Bras that dont fit....

Keely - posted on 11/13/2008 ( 16 moms have responded )

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Its getting very tiresome not being able to find a nursing bra cup that that fits or that will give any support! Anyone else have this problem and if you do any suggestions?

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Luci - posted on 11/13/2008

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I tried to shop at Motherhood in Massachusetts and in Virginia (we moved during pregnancy)... They were happy enough to measure me but when it came to products they said, "We wouldn't have YOUR size in the store..." If you order in the store, there's no charge for shipping, but you won't have the chance to try it on...

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Kristen - posted on 11/15/2008

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I gave up on trying to find a "nursing bra" for my size - 36-38 G, H, or I (depending on the brand - gotta love it! *rolls eyes*) I ended up going with soft cup bras and doing the flip up and over the breast that others have mentioned. Got mine from www.annmurdock.com - if you send an email, she will help to size you and she was spot-on with me. Very personalized service; I think she does it out of her home - and her prices tend to be either same as or less than buying the same brands elsewhere.

Keely - posted on 11/14/2008

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Thank you SO MUCH for all the replies. All these are helping alot. And not just because i'm not the only one with this problem. You get to feeling that way alot sometimes. Anyways thanks for all the suggestions they are helping!

Emily - posted on 11/14/2008

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I had this problem , and then discovered the nursing bras at Thyme Maternity - underwire , fully supportive bras, that look and feel like a normal bra!! so much better than the Wonderbra boxed nursing bras I was wearing the first time around!!

Rebekka - posted on 11/14/2008

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The ones I ended up getting are Anita brand (like Piia said)! I got one with underwire for during the day & one without for night -- it's quite comfortable to wear & they are easy to use!!

Rebekka - posted on 11/14/2008

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I had this problem! I ordered 8 different bras from various online companies only to have to return every single one of them. My problem is that I had large breasts before I started nursing & they just got bigger & bigger! My current bras are 40 G's....but I could have probably done better with H's. In any case, I finally had to go to a specialty shop - a store that makes bras for women who have had their breasts removed due to breast cancer. They also carried a wide range of nursing bras. If you have a shop like this in your area, it would be an excellent idea to go & at least get fitted for a bra so you know what size to get!

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I also had this problem. I went to Nordstroms and had them size me so I was sure I was getting the correct size. Then I went to figleaves.com and found a really great light weight nursing bra that supports my 38 G's :) having a supportive bra that fits correctly is sooo important!

Christina - posted on 11/13/2008

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I've fallen in love with the Medela underwire bras. You typically don't run into issues with plugged ducts unless the bra doesn't fit right, ie all of your breast tissue isn't inside the cup. I've found the Medela's to be true to size and are super comfortable.

Keely - posted on 11/13/2008

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Thank you SO MUCH for all the replies! its so nice to know that i'm not the only one with this problem. I bought all my nursing bra's in Motherhood, but they didnt work out. All your replies have been so helpful! Thank yoU!

Joanie - posted on 11/13/2008

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I like Motherhood Maternity as well. I like the underwire ones and they are only $18 or so. But I don't know if you would like them if you are really big. I'm a D cup and they work great.

Mary - posted on 11/13/2008

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I've gotten all of mine at Motherhood Maternity. They will size you and they have lots of options.

Luci - posted on 11/13/2008

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Depending on where you live, you might try a specialty bra shop. I visited my folks in the St. Louis area and went to a shop that fitted me in a heartbeat and saved my aching back...of course, the bras were $56 apiece, so it's pricey.

Piia - posted on 11/13/2008

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I've got Anita nursing bras and they are good! Enough support for my gigantig boobs :)

Pattie - posted on 11/13/2008

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I gave up on nursing bras too! Some where too thick and hard to push down, some weren't supportive enough and all of them were too $$. After going through several and being frustrated I did the same thing as Alison. I buy soft bras with no underwire. When I need to nurse I just pull the bra up and over my breast. It is so much easier than fooling with a hook. I don't have very large breast though (C cup) so I don't know if it would be supportive enough if you are bigger. I buy Hanes ones from Walmart. I hope one day to go back to my pretty ones but until then....

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I gave up on nursing bras. I couldn't get enough support for my ginormous ta-tas. :)

I wear regular bras that have a soft cup so that I can just push it aside and tuck it while nursing. Victoria's Secret makes some that don't have underwires (which can cause clogged ducts, though I've worn them w/o problems), but of course they're $$$ and I didn't find them that comfortable. I suggest going somewhere that does fittings (like JC Penny) and trying several different types / brands and forget the specialty nursing bras.

Jessica - posted on 11/13/2008

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some hospitals have nursing shops. Bravado has some decent larger bras. I typically wear nursing tanks all the time. Glamourmom's are pricey, but really nice. You get a uniboob, but I havent found anything else that would work. Plus the tank kinda sucks everything in, and hides ugly tummies.

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