get her groove on when daddy comes home from work. Personally, I am a fan of Bravado Bras. They are comfortable, cute and even come in cute patterns like floral and animal print. I have not tried their tank tops but they look nice. They even hosted a booth with a dressing room at the LLLI Conference and had special deals which is where I got hooked. Many moms, nursing and otherwise (they have non-nursing bras too) love Bravado for it's function and form.
Back to the sexy stuff....
The Condessa lingerie actually LOOKS like the stuff at Vicki's hush-hush (you know what store I am talking about, right?) and has the same price point but is designed for ease of nursing too. It's nice that a company is actually thinking of the "other" needs of a breastfeeding woman (and her husband/partner)! And with color names like "seductive sunset", "tempting rose" and my favorite of course, "captivating mocha" maybe breastfeeding mothers with "low desire" (let's face it, breastfeeding and mothering sometimes lowers desire and availability) will feel sexy and want to show it off and daddies will have more than a white, stained nursing bra to look forward to.
According to this story, the bras do have underwire in them which I do NOT recommend in the first six months of nursing, but some mothers use them from the beginning with no problem. If you notice plugged ducts (lumps) at any time, discontinue use or change sizes to avoid mastitis (breast infection).
My ten year anniversary and Valentine's Day is coming up and if the good people at Condessa wants to send me a set to try I would be happy to post results....well, not detailed results....
Feel free to leave a comment with ideas on how to feel, look and be sexy as a breastfeeding mother. Keeping your legs shaved? Using a special body wash or sparkly lotion? What do you do? We could all use a little more sexy...it's only three weeks until Valentine's Day!