This week I have been trying out the Emma-Jane Next Generation Maternity/Nursing Bra.
I suppose I don’t really use a nursing bra in quite the same way as someone who is feeding their baby from the breast, so I can’t comment on ease of feeding in this bra. However, I do still unclip my bra for access to express using a breast pump, and I’m still looking for a reasonably attractive, comfortable bra.
The first thing I noticed about the Emma-Jane Next Generation Maternity/Nursing Bra is that it looks very similar to my other nursing bras; simple and functional. In fact it reminds me a little bit of a sports bra. That said, I’m still wearing enormous bloomers to protect my c-section scar so I won’t be winning any prizes for ‘most attractive underwear’ anytime soon anyway!
The Emma-Jane Next Generation Maternity/Nursing Bra is very comfortable and supportive. It unclips and clips back up easily, although I have noticed that the strap part of the bra is quite wide; not a problem for me but you may need to move it out of the way when feeding your baby from the breast. The bra has a super comfy knitted band under the boobs so it doesn’t dig in anywhere. It also has four hook and eye settings so it has plenty of room to adjust it for the perfect fit as your body changes.
At first look, I thought that the fit of the bra wasn’t very good, as it seems to gape a little under the arms. However, the Emma-Jane Next Generation Maternity/Nursing Bra is actually really clever – it comes in one cup size, B-F, and is designed to adjust with your breasts as they change over the course of pregnancy and before and after feeds when breastfeeding.
Overall, I think the Emma-Jane Next Generation Maternity/Nursing Bra is good value for money. It changes with your body, saving the need to buy multiple bras over time. No, it isn’t the sexiest garment I’ve seen but then I don’t think nursing bras are, generally. And frankly comfort and functionality are far higher on my priorities list at the moment, and the Emma-Jane bra ticks those boxes nicely.