I have been pregnant and nursing for seven years in a row. Pregnant, nursing, pregnant, nursing, pregnant and nursing. I birthed three children in less than five years, and have nursed for over 63 months, not including the eight months of tandem nursing.
Part of how I keep myself feeling like a woman, not just a nursing mother, is by wearing inspired lingerie. For the past 20 months of nursing my third baby, I skipped the nursing bra phase entirely. I preferred a gorgeous plunge bra, two in black, one in beige; but, since it wasn’t a nursing bra, the months of pulling it aside and the natural wear and tear on the delicate fabric rendered all three thread bare and past the point of done.
Buying a new bra was on my list-to-do, but when I went to order online, I realized I didn’t even know my size anymore! It felt like a grand indulgence to take myself out, alone, shopping at a department store, but I left them all: my husband and three children who didn’t want me to leave, and I drove myself across town to Macy’s Department Store. I reveled in the silent drive and the mostly empty lingerie department on a Friday night.
The sales lady sized me, and waited on me with all the care in the world. I took my sweet time and tried on a plethera of choices. I left with the most fabulous Calvin Klein creation, one in black and one in white.
I feel like a new woman, strutting around in my fancy threads. Yes, my intimate apparell is buried under a shirt, an ergo and a baby, and, yes, she is pulling my new bra aside to nurse, but, I still feel fabulous.
Mommas, never under estimate the healing properties of a new bra!
- Yoga Of Parenting Dec 11 in Santa Monica. Privates & Groups Weekly. www.LoveParentingLA.com
About Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams created L.O.V.E. Parenting with a series of techniques for effective communication, deepened connection and more joy in parenting and life. Jessica is also the creator of www.UltimateParentingCourse.com with the best of today's progressive parenting experts together in one program. Jessica is a featured expert internationally on both Mothering.com’s Ask An Expert and the upcoming www.KidsInTheHouse.com. Jessica is a regular contributor to Mothering Magazine’s All Things Mothering, LA Parent Magazine, LA Mom Magazine & DailyBuzzMoms. She has been interviewed on television and radio and taught workshops at family wellness centers, schools and doctor’s offices. Her BirthKit has helped women have a transformational & empowering birth. Jessica maintains a private coaching practice in her native Los Angeles where she lives with her husband and their three children. “Truly amazing woman. I love her advice.”—Carrie-Anne Moss. “All you have shared has helped tremendously.”—Lisa Bonet. “I am experiencing nothing short of a miracle thanks to your laser beam approach.” –Andrea Bendewald.