Nursing Bra Questions
Here we are, I suggest getting a sleep nursing bra or two for the first few weeks. The only reason I am not doing that myself is because I don't want to invest in sleep bras when I know what I want is only a step above them.
Nordstrom's told me to wait until a week or two before my due date to buy more new bras. Since I've already gone from a 36ddd to a 40 something-big, I'm not buying too early. I do know they had some (expensive) seamless options, but unfortunately, I don't know what brands/sizes. I suspect I'll go there for a fitting and get one expensive one, then elsewhere (likely online) to fill out the wardrobe.
I think the bravados(original) are a bit short on the straps- they just barely fit fully extended. I got a bunch and they are pretty nice, I have some room for growth and think it'll be OK. Worst case I know the resell for pretty high. I'm a 38 big C right now I think. I expect to get to a DD during engorgement and kinda stick D-DD for the entire time most likely. My previous experiences suggest this. I do like the advice of waiting to buy. I kinda think I went a little crazy too soon this time. I have a tendency for that LOL. I wanted all nice new bras for once. It is good to have 2-3 bras to get you through the first little bit and bras that kinda stretch and vary sizes are a great plan. I had target gilligan and omalley bras last time and still have them left, but they are pretty beat up. I'll still keep them around because I'm sure I'll use them some. They are kinda stretchy, but I only found them up to DD in store. Don't know if they go up higher online? They have better adjustments for the strap height. I have an above average length from my chest to my shoulders. Probably because I'm tall?
Sounds like you did well. I don't love the way the bravado looks either. Don't think the darting down the side seam thing is very flattering. Not sure why they put that. I think it was supposed to help with support, but I don't agree. LOL Oh well.
Edited by dayiscoming2006 - 4/28/13 at 6:37pm
I lived in nothing but nursing tanks last time and LOVED it but didn't love the 'uniboob' look.... Hoping to find a better option! I love my "ahh bra" for sleeping and around the house - they are SO comfy and stretchy for the early engorgement days especially! And they are so stretchy you can pop a boob under or over for nursing! I'm a 42E currently - about a 40/42F while nursing and they are supportive enough actually!
I really liked the fit and style, but was surprised that the sizing seemed off. I have noticed some growth but still measure as a 38 B, and thats what my most comfy normal bras are, though occasionally am more comfortable in a C.
Their Medium B-C bra was suuuuuper tight! It's supposed to go to 40 in the band too!
If you use nursing pads, it should hide the nipples pretty well.