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Underwired bras

(9 Posts)
beela Tue 05-Jul-11 09:34:55

I have been bf DS for 9 months now, and we are down to one first thing in the morning and one at bedtime.

Is it ok to wear underwired bras in the daytime now? I did wear one of my old ones for a couple of days a couple of weeks ago but then got a blocked duct (ouch)! so have been fitted for a new bra and am dying to wear it - I am so fed up with my monoboob, I want my chest back! but don't want another blocked duct....

Does anyone know what the advice is?

aswellasyou Tue 05-Jul-11 10:02:04

As long as it really fits and no breasr tissue is touched by the wires, it will be fine. My daughter's 9 months too and I've recently started wearing underwired bras with no problems. I'm still feeding about 8 times a day though.
Can I suggest you check here that you've been fitted with the correct bra size. If you went to M&S it will be wrong.wink

japhrimel Tue 05-Jul-11 11:31:56

I wear a nursing one! If it fits well all the time (check the fit when you're at you're fullest) then it's fine.

beela Tue 05-Jul-11 12:24:07

An underwired nursing one? Ooh, where from?

Thanks for the link, I am a bravissimo girl so pretty sure it was fitted properly, gave up on M&S some time ago smile

Secondtimelucky Tue 05-Jul-11 12:55:18

Depends on your size how many underwired nursing options you have. Mine are Anita from Figleaves. Pricey, but sooo worth it. The underwire is cut wide to avoid breast tissue.

I fed DD1 to 21 months and wore normal bras the last 11 months with no problems.

beela Tue 05-Jul-11 14:15:16

32H, so options tend to be limited, often I am too small round the back AND too large up front for standard ranges. Just had a look though and they do have them in that size - if only I'd found them before! It's probably not worth investing in another nursing bra right now if I can go back to underwires in the daytime. Maybe next time though.....

TruthSweet Tue 05-Jul-11 14:26:27

I wear an normal underwire bra daily now as DDs are 3.8 & 20m so don't feed a lot in the day and I find mine just as easy to use as a drop cup by just pushing the strap off my shoulder (though that may be down to my size [34g/36f] rather than their actual functionality!). I do make sure though that the wires don't dig into any breast tissue and that they fit well.

Pesephone Tue 05-Jul-11 15:53:37

I agree its the fit that matters. i'd go to Bravissimo to get fitted personally, the old +4" method ios grossly wrong. As has been said above you need to ensure it does not press on your breast tissue. i too switched to regular bras with each of my 3 after the first few months and i have found the best method is as Truthsweet described, or to actually Dr your bras to make them drop cup. I cut the straps and sewed on nursing clips from all my old knackard out soft cups and the strat retainers too. Another one which I find works is Freya's Deco bra it is a moulded cup plunge and it is so plungy I can just pull the cp to the side and my breast flips right out. smile very handy. plus it gives a fantastic upfront round shape and shockingly good cleavage wink

Pesephone Tue 05-Jul-11 15:54:40

strat retainers? eh uh um, that should read strap retainers.....

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