Mothering Forum banner

1 - 18 of 18 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,259 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
What are you all wearing these days? This is my first pregnancy and I've been wearing the original Bravado non-nursing bra, but my breasts are starting to get too heavy for this.<br><br>
I'd love to hear what works/has worked for you all in the past, if you don't mind sharing.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,700 Posts
Well, I can tell you and funny what did not work story! Last time I was pg (as with this time), my breast grew a TON in the first trimester. DH's aunts (with many nursed babies) told me to not buy regular bras, but to just buy nursing bras, even though I was months from nursing, since I would need them anyhow. Alright, seemed like good advice. I went to the store and picked out the ones with the snaps in the middle because I liked that style better than the ones with the clips on the straps. Well, by the end of the pg, if I took a deep breath, both snaps would burst open and my breasts would fly out! Dh loved it and called it my stripper bra <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> It did not fit at all through any of the nursing because my breasts grew again.<br><br>
I am wearing regualr bras a size or so up right now.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,468 Posts
In my first pregnancy, I bought two maternity bras from a brand called Japanese Weekend. They were soft-cup with no underwires, and had some stretchiness for give. They were so comfortable that not only did I wear them throughout the pregnancy, I used them as nursing bras as well. I would just push the cup down below my breast for nursing and then hike it up again afterwards. I liked it better than dealing with the snaps on nursing bras (although I admit I did like my Bravado nursing bra, also).<br><br>
Anyway, they proved to be a good investment, because I'm actually wearing one right now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,761 Posts
I am using the Bravado Bras and the same yoga bras from Marika I love (but a size bigger).. I am going to look into those Japanese Weekend Bras.. I want something so minimal and comfy it seems.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,346 Posts
My favs are my bravado nursing bra and a suprisingly comfy nursing bra that I got from motherhood with no underwire. I'm saving to buy a few more bravados soon.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,136 Posts
Well, as of this very second i am really into the shirts with built-in bras <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> other than that i do have one regular ol' underwire that i can just hook up wider in the back, and a couple of blue canoe stretchy bras too. But see, pregnancy and nursing are about the only times in my life where i have boobs, lol.<br><br>
I have just one nursing bra, a tie-dyed bravado, but i haven't busted that out yet. I hope to get a couple more bravados off ebay and just make do with those until babe's about 4-6 months and I can actually buy something more flattering without being afraid it won't fit in a week <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
840 Posts
I wear nothing but Jane's Plus Cups from Blue Canoe. I heard people talking about them forEVER but I was so into having something that looked more like a bra that I never tried them. I had the SAME exact experience as MSAX, buying the bras with snaps and having them pop open by the time I was 9 months, much less after the baby came. Those were such awful bras, and did turn me off underwire but I was still into hook-in-the-back number/cup size type bras. Then I finally tried the Bravado bras, which were OK for a few months until it sorta just stopped working somehow? The tie dye one would come unsnapped too, and my non-tie-dye one just got uncomfortable. So I FINALLY tried a Jane's Plus Cup and ahhhhhhh. All I wear. Pretty much 24 hours a day now too. Sometimes it's more comfortable to take it off, but most of the time it's more comfortable with it ON. Before pregnancy I was a 36C, probably go up to a 36 or 38D maybe a DD I don't know. But I wear the medium and I was a LITTLE worried it might get too small during pregnancy but now I'm not worried, I think they will fit all through pregnancy. They do have wide straps, but I sort of think of them kind of like a cami or something that it's OK to see sometimes - I have a lot of fun colors so I sort of coordinate with my shirt if laundry cooperates. I have had to dress up a few times and I haven't even thought about getting a fancy bra, I just wear my plain ol' Jane's Plus Cup and I don't feel like I look saggy or "mom-ish" or anything. Plus, I can wash and dry them with regular clothes - that is really the best thing of all.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,150 Posts
I have heard wonderful things about yes bras that you can get on ebay new for $13.99 the ebay store is breastfeedingisbestforall and I guess she is great towork with. My friends who were formally bravado wearers now all like this one as much or more.<br><br>
Which gets me to thinking that I probably should put my poor breasts out of their misery and into a bra that actually fits.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,895 Posts
i was a 34B before my first preg. by half-way through i had to go buy nursing bras. i got a great comfy one from motherhood (no wires). i continued to wear it for 2 years of nursing and then STILL wore it. the thing is tattered and gray now but has to be the most comfortable thing ever. i also wore a lot of tank bras in pregnancy and for nursing. they were easier than the clips.<br><br>
this pregnancy my boobs have gotten even BIGGER so i went to get measured last weekend. 38D or E. i just about died. i'm a small boobie lady!!! ha. i bought 2 bras at mimi materntiy. one is their 'sleeping bra' and i LOVE it. i am wearing that thing constantly now. the other is a nursing bra and it is ok but rubs me in one spot. so that is irritating. the kind of rub you don't notice in the store when you try it on but after you wear it all day it is driving you nuts. it is just a rough spot in the stitching.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,402 Posts
