Thursday, July 9, 2009

Does Your Nursing Bra Fit? Find the Right Size for Your Body

By Tania Capata, Nursing Bra Buyer, Certified Fitter by Medela and Bravado

Finding the right Bra can be a hassle. Finding the right Nursing Bra can be even more of a hassle. Your cup size is changing. Your band width is changing. You're going to work. You’re staying home. You want something functional. You want something sexy. Your baby is screaming for milk.

What size? What type? And most importantly – when exactly should you be fit for one?

These are the questions we hear from all of our new moms. In the midst of all of this confusion, at the Pump Station & Nurtury™ we have tried our best to bring clarity to the whole Nursing Bra dilemma.

Moms often ask us – “Why do I need a good Nursing Bra?” Our answer simply stated: Before and after pregnancy breasts go through many changes, they are getting fuller, heavier and sensitive. You need to find a bra that is functional, comfortable and makes you feel good about the changes your body is undergoing.

Sleep/Transition bras:
At some point during your last month of pregnancy it is a good time to purchase your first two Sleep/Transition bras. These are great because they have a size range that will accommodate the changes you are going through just before delivery and shortly afterwards. The Bravado Original Nursing Bra is great for maternity and nursing because of its ability to be supportive while flexible with your changing body.

About 2 weeks after delivery, we recommend that you wear a more structured bra that offers better support. Here are some types of bras you might want to consider:

Soft Cup Nursing Bras:
Soft Cup Nursing Bras are a great choice about two weeks postpartum. Because these will be more size specific, they will have a more secure feel and therefore be more comfortable and that is what soft cups are about: Comfort, Comfort & more Comfort!

Full Figured Nursing Bras:
Unparalleled fit, comfort, support and quality! Choose from comfortable functional bras to beautiful and sexy ones from makers such as Bravado, Anita & Medela. Full Figured Nursing Bras provide the additional support that is needed for larger sizes.

Underwire Nursing Bras:
Underwire Nursing Bras are a good choice for the woman who is accustomed to wearing this type of bra and like they way they feel. The most important thing about underwire is the fit, so if you feel any changes, it is time to get your size re-evaluated.

Specialty Bras & Supports:
We highly recommend the Easy Expressions Hands Free Pumping Bra. This is great for the Mom who will be going back to work or for the Mom that will want to pump from home.

Please remember, if you are looking for assistance in determining your correct bra size you can check out our online fitting guide or come into our store and be measured by one of our experienced customer service representatives.

Good luck with your shopping for Nursing Bras!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great Information!!! thanks!

Nursing sleep bras said...

Thank you for such an awesome article on this topic, there is an equally useful article i recently came across, I am sure you will find it very informative. here it is: How to Measure Nursing Bra Size.



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