The first step in your nursing journey is finding the right nursing support bra. DeBras shares their tips for choosing the right nursing bra.
A nursing bra that fits well and is functional is essential for a mother-to-be. It is a good idea for a mom-to-be to have two nursing bras.
1. Stay Comfortable
Comfort is a top priority for nursing bras during pregnancy and the first weeks of life with a baby. You should look for nursing support bras with stretch that can accommodate breast changes. A lounge or sleep nursing bra is a good choice, as you will be spending a lot of time nesting, snuggling, and lounging at your home. These bras are less structured and made from ultra-soft, moisture-wicking fabrics. Many women prefer to sleep with little support. They can be used to help prevent leakage by keeping disposable nursing pads in place.
2. It Is Simple To Use
Because you will be holding your baby with one hand, your bra cup should be easy to undo. You should look for a bra that has drop-down cups or nursing clips that are easy and quick to undo. Nursing bras with an inner A-frame structure will provide extra support and breast coverage. This is something you will enjoy when you are nursing with the company. A nice feature is the straps that have adjustable sliders at the front, instead of the back.
3. Cups Are Important
Nursing can alter the shape of breasts so you need a nursing bra with stretchy fabric at the top, but a snug fit. Many women make the error of buying nursing bras that have too much room. However, a tight-fitting cup won’t provide the support you need. To avoid irritation, bra cups should be lined in cotton or other breathable moisture-wicking fabric. Non-breathable fabrics can trap moisture, encourage bacterial growth, and cause soreness. Cotton’s comfort is soothing and allows the skin to breathe.
4. For Support And Multiple Hooks And Eyes, Choose A Bra That Has A Wider Under Band For Ease Of Adjustment
The most common cause of growth in the torso is a widening area of the rib cage, not the back. Your bra’s support is the most important part of the back band. When you’re getting fitted for your nursing bra at eight months, the back band should be on the loosest hook. This will allow you to adjust the back band after birth, as your ribs contract. To allow the bra to grow, you should use the inner hooks if you’re buying a nursing bra at the beginning of your pregnancy.
5. Get A Proper Fitting
We recommend getting fitted for a nursing bra at eight months. Your breasts will continue changing throughout pregnancy and after birth. After your body adjusts to the milk supply, this is the size you’ll most likely return to around six weeks after birth. For a fitting of a nursing bra, you can visit your local maternity and Fantasie Lingerie boutiques. Good bra fitting will help you achieve the extra support that you need as your breasts grow larger and heavier. They will also ensure that your bust is tight and the straps are not too close to your shoulders.
6. It Is Best To Keep Wires Free
Underwire bras can be dangerous for nursing. They could block blood flow, impede milk production, or cause mastitis. These problems can be avoided by wearing wire-free bras. Many wire-free nursing bras have the same channelling and support as the bras but are free of wires. If your bust is larger and you feel more secure wearing the underwire, you might want to wait until you’re a bit more advanced in your nursing journey. Also, make sure to have an alternative to wired support bras to use if you get uncomfortable.
7. Consider Your Lifestyle
A nursing sports bra is a good choice for active mamas. It has breathable mesh cups and wicking materials that will keep you cool during workouts and pre-and post-natal classes. A nursing bra with wide straps and adjustable features such as J-hooks, which convert to a racerback design, is what you’ll need.
8. Laundering Tips
Your bras will get more filthy when you are nursing. Your bras will likely be worn all day, so they’ll get sweatier. Bras will last longer if you wash them with cold or gentle water and dry them in the sun.