I can't find a nursing bra to fit for the life of me its very depressing nothing fits and nothing is comfortable<br><br>
I'm a 32F and there aren't any stores in town that sell that size, lord I went to motherhood and asked if they carried any bras in that size and she looked at me and said "your not that size" ?? I was thinking how the hell can you tell looking at my chest through my sweater?<br><br>
When I had a few years between kids I went an had myself fitted at a specialty store in Vancouver and I was a 32 E , but obviously when I'm pregnant the cup is bigger and for the first 8-16 weeks its enormously huge.<br><br>
I have 2 med glamormom tops but they don't fit over my pregnant belly anymore, I have a bravado nursing tank in the 34 dd/e size and its okay but my boobs slide together in the middle and get sweaty (sorry tmi) I have a decent exposures bra but it doesn't really fit right although I wear it but I can't use it for nursing because pulling the cup down or up (there aren't anynursing flaps on it) puts pressure on my ducts and causes plugged ducts)<br><br>
I have a medela underwire nursing bra that I bought when Lauren was a baby but it never fit right either and now the underwire is broken<br><br><br>
WAaaaaah! I've been nursing for 10 years (with a little break) and I have yet to find a nursing bra that fits <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,748 Posts
I'm still wearing my lane bryant bras. I'm a 38F now and I'm sure will go up a size with bfing. It's so hard to find supportive bras for bigger sizes but that you could nurse in too. I don't want to spend another $40 on a bra I will only wear for another 3m. I just bought two nursing bras from birthandbaby.com, the Fancee Free and the love at first sight.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
333 Posts
I've practically always been an A my entire life. And yea, I think mine have grown SOME maybe to a B..MAYBE. Last time I was fitted for a bra (way before the baby) she said I was a 42 A. 42. Now where in the world is anyone suppose to find a 42. I haven't looked for another bra. I have ONE that fits right now, only one. I've glanced at bras, longing to see anything over 30's, but no such luck. I can't imagine what will happen when I start bfing. They get bigger? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> that's funny. I would love to have 2 bras, the one that I have, I've had for a while and it's not in the best of shapes. I now just wear it the biggest it goes, but <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> . Sometimes I feel that if I was bigger busted, then MAYBE I could find more bras that fit my particular 'situation'. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,347 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>MSAX</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/7241881"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Well, I can tell you and funny what did not work story! Last time I was pg (as with this time), my breast grew a TON in the first trimester. DH's aunts (with many nursed babies) told me to not buy regular bras, but to just buy nursing bras, even though I was months from nursing, since I would need them anyhow. Alright, seemed like good advice. I went to the store and picked out the ones with the snaps in the middle because I liked that style better than the ones with the clips on the straps. Well, by the end of the pg, if I took a deep breath, both snaps would burst open and my breasts would fly out! Dh loved it and called it my stripper bra <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> It did not fit at all through any of the nursing because my breasts grew again.<br><br>
I am wearing regualr bras a size or so up right now.</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,347 Posts
I just ordered a couple from birth and baby. com (i think that was the name). They had a HUGE line of nursing bras. Like 10 different companies. And shipping is only a $1!!! Plus you can exchange if you order the wrong size. The site is owned by a mama of 6, who was a lactation counselor and I think doula. She has tons of experience and is super to deal with.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,259 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>PapayaMom</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/7244488"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">I have heard wonderful things about yes bras that you can get on ebay new for $13.99 the ebay store is breastfeedingisbestforall and I guess she is great towork with. My friends who were formally bravado wearers now all like this one as much or more.<br><br>
Which gets me to thinking that I probably should put my poor breasts out of their misery and into a bra that actually fits.</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
I just checked these out and they look fabulous! Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,669 Posts
<b>crysmomofthree</b> - Not in this due date clubb but i had to respond to your cry for help. I am also a small framed big chested women (normal size 30 E or F...since they never ever have such as size in the US I end up in a 32 DD or a 34D <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">). Anyway the only place I have found that actually carries pretty supportive appropriate size bras is a London-based shop called Bravissimo. I will warn you, the bras are very pricey, returns will cost you, but when you find a bra that works, it is all totally worth it. My boobs look soooo good in their bras (and the sports bra I have from them is heaven). Here is the website if you are interested <a href="http://www.bravissimo.com" target="_blank">www.bravissimo.com</a> I haven't tried their nursing bras yet (going through the futile effort of trying to find somthing that will work state-side) but I suspect I will cave in the end. Good luck to you momma!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,099 Posts
I dont use nursing bras. I just have an assortment of bras in various sizes.<br><br>
I have found that any bra that I can pull the cup under my breast I can use for breastfeeding.
 
1 - 18 of 18 Posts
Top