Originally Posted by Healthy_Baby
I recommend NOT buying any molded nursing bras until after your milk has come in and settled down. You have no idea what your size will be (rib cage AND breast size) until maybe 3 weeks PP.
And just as a side note - I did the majority of my nursing in regular bras. I'm a 34c/30DD and have saved alot of money just using regular bras.
agreed to all the above.
right now, I would find some inexpensive bras that fit and go with those. I have found the best deals at Ross or Marshalls, but Macys is having some pretty good sales this fall (you need to play the game - get a card, get coupons printed, etc). I would only buy ahead in nursing bras if you find a really good sale, as that is anyone's guess. I have found that I love nursing bras for the first 2-3 months, and after that I use normal bras that are bendable (you'll know what that means for you when you get past the first bit with baby).
I also have found that nursing bras that stretch do not last well from baby to baby. They get bigger over time. So don't "invest" in those, kwim? Get them inexpensively or on sale to have on hand when baby arrives, I usually buy two in the size I am around 8 months and one in a bigger size. This worked well last time, but I don't need any bigger sizes anymore, lol, they are very worn!
I don't have any good brands to recommend other than to say that motherhood maternity has good sales at the end of each season, I plan to wait for winter clearances myself. If I don't find anything before baby comes I will just get something when I need it. We are all having our babies at the peak of garage sale season ;)