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Hot Milk Lingerie Nursing Sports Bra Giveaway

Happy Friday! Praise the heavens for a short week!

This post is for all you breastfeeding mamas out there, or soon-to-be mamas who might breastfeed. Dudes, it’s about to get real up in here with girl talk so feel free to carry on with your day!

There’s literally nothing easy about breastfeeding. I mean ok ok, it’s easy in the sense that you get to just sit there while a tiny human sucks on your boob and you don’t have to mess with making a bottle. And it’s easy in the sense that you’ve always got breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared, right on tap. Fresh and ready to go. But ladies, breastfeeding is a sacrifice, and it’s hard! It makes your knockers huge, and heavy, and makes running totally complicated because if you don’t time it just right, you’ll feel like you’re running with a pair of bowling balls slamming against your chest. Am I right??

Getting back into shape postpartum can be discouraging enough, and trying to also find appropriate and comfortable workout attire can add to that frustration. Everything fits differently while you’re breastfeeding too because your ta-ta’s are constantly changing sizes depending on how full they are. You know it’s true. Trying to find a sports bra that not only fits, but also offers enough support, can be like trying to find a needle in a hay stack. Who can relate?

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When I started going back to the gym after Adeline was born, and especially after I started jogging, I would always need to nurse Adeline right when I got home. The most annoying thing ever was not being able to nurse her immediately, but instead having to change first, or rip off whatever I was wearing real fast so I could nurse her. Of course if you’re really gross from your workout, do that baby a solid and take a shower first. But, most of the time I wouldn’t be sweaty enough to warrant an immediate shower and if she was upset or really hungry, and I wanted to nurse her as fast as possible, it was terribly inconvenient. I would often forget that the sports bra I was wearing did not unclasp in the front and get frustrated trying to pull it off while holding a screaming baby at the same time. Definitely not a fun scenario. I imagined what a major pain in the butt it would be had I needed to nurse her while out and about in my workout gear, or if we ever utilized daycare at the gym.

I’m just going to be real honest here and say that if you don’t have the proper breastfeeding “tools”, it can feel paralyzing at times to a new mama!

nursing sports bra

So, when I was able to try out a new-to-me nursing sports bra, I gladly welcomed the opportunity! Hot Milk Lingerie makes maternity and nursing lingerie, including sports bras specifically designed for nursing. They have the familiar front clasps that enable you to nurse easily and quickly, and for an active mama, that’s a huge deal.

The one I tried, the Activate Sports Flexiwire Nursing Bra, seems to solve most of my aforementioned problems. It’s comfortable, extra supportive, has the ability to insert nursing pads, unclasps in the front for easy access, breathable, and offers plenty of coverage. The only con I could find is that it is unpadded, so if you get cold easily, well, you know. If you’re willing to deal with that (or simply don’t care because at this point who really cares if one more person sees your nipples?) then this sports bra might be right up your alley. I had never tried an underwire sports bra before, but given the added support the underwire offers, I was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked it. Any sports bra that keeps your boobs from feeling like they’re going to bruise your chest is a winner in my book.

sports bra to nurse in

Now, my friends at Hot Milk Lingerie have graciously offered to give one of these nursing sports bras away to one of my readers!

The winner will receive this exact bra, in their size.

As a note – if you are smaller than a D cup, they will not be available until August. 

To enter the giveaway, simply comment on this blog post telling me how you stay active postpartum, or how you would if you had a rockin’ sports bra. 

I’ll choose a winner a week from today!

25 Comments

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    Susannah
    June 3, 2016 at 6:57 am

    I try to stay active by getting outside and moving every day with my newborn! Jogging stroller for the win!!

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    Katie R.
    June 3, 2016 at 9:56 am

    I just had my son last weekend and am learning all the joys of breastfeeding. My PP exercise plan in the next few weeks involves a lot of walking wih my husband and new bundle of joy!

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    Laure
    June 3, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Hi. I have a 2.5 month old and I’ve been hitting the gym 4-6 days a week while they a watches the babe. I’d love this! It’s always a rush to feed her when I get back and I often change bras when I first get home.

