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Chaffing under boobs

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sweetiepie1979 Wed 22-May-13 23:14:47

Im not use to bigger boobs and the extra weight is chaffing against my skin. Anybody else get this? It's really sore, I've tried lanolin and elizabeth Arden 8 hour....

Newtobecomingamum Wed 22-May-13 23:28:23

Hi, sorry to hear you are in discomfort! Try Sudocrem works wonders! : ) X

crazynanna Wed 22-May-13 23:28:53

Does it have a funny smell,or is it just a red sore sweat rash?

If it does have a funny smell,it may be this

WildThongsHeartString Wed 22-May-13 23:29:41

Or the Liquid Talc from Asda Baby, actually a cream but its great for chaffing

Pinkbeans Wed 22-May-13 23:43:05

Is your bra properly fitted? If it is you shouldn't get this.

You may need maternity underwired. Try Anita brand. They are very comfortable.

sweetiepie1979 Thu 23-May-13 07:35:58

No it doesn't smell you can't see anything either just the ongoing discomfort. It sounds like my boobs are huge but actually their not just bigger for me. I've not been fitted just wearing bras since last time. Where is best to be fitted?

MrsHoarder Thu 23-May-13 07:38:28

Have you tried talc powder?

sweetiepie1979 Thu 23-May-13 09:52:49

No I'll give it a go thanks

BraveLilBear Thu 23-May-13 10:33:24

Hi there, I'm in a similar predicament but mine is definitely being caused by my bra not fitting properly, it's just digging into me and rubbing - even on the biggest band setting (and I've already gone up one back size!). I need a new bra but I'm having to wait until I can afford some - hopefully only a week to go til payday!

Debenhams usually are good for fittings in normal circumstances, but not sure about maternity expertise. I'm planning to go to the local Mothercare when I have some cash to get some proper advice.

Pinkbeans Thu 23-May-13 12:38:55

Please go and get your bra fitted properly and some nice new bras.

You need to tackle the cause not treat the symptoms with talc etc. It must be very uncomfortable for you. Even if your boobs were absolutely massive, there is a bra out there to support and fit properly with no chafing.

Debenhams are good for measuring and they have a wider range of bras to choose from. They do maternity bras too.

Sailorchick14 Thu 23-May-13 12:58:54

Get a bra fitting done. I went to John Lewis when I was about 8 weeks and the lady was extremely helpful with suggesting styles that would work for as long as possible and was very knowledgeable on the maternity advice. (You'll need fitting more than once during pregnancy). I tried mothercare but couldn't find any staff to measure me so gave up.

I was a 34DD before pregnancy, now in a 38E. Hadn't expected to get that big that quick!

LadyMedea Thu 23-May-13 13:08:46

Definitely get your bra sorted as your boobs should be up and lifted away from your skin and your bra not rubbing.

In the meantime I use Lanacane anti-chafing gel between the old thighs in the summer to allow skirt wearing and walking to occur at the same time. Always worth having a tube around.

sweetiepie1979 Thu 23-May-13 13:52:53

Ok I have to wait to payday hopefully it's not too expensive!

RJM17 Thu 23-May-13 14:49:42

I have always suffered from this as I have quite big boobs, my doctor gave me a barrier cream (I think it was fuciden) not sure if can still be used when pregnant but if it can its amazing and works really well. Mine have been so bad that they have ripped and bled in the past and the cream has healed it wonderfully.
Hope u find something that works for u as know how painful it can be x

HazleNutt Thu 23-May-13 15:23:54

Not Mothercare or M&S, they are horrible. Bravissimo, if you have any in your area.

sweetiepie1979 Fri 24-May-13 22:03:43

Went to debenhams today they were useless going to try bravissimo tomorrow. Thanks for everyone's advice how are boobs supposed to actually be measured?

Longfufu Sat 25-May-13 08:13:35

Get a good bra fitted. Boots sell a anti chaffing gel, can't remember it's name but it's in a yellow tube, it's amazing and will help your skin heal.

RJM17 Sat 25-May-13 08:59:56

long that cream is amazing its lan something or other! But its so good and last ages x

StuckOnARollercoaster Sat 25-May-13 09:19:49

Another thing that may help once you get to a better bra shop is to choose a 100% cotton style. Even while trying in the same style but one was Jersey cotton and the other a silky probably polyester style I immediately felt better in the cotton one.
I think that there is such variation in the shops on fitting it depends on the person working there. I know m&s get slated here but I had a very good experience and the recommended bras have both looked good under clothes and felt very comfy. Unfortunately bra shopping for me is a bit like jeans shopping - give yourself plenty of time, try and avoid the weekend and plenty of coffee stops between the different stores in a reasonable sized town or centre... Good luck

LadyMedea Sat 25-May-13 09:43:52

If someone starts getting a tape measure out run in the other direction. A decent fitter should eye you up, pick a couple of styles and a starting size, then work up/down cup and back sizes until you have a snug but not tight and level back, under wires all round the boobs and flat against your chest, and boobs enclosed in cups with no lumps. Measurements don't take into account boob shape, and sizing varies between manufacturer and between styles.

Oh and if in doubt try a smaller back size and bigger cup. Most people where too big a back and too small a cup.

I'm off to bravissimo in a bit as I think the girls have stopped growing for now and my temporary 36g cheapie from debenhams definitely do not fit anymore! Good luck OP.

Longfufu Sat 25-May-13 19:03:41

RJM fucidin isn't really a barrier clean. Basically fucidin stops the bacteria reproducing which helps the skin heal. I wouldn't use this without consulting the doctor as it states you should thoroughly wash your hands after application. (ds uses this with his eczema)

sweetiepie1979 Sun 26-May-13 23:03:16

Hi ladies, I went to bravissimo they were excellent! Had a great experience and got a lovely bra and the chaffing has stopped. Thanks for all the help and advice.

Longfufu Mon 27-May-13 19:04:17

Excellent, no one wants red raw boobs!

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