A Nursing Mother’s Favorite

Anita Microfiber Nursing Bra

When it comes to nursing bras, there is no one solution for every woman. Differences in band and cup sizes, padding preferences and the natural spacing of your breasts can make bra shopping an interesting proposition. The microfiber nursing bra by Anita is one of the many options available. Reviews are mixed, revealing many differing opinions. Here is what I found out about this bra during my research.

Sizing Options

The band sizes for this bra range from 32 inches to 44 inches. Cup sizes in the smaller band sizes run quite large, tapering to smaller sizes as the band size increases. The sizing options are as follows:

  • bands of 32, 34, 36 and 38 inches available in C, D, E, F, G, H and I
  • bands of 40 and 42 inches available in C, D, E, F and G cup
  • 44-inch bands available in C, D and E cups only

While this range is quite generous, especially for smaller-framed women, those with larger band sizes may not be accommodated. As most women gain at least two cup sizes while breastfeeding, this bra may not be appropriate at all if you need a larger band size. Reviews have stated that the sizing does run true and that the band will not stretch out over time like some lesser-quality bras will.

General Construction

Made of 80 percent nylon and 20 percent Elastane, this bra has a somewhat-silky texture. It is not of a t-shirt cotton material at all and does not feel like one. The cups are molded and do not have pockets for nursing pads or any padding. Some women stated that they had no issues simply tucking their pads into the cups, while other women said that the pads would then show through the bra and also their shirt. Take this into consideration if your breasts have a tendency to leak between feedings. Also, be aware that the straps are wider the larger the bra. Additionally, some women were disappointed to note that the bra does not come with a reminder on it. You can use a safety pin or a plastic reminder clip to help you remember which side you are on.

Cup Fit and Placement

This is a highly subjective area, as no two sets of breasts are precisely the same and women cannot be expected to share the same preferences. Some women said that the cups were lovely, soft and kept the breast tissue contained nicely on the chest wall with no bunching or slipping. Other women, however, thought the cups gave their breasts a pointy appearance or pointed the breasts in opposite directions. Obviously, the women who experienced this thought the bra made their breasts appear comical or bizarre and did not care for the bra at all due to these issues. Also, the middle section of the bra between the cups is about an inch and a half wide. Many women found this comfortable. Others, especially women with petite bone structures, found this measurement to be far too wide in relation to how their breasts would naturally sit on the chest.

In summation, this bra is wonderful for some women and a complete disappointment for others. As anyone who has purchased bras before knows, this is not uncommon! Don’t be afraid to try it out and see if it might be the right fit for you. Out of a five-star system, I would place this bra right around a 3.5, considering both the positive and negative aspects.






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