Running bra for when feeding?

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Am hoping against hope that Dr will say everything back to normal at my 6 week check tomorrow (other than piles and excruciating pain when trying to have sex shock) and I can start running again.

But what sports bra is the best to get and what size.

Am a 36g in feeding bras and not sure training bras would go up that big, or maybe they do.

Also need some post baby fat exercise clothes till I can fit into all my normal stuff. Where's the best place to buy cheap stuff or should I just squeeze myself into my regular gym stuff and yell at people 'I've just had a baby' if they stare at my over flowing mountains of belly and acreage of thigh!!

Trying to be light hearted about this because feel grosse at the moment. Bottom half is a 14 but the massive norks make me look like my grandma did when I was little!! Have had ED in past so really want to try just eating sensibly and exercising lots rather than plumping for a proper diet as I have a tendency to get rather obsessive and I don't want to start cutting calories and it affect my milk.

Sorry, rather a rambling post!

Ok, first up are you sure about the size - take a look at thebetterbracampaign.blogspot.co.uk/p/fitting-advice.html to make sure as that will make a big difference to how you feel.

Now, sports bras - the best are the underwired ones (which are safe to wear when feeding so long as you ensure they are big enough that the wire is not resting on breast tissue.) It's a roughly even split between the big busted on here who prefer the panache or freya. If you are not comfortable with wires, this shock absorber is pretty good.

In all cases, the sports bras run smaller in the back than normal bras. I would suggest measuring yourself according to the page above, and then going up one band size and down one cup size from what you measure. So if you measure 32 underneath and 42 over (which would be a 32GG normally) I'd try a 34G in these ones.

HazleNutt Thu 02-Jan-14 14:20:59

what Statistically said. For cheap sports stuff, check sportsdirect.com

Thanks chaps.

It's a bloody minefield!

My boobs feel like they don't belong to me at the moment and I am a little nervous about making the elasticity that is left leave the building entirely !

Please do check the size - if you're currently a 14 then I suspect you might not need a 36 back at all. It helps, I promise (dd is 3 and I still look doughy!)

Allthingsprettyreturns Thu 02-Jan-14 18:19:33

Try M and S for some on sale

Bottom is 14, top is Beryl Cook Grandma size!!

Will get DH to measure me tomorrow and will be sure to try them in and jiggle about the fitting rooms!

Will check m&s as got some feeding bras from there for £9!

Do not let M&S fit you though...please!

Oooohhhh no. I wore the wrong bra from 15 - 22 thanks to m&s!

They are godawful...they think I should wear a 36F when I'm a chuffing 30HH....so not much difference hmm

If your boobs are so ginormous then you can't be a G cup surely? I am an E since going from M&S measured 38B to a properly measured and properly fitted 34E in a Freya and bravissimo styles.

Please do the proper measuring thing and believe that you are the size it tells you (took me a couple of weeks and much trying on, to believe it myself).

WhereIsMyHat Thu 02-Jan-14 22:07:53

I'd steer away from M&S and look at the shock absorber maximum support bras. As for fitting, bravissimo seem to be the best.

Allthingsprettyreturns Thu 02-Jan-14 22:36:32

M and s do have some good sports bras. I bought one myself the other day.

Allthingsprettyreturns Thu 02-Jan-14 22:36:55

Take a look

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