During my last pregnancy I read that some celebrities used- and swore by- the belly bandit, a postpartum compression garment worn to help shrink your middle (belly and hips) back to their pre-pregnancy size. I did some research, and decided that it was worth a try. Because I nurse exclusively, I decided to buy the mother tucker, a compression tank top that would give my middle the support I wanted, while also providing easy nursing access. Per the website’s instructions, I wore the mother tucker continuously. I only took it off to shower and wash it. I have to say: it did work. My main concern was looking good at my son’s bris. After wearing the mother tucker for a week straight, my middle did look thin. (My face, arms, and butt probably did not, but what can you do?) After another week, I stopped wearing it continuously, but wore it with certain clothing and for certain times that I wanted to look my best. Even now, although I have lost all of my pregnancy weight, I still wear the mother tucker from time to time because it’s a great piece of shape wear. I would definitely recommend the mother tucker for postpartum moms trying to look their best!
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