Sorry if this seems like a shallow post but I’m really struggling to find information I am 17 weeks with DC2, already have a 2.5 yo DD. I had over the muscle round implants in June 2016 after having my daughter. At first they were an E but then settled to a DD which I’d been wearing up until now but I feel like they’re verging more on an E cup now. I’m finding it so hard to find maternity bras or even sports bras in the right size for a reasonable price as I have no doubt I’ll be buying bigger ones again soon! Does anyone have any suggestions? Also for anybody with implants who has had children, have they changed a lot after birth and has breastfeeding had an effect? Ideally I would like to breastfeed for the first 6 weeks or so but have an open mind about this as I wasn’t able to feed my daughter so know it may not happen Thanks in advance! Xx
You need to get a proper bra fitting. I have implants and I'm a trained bra fitter, and places like Bravissimo can fit you very successfully over the phone, by email or in person. Don't go anywhere that uses a tape measure to fit you, you wouldn't measure the volume of liquid in a vase with a tape measure (M&S etc) and boobs are the same - they come in all different shapes.
Another good place to ask questions is a Facebook page called Boob or Bust. They will bra fit you on there.
In terms of breast feeding, unless your nipple has been re-positioned it is possible. My DC was gravely ill when born, so I wasn't able to, but my milk came in and I was able to express.
My son was born with meningitis and I was very ill from the birth, so breast feeding was very difficult. I expressed and then went on to breast feed him, but he wasn't putting on weight quickly enough so I only continued for about 5 months. I think the issues were more mental because of the stress we'd been through, I totally believe that had it been a different circumstance that we would have had more success and continued for longer.
I have implants and breastfed 2 children..first for 9 months and the second for 6 months. I had mastitis with the 2nd which made me very ill which is why I gave up. No problems with feeding and they looked pretty much the same after. I am now 15 weeks pregnant again so will plan to breastfeed and see how I get on.
Thank you everybody this gives me a lot of reassurance!
akp79 5 months is absolutely incredible! I hope your son is ok now, I can’t imagine how difficult that must have been. I completely underestimated the recovery from my c section and was given zero support in hospital to even get out of bed let alone breastfeed so I didn’t even make 24 hours but Im hoping that things go differently this time and as long as I don’t have a c section I plan to try again.
I’m interested in responses to your post as I have implants too (under muscle though) and wonder how it will impact feeding etc
I’m not sure of your general dress size but I’ve found Matalan crop top bras a god send as I was losing the will to bra shop any longer! I’m normally 32dd now prob an e/f at 35 weeks I find a medium is perfect for support and comfort. They also have a small amount of removable padding so no nipple showage! www.matalan.co.uk/product/detail/s2601735/padded-lace-crop-top At £6 I got three to last me. Not sure how useful they will be for breastfeeding but they’re nice and flexible so should be ok.
Didsomeonesaywine - perfect thank you that’s the sort of thing I was looking for! I wear those sort to bed since having my op but my current ones are getting too small and don’t go any bigger so I’ll look at those! Xx