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Nothing else to say but they are HUGE!!!! I can feel like a little "let down" reaction happening and they seem to be getting bigger by the hour. I am normally a 36B and I am wearing these maternity bras that would fit a minivan and they are getting tight and uncomfortable- last time I wore them the entire last 25 weeks.<br><br>
So any comfy bras anyone can recommend??<br><br>
In the meantime, call me Dolly or Anna Nicole.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy">
 

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gosh i dont know but i will be watching this thread. i always buy my bras at victoria's secret, and i wore one of their larger sizes... now i cant fit into anything in the store. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> looks like im going to have to try the department store...<br><br>
another thing, more than one of the books that i have recomended wearing a bra without a wire, but i cant find any bras in larger sizes without wires. the ones that i found that were called "maternity bra" all had wires, too.
 

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I just picked up some nursing bras at Motherhood Maternity (I know they're kind of evil but they were so darned cheap! And I didn't give them any personal info). Anway, they fit well, have no underwire and LOTS of sizes, since they're made for nursing mamas. Did I mention they were cheap? Like between $12-15 cheap. Sure, they're no Victoria's Secret but they're not sports bras either! I was getting tired of my uni-boob! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> My only real complaint is that you can tell when "my turkeys are done" - not quite enough padding to hide my new majorly pokey-outey nipples. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> Super comfortable, though.
 

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I like the Bravado bras because each size can adjust to fit a pretty good range of swelling and shrinkage before you have to move up or down to the next size. I grew 2 band sizes and 5 cup sizes(!!!) with my last pregnancy -- the average is one band size and two cup sizes -- and I've only had to buy two different size Bravados. They've got a new design that gives you less uni-boob, too, which was my only complaint about the first one I got.
 

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I have one of the bravado non nursers but yes the uni boob is a big deal.<br>
I love the nursing ones though!!<br><br>
And yes my turkeys are always done!! I too cannot find bras without wires. I tried those Mothering one last time and they bothered me. The ones I am wearing now are mothering. I am thinking of just pulling the wires out.
 

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Just a comment on Sports Bras..DO NOT NURSE USING THEM!!! I kept getting mastitus last time around, finally figured out with my MW that I was pulling the sports bra across one boob to nurse, caused a blockage, and viola! Awful.<br><br>
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Oooh, that is super good to know! Because although I was getting tired of uniboob anyway, I could definitely see myself getting desperate enough to wear them while nursing (you know, not getting around to do laundry, etc). Glad to get this tip. Thanks!
 

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Do it!!! I did that with all my motherhood underwires...sweet relief!!<br><br>
I haven't ever used one myself, but most of my girlfriends swear by the Bravado Bras - esp. for the big girls <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> They are pricey, but considering, it might be worth it to invest in 2-3. I usually wear my bras 2-3 days between washings (is that gross?) so 2 or 3 bras would keep me always having one clean.
 

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I got 2 maternity camisoles with the built-in bra. Yes, I get the uni-boob but they are so darn comfortyable I don't care! I wear a regular bra for special occasions, but I need to get another one since my latest is starting to get tight. ugh
 

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The tatas, they are bodacious.<br>
I'm sort of a B minus to begin with, and last pregnancy I bought some Hanes sports bras (2/$8) that I loved. I got the nursing bra officially fitted by the little old lady, which cost me $32, and I barely ever wore it! I just find it easier to hike the whole business up out of the way than to fiddle with the teeny little clip.<br>
I do like the boobular effect of pregnancy and nursing, that's for sure...
 

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What about us small girls? I'm fine with my current bras for now, but I'd like to find Nursing Bras that go down to A cup. Do they even make these?
 

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Last time while pregnant and nursing I lived in a sports bra. Now that my chest is filling out and my bras are getting akward I'm back in the sports bras again! Soooo much easier to nurse in too. It's kinda nice to have full boobs again though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> I didn't so much appreciate the deflated post-weaning look.
 

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I bought my nursing bras at Target last time around. They have lasted over 2 years now and were realtively inexpensive - I think 15-20/ each.<br><br>
Also, a word on mastitis.....I learned to NEVER wear underwire while nursing (at least for me). I had several breast infections (ouch) and each time I was wearing underwire, and a tighter shirt.
 

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sobb... i went looking at Macy's yesterday and didnt find anything big enough that wasnt hideously ugly. cant wear a sports bra, i am too attached to my cleavage! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
what is a picky-about-her-undergarments-girl to do? those of you who have done this pregnancy thing before, what is the best quality brand of big booby bras that you know of? i dont care about the price...
 

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Ditto the above...underwires and sports bras are no-no's. But boy, what a pain to find anything else in larger sizes...someone ought to write to these companies and complain for their lack of understanding of breasts.
 

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I had 5 bravados for nursing. # white and 1 black and a floral print. They were awesome!! The whites I wore down to nothing since I nursed for 30 mos and I just threw them in the wash and did not take care of them but I still have the black and floral. They are a bit costly, but they last and remember you're not buying formula. One bra = about 2 weeks formula and the bra stays around. I will down the line order 3 more before the bby comes and it should be fine.
 

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When I went to a bra fitting class taught my Medela, I mentioned the lack of attractive bras for us larger gals. She didn't seem to care much. Argh. Sure, I want & like support, but can you make them look a little nicer!?<br><br>
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OK- weve heard from the bigger gals, we have heard from the smaller gals and the rest of us in between<br><br>
Tell me?? IS there any friggen bras out there for anyone!!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah">
 

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No. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
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all right then... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut">
 
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