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Tell me about your favourite nursing bra....

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laura032004 Thu 27-Sep-07 20:39:15

...because I've spent too much trying to find the best one!

I am looking for something that separates my breasts rather than pushing them together as all the M&S ones seem to do. I have had umpteen bra fittings, and have the standard M&S two pack in about 10 different sizes shock. It has to be cotton, or at least the cups must be lined with cotton.

Has anybody had a fitting from an NCT bra fitter? Any use?

moondog Thu 27-Sep-07 20:40:23

Natural Birth Centre did lovely soft ones with very thick band of elastic underneath.I never wanted to take it off.

laura032004 Thu 27-Sep-07 20:44:00

This one?

I've got one of those, and it is probably the best of the bunch. However, it seems not so great anymore. Perhaps I need to reorder in a different size - I've lost a lot of weight since I bought that one (and worn it a lot too! wink)

moondog Thu 27-Sep-07 20:45:17

Yes-wonderful.

moondog Thu 27-Sep-07 20:45:59

I bought a new one for second baby.

bookthief Thu 27-Sep-07 20:47:10

The Freya Rosalie bra. Actually gives me a bit of shape.

mmk Thu 27-Sep-07 20:48:57

Oh the Royce, without a doubt. Wore them all through both pregnancies and to bf up to 4 months, when DD weaned herself. They are soft, durable, look pretty and are very good, even for big and old birds like me (46)

BettySpaghetti Thu 27-Sep-07 20:50:53

Can't remember the details of where it was from etc but my favourite was one that I could do up one-handed.

I had others that took 2 hands to do up after a feed and it was a complete PITA as you had to put baby down to pop your nork back.smile

Small detail I know but it mattered to me.

laura032004 Thu 27-Sep-07 20:51:04

Can you buy those in shops bookthief?

I went into a contessa shop to look at nursing bras - and they've stopped selling them shock. What are breasts actually for? hmm. I complained... heard nothing back. They suggested a sports bra instead!

lulu25 Thu 27-Sep-07 20:52:33

contessa

bloody hell that takes me back. had no idea they were still going.

FWIW depends a lot on size. i was stuck in vile royce ones but not a lot in a 32H.

laura032004 Thu 27-Sep-07 20:53:25

Not had a Royce one yet.... something else to try!

BettySpaghetti - very valid point! Wriggly DS2 and flapping norks - not a good combo! Tried the zip up ones once - baaad mistake! I could do with three hands to do that one up!

FrannyandZooey Thu 27-Sep-07 20:54:24

Elle MacPherson Maternelle - comes in purple and is delicious and soft and pretty

Kathyis6incheshigh Thu 27-Sep-07 20:55:02

It's a Freya from Bravissimo as recommended by several MNers.

bookthief Thu 27-Sep-07 20:55:19

Bravissimo shops stock them (also www.bravissimo.com but John Lewis have quite a lot of Freya bras so they might have it as well.

Here it is btw

laura032004 Thu 27-Sep-07 20:55:43

x-posts lulu25 Yes - I'm a 32/34 F now, so it's getting a bit harder to get shops that stock the size for me to try. Not that you'd know to look at me - my boobs look tiny (unless I stuff them in a wonderbra like I did night before last - that was interesting wink )

Pickie Thu 27-Sep-07 20:55:50

royce for me as well, dont buy Anita ones, not very good quality plus expensive

FrannyandZooey Thu 27-Sep-07 20:55:56

here

I think they have other colours too, pink and green and stuff - but the purple is pretty

lulu25 Thu 27-Sep-07 20:56:00

envy agree, elle mc p ones would have done my postnatal self esteem no end of good

BettySpaghetti Thu 27-Sep-07 20:56:13

lol at flapping norks grin

Fine at home but when out and about, or in company, flappage is often best kept to a minimum wink

lulu25 Thu 27-Sep-07 20:57:55

elle, are you reading by any chance? you could make a ton of money off big-boobed women.

i bought one of the freya ones but sent it back because it was so hideous and no better than the royce ones.

spottyshoes Thu 27-Sep-07 20:59:36

Elle Macpherson Maternelle's for me too! I have it in Black & in Pink (got the matching knick knacks too!!) I love them as they've got the piece of material that stays over the top of your boob whilst the flap is down (is there a name for it???!) so you dont have to go hunting for the clasp over your shoulder in the middle of the night smile

ProjectIcarusinhercar Thu 27-Sep-07 21:04:52

i love my anita underwire ones. Am a 34f. I have tried the freya one not supportive enough and the same verdict for the elle macpherson one.

AZmom Thu 27-Sep-07 21:08:47

My favorite nursing bra was the one that the cup was a flap & would unsnap.

daisyandbabybootoo Thu 27-Sep-07 21:09:47

freya jasmine does it for me. I like the shape the royce jasmine ones give me, but the underband always rolls up in an irritating fashion and looks very noticeable under fitted tops...

...that's all I've been able to get; choice is very limited when you are an H cup!

choolie Thu 27-Sep-07 22:16:30

The freya from bravissimo definitely! - was highlight of my life when it came in a black in the latest catalogue! have had emma jane (cuts in underneath) & royce (four boob effect, even tho' right size - left a gap round the side!). anita from bravissimo also lovely, very comfy, but not quite as uplifting.

can't believe there isn't more choice out there for big boobs!

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