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DO YOU NEED TO WEAR NURSING BRAS

April 17,2019
DO YOU NEED TO WEAR NURSING BRAS

Look no further for affordable, comfortable, practical and fashionable nursing bras. We now have a range of nursing bra to suit every woman. And if you’re unsure of what to look for in a nursing bras, read on as we demystify nursing/maternity bras.

With pregnancy comes an increasing in breast size and if you’re already on the well endowed side it can be a daunting prospect that your breasts will increase in size.

Remember, wearing a well fitted and well support bra may help reduce the stretching of breast tissue that can lead to breast sagging.

When should I buy a nursing bra? You can start wearing a nursing bra at any point in your pregnancy. Some women start at the end of the first trimester, others after they’ve given birth. We think you should start wearing a nursing bra when your everyday bras become uncomfortable or once you outgrow them. Nursing bras are designed for comfort and support so if you’re suffering from tenderness, or are more sensitive then we suggest swapping to a nursing bra once the first signs appear.

Do I really need to wear nursing bra? Can I wear just a regular bra? Yes, unless you want to take off your bra every time you nurse your baby.  Imagine when you use a regular bra and pulling your breast out of a regular bra put it in a position that was difficult if not impossible for the baby to latch properly.

 

Can I wear underwire? Most nursing bras are designed as soft cups (they are underwire free) however if you prefer an underwired bra nursing bras now do come in a variety of styles and fashion colors. In the past it was recommended that pregnant or nursing women avoid underwire because it may block the milk ducts or caused mastitis. Today you can wear any style of nursing bra you wish, nursing bras with underwire use a lower gauge wire and are more flexible, soft and moving with your body. However if the bra is uncomfortable or causing you pain stop wearing it. Pain or tenderness at this stage can lead to complications so listen to your body.
$58.50   16-26D-H

 

What is a sleep bra?

Whilst breastfeeding some women prefer to wear a soft cup bra or crop top to bed. This ensures that nursing pads stay where they should and some women find it more comfortable to sleep with a little more support. Most of our maternity/nursing range could easily be worn as a sleeping bra and we have soft cup cotton bra can use as a sleeping bra. When looking for a bra to sleep in, avoid anything with an underwire or padded cups.

Check our our best selling Cotton Leisure Wirefree Bras which comes in white and black.

Wirefree Cotton Leisure Bra

$35.00  16-32 B-G

How many nursing bras do I need?

We recommend 3-5 nursing bras as a great foundation. Whilst breastfeeding your breasts may leak milk so expect to change your bra more frequently than usual. By having 3-5 bras in rotation you can always have one on, one in the wash and one on stand-by.

If you need advice or help with breastfeeding the Australian Breastfeeding Association is a wonderful resource. They have local meet-ups across Australia, an active forum where you can ask any questions as well as a helpline that you can call.

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