Finding a Nursing Bra that Suits Your Style
A nursing bra doesn’t have to look like a bra that your mother or grandmother would wear. I received a nursing bra from Hot Milk Lingerie and I was shocked on how sexy the bra looked when I received it. Most of the nursing bra’s that I bought in the past weren’t sexy or silky, they were plain white cotton nursing bras. They have come a long way since I stopped breastfeeding my youngest son 18 months ago.
I know that when I went shopping for nursing bras during each of my pregnancies, there wasn’t a huge selection to choose from. As breastfeeding is becoming the norm, bra makers are catering to breastfeeding women and giving them more choices when it comes to choosing undergarments for our growing bodies. If you are looking at nursing bras, you should seek help from a professional to help you figure out what size of bra that you need during the last few weeks of your pregnancy. Most of the maternity or specialty bra shops should be able to help you with finding your correct measurements and then add an additional few inches for growth.
7 Things to Look For When Buying a Nursing Bra
- Find a bra that is comfortable and flexible
- Avoid underwire bras during the first 6 weeks after your baby is born
- Your bra should have at least 4 hook and eye clasps for added comfort.
- Wide Bra Straps for maximum support
- Clasps that you can unhook one handed
- Seam friendly cups (a seam down the middle of your nipple can cause chaffing)
- Soft cotton lining on the inside of the bra
How Many Nursing Bras Should I Buy?
As a breastfeeding mom, I found it necessary to have 3 or 4 nursing bras while I was breastfeeding. During those first few weeks, often times I would wake up the next morning drenched in milk even with nursing pads. This is normal until your body regulates its milk supply, typically around 6 to 7 weeks after your baby is born.
Did you have a hard time finding a nursing bra?