How to choose the best nursing bra?

When to buy a nursing bