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Maternity bras - what am I doing?

(8 Posts)
AcademicNerd Fri 10-Feb-17 09:18:59

Hi all, I could do with some maternity bra advice.

I am currently 35w pregnant, and my bra cups still fit my boobs but the band is too tight now. I'm feeling mobile, and I am keen to get down the shops and buy a couple bras while I can still move independently.

I want to get some of these bras that you can unclip the strap on and get your boob out for a feed, but quite a few of these seem to come in s/m/l sizes instead of cups. Given I'm (currently) about a 34C, and I can't predict what size I'll get when my milk comes in, how do I go about picking a bra size?

I have an M&S voucher I'm keen to use, so if you have any experience/thoughts about their maternity bras I'd be keen to hear.

Thanks in advance.

arbrighton Fri 10-Feb-17 12:03:32

Can you get one of the back extender thingies for now so what you have will last til you can assess what you need rather than a bit of a stab in the dark?

(and some nursing bras do actually come with proper sizing i.e. backs and cups)

KatnissMellark Fri 10-Feb-17 12:08:53

I bought some iLoveSIA maternity/nursing bras off of Amazon. They are AMAZING! Next day delivery of you have prime, so comfy and very stretchy so I think they'll last. 3 for £20! Have great reviews too, so it's not just me. Massively recommend!

MumBeth Fri 10-Feb-17 12:29:48

Nursing bras in Mothercare all have cup sizes from what I've seen ☺

vincentaroony Fri 10-Feb-17 12:53:36

I really recommend the M&S nursing bras; started wearing these while I was pregnant and they are so comfy. I am also around 34C and got the medium size. This was fine from 30 weeks pregnant and still perfect now (DD 6 weeks old). I find my size fluctuates a lot during the day. I just have gone up to about an F/G cup when milk first came in but have settled down again now. These are comfy at night too - I have to wear a bra overnight or get covered in milk!

AcademicNerd Sat 11-Feb-17 09:59:52

Thanks all, off to M&S later!

twinmamma2b Sat 11-Feb-17 10:09:30

I have the same ones as Vincent and love them. I'm tempted to keep wearing them once I'm not BF!

kel1234 Sat 11-Feb-17 10:12:35

I got a couple of cheap ones from primark, but they annoyed me, so I just wore normal bras. I wasn't breastfeeding so i didn't need to worry about that.
Mothercare seem to have a good selection from what I saw while wandering round though

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