Dear Nursing Bra,
First of all let me just say thank you. Thank you for being there for me through all the phases in my breastfeeding journey. You were even there for me during most of my pregnancies because, well, we both know my normal bras weren’t cut out for the job. You were special and did your job beautifully! I could depend on you for the best support and comfort, always.
But it’s time for us to part ways. I’ve been done breastfeeding for awhile now, but you are still part of my daily life. Day after day I open my drawer and reach for you, partially because you are all I have. I’m realizing though that it’s time for that to change and it’s time for me to say goodbye. I hate to say it’s because you are no longer needed, but it really is true. I no longer need you.
Maybe that is hard to hear, but don’t take it personally! Since weaning my baby you know things have changed between us. Things aren’t quite the same. I’ve changed. That’s just part of life. It’s best if we can just accept it and move on.
This doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy for me, nursing bra. This means I am facing changes, too. I’ve got to really step out of my comfort zone and go… bra shopping. I know, it sounds awful doesn’t it? It’s been awhile since I’ve been in this position–longer than I care to admit. It won’t be easy, but we both know it’s what’s best.
I hope you know that all of this time you’ve held a special place in my dresser drawer. You truly were a life saver, nursing bra! You’ve helped me through some of the awkward–and just plain hard!–parts of breastfeeding, like clogged ducts, round the clock feedings, and pumping sessions. You survived them all. But it’s time for me to go into this next season of motherhood without you.
You’ve lived a very loved life. Goodbye old friend.
-A mom who needs to go bra shopping