nursing bras

Amy - posted on 08/06/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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im planning on nursing for as long as possible...are nursing bras worth the money or not?

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I love my nursing bras, try to get one as close to your delivery date as possible (last week or 2 of pregnancy) in a larger size then you currently are I really like bravado during that time for sleeping and during the day due to leakage. Then after about 6wks onces your body has leveled out a bit from hormones go and get measured again check that your size is correct and if not get new bras. After the first few month I usually get nicer pretty nursing bras that I feel/look good in. Due to being busty I go to a specialty bra store and get professionally fitted for each bra - well worth the cost as a ill fitting bra can increase your chance for blocked milk ducts. For my 3 kids I had 3 bras for right after baby was born then usually went down in size about 11/2mths to 2mths later and would get another 3 bras. With lots of nursing pads to prevent leakage!

Linda - posted on 08/07/2009

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IF you are nursing you need nursing bras. Get several and get them in a larger cup size because you will be huge when the milk comes in. I went up 1 cup size from my pregnancy size. Walmart has some that are comfy and inexpensive. Just remember they get breast milk on them so you don't want to go too cutesy and pricey, and you will be wearing them 24 hours a day. Stay away from underwire ones they hurt if you wear them too long and can block some milk ducts. Oh, and don't forget the nursing pads to absorb leakage in your bra. Nursing is wonderful. Stick to it, the pain will go away.

Robin - posted on 08/07/2009

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So worth it. I didn't use them with my first and second. But I live by them for the third. I went to "Motherhood" store they have a great choice as far as styles and colors.

Sarah - posted on 08/07/2009

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I bought nursing bras from Motherhood Maternity and Target and they are a pretty good price. Thicker ones are great - I never leaked through the thick ones! I think the average was $15 to $25. I was a 36D before - and now I am a 38F (Motherhood Maternity) or sometimes a 40DD. I would recommend buying loose tank tops that you can just pull aside to use the first few months after the baby is born because your body changes so much and nursing tops are EXPENSIVE. My daughter is five months old now and I'm still breastfeeding full time. I would recommend buying a few nursing tops because you can nurse discreetly while you are out and about.

Mary - posted on 08/07/2009

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The Motherhood shop near me did a GREAT job of measuring me, and recommending a size to accomodate for after my milk came in (Could not believe that they got even bigger!). I got 2 of what they suggested and they were perfect! Sent the hubby out to pick up a few more after she was born, lol!

Cathralynn - posted on 08/07/2009

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Wait until close to delivering and then I bought one size bigger. Have you bought new bras at all while prego? Remember after a bit after delivering your rib cage area won't be as big so make sure you get one that can be tightened. You can just buy one for the hospital and more after your in the swing of things later.

Amy - posted on 08/07/2009

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i havent gotten much bigger since i got pregnant i was already a D how do you know what size to buy?

Cathralynn - posted on 08/07/2009

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Sure, I'm large breasted and wore a nursing bra 24hrs a day even sleeping. It helped me feel supported and have easy access at the same time. Plus if you have any issues with breasts being for feeding not sex it keeps em hands off!

Kate CP - posted on 08/06/2009

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YES. Make sure you get a really good one, though. Especially if you started out large-chested before your pregnancy. Once your milk comes in, honey, you get HUGE. A good, comfy bra with easy one-hand cup clasps is a life saver. :)

Valerie - posted on 08/06/2009

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Absolutley!!! If you are a full breasted woman Jeunique makes a fantastic bra that not only is fantastic for nursing but also gives the best support for you, your back and your breasts. Just look 'em up on the web. You will love it. Good luck.

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