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67 of 70 found the following review helpful:
This is the one.Dec 14, 2008
By J. Lynd
I bought this bra about 6 mos. ago, so I've lived in it for awhile. I've had quite a few nursing bras, as this is child #4, and this is one of my two very favorites. The other favorite, also an Anita, is #5041. I'm full chested and require underwire and firm support. This bra has some stretch, just enough to be comfortable, but not enough to let you sag at all. It's very supportive, very comfortable, the snap-style is easy to use when nursing, and this bra (I got black) is not grandma-ish. It helps the chest to stay toward the front, not out to the sides toward your arms (which I hate!). There is no front seam, so this is a great bra for fitted shirts. I can also say that while some bras' bands tend to stretch out rapidly, causing them not to fit properly, this one has not. There has been just the slightest loss of tightness in the band (almost imperceptible). The straps stretcha little for comfort, but do NOT cause support-performance loss, like some stretch straps can. To me, this bra is expensive, but it is soooo worth it. I would buy again & again. The only thing: the Anita 5041 has the reminder slide on the front to help you keep track of which side you nurse on and I wish it were on this bra. I can no longer wear the 5041 after losing my baby weight b/c they don't make it in my hard-to-find size - a 36H. It's so hard to find bras when you are thin but have a larger chest. Thanks Anita for making this bra!
33 of 35 found the following review helpful:
DisappointingDec 08, 2010
By Beth Holly
I hated the idea of spending so much on a bra, but finally decided to pull the trigger because a good nursing bra can really improve the quality of you life, you know?
I was pretty disappointed in it when it arrived.
1) The material is super, super thin. This will not (sorry, TMI) hide your big ole nursing nipples, nor will is provide any back-up if you leak unexpectedly (later on) or forget a breast pad (in early days).
2) I searched high and low for a 36F. Hard to find. THIS ISN'T ONE. On the box it said, "Designed to fit size 36 C through G." Which is rediculous.
It was too expensive for me to keep with these problems so I sent it back. I was impressed with Amazon's return.
24 of 26 found the following review helpful:
What I was looking for!Aug 03, 2009
By C. Meyer
This is the perfect nursing bra for a person with a small frame and large breasts. I am a 32G and definitely need underwire support while breastfeeding. This bra provides excellent support while allowing me to look and feel sexy in whatever I choose to wear.
This bra is expensive (supportive bras in a 32g always are), but you only need 1 or 2. The microfiber dries quickly, so I hand wash before bed and it is dry in the morning.
Cup sizes ran small for me. I normally wear a 32G, but a 32H fit me better.
14 of 14 found the following review helpful:
VERY thin cupsFeb 24, 2011
I bought this nursing bra based on the good reviews it received, but I'm returning it. I feel that I must warn others about it. While I'm sure everything people say about the fit and such is true, the cups of this bra are VERY thin. I mean, literally no padding, only one thin layer of material. The whole bra is made out of spanx-like material, and the cups are no different. I didn't have it on long enough to comment on anything else because I know there's no way I'm going to wear something that's so thin. Nursing pads will show. Nipples will show (even without being just-nursed on, which makes them huge!). Be warned that the lightly lined cups means no lining, one layer of super thin material.
12 of 15 found the following review helpful:
Wanted to love it, but it wasn't for meMar 31, 2009
I love that this bra comes in large cup sizes with smaller band sizes and is underwire - a surprisingly difficult combination to find. I also like that this bra isn't as expensive as others.
Unfortunately, this bra felt uncomfortable to me. I tried four sizes (32G, 32H, 34G, and 34H) and they were all a bit uncomfortable. The shoulder straps, which are fairly wide in the sizes I tried (maybe slightly wider than my thumb at the knuckle), scratched and dug into my skin enough to annoy me. Also, the fabric that rested under my arm pit rubbed a bit, irritating my skin in all four sizes I tried on (I took all four to a lactation consultant to help fit me).
I returned the Anita bras and tried the Bella Materna Seamless Full Cup Underwire Nursing Bra (#1361) in a 34G and it fits great (as long as I nurse/pump about every 4 hours; otherwise it gets snug with all that milk! - sure wish they made an 'H' size). The shoulder straps in the Bella Materna bra are soft (they don't dig or rub) and (once washed) there is no irritating fabric rubbing on my skin from any part of the bra - it's all very smooth and soft. I also use the Bravado Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra (not underwire and yet looks nice and is surprising supportive - although not as good as underwire).
To hide nursing pads in my Bella Materna bras, I use the removable molded foam cups from my Bravado bras and stick my nursing pads to them and put them in my bra - they work great together! (I also tried the Bella Materna Lightly Padded Full Cup Bra (#1261), but the band seemed to be a bit tighter and I don't think the built-in padding allows much room to grow during the day - the Seemless Full Cup is better in my opinion. I ordered directly from the Bella Materna website and received wonderful customer service from 'Anne' and received free goodies with my order - a book, lullaby CD, and samples of organic laundry detergent for hand washing my bras - of course, I usually just put them in a pillow case in the washer on the 'gentle cycle' and then let them air dry.)
While I really wanted to love this Anita nursing bra, the fit wasn't for me. It felt awkward and uncomfortable. I'm sure there are plenty of moms who love this nursing bra, but I'm not one of them. I would recommend spending a little more on a Bella Materna Seamless Full Cup Underwire Nursing Bra (#1361) instead if you have a small band size, need a large cup size, and want underwire.
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