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Breastfeeding and bikinis...

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Tortu Fri 10-Jun-11 22:31:31

Ok, not a vitally important thread, but I am having some issues finding a bikini. I am now a 34E and feel like a porn star (not in a good way- will not be wearing rabbit ears for some time). A friend gasped when I told her my bra size today and, when in John Lewis trying to find a bikini, the assistant chortled when I told her what I wanted.

I want a bikini that has cup sizes (tried a size 16 but, although the cup size is fine, the back strap is a little floppy, which isn't ideal), but that is not underwired as I'm still breastfeeding. Does such a thing exist?

Also, do I need to have it non-underwired? All my problems would be gone if I could wear underwired.

Rosebud05 Fri 10-Jun-11 22:35:33

I think underwired bras aren't recommended when bfing as the wire can damage ducts? How many hours a day do you think you'll be wearing a bikini each day? How old is your child - it sounds like your milk supply is well established.

Bravamissio or Hot Milk might do a non-underwired one but they're quite pricey.

You can wear underwired. I have underwired nursing bras from Anita - nothing without wires is going to keep mine looking anything like reasonable, I'm wearing a 38G atm.

Tortu Fri 10-Jun-11 23:10:52

Righto. My baby is 6 months and so my milk supply is well-established. I'm hopeful I'm going to be wearing the bikini for many hours a day....but it may well be cold and thus I probably only want something to wear for an hour a day. Can I get away with something cheap from the highstreet?

japhrimel Sat 11-Jun-11 12:25:23

Bravissimo are definitely good. I don't think you'll find one with support at that size on the high street - most assume that big boobs = big all over.

coldcomfortHeart Sat 11-Jun-11 13:11:46

I could have written your post two years ago- I bought a Freya bikini in a 32E and it's gorgeous, fits well, is supportive and no wires. Good flattering bottoms too. Highly recommend. It was a similar style to this one. I know it doesn't look like it's support a bigger cup size but it does! Worth the cost too.

MissRedIndie Mon 13-Jun-11 07:12:26

Look at Moontide bikinis too, they come in large sizes and the halter neck top bikinis in particular are really supportive without underwire.

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