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Posted by Alina on Sunday Feb 1, 2009 Under mommy products

I had a hard time finding a well fitting, comfortable nursing bra. On someone’s advice, I went shopping for some during my pregnancy, a few weeks before my due date. I found a couple of nursing bras that seemed to fit well at the time, however, after my son was born, I quickly dropped a lot of weight (water), and suddenly, I could not use them. My newborn son was quite demanding of my time and it was too difficult to go bra shopping in the early months.

Finally, I decided to visit The Upper Breast Side. This store was quite an experience. It’s run by a family of women. They were no-nonsense, no frills, straight down to business. It’s not a type of place where you go to browse, but it’s great if you need a nursing bra, a baby sling or a breast pump and are intending to buy. I came in, filled out a form and sat down on a bench. While waiting to go in for my fitting, I witnessed an interesting sling demonstration (for another shopper) and learned a few new tricks. Once my turn came up, I was escorted behind a curtain, where there was a bassinet to place my son and I was asked some questions, measured and fitted with excellent nursing bras. I ended up buying two. They are a bit pricey, $50-70 each, but I intended to nurse my son for a year and thought the comfort was worth it.

I would definitely recommend the Upper Breast Side (135 west 70th Street, NY, between Broadway and Columbus Ave). I would also recommend buying one cheap nursing bra before the baby is born, so that you have something, but if you are going to splurge, I would suggest waiting to see how your body changes after the baby arrives.

P.S.   If you do visit the store, they sell an inflatable My Breast Friend pillow, which is great for home and for travel, and which I was not able to find anywhere else. You can read more about it in one of my previous posts HERE.

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