Elliott - posted on 12/05/2008 ( 17 moms have responded )
I'm 30 weeks pregnant with my first, and since someone said it can help toughen up the nipples to wear nursing bras with the flaps open (and let your clothes rub, and so on), I've been trying to wear nursing bras instead of my preferred, haven't-worn-anything-else-in-years sports bras.
Not only do they fit very differently -- as, of course, I should expect them to! -- but something about the layers and layers of fabric under the boob just SWALLOWS sweat and gives me a massive rash.
I switched to sports bras exclusively because (a) they gave me firm enough support that I didn't hurt, something I could never find in a 'standard' cut bra, and (b) their 'performance' fabrics wick away sweat wonderfully and kept me comfy and dry.
However, now I'm screwed, apparently. Help! Also, I can't afford to spend $$$, esp. since I'm going to change size between now and Baby-Day, I'm sure. I'm used to $8-12 bras, and though I know I'm NEVER going to find a nursing bra in that range of ANY construction, I don't really want to spend more than $30 on something that may be too small in two months anyway.
Suggestions? I'm currently a 40-42 DD. Ish. You know what I mean. :->