nursing bra's

Anna - posted on 07/21/2010 ( 18 moms have responded )

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My husband and I are expecting our third baby (boy) after two girls, yayy!! I am planning on nursing this baby as well. The only problem I had with my second was the nursing bra's. This may sound gross but I sweat really bad(not stinky) and went through a lot of nursing bra's b/c the ones I bought were elastic bands around the ribs not under-wire. I went through 6 nursing bras in 11 months b/c my sweat was eating the elastic and making it smelly after only one wear. I am just wondering it is ok to buy under wire while nursing. I have been told by a couple of ppl that it can cut down on milk supply. Is that true. When I am not pregnant all I wear is under-wire. Any info would be great.

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I have no experience yet but I bought a bra by Royce. This is from their website:

Contains X-STATIC® Silver Fibre, which has been proven to be:
Anti-bacterial
Anti-odour
Thermo-regulating
Permanent - will not wash or wear out
100% natural and safe

I spent a lot of time researching nursing bras and this one gets great reviews. I am super finicky about shape and I feel totally supported and not pointy in this bra. Sorry I can't tell you from experience how it will hold up or if the X-STATIC fibre works, but it's worth looking into.

Dorothy - posted on 07/22/2010

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Underwires tend to be more constricting, so yes, they can affect your milk supply and could lead to blocked ducts (which can be super painful! hopefully you've never experienced this!) do you use nursing pads? they soak up what you leak... maybe it would help a bit with sweat too. i personally like the nursing tanks. they are way more comfortable than a bra too!! good luck!

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Charity - posted on 07/27/2010

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My lactation consultant said underwires were not reccommended because they can cause lower milk supply and/or plugged ducts, however the fit is the most important. I personally do not use underwire, and have occassionally had plugged ducts and mastitis twice, so I'm not sure if I would stay away from underwire just for that. I think you should try and just pay attention to how they feel

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http://www.evealexander.com/



Stylish, and comfortable nursing bras as well as and pregnancy undergarments! A must have for those who want to feel sexy while continuing to breastfeed.



I have very large breasts (G cup), and was thrilled when I found this company!



I also have taken the underwire out of a few of my older bras, and love wearing those too. It's a good trick for bras you outgrow, as you can get more life out of them, rather than throwing them out.

April - posted on 07/24/2010

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Hey Mama - underwire nursing bras are ok after your milk supply is well-established but they're not recommended in that first 6-8 weeks when you are still adjusting. Hang in there with non-underwires until your little one is about 2 months old, then make the switch. Hope this helps!

Annette - posted on 07/24/2010

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They do make underwire nursing bras. I have them and they work fine. You should try one out...

Jennifer Ann Saunders - posted on 07/24/2010

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I have to wear underwire b/c of breast size as well, and so long you get a proper fitting bra, they are fine. I was able to go to a lactation store and get fitted by a lactation consultant. I am still BF my ten month old.

Good luck!!! I don't think I ever had a bra that fit as good as my underwire nursing bras!

Sarah - posted on 07/23/2010

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b/c I have such a large breast size, I have to wear underwire. This doesn't seem to cut down on the milk supply...

Sara - posted on 07/23/2010

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I've never used a nursing bra, just nursing tanks. They are really comfy. They're easy to wear around the house and even out sometimes. I also use nursing pads with them because I don't like rougher fabric.

Chris - posted on 07/23/2010

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I never had any issues with an underwire with either of my kids. As long as it fits correctly, you should be fine.

Kristina - posted on 07/23/2010

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I have used underwire nursing bras the whole time and haven't had any problems.

Amanda - posted on 07/22/2010

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As long as you have a proper fitting bra that isn't restricting your breasts you should be fine. I've been using underwire nursing bras for over a year and haven't had any problems.

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I always heard that you shouldn't wear underwire nursing bras either, but really shouldn't wear underwire anyway, b/c it can restrict your lymph system from draining properly even if not breastfeeding. I wear them normally anyways so when all of my nursing bras started falling apart on me after baby #2 was a few months old, I got a couple of new ones with underwire and LOVE THEM!

Jennifer - posted on 07/22/2010

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I have larger boobs and prefer underwire. Ds is 16 months old and I've been wearing underwire the whole time. Haven't had any problems with clogged ducts or supply.

Alix - posted on 07/22/2010

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I wear underwires and have never had a problem. I have heard that it can cause clogged milk ducts but I havent had any yet and its been 6 months...I would say just buy one and try it!

Kim - posted on 07/21/2010

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Just make sure that you have a proper fit. It can cut into your supply or give you clogs if the under wire pushed up against your duct. (But that aslo goes with any bra)- A little bigger is better :)

I don't wear the underwire as I can't find one that fits!

Janice - posted on 07/21/2010

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I have had no problem with underwire nursing bra's. Before my daughter I also only wore underwires and after hearing the same concerns tried a few sport nursing bras but I prefer the underwire ones. I have never had an infection and my milk supply is fine. My daughter is almost 9 mo. But I can only speak for myself.

Brooke - posted on 07/21/2010

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I have read that it can lower your supply and may cause blocked ducts. But personally I don't know because I can't stand underwires~

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