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Bamboobies Washable Overnight Nursing Pads - 4 Pads
Mama Mio Boob Tube
Erbaviva Nursing Balm
Haakaa Generation 2 Silicone Breast Pump With Suction Base 4 oz
La Vie Lactation Massager
Silverette The Original
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La Vie Warming Lactation Massage Pads
Cooling Seamless Support Cami
On Gossamer Mesh Hip Bikini Underwear
Provided by Board Certified Lactation Consultant Tracey Jedrzejek
It’s a good idea to purchase a few nursing bras at the beginning of the third trimester of your pregnancy. By this time, you will have gained most of your baby weight and your breasts will remain approximately the same size for at least the initial postpartum period.
It’s a good idea to bring at least one nursing bra with you. Hospital gown material can be very abrasive against your nipples and areola, especially during the first few days. You may also appreciate the support a bra gives you while nursing.
During the early days, you will be feeding frequently, so you’ll want to purchase a nursing bra that is very comfortable and also stretches to accommodate your growing milk supply during the first week. You’ll want a bra that has easy one-handed access for nursing.
Your bust size will typically decrease during the postpartum months as your body returns to pre pregnancy size. Therefore, you may need to purchase smaller bras during your breastfeeding journey.
During your first week, your breasts may grow larger and become engorged. You’ll want to look for a bra that is very soft and stretchy, yet also strong enough to support your breasts which may feel quite heavy as your milk increases in volume.
A maternity bra is a souped-up version of a regular bra – specifically designed to comfortably support your growing breasts during pregnancy. Wider straps, a soft cotton lining, and extra hooks and eyes on the band are just a few of the features you'll typically find in a maternity bra. Maternity bras usually don't have underwire cups. Note: Some regular bras offer these features as well and will work fine during pregnancy.
Maternity and nursing bras differ in one basic way: Nursing bras have clasps or panels that allow easy access to the nipples for breastfeeding.
You don’t need to look for a particular material, although many are some combination of cotton, nylon and sometimes spandex. You don’t want an abrasive material rubbing up against your nipples. Look for a bra that fits well, is comfortable, and functions easily during breastfeeding.
Since your bust size may have changed during your pregnancy, you may need to purchase a larger size bra for nursing, at least for the initial postpartum period. It’s typically safe to purchase a few bras that are the same bust size as during pregnancy, with room to grow in the cup size.
Our made and curated selection of nursing bras is designed for the best fit and function. Whether you’re looking for a classic style, a nursing sports bra, or a breast pumping bra, all are designed to grow with you throughout pregnancy and postpartum. Stay comfortable, even while nursing on the go. Pair with an essential nursing-friendly maternity top or dress for breastfeeding access 24/7.
What to Look for in a Nursing Bra
Finding a breastfeeding bra can be a challenge. You will want to buy something that is comfortable, offers the right amount of support, and makes nursing just a little bit easier. As a general rule for all pregnancy bras, find your size based on your existing band size for the ideal fit. You will also want to think about wireless versus wired nursing bras. Although an underwire feels familiar, first time mamas sometimes find the fit too tight and/or constricting.
Start with a soft-cup wireless bra, like the Natori Bliss maternity-to-nursing bra or the On Gossamer Next to Nothing Micro. Then consider a style with more supportive shaped cups, like the Cake Maternity"s Croissant bra. If you are pumping, a nursing/pumping bra like Dairy Fairy’s Ruby hands-free pumping bra is convenient for any multitasking mama.
Find Your Support and Comfort
In traditional, active, and camisole styles, these nursing bras come in a range of silhouettes, offering varying degrees of coverage, and feature super-soft fabric that retains its shape. For your day-to-day needs, you can find various styles that either pull over your head, offer extra support and adjustable straps, are designed for yoga and light-impact wear, and/or can be worn to bed.