Rebecca Blake wrote:
"Of course I reverted back to my comfortable, wireless nursing bras but I still don’t feel great. Idk, maybe it’s because I finally weaned the kiddo and for some reason my milk won’t go away even though it’s been a month."
Rebecca, fyi, you can still get mastitis / breast infection after weaning. Underwired bras themselves can also cause breast tenderness and infection. I speak both from personal experience, as well as a (former) postpartum doula. May I suggest that you apply warm compresses while massaging the tender areas in a circular motion, pushing towards the nipple? Also, try a few drops of (organic, therapeutic grade) oregano oil in a capsule, filled the rest of the way with olive oil, twice a day for a few days, or 24 hours after the tenderness has dissipated.
"I’m amazed some of y’all are willing to do it in public..."
During the winter, I wear undershirts, beneath shirts beneath sweaters. Under all those layers, no one notices! Now that the weather is warming up, that doesn't work 😟. I had some all-cotton bras made for me last year, and at least I can wear those without feeling wrapped in plastic wrap!
If one is quite well-endowed, not wearing something to hold the girls from swinging back and forth can get uncomfortable. So I'm told, not being in that category myself 😉