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Originally Posted by jenneyrebecca
If you want a tank for big boobs, check out the Blue Canoe one I use: The Jane Tank or the mama version.
The jane tanks are EXACTLY what I've been looking for! I am definitely going to try one.


I was a 36B pre-pregnancy and am now a 38DD postpartum. What a wild ride! I mostly wear Bravado bras, but I do sometimes wish I had a little more support. I do think they make great sleep bras though, so they might be a good starter item.

The Target tanks were literally absurd on me. I don't think you'll have luck with them. Try one on in the store before buying if your interested in them. Glamourmom is better, but not great for those with bigger boosoms. They do have a bra version with thicker straps and more support which might be better. I think that when/if I drop back down to a D (or even better, a C) that my glamourmoms will become my favorite tops.

As for how many you'll need, that may depend on how leaky you are and how often you want to launder your bras. I have four nursing bras and two tanks in regular rotation. I was VERY leaky in the first three months and often went through three or more bras in one day! (Yes, I was using nursing pads, I just leaked right through them.) Going topless would have been extraordinarily messy for me. Unfortunately, leakage level is something you're just not going to know until your milk comes in. I would definitely plan to have at least three bras, though. One in the laundry, one on you, and one in reserve.
 

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My main concern about any kind of tank or bra that comes only in S, M, L, etc., is that the band won't be small enough or the cup won't be big enough.
Good point. (Though I have to say I'm a bit jealous of that problem!
) I also had pretty good luck with the Playtex nursing bras, which are available in most department stores, I think. They are a sized bra, and they come in both underwire and non-underwire. I did find the underwire more supportive, but they don't recommend underwires because they can cause plugged ducts if not sized just right. Anyhow, this is a style you might try http://www.playtexnet.com/detail.asp?id=38&bId=4. As a plus, they're relatively inexpensive ($24 at JC Penney. I think I got one for $18 at a playtex outlet store.)

If you're still having trouble, I've heard good things about http://www.breastchester.com/index.html. They carry a whole lot of different lines and will help you over the phone if you're having trouble choosing.

Good luck!
 
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