Bravado Designs Top Picks Winter 2012


 

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Bravado! Designs was founded 20 years ago by two young nursing mothers who recognized the gap in the market for stylish and comfortable nursing bras. Bravado understands the needs of a nursing mom and test all of their bras on real pregnant and nursing moms.  The company has built an excellent reputation amongst healthcare professionals such as doctors, lactation consultants and midwives for their high quality, innovative line of products. The Bravado website is very well designed and is packed with educational resources for nursing moms.

In April of 2011, Medela acquired Bravado Designs.

Medela provides the most technologically advanced, superior-quality breastpumps and breastfeeding accessories to nursing mothers around the world. A longtime champion of breastfeeding, Medela is the only company to develop products based on research by the world’s leading lactation experts. As a result, Medela’s breastpumps are the number one choice of healthcare professionals and healthcare facilities worldwide. Medela has developed an extensive line of products to meet the diverse needs of nursing mothers. These products include hospital-grade, double and single electric and manual breastpumps; breastfeeding accessories such as pump cleaning products, breast care products and specialty feeding devices; and maternity and nursing intimate apparel. Founded in 1961 by Olle Larsson in Zug, Switzerland, Medela continues to grow under the ownership of the Larsson family. Medela serves customers through a worldwide network of distribution partners in more than 90 countries and through its 15 subsidiaries in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany (and Austria), Italy, Japan, Netherlands (and Belgium), Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden (Denmark & Norway), Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
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This dynamic duo compliment each other perfectly and we are excited to see what the future has in store.

Today we will be highlighting our favorite bras from Bravado Designs.

The Original Nursing Bra has been recommended by Lactation Consultants for over 20 years. This cotton nursing bra adapts to your changing shape making it perfect for pregnancy right through to nursing. Mums love to live and sleep in the Original Nursing Bra 24/7 – especially in the early stages when comfort is the key in your journey to breastfeeding success.

The Original Nursing Bra has been recommended by Lactation Consultants for over 20 years. This cotton nursing bra adapts to your changing shape making it perfect for pregnancy right through to nursing. Mums love to live and sleep in the Original Nursing Bra 24/7 – especially in the early stages when comfort is the key in your journey to breastfeeding success.

What you’ll love about the Original Nursing Bra:

  • Cotton Nursing Bra: breathable and promotes healthy breast tissue. The super soft cotton fabric stretches and adapts to your changing shape – making it perfect as a nursing and maternity bra.
  • Double Cup and Double Band: unique double-cup/double-band feature gives you the confidence to purchase while pregnant and experience the enjoyment of continuing to wear after birth during the early stages of breastfeeding.
  • Comfort Nursing Bra: sports-back design evenly distributes the weight of your breasts which helps make you comfortable. There are no hooks and eyes in the back which ensures comfort, even while you sleep
  • Full Access: Cups unclip at the shoulder and drop down and away from your body to give baby full access to your breast, providing you and your baby with skin-to-skin contact which is essential, especially when establishing a breastfeeding rhythm.
  • A proprietary Bra Conversion Kit (BCK), is now attached to your Bravado Nursing Bra and can be used to convert it to a “regular bra” once your nursing journey is complete. For more information on the BCK, Click here. Click the Video tab for our BCK instructional video.

The Original Nursing Bra is available in 3 different styles:

 

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Basic: Suitable for a B to C Cup

Light to Moderate Support

Wide under-elastic band evenly distributes weight and provides under-breast support.

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Plus: Suitable for a C to E cup

  • Medium to Full Support
  • Wide under-elastic band evenly distributes weight and provides under-breast support. The Plus Style features a double fabric side panel for extra support.

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Double Plus: Suitable for a DD to G cup

  • Full Support and Coverage: Wide under-elastic band evenly distributes weight and provides under-breast support.
  • The Double Plus Style features a double fabric side panel, and a scoop front for extra support.

The Bravado Double Plus Original Nursing Bra is a solid choice for those of us with larger cup sizes. It is the ideal choice of bra to wear immediately post partum because of its unique design. The sports bra design is fuss free and uber comfortable – there are no hooks and eyes in the back to irritate your sensitive skin. Simply pull the bra over your head and you are done! The wider cut at the back helps to distribute the weight of the breasts adding to the comfort and support of the bra. The higher cut front provides extra coverage and support for your breasts. The wide double band design supports heavier breasts and adds to the comfort of the bra. The stretchy fabric will accommodate your fluctuating cup sizes throughout the course of the day. In addition the breathable cotton fabric will keep your breast tissue healthy. This bra doubles as a fantastic sleep bra. The full access cups are ideally designed for moms who are new to breastfeeding; dropping down and away from your baby to help baby latch on more easily. In addition, this design maximizes skin to skin contact with your baby, facilitating bonding and helping to establishing breastfeeding from the get go. The user-friendly signature nursing clips from Bravado Designs which you can operate using just one hand are well loved by moms the world over. Don’t forget to pack a few of these bras in your hospital bag! Highly recommended.

 

The Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra

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  • Seamless Nursing Bra: seamless buttery soft and stretchy fabric that’s comfortable to wear all day and virtually invisible under clothing.
  • Foam Cups: removable molded foam cups provide you with a lining to hide nipples or breast pads that you can remove or wear anytime you need to.
  • Bravado Best-Seller: One of our best sellers because it molds to your unique shape. The seamless design and fabric perfectly supports your unique shape and movement.
  • Easy to Size: This is the easiest bra to find your size which makes it perfect as either a maternity bra or a nursing bra. It comfortably fits your changing shape each step of the way.
  • Full Access: Cups unclip at the shoulder and drop down and away from your body to give baby full access to your breast, providing you and your baby with skin-to-skin contact which is essential, especially when establishing a breastfeeding rhythm.
  • Nursing clips that stay closed: proprietary clips lie flat under close-fitting clothing and easily open and close with one hand.
  • A proprietary Bra Conversion Kit (BCK), is now attached to your Bravado Nursing Bra and can be used to convert it to a “regular bra” once your nursing journey is complete.
  • Award Winning: The Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra has received the Parent Tested, Parent Approved seal of approval for quality and comfort.

The Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra has a unique sizing chart (S through XL) with many sizes overlapping allowing for fluctuating cup sizes and post partum weight loss. This bra is also terrific as a maternity bra.

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Unique features which we love:

The award winning Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra is a very popular choice for nursing moms the world over. Its seamless design and super soft fabric were carefully chosen for superior comfort and a smooth silhouette under your clothing. The stretchy fabric will accommodate your fluctuating breast size making it a great value. This unique fabric will mold to your unique shape – a feature which many moms rave about. The bra comes with foam cups which are fully removable. The foam cups have a dual purpose: to help to keep your nursing pads in place while also covering your nipples. The wire free design allows for maximum comfort and range of motion and makes this bra a perfect choice for gentle activities including yoga. The user friendly signature nursing clips are well designed, allowing you to operate them using just one hand. The full drop away cup is the perfect design for moms who are new to nursing and will maximize skin to skin contact with baby. Overall a terrific pick!

 

PURCHASING

Shop the Bravado Designs online store from the comfort of your home or find a retailer in your area.

For additional information please visit the Bravado Designs Website.

For further information about Medela, please click here.

 

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Posted in: Maternity, Nursing