Emily Ironi, just like many other moms, wanted what was best for her newborn daughter, Arden. That included providing her with nutritious breast milk. When Emily went back to work, she was displeased with the bulky contraptions that she had to use in order to perform comfortable, hands-free free pumping. Plus, she was annoyed that she had to switch from a pumping bra to a nursing bra when she got home.
Thus, Emily founded the Dairy Fairy in February of 2013 to sell her invention, the innovative Arden all-in-one bra. This bra can be used to both nurse baby and pump hands free without the need to change bras. Plus, it’s designed to provide wire-free support, to be comfortable, and to look good, too.
Emily sent me an Arden bra in black to review.
The bra has regular nursing bra clasps and the front of each cup pulls completely down so baby has easy access to nurse.
Towards the bottom front of the bra are clasps that adjust the tightness of each cup for a perfect fit no matter how full or empty. Plus, when these clasps are unclasped, they each reveal a layer of cloth.
This layer of cloth has two panels which, when pulled apart, provide an opening. This is to insert the nipple shield of a breast pump and perform hands-free pumping.
If I were to choose one word to describe this bra it would be GENIUS. It is SO obvious that a woman invented this for the convenience of other women! Although I am most fortunate to be able to work at home with my children, I do suffer from hyperlactation (especially when I first have my baby), so having a bra that makes it easy to pump while working on the computer is so unbelievably lovely. Plus, because I can nurse with the exact same bra, I can go back and forth from pumping to nursing throughout the day without the hassle of messing with multiple bras!
In addition to being unbelievably functional, the bra is also very comfortable. I enjoy that the cup size can even be adjusted based on how full I am. And I (and my husband) really like that the bra is pretty, not boring and ugly like so many other nursing bras are.