Hello I'm currently nearly 35 weeks preg and wearing lots of horrible M&S non-underwired maternity bras as they're comfy on my bump! When should I get measured for post-preg bras? And how on earth do I get them to fit when I am BF and my boobs keep changing size?
I've always bought a couple of these to get through the first few weeks. Not remotely stylish, but reasonably supportive and very comfy while your boobs go up and down madly. After 3 weeks or so mine settled and I bought a couple of nursing bras. Have then had to replace those bras at about 4-5 months as I've lost weight and my back size has reduced. I go up to something like a 30/32 FF/G/GG when feeding, so I go for underwired feeding bras after the first couple of weeks.
Thanks Hopefully. Did you get measured for the underwired feeding bras? I really want some underwiring as the soft cup ones are so shapeless. Not a problem at the moment as I am mostly a huge bump, but after the baby is here I would like to start to look a bit more normal!
Generally though, something that has room for expansion at about 38 weeks should see you through the first few weeks. When your milk comes in you could go up 2-3 cup sizes and have boobs like rocks so you need to be comfy and not restricted in any way.
Give it a couple of months then go for underwired. I converted a proper underwired one this time and it's fab however I made sure it was an excellent fit, never wear it if I feel at all over-full and had never had mastitis when feeding my first DC.