Planning for breastfeeding second child: Where to find a really good nursing bra?

Tanya - posted on 10/08/2011 ( 19 moms have responded )

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With my daughter I bought my bras at Motherhood; this was is 2009. They just didn't give me the support I needed with convenience. I have very sensitive skin and ended up with mastitus last time. I want to make sure I have a the preventatives I can this time, including a supportive bra. I am open to any suggestions of particular bras and their benefits, as well as, where to find them.

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Heather - posted on 10/13/2011

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For me, it's been Bravado--hands down, the best. They're pricey but worth it, especially if you need extra support without the underwires (I struggled with mastitis too and just had to drop those from my wadrobe). The basic seamless one is great. I've actually gone through a few different models/sizes as my body had changed post-pregnancy. They've all been great.

Kelly - posted on 10/18/2011

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I've had the motherhood store brand bra's myself and find that they are lacking support. Attached to the hospital where I had my son 12 weeks ago is a little store called mommy and me boutique. They had a the most amazing nursing bra I've ever put the girls in.. http://www.bravadodesigns.com/ They are a bit on the pricey side.. but then again so is Victoria Secrets and I've been hard pressed to find a better bra out there.
Give it a try and I really hope you like it.
Kellz

Hope - posted on 10/13/2011

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Target's Gillian and O'Malley are all I wore for the twelve month period I breastfed my daughter. They make comfortable sleeping bras, tanks, and some underwire bras. They even come in patterns so you aren't stuck with white black and beige. I got measure at Victoria's Secret and the girl was lovely even telling me that I was between sizes instead of just giving me a size.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 10/11/2011

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If you live in the US try Target. I have 4 bras from that store. The brand is Gilligan OMalley intimates. And they're reasonably priced too.

If anyone from Canada (preferably Okanagan region of BC) could help me with the same question I'd be obliged.

Melissa - posted on 10/10/2011

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I don't know what size you're looking for, but I struggled because I couldn't find them big enough in the cup and small enough in the band. I was forced to search on line. I settled on Bare Necessities and Linda the Bra Lady, both on-line. The hardship was finding the right size by myself. I found that personal bra fitters would always say they had my size in their inventory, but really, it was just the best fit they could achieve and not really the right size. I know people with mastitis say never to use underwire, but I couldn't stand to go without. The wire MUST completely be on the outside of the breast tissue including on the sides. If you need a size that is within the average, go get fitted again (at a bra specialty store, not Motherhood). Then look on line for the greater variety of styles.
Also, Medela offers some great supportive bras. I got fitted by the birthing hospital's lactation consultant. Who better to know if a bra fits properly and to educate you about how to prevent mastitis?! They will tell you to wait until you're 37 wks though.

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Saranya - posted 1 day ago

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I am suggesting you that use Shyaway's nursing bra, they have good collections of nursing bra and quality is very high. Cloth using for fabric feels so soft and smooth check out here : https://www.shyaway.com/nursing-bra-online/

Anjali - posted on 08/21/2017

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After having a wonderful experience with the first child I am pretty sure it is obvious that the fact that nursing bra should be purchased not one month before the delivery date as the size of the breast increases after the pregnancy. You can shop from online websites like shyaway and pretty secrets which have decent delivery services

Anjali - posted on 08/11/2017

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It is very true that proper support and comfort is needed to the breasts when the baby is born. But so as to use it for entire one year atleast since the baby is born purchase a nursing bra when the baby is born because the breast get bigger in size after the baby is born. You can purchase maternity bra from online websites like Shyaway, Clovia, PrettySecrets, Zivame etc.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 10/19/2011

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Holly, I like those too. The Gilligan O;Malley bras are also very affordable and you can open and close them with one hand.

Holly Janelle - posted on 10/19/2011

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I love the nursing bras I bought from target. The brand name is gilligan omalley intimates. They fit great and offer comfortable support and easy nursing. Good luck!

Sarah - posted on 10/16/2011

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I like the nursing singlets better than the bras - I find them very comfy. I just get mine at kmart or target. :-)

Anna - posted on 10/14/2011

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You should avoid bras with underwires and aim for soft 100% cotton material. I went to an expensive boutique to get myself measured, bought one bra from them and then ordered exactly the same ones from Amazon for a much cheaper price. The brand that works great for me is Anita. Amazon has free shipping and returns so you can try to order a few different Anita bra styles.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 10/13/2011

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Hope, they have patterns now? I could only find black and white when I went back in February. Ug I wish they had Target in Canada!

Amber - posted on 10/12/2011

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I got the wrong size with my first child, so I went to a bra shop to be fitted with my second. I love Royce brand. They have lots of different styles and sizes up to a 38L (which is what I wear)!

Tanya - posted on 10/11/2011

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Thank you all. I will definately try burlington coat factory and the online sites that Melissa gave!!!

Alicia - posted on 10/10/2011

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I found mine at Burlington Coat factory. they are the full cup type so there is support on both sides of your breast when the flap is down. Target has some nice looking ones but they only have the support on one side. the down side to burlington was that there was no one there to fit me, but i bought 2 different sizes and just took the ones back that didnt fit. Also the breast pad you choose can make a big difference. I found the Johnson & Johnson ones that have absorbent crystals in they and draw the milk away from you and trap it in. I think but am not 100% sure, that mastitis comes from having too much milk thus getting engorged then infected. the milk pushed out of the mammary gland into the muscle and fatty tissue in your breast as apposed to going out your nipple. then it gets infected.
good luck!

Tanya - posted on 10/09/2011

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Thank you I will look into that brand. I did get fitted last time. But being inexperienced, obviously, I didn't really know what was best. So when it came to actual use and ease of use, I was very unsatisfied. Then couldn't find anything I was happy with other than the sports bras. And those weren't all that supportive. I found that the ones that latched at the top and folded down (which were recommended in the store) were awful. They didn't open far enough and pushed on my daughters face and always ended up soaked with milk.

Kimberly - posted on 10/08/2011

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I dont know where you are but when I needed my bra's I actually went into a bra shop and had them fit me with some. I found the ones I liked the best were called Loveable and they were just a good comfy bra and good support and easy for nursing. I know some people arent that crazy about being fitted when pregnant but I found it to be the best cause they actually fitted me correctly so I wasnt wasting my money. hope that helps you and good luck with it all

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