*Review & Giveaway* Cantaloop Nursing Bra

As I'm coming closer to birth, I'm thinking more and more about my boobs.

Weird I know!

But their size have fluctuated so much and I'm still undecided as to whether breastfeeding will be right for me so I need to be prepared for all eventualities.

Further to reviewing the Cantaloop Nursing Tank Top a couple of weeks back, I was kind sent a Cantaloop Nursing Bra to test out, in anticipation of my hospital bag packing!


Here are my thoughts....

First and foremost, I have to say that my favourite aspect of the Cantaloop range is the way they have size brackets as opposed to individual bra/cup sizes. So, the fact you can generalise your size to cover a more broad range is a mega bonus for me.

As I say, the fluctuation of a pregnant woman's chest is unreal and just after giving birth to Carson, 6 years ago, I remember my breasts going rock hard and super round - I hadn't planned for that at all so having had poor fitting bra's in those first few days was just painfully uncomfortable.

I won't be making the same mistake again let me tell you - the sizing brackets will be perfect in helping me out with this!

Brasize _chart
I personally feel that the cups alone offer little in the way of actual support so the shoulders bear the brunt of the breasts weight.

Being size 18/20 with a large chest to begin with, my size luckily comes complete with shoulder support straps too.

You can see by the pictures that they certainly make a difference in terms of any 'cutting in' goes.


Essentially this bra is exactly what the nursing tank top offers, but without the bump covering! The drop cup, no seams, the simple one handed release. 

It's super comfortable and comes in 4 different colours - white, beige, light rose and black. I have reviewed the black and can safely say that there are no irritating fluffy bits at the end of the day as it is a fast drying and breathable bra. 

This bra was recently awarded the bronze award by Prima Baby & Pregnancy so I'm not alone in thinking that this is something worth having, and at circa £24 per bra from Boots (See here to buy online!), or Central Medical Supplies Ltd (See here to view entire range) they're not overly expensive compared to their competitors either. 

I would recommend this bra whether for maternity wear, due to the convenient sizing scale, or for nursing due to its comfort and easy, one handed, access for practical breast feeding.

Courtesy of Cantaloop, I have one of these lovely bra's to offer to one of my readers, thank you Cantaloop!

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DISCAIMER: I was sent this item free of charge for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own and I have not bee paid for this post.
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47 comments:

  1. i like this wide bra straps looks like a proper support, i always have pains with by bra

    Victoria mylittlelblog@gmail.com

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  2. This sounds absolutely fab. I really struggled with bra's during and just after my second pregnancy

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper | An Undomestic Goddess

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  3. great giveaway, sadly I don't think its my style x

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  4. I Love the support and comfort (eg no under wiring!) and colour range! I would love the rose!

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  5. wide bra straps looks like a proper support

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  6. It gives very good support when your breasts are at their largest.

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  7. I started with big boobs before being pregnant and it only got worse! So always great to read reviews for something that might just hold them up! Popped over to say hi #sharewithme

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  8. They look really comfy - which is so important when your establishing feeding

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  9. I love that the cups expand as your breasts expand and that the shoulder straps and the shoulder strap pads give you awesome support, I also love that it has qhick, one handed release for breastfeeding too.

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  10. I like the fact that they allow fluctuation in boob size and look super comfy for night time. (Alexandra Mercer)

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  11. This looks really comfy having the wider straps x

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  12. love the wider straps butterkitty@hotmail.co.uk

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  13. Your first line made me chuckle! I find pregnancy makes me thing a lot more about my boobs than at any other time! Last time I went from a 32D up to a 36E when pregnant, and then a 36G while breastfeeding. My boobs seem to want to take over the world! The wider straps do seem great on this as it can get pretty nasty having shoulder straps digging in! Great review and nice to read! :) xx

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  14. im 16 weeks pregnant at the mo and my bra's are getting so uncomfortable, and its only going to get worse. this would be fab for me! looks great!

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  15. Really starting to need to think about new bras. I'm 28 weeks, measuring a week ahead and suddenly my lungs feel very squashed between bump and boobs!xx

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  16. I love the wide straps they look so comfortable jaxc@fsmail.net

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  17. The wide straps as they look comfortable.

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  18. the wide straps look fab, love the packaging too!

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  19. The extra support from the shoulder straps look great

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  20. The one handed release, I'm guessing I'll have to learn to do a lot of things one handed when this bump arrives!

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  21. Extra support from shoulder straps

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  22. it looks sooo comfortable fantastic giveaway :)

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  23. The sizing brackets are amazing, I cant find a comfortable bra that properly fits anywhere so have to invest in one of these

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  24. Sarah Knightley22 April 2014 at 19:47

    The one handed release appeals, makes it easier when baby is crying.

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  25. I love the fact it will keep my wife happy!!

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  26. Wide bra straps I am busty so this will be a huge help

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  27. Like lost people wide straps that makes it more comfy

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  28. I don't have any children & am not likely to have any so would love to win this prize for charity, to go to Romania.

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  29. I'm quite excited for the wide straps.
    Having canteloupes myself, I know all to well the red, raw shoulder pain!

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  30. That is it comfortable without digging in bits but also provides support.

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  31. the wide bra straps donna383@hotmail.com

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  32. for me its the comfort of the bra, i really struggle to find comfy bras when breasfeeding

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  33. Wide straps... looks super comfortable.

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  34. Elizabeth Williams28 April 2014 at 20:03

    The one handed release to make feeding easier

    pink_lily@btinternet.com

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  35. The wide straps!

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  36. The shoulder straps :) x

    Natalie Gillham

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  37. These sound great and I think will be an essential when my little one is born. The bra sounds like it has fabulous features, especially the simple one handed release - essential when you are holding a wriggling, hungry baby!

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  38. The padded wide shoulder straps which can help stop the straps cutting into you

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