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What to wear at night rather than bra for breast feeding

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PinkFondantFancy Tue 11-Oct-11 16:54:28

Can anyone recommend what I could wear at night rather than a bra? I'm 38F and find wearing a bra to sleep in really uncomfortable, but wearing nothing meant I leaked all over my bedclothes last night. The couple of soft tops for sleeping in that I've looked at didn't go large enough for my size.

Many thanks!

ShatnersBassoon Tue 11-Oct-11 16:57:21

I had some support vest things, I think from H&M, that were really good. They had drop down bits for easy access, and were far comfier than a bra and stopped most of the leaking.

coastgirl Tue 11-Oct-11 17:02:26

I wear these - they're not supportive like a bra but they are really comfy and hold my breastpads (no way could I get through a night without them!). They're very stretchy so easy to pull down for feeding.

DorisIsAPinkDragon Tue 11-Oct-11 17:18:30

I had bravado night feeding bras which went up to a GG or H (I can't remember which)

hazchem Tue 11-Oct-11 17:42:26

sorry for the thread hijack but

coastgirl can you feed in those? I feed during the night and would like something i can feed in but is less bra like

thisisyesterday Tue 11-Oct-11 17:44:41

can i vote for wear nothing and just put a towel down?

Midori1999 Tue 11-Oct-11 17:57:13

I have been wearing a stretchy vest/pjama top and just sticking breast pads in place in that. Seems to work.

BertieBotts Tue 11-Oct-11 17:58:36

I slept on a towel as well. A waterproof mattress protector is also a good investment - especially if you co-sleep, EXTRA especially if you ever co-sleep with a sick child!

coastgirl Tue 11-Oct-11 18:58:04

Yes, I feed in them - they're stretchy enough to go right underneath my boobs with no effort.

A towel would be no good for me - the duvet would end up saturated as well as I spray all over the place. As it is I wake up with a soaked bra, top and breast pads every morning so I am jealous of those who could even contemplate wearing nothing.

sleeplessinderbyshire Tue 11-Oct-11 19:03:33

i wore a bravado soft bra thing at night for about a year as I leaked loads. I was a 30GG (possibly bigger if I needed to feed her and was getting leaky) mile more comfortable to seleep in than a normal bra or going without. I laso had some fab BFing PJs from mamas and papas

Tanyaaah Tue 11-Oct-11 19:04:04

Mothercare do a 2 pack of sleep bras too, comfy but you need breast pads with sticky backs or they're useless.

ZenNudist Tue 11-Oct-11 20:59:55

these are good and easy to feed with, not sure how good for bigger boobs

AngelDog Tue 11-Oct-11 21:03:30

I wore these sleep bras from JojoMamanBebe because not wearing a bra meant I got horrible nipple chafing from my PJ top. <shudder> I was a 36F at the time.

I used washable pads, so no sticky backing.

StetsonsAreCool Tue 11-Oct-11 21:14:14

I'm with thisisyesterday and bertie - I wore nothing and put a towel down.

TBH it was a relief to get some air to my boobs after being encased in damp breast pads all day.

sleepevader Tue 11-Oct-11 21:15:35

Thank you for this thread. Been thinking the same!

PinkFondantFancy Tue 11-Oct-11 22:12:20

Thanks all. In my sleep derived brain addled state I hadn't actually considered the towel solution!! blush think that's what I'll go for, my sore boobs could do with a bit of airing...

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