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UrsulaSings Thu 25-Jun-20 00:18:40

I'm normally a 36DD and in pregnancy have gone to a 36F. I read that to work out nursing bra size I need to add one band and one cup size to your bra size at 26 weeks. I am 29 weeks and have been wearing my 36F for a while now, so that would mean I would get a 38G?

Does that sound about right? It's so hard to work out! Doesnt that sound a bit big considering that pre-pregnancy I was a DD?

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Mummapenguin20 Thu 25-Jun-20 08:20:25

Hi lovely really cant help much as im pregnant still, and not sure how to work it out and with my first two children my boobs just didnt grow, this time ive gone from a 32 b/c (depending where i brought bras from) to a 38e and i still have 7 weeks left! Xx

Pinkblueberry Thu 25-Jun-20 08:26:43

My nursing bras were all stretchy sports bra kind of types and came in sizes like S M L etc. Not cups. My bra size fluctuated so much when I was pregnant and the few months after - even from one hour to the next sometimes when they were full of milk and then empty.

Kittywampus Thu 25-Jun-20 08:55:02

I personally didn't buy nursing bras before I gave birth. I had some nursing vest tops which had bra support, which were OK for on the ward and the first few days at home. Once your milk comes in on day 3 or 4 then your cup size will likely increase again. Then you can measure yourself and order some online.

Indigogirl88 Thu 25-Jun-20 08:59:05

I was just thinking the same thing, my boobs have grown so much as every shop varies which doesn't help. I'm only 25 weeks as well! Pre pregnancy I'm about 32c but I'm already a 34D or DD so thinking of buying 34 DD or E as I dont think I'll grow much more in the band size just the cup now

Sanch1 Thu 25-Jun-20 12:33:09

I was a C pre pregnancy and my nursing bras were a double J! So your size doesnt sound too big to me!

IlanaWexler Thu 25-Jun-20 12:43:54

I highly recommend these: iLoveSIA Womens Seamless Maternity Nursing Bra https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B010RYWJSO/ref=cmsww_rcpp_apiii_l3i9Eb9DGGFFN

Comfiest bras I've ever owned

longtimelurkerfirsttimeposter Thu 25-Jun-20 12:44:43

I second using the S, M, L sizing as opposed to cup sizing, as your size will likely change once your milk comes in and then settles down too

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