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bra people - can you help pregnant mum buy nursing bras in advance?

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eggybrokenoff Tue 25-Mar-14 08:22:25

I am 32 weeks pregnant, have various sizes older maternity and nursing bras. currently wearing a 36 band. cant remember if band size goes up or down after pregnancy so if I should be buying tight or loose nursing bras. I quite like the style and pricw of some h and m ones at the moment so would like to buy soon if I can

Generally after birth you go down in the back and up in the cup but I wouldn't buy many as you could end up a dramatically different size.

Ps...have you been intervened or bravissimo fitted?

TeWiSavesTheDay Tue 25-Mar-14 09:09:18

Unfortunately I've found you can't really predict what your boobs will do.

At the end of your pregnancy your rib cage spreads a bit and back size obviously goes up, this will go down again after birth. Your cup size will normally increase when your milk comes in, but may settle at a slightly smaller size if you bf long term.

For now i'd make sure you're in the right bra size - get measured at bravissimo or similar (not mothercare! Or m&s) measure yourself up for a rough guide to start with.

eggybrokenoff Tue 25-Mar-14 13:16:52

I am too tiny for bravissimo I would be laughed out of the shop!! I normally do have a bigger cup size when bfeeding which goes back down after a few months. but I need a bit more room to put breast pads in as I like the thicker washable ones.

HazleNutt Tue 25-Mar-14 13:19:54

Sure? Most people are D cup or larger, if measured correctly.

TeWiSavesTheDay Tue 25-Mar-14 13:21:50

Honestly I have tiny boobs (no more than a handful) and bf wear a 28ff.

TeWiSavesTheDay Tue 25-Mar-14 13:39:44

There's a good explanation here if bra fitting without adding numbers give it a go! I used to wear 32a's! Now not bf I'm a 28dd/e which fits vastly better no boobs popping out the bottom, and a 28ff bf.

Can someone link to the bra guru blog fitting page please?

Can someone link to the bra guru blog fitting page please?

TeWiSavesTheDay Tue 25-Mar-14 14:14:13

bra guru that's what it's called! I kept googling bra intervention and couldn't find it.

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