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    Ashleigh
    June 3, 2016 at 10:49 am

    As we know I am not with child, however several friends have had or are having babies this month. I would love to give one of these to them to help their journey in exercise a little easier.

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      Sweet Miles
      June 3, 2016 at 10:58 am

      Duh, woogs! 😉

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    Janelle
    June 3, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Lots and lots of walking (mostly while baby-bearing, as my LO doesn’t love the stroller!).

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    Erica
    June 3, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Ahhhh I need this! I was just at Target looking for one! No such thing there!! Maybe, just maybe I’d hit the gym if I had this baby!

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    Michele
    June 3, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    I have a 4 month old little girl and try to squeeze in workouts when I can during a nap time, hit the gym on the weekends, and now that it has warmed up go for some nice walks with the stroller! Trying to quickly change and nurse is such a pain!! This bra would be awesome!!

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    Lindsay H
    June 4, 2016 at 1:11 am

    I run 6ish days a week and try to strength train too. I feel you on trying to get the sports bra off in a hurry to nurse. It’s such a pain! It’s even worse when I stop to nurse after running but before weights and have to fight to get one back on when I’m all sweaty!

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    Ashley C
    June 4, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Yoga is always my go-to for post partum, I’m due any day now 🙂

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Linda
    June 5, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    I’ve been exercising regularly post partum to get back to my pre-pregnant weight and health.

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    Katrina Brockavich
    June 5, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    If I had this awesome sports bra, I would go hiking on the trails with my little one in the carrier!
    mrsbrockavich48 (at)gmail (dot)com

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    Marissa
    June 6, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Jogging, spinning, strength training. Would be SO much easier with a nursing sports bra! I have been trying to make do with the ones I wore during pregnancy.

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    Catlin
    June 6, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    I would love to win the bra. I am due in July and am totally going to need a new maternity/ post partum sports bra.
    I plan on doing running/ jogging and all my favorite workout dvds. I am so ready to get back into my old workout routine which is more high intensity than I am doing right now.

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    Lauren S
    June 6, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    This would be AWESOME for school. It’s hard enough to pump in the short amount of time I’m given… This would save time and help tremendously! It would also be great to help me reach my goal of 500 miles this year 🙂

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    Laura Adams
    June 6, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    I can’t wait to take our son hiking in his carrier to get back in shape!

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    Allison Drennon
    June 6, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Ugh! I was so terrible at fitness post-partum. The rare moments that I found the time, I was desperate for appropriate clothing. Here’s to hoping this time is different!

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    Nichole Ross
    June 7, 2016 at 7:45 am

    I need one!!!! I have been walking and working out at home since with two kids and working full time I never have time to go to a gym. Most of my activities include jumping and quick movements (so yes I literally have to hold my hands over my boobs during the exercises). I’ve been looking for a great one to be able to really enjoy the workouts bc right now I don’t!! I’m just so much bigger than I was first time around and none of those bras are working This time

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    Em Mahr
    June 7, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    I stay active by taking my little ones out in the jogger or babybjorn carrier for a brisk walk each morning. I also take a mama and baby yoga class.

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    Anna
    June 8, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    I stay active by taking walks every morning before it gets too hot, Stroller Strides class and short naptime workouts.

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    Katrina Gardner
    June 8, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Oh man! My comment was full of typos. Here it is without the typos, feel free to delete earlier comment 🙂

    I take lots of walks with my two kiddos, one in the stroller and one on his trike. A sports bra would help me feel comfortable as I am chasing after the one on the trike!

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      Sweet Miles
      June 9, 2016 at 9:57 am

      Hahaha, done! 😉

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    Jen F.
    June 9, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    I am 8 weeks post partum today and went to my first stroller bootcamp class this week! Can’t wait to go back!

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    Sarah
    June 10, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    Oops I might be too late but if not…I had my son in early May so Lately I’ve just been walking a lot but I look forward to resuming running soon!!

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      Sweet Miles
      June 10, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      You’re good! Drawing winner later this afternoon! 🙂 Congratulations to you!!

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