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When should my boobs start changing??

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LuckyOwl28 Sun 27-Jan-13 21:28:53

In the very early stages I had very tender boobs, but since then they just seem the same as before.

I'm now 30 weeks so was expecting a bit of growth, tenderness, possibly even leaks by this point.

Is this normal?

LikeCandy Tue 29-Jan-13 20:01:46

Thanks once again! thanks Will hit the shops at the weekend and try an come away with a bra less torturous!!

HazleNutt Tue 29-Jan-13 19:49:21

Hm on second thought, try the 34 as well, just on tightest hook. Normally you should always buy bras when they fit on loosest hook, but apparently at this stage you might be growing quite rapidly, so looks like it's recommended to leave some room for that.

HazleNutt Tue 29-Jan-13 19:45:38

ah that's more like it, thought 35 sounded a bit big. So start with 32 band and DD cup, but you also might need E or F. Don't be scared if it feels tight first - it will, if you have been wearing a 36 until now. But it will give you miles better support, I promise.

LikeCandy Tue 29-Jan-13 19:42:53

hazle pulled taught its 32 under and 37 over.
Thanks for your guidance btw! Much more helpful than m&s who put me in a 36B (I can't wear it for more than 5mins!)

HazleNutt Tue 29-Jan-13 19:33:21

35 when pulling the tape measure tight? You're no A-cup, no wonder those are uncomfortable. Try a 34D/DD or similar sizes instead.

LikeCandy Tue 29-Jan-13 19:21:52

hazle I (roughly) measured 35 under bust and 38/39 bust.
I'm a size 8. I've temporarily resorted to soft sports bras for work and no bra at home because I can't find anything comfortable.
I'm 30+6.
(Oh despite the lack of growth, I have had occasional milky nips since 26w, and they're definitely darker)

HazleNutt Tue 29-Jan-13 18:32:53

LikeCandy, I have not tried Hotmilk bras, so there is a chance that those are totally different, but I doubt it. And if they measure pretty much like most other bras, then this calculator (like 99% of online bra calculators) you used is wrong. It would put someone measuring 32 under and 36 over into a 36A - that person would really need a 32D!
What are your measurements, if you don't mind me asking?

Lostonthemoors Tue 29-Jan-13 18:26:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Dogsmom Tue 29-Jan-13 18:25:14

My boobs haven't changed much and I'm 35 weeks, well except from my rather fetching brown nipples.....

LikeCandy Tue 29-Jan-13 18:24:00

lucky no extra boobage here either, my back size has gone up but not cup size. (I tried the Hot Milk online size estimator and it still puts me at an A cup)

iamwhaticallpregnant Tue 29-Jan-13 17:23:27

gggrrrr - I am sort of mad now with Mothercare - cause they made me feel really bad on Saturday when I was wearing one. I panicked afterwards! The woman looked like I told her I was on Crack.

DaveMccave Tue 29-Jan-13 17:10:54

When I had my DD 6 years ago advice was to ditch underwired bras. This advice has since been removed as no evidence was found that they interfere in any way. I'm comfortably wearing my usual wires bras this time, instead of comfortably with guilt this time.

iamwhaticallpregnant Tue 29-Jan-13 14:31:00

ah thank you Hazle - I will def look into it :-)

photographerlady Tue 29-Jan-13 14:07:10

I'm 16 weeks and still a B cup. Where are these huge honkers I was promised!

HazleNutt Tue 29-Jan-13 14:03:35

there is one in Leeds, I can't link at the moment as work has blocked the site - provocative attire, apparently hmm but there's a store locator on

iamwhaticallpregnant Tue 29-Jan-13 11:35:48

I have not seen one - I am in Leeds. I could look it up.

HazleNutt Tue 29-Jan-13 11:10:37

Do you have Bravissimo anywhere near you?

iamwhaticallpregnant Tue 29-Jan-13 11:07:31

NOOOOOOO way!! I would LOVE to be a 32! that would be amazing - sounds so skinny! Where do you propose i go for a good fitting Hazle?

HazleNutt Tue 29-Jan-13 10:48:25

No, a size 12 would on average rather be in size 32 bra. The general rule is that what your underbust measurement is, that's your bra size, but a lot of fitters still use the outdated method of adding 4 inches. No need.

BraveLilBear Tue 29-Jan-13 10:40:09

Would just say, Hazle is something of a bra expert and well worth listening to - for years I was struggling in badly fitting 32A-34AAs then suddenly, on her wisdom, discovered that I should be 28-30D/DD. I was shocked, my family (esp my sisters) was shocked as I've always always thought myself flatchested.

My 30DDs are the comfiest thing I have ever worn, and fit perfectly, back and cup size.

As to original question, mine have been sore and have grown at least a cupsize and possibly backsize too since the very beginning, am now 15 weeks. I'm going to get refitted at the weekend as I'm strtaing to get lines on top of my boob from the cup. Think they're slowing down though...

iamwhaticallpregnant Tue 29-Jan-13 10:36:18

well i was a 14ish but have lost quite a bit of weight during pregnancy due to sickness so i would say i am a size 12 up top. The sleeping bras she gave me are size 12 (the size 14 was too loose on me). The 36c ones are for nursing and lacey type ones that you can undo at top - and felt ok but now im not so sure. are you saying a size 12 = 36 usually?

HazleNutt Tue 29-Jan-13 09:39:25

Do you have a tape measure? or what dress size are you normally? I'm asking because Mothercare is notorious in putting women in way too big back sizes and if you're otherwise a size 12, you're unlikely to need a 36 bra.

I personally have gone from 32F to 34G by just 19 weeks and there's no way in hell I will stop wearing underwired bras, I need the support. And there are also underwired nursing bras available, that have got a lot of praise on MN, so no I don't believe they're in any way dangerous.

SantasHairyBollock Tue 29-Jan-13 09:35:53

Mine didn't changed at all during pregnancy. Not sore, didn't get bigger. Breastfeed for years. Mothercare bras IMHO are utterly crap, esp if you bend over then your breasts fall out of the bra altogether. The sleep bras were good though, just to keep breastpads in place and for a bit of support.

iamwhaticallpregnant Tue 29-Jan-13 09:31:46

oh i didnt know that Hazle.
The woman was very nice and I do believe her as the bra she fitted to me is lovely and comfy. Also I have worn my usual bras all the way through pregnancy that are 36c so i dont think theyve grown at all. i dont know my measurements though. i got a nursing bra from them and some to sleep in that you can put maternity pads in.
Regarding underwired they asked me if i had been wearing underwired and the two women looked SHOCKED!!! And made me think i was doooommmeeed. they said that was terrible and when i said i was 38 weeks they looked terrified. it must be part of their sales technique? ha ha. cause i bought two sets of bras grin

HazleNutt Tue 29-Jan-13 09:24:25

iam mothercare is notoriously bad at bra fitting. Can you post your under- and overbust measurements here, it's quite likely they got it wrong.

Oh and it's totally fine to wear underwired bras, that's what NSH says:

It is sometimes suggested that pregnant women shouldn’t wear underwired bras as the wiring can sometimes cause blockages in the milk ducts. However, there is no evidence to support this. As long as the bra fits you well and the wires of the bra aren’t digging in, there is no reason to stop wearing an underwired bra.

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