When preparing for a new baby, we tend to focus solely on which bottles, diapers, and swaddles we need. We create a baby registry, lovingly decorate the nursery, and maybe even set up a second changing station. However, we have COMPLETELY forgotten to look ahead at what WE, as new moms, will need. Thus, begins our life as a mother, always putting ourselves second, or third, or fourth...you get the picture!
This was my exact situation as a new mom. While I was educated and prepared to care for my baby, I hadn’t considered caring for myself. Throughout my pregnancy I longed for my pre-baby wardrobe, I.e. the clothing that I truly liked and wasn’t just wearing out of necessity. Shopping for nursing bras lead me down a road of frustration, so I decided to harness that energy and design a bra that would make me feel like myself again and give me the confidence to move throughout my day. And that’s the birth story of AVYN.
The following are key elements to keep in mind during your nursing bra search...and AVYN checks all the boxes while giving you that “favorite outfit” confidence booster that might seem small, but is a very welcomed feeling when your postpartum body feels foreign.
1. SUPPORT. Your breasts undergo significant changes during pregnancy and breastfeeding. They will be heavier, swollen, and at times engorged, often fluctuating a few sizes within a matter of hours! Having good support is so important for the integrity of your back. You’ve got to be able to stand upright, roll your shoulders open and back, and broaden your chest. Not only does this posture feel good, but it exudes that little air of confidence that we as new mamas sometimes struggle to find. AVYN Nursing Bras have moderate support so you can be the confident-looking Mom Boss you are meant to be.