Nursing Bras/ Maternity bras.

Amber - posted on 03/27/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )




I have a HUGE problem, My breast. Before I got pregnant I wore a 34dd. I am now 13 weeks along and I am beginning to really "bust out of my bra". I used to but my regular bras at Victoria's Secret, But I am in the largest size they sell considering my band size. I was wanting to know if anybody knew of a great place for me to buy some bras around the same price as my other 35-40 each. Also How many cup sizes are you expected to grow when your pregnant? And when should I but maternity and nursing bras.

Thanks so much.


Rebekah - posted on 03/28/2011




You may get MUCH bigger. Some of my friends have grown 2-3 cup sizes in pregnancy. So, if you find something you are comfortable in right now, you probably should buy it, but don't go crazy and buy 10 of them. You very well could outgrow it in another month.

I, personally, would not buy nursing bras until the last few months of pregnancy, and then keep the tags on as many of them as possible until your milk supply is regulated a little bit. With both of my children I needed a bigger nursing bra at first, then a smaller size nursing bra a few weeks later. So, just be aware that your breasts are going to change a lot. Good luck to you!!

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Surabhi - posted on 04/13/2013




You should try out the collection at morph maternity.They have good styles,and trendy pregnancy wears.I got mine online.Very affordable they are.

Stacie - posted on 06/13/2011




theirs a web site called lady grace that sells small waist bands and large cups for very good prices around what you pay now. i would go somewhere and get sized for what you need now and then go on-line to get one. i have very large cup sizes but small waist band and they have it all they even have nursing bras that are good prices

Michelle - posted on 05/18/2011




I am not as big as some of you, but I normally wear a 36 D, I too have the cup runneth over syndrome, but fortunately I kept the bras I stretched out during my first pregnancy. I also find sports bras to be pretty comfy. I wouldn't buy too many bras at once because it's not just your cup size that may go up, your band size may increase as well. I bought nursing bras (and you can find underwire nursing bras, which I find much easier to use), 2 weeks before I gave birth; but they were tight afterwards when my milk came in. I would recommend buying 1 or 2 really stretchy, comfy ones and the rest about 2 weeks later. HTH! :)

Katrina - posted on 04/26/2011




I am a 36dd, I also find it hard to find bras. I normally try finding them online, however, you have the problem of if they don't fit you have to send them back. I was a 36J with my first daughter while I was nursing her. I was huge! Right now I prefer sports bras even though they really don't support because they are easier to find in my size and they are comfortable. They also have sports bras for nursing.

Dana - posted on 04/22/2011




I waited to buy nursing bras until after I actually had my son. My boobs got even bigger at that point, so I'm glad I waited.

Caitlin - posted on 03/28/2011




I bought my nursing bras 2 weeks before I was due and didn't fit into them after (the first time).. The second time I bought one bra before (the ones from the first pregnancy/nursing were in pretty bad shape) and used that one for the first 2 weeks or so and made my first outting a "buying more bras" outting because I went up a full cup size when my milk came in.. My breasts didn't actually get much bigger until the milk came in.. I was a 36D when I got pregnant with #1, and ended up in a 38 DDD nursing bra..

Esther - posted on 03/28/2011




motherhood maternity they size you everything they recommend buying them around 13 to 15 weeks along for nursing bras

Cassandra - posted on 03/27/2011




Hi Amber-
The next place that I know where you won't end up spending too much is Lane Bryant. I wear a larger size and they have all the lace and stuff that Victoria's Secret has. they may even run a little cheaper too.
With sizes I was told that the more kids you have the more milk you make. This is my 3rd so I am making sure I go up atleast a cup, but I will wait until right before the baby is born or right after.
With the nursing bra, I bought one for my 1st pregnancy and I ended up hating the thing. I need underwire due to my size and no one reccomends using a bra with underwire because it can cause problems with breastfeeding and glands getting swolen and infected. I never had a problem with that so I continued to wear my normal bra after.
Hope this helps!
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