can i wear non nursing bras while breastfeeding?

Laura - posted on 02/17/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Is there any type of bras that I can wear that make it easy to nurse, but look "good" as well. I have nursing bras now but the way they are designed makes it hard for me to wear strapless dresses. Please help, i'm a first time mom so any advice is greatly appreciated! thank you!

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Lise - posted on 02/18/2012

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I haven't worn a nursing bra in 2 years and I'm still nursing my 2.5 year old. :) I just pull my breast out of the top of the bra.

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Anjali - posted on 09/06/2017

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i wear loose fittin sports bra they have some that have straps like a tank top that r great for nursing

Aleks - posted on 02/20/2012

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I just have a little warning. I found that when I tried wearing a non nursing bra I found that my breasts really hurt, even after nursing for over 12mths already - so its not like I was new to nursing and prone to engorgement.

So just be careful with wearing non nursing bras. Especially the ones with underwire. I would think that the reason nursing bras are made in the way they are is to accomodate the enlarged milk ducts within the breast - at least to some extent.



That is all I wanted to share.... :-)

Heather - posted on 02/18/2012

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I've worn strapless bras and nursed. I would suggest going shopping, trying different styles on and testing to see how easy it is to get the ladies out. As long as you are comfortable it doesn't matter what kind of bra you wear.

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