Breast feeding : strictly over 18s only!!

On Tuesday we went to our antenatal class, run by our midwives. The talk turned to breast feeding your new baby and she told us about this lovely video on YouTube where a newborn baby, about an hour old shuffles over to its mothers breast to feed. On its own. (Minimal help from mama)

Her point was that new babies aren’t as helpless as people believe. Put them on your chest and within 35 – 60 minutes they will have located your boob and start to try to get to it so they can feed.

The video is sweet and around the 3 minute mark I did laugh, little grunty sounds from babies are cute!!

So I sent it to a pregnant friend of mine using WhatsApp. She is due about 10 days before I am. Quite pleased with myself for sharing, I was a bit stunned when she responded with “what dodgy video have you sent me to watch?! Lol”

Dodgy?!

I quickly typed back “it’s a Breast feeding video my MW told me about!”

It turns out that YouTube gives you this warning when you try to view the video on a mobile device.

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Say what YouTube?!? Are you for real?!

(Spoilers)

It’s a one hour old baby and a nipple. Baby moves to nipple and begins to latch on and feed! Why do you have to be over 18 to watch it?!

Breast feeding is natural. It is not sexual, it is not some kind of pornography. It’s a mother feeding her baby!

Whilst I appreciate not everyone is on the Breast feeding “bandwagon”, I actively searched for this link to watch it, so I know roughly what to expect. I didn’t expect to be told I had to confirm I was over 18!

(I did get this notice, but I just clicked passed it without paying any attention to it…..oops!)

YouTube, it’s not like I searched “skinny man banging a big boobied lady”, that I could understand carrying an Over 18 warning label. Besides, doesn’t your T&Cs prohibit videos of a sexual nature?! So I’d not expect to find sexually explicit videos on your site. (Not that I’m looking mind you!)

To those who flagged this as “inappropriate” – SHAME ON YOU!

But a Breast feeding baby? Come on now!!

Here’s the video

Pretty Bras For Pregnant Ladies (and non-pregnant ones too)

I’m pregnant. I have boobs. I want a bra that not only fits and is comfortable but is also pretty and makes me feel like a woman, as opposed to a human incubator.

I recently wrote about how difficult it is to find and buy nice, supportive, comfortable and inexpensive bras, in fact I’ve written on this subject more than once, but recently I wrote about it again and the fact that when pregnant it gets even harder and more frustrating. I eventually found somewhere and I’m in the process of trying them out (stay tuned).

A few days after that post I was approached by Best British Bloggers on behalf of Panache Lingerie, looking for bloggers to review a few of their new Winter lingerie sets. A series of smoking hot bras, on equally smoking hot models. Me, a 7 month pregnant blogger, reviewing sexy lingerie for Panache? Don’t mind if I do.

The Cleo Natasha is a really pretty purple and navy camouflage style under-wire bra, and starts from a D cup (sorry lucky ladies with small pert boobies!) and go up to a J cup (some go up to K cup).  I opted for a HH cup taking into account my ever expanding boobs, apparently incubating small humans means growth not just in the tummy area, but also, thighs, ass and boobs!

Cleo Natasha close up

I put the bra on and it was comfy. It didn’t dig in or feel awkward and my boobs actually fit in the cups. The straps were wide enough to support the hefty weight of my bosoms, but not too wide that it looked un-sexy and best of all they didn’t sink into my shoulders and cause them to look like rivers of bra strap running through two mountains, because lets face it, that look? it’s not sexy at all.  It fit just right in the back and didn’t ride up (which is a sign that you’re not wearing the correct sized bra), instead it felt comfortable.  The only thing I didn’t like was the label, as it felt scratchy across my skin, but that’s easy enough remedied with a sharp pair of scissors.

The bra itself was a little big in the cups, but that’s OK because I’m expecting to expand a little anyway, so come 2 months down the line it will fill in nicely.  The under-wire doesn’t dig like you’d normally expect it to and over-all it was very comfortable to wear and it felt supportive.

Over-all it met all of my criteria. It was comfortable, supportive and nice looking and best of all it was affordable* and when I’m less pregnant and my boobs are a stable size again I’m definitely going to treat myself to a few more in this range.

Thumbs Up from Me.

For more information about their new range, please visit Panache’s website.

The Cleo range of lingerie by Panache can be purchased online or in stores across the world and to find an online retailer or shop that will be stocking this range, you can visit www.panache-lingerie.com/retailers/

*this bra was gifted to me by Panache for this review via the kind people at Best British Bloggers

AAAAAAAAND ACTION!

So last week I posted about nunga-nungas, bra’s and the stress it causes me.
Soon after I posted, I went online and bought 3 bra’s from simplyyours.co.uk
They arrived this morning.

Remember in my last post I said

“AND. just like clothes aren’t all the same size (you’d think so right?!?) neither are bra’s.  for instance a bra by marks and spencers Autograph range in a 34G, isn’t the same size as a bra by Triumph’s 34G bra.”

well, lo and behold, damn it wasn’t I right?!?

I bought 3 bra’s. 3. all 3 of them the same size (apparently) and yet all 3 of them not really the same size.

sigh.

bra #1 = cute little white number by shapely figures.  fits round the back, but there is a little bit of room in the cup (which is good, considering I still seem to be growing!)
bra #2 – exactly like bra #1 but black.  fits pretty well actually.  fits round the back and in the cup.

now you’re thinking, well hold on a minute, if they are exactly the same brand, same size, how come they don’t fit the same?  i know right? confuses the crap out of me too.  maybe, just maybe I have morphing boobs? doubtful though.

so we get to bra #3 = it is a simplyyours.co.uk branded bra.  I took it out of the packaging, and well, OH.MY.GOD.
it seems to be about 3 sizes too big.  it. is. MASSIVE.  I’m pretty sure this bra has been mislabeled, cause there is no way in hell that it is a 38H. no way. NO WAY.

I put bra #2 into bra #3 and there was loads of room left. LOADS.

So I offer to you, readers, actual proof that despite bra’s being the same “size” really they’re not. oh no. no they aren’t.

I think I might just send this bra back and by it in a smaller size and see what happens!

I’ll keep you posted – cause I know this is so interesting to y’all.