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What is your favorite nursing bra?
Here are a few tips on choosing a nursing bra:
Decide how you feel about underwire styles versus softcup. Personally, I hate underwire bras while I’m nursing, or anytime. I find that the underwire slides around and pokes me when I hook and unhook my bra. I also didn’t want to risk plugged ducts, which underwire styles can contribute to.
But some moms love underwire, especially if they’re fuller figured and desire “lift”. It’s really a personal decision, but if you do begin having recurring plugged ducts or mastitis, ditch them for softcup styles.
Choose a bra with some stretch. Your breasts will change throughout the day and you need something that will feel comfortable. If you feel uncomfortable without some support at night, choose a bra especially designed for nighttime. It will have less support and be far more comfortable and will have room for nursing pads to catch leaks.
Keep in mind that your bra size will likely change a few times while you’re nursing, so you may want to have only two or three bras in your current size. The bra you wear in the immediate postpartum period may not fit when your baby is a few months old. Your breasts are usually largest in the first month postpartum, but then they begin to reduce in size a little bit, although they likely won’t be the same size they were before your pregnancy until after you wean.
Also, if you are a big leaker, you may need a larger size to accommodate nursing pads. Slightly padded or lined bras are popular so that you can avoid the dreaded “headlights” phenomenon.
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