L-E-T-S-G-O! First thing first. that cute headband on Wyn is from Rhyla. I won a giveaway on instagram for a gift code to their shop. They have a lot of cute headbands and hair clips for infants and toddlers. which worked out great for Operation: Be A Better Girl Mom. Wyn LOVES accessories. She turns everything into a headband already, so this was a cool win. See, people really ….
I have a complicated relationship with it.
A lot of advocates make it sound much easier than reality has proven. However, it can be made easier with the right gear. Those of you who have spent your lives on the bustier side know what I mean. We always need the right gear or the entire day can be a disaster. Being chesty just makes things more complicated. It is one of those things. But, with the right bras and tops, nursing, even somewhat publicly, can work.
*Review Bra c/o HOTMilk
I’ve gone through a ridiculous amount of nursing bras and I am pretty sure I just found the best one yet. The Show Off Pink nursing bra by HOTMilk.
Metal hooks and rings
Wide range of sizes
Sling opening remains a usable size even in large bra sizes
Never, have I encountered all of these in one bra before. I like a full sling for discretion and support. Lets be real, a large breast is more difficult to keep on the down-low than a small one. A full sling helps avoid just flopping everything out. Also, the HOTMilk full sling doesn’t become an absurd size as the cup sizes go up. This particular bra is an F cup, but the sling opening is still small enough to support the breast while unhooked. I’ve had other nursing bras where the sling was so large it was pointless. Also, your nursing pads stay in place better with an appropriate sling size.
The back band has six columns of hook loops for expanding and sizing down. This is great since many of us have a larger rib cage due to pregnancy at the beginning of our breastfeeding journey. As your body shifts back, the bra can accommodate your changes.
The hooks and loops are a sturdy metal, and the plastic clips for releasing the cup are hard plastic.
With a price tag of under $60, many under $50, I was surprised at the pretty options HOTMilk offers and the attractiveness of this particular bra. Many times when you look for a full sling nursing bra in any size above a C cup, the only options are white, nude, or a dingy grey. I found it very difficult even to find a plain black. Personally, I find this awful. Postpartum is a time so many of us already feel bad about our appearance and then we are stuck wearing the ugliest garments known to man.
Come on. No bueno.
The women of the postpartum world need brands like HOTMilk. Just because we are breastfeeding mothers doesn’t mean we want to give up on the pretty.
Some other HOTmilk pieces I think would be great for large breasted women are the:
Pardon my explicit language but, giant boobs can be unwieldy and society can be a pain about that. Sometimes society is a pain about breastfeeding too. I am happy to find a few items that can make this whole process a little more enjoyable.
You can learn more about HOTMilk at
*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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Leafy greens, healthy fats, and a sweet sour balance of berries and lemon? Trust me, it is good. The only way to make it better would be a scoop of protein powder or some Greek yogurt, but hey, this is a vegan smoothie so we won’t go there. This not a very sweet smoothie, so if you like sweet, maybe add some sugar or other fruit. No skin off my ….
A little girl room and nursery. My girls will be 2.5 years apart and room sharing for their entire time in our home, so I figured I would make it a little paradise for them. I will admit, I am not the best girl mom. I am pretty bad at that froufrou stuff. I have barely any hair accessories for my daughter. I almost never shop for clothes for her. ….