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#1 of 8 Old 08-20-2008, 04:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I need a maternity bra. Or anything really that will support my growing bosom. I'm not a fan of nursing bras. I haven't found one easy to use or practical for me. I like the Blue Canoe bras but I can't say that they are necessarily supportive. I wore sports bras through my other pregnancy, but I must be a bit bustier this time because I'm getting rashes. I need something supportive that doesn't mash them together. Am I looking for something non-existent?

Any suggestions?
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'big girl' bras do this for me. the whole '18 hour' thing, ykwim?

i pay a lil more but the straps are wider and they seem to be cut more generously in the underarm area where i still have a lot of, ahem, breast.

I'm still nursing too so I get them a lil bigger around so I have the room to pull them up.

Sports bras never did it for me, way too much squishing.
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Thanks- I think I'm going to try that! Yanking it up for nursing is a lot more practical for me.

At this point I'm willing to pay almost anything so I will definitely look into them!
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I didn't mean to imply they're super expensive - I got my last one at Target for under $20 iirc.
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My favorite are Bravado Bras. I like the original plus. I could not find a nursing bra in a store that I found comfortable. None of them seemed to fit right with the exception of one at Target that I can't find anymore. If you find a bra that you love and the cup size still fits but the band doesn't I have had great luck with bra extenders from the fabric store with my regular bras.

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I may be a little biased but here's my opinion, take it FWIW. I started buying nursing bras my last trimester with DD and I have been in them since. I started with some ugly bras from Motherhood. I really hated that they were not sexy and attractive, and DH hated it more. Of course, they also fell apart pretty quickly. I went on my search for decent nursing bras that actually were attractive. I bought a Bravado. Now, it is my understanding that they have improved in the past few years, but I found it to be horribly uncomfortable and not supportive. I eventually found PassionSpice bras. I was in love. My DH and I latched on to the company and got involved. I quickly owned the entire nursing line and I have worn nothing else since. In fact, I loved them so much that when the people who founded the company decided they had had enough, I purchased the company. I would be glad to help you choose the proper size and style for you if you are interested in taking a look. The link to our nursing bras is in my signature.

I know how important it is to have a proper fitting bra during pregnancy and breastfeeding, so whatever bra you do decide to go with, just make sure it fits well!! I do have friends who chose soft cup bras they could just maneuver out of the way to nurse, but I always found that to be quite uncomfortable and quite difficult. Good Luck with your search, and let me know if you need some help! :-)

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I can't speak to them myself, but these have come up over and over again:

http://www.decentexposures.com/

I've had people recommend them alot. Anyway, worth checking out, maybe? I've heard it said that their regular bras are easy to nurse in, too.
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I've always just used normal bras in larger sizes, or my own bras with a strap extender. Dritz makes them in black, white, and peach, 2-hook and 3-hook, and you can find them in the sewing notions section for about $2.00.

I highly recommend the strap extenders. Your chest measurement will change frequently and they allow you to adjust with very little expense.

http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.j...&source=search

These waistband extenders come in handy too:

http://www.clotilde.com/list.html?cr...tender&x=0&y=0

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