This is the last picture I took of myself pregnant. Just a couple days before B was born (actually in this very same bathroom!). I gained over 30 pounds (I can’t believe I’m typing that).
With my pregnancy with E, I purchased a stomach binder for after she was born to help suck everything back in and offer great support. I found it helpful, but I ordered too big and it only fit for a week, but it did the job. When I was at LiviRae Lingerie getting a nursing bra fitting, Molly showed me the SQUEEM Waist Cincher. I knew it would be perfect. Perfect for pulling my belly in after and helping my posture when nursing a baby ever hour or two for the first couple weeks.
Admittedly, it didn’t fit right away (believe me, I tried), but I still did go out for a church dinner after B was just a couple days old. Even with my postpartum belly all sticking out, but notice, my breasts are where they are supposed to be thanks to my new nursing bra!
Just a couple days later, and viola, I could hook all of the hook and eyes. For me, it wasn’t so much about the look as it was about pulling everything back up and in (after 5 pregnancies and 4 kids, it doesn’t bounce back nearly as quickly as the first time!). And, helping my back and my posture. It is a little warm wearing it, but it definitely pays off.
Of course, the fact that it got rid of my muffin top just a couple days after giving birth was certainly a bonus. And no, it didn’t roll or move when I sat, stood or moved around which was nice.
Most importantly, the nursing bras have helped me support my breasts, keep them comfortable, and allow me to breastfeed in a nice bra!