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How do i measure for a bra if one boob is much bigger than the other?

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Spuddybean Sun 09-Dec-12 18:45:10

Inspired by the other bra measuring thread, i was interested as to how i would measure myself for a bra. I can only bf from the right side so now have one enormous boob and one tiny boob.

I just where bfing crop tops but was wondering whether i should try an actual supportive bra.

I know you are supposed to fit the large side and pad out the other, but how do you measure the larger side without the small side skewing the measurement?

Any experts out there?

mamaonion Sun 09-Dec-12 18:50:28

Ha ha I actually have this problem myself as am bf and one side not working much anymore! Doesn't do much for the body confidence!!! Fit to the larger cup otherwise you could have seams rubbing and get blocked ducts, and I pad out other side with a washable breast pad or pad from my bikini!!!

mamaonion Sun 09-Dec-12 18:51:38

Just re read post, fitting by trying on is best, bravissimo haven't best fitting nursing bra ever!!!

mamaonion Sun 09-Dec-12 18:52:10

*havent = gave me

Spuddybean Sun 09-Dec-12 18:58:41

You are right about the body confidence aspect. I look awful. i never had nice tits anyway (tiny fried eggs!) but at least they matched - now i just look freakish. I loved my pregnancy body but i hate the way i look at the moment.

DP made the mistake of laughing at them the other day and i burst into tears sad I'm usually humorously self depreciating, so he he was really shocked and felt awful he had upset me.

Spuddybean Sun 09-Dec-12 18:59:26

Sorry - Meant to say thanks and i'll try bravissimo smile

SorrelForbes Sun 09-Dec-12 19:04:15

Definitely fit to the bigger boob.

Work out your correct back size, guesstimate the cup as best you can.", then go up through the cups until you get to the one that totally contains all your beast tissue. Brands like Ewa Michalak supply their bras with removable pads to help with symmetry issues.

Would second what Sorrel says. It's far easier to pad the smaller one (chicken fillets are quite comfortable) than squash the larger one.

RudolphiaRedNose Mon 10-Dec-12 08:36:32

You could try one of [ these] - you just choose s, m, l or Xl. They support small and large norks - I bought mine for pregnancy/bf but still wear them years later, even though my boobs are a lot smaller, because they are so comfortable but more supportive and shaped than a crop top thing. In fact they now come with a kit to change them into a non-maternity bra so other people must agree with me!

RudolphiaRedNose Mon 10-Dec-12 08:37:14



mamaonion Mon 10-Dec-12 20:10:56

Spuddy sad it is bit depressing but I had feeding issues with previous son and similar lopsided-ness and it corrected after stopping bf! Well done for keeping on and not just stopping for vanity's sake- feel proud not embarrassed (if you can muster pride). That is after all why nature gave us 2 boobs, back up in case one doesn't work!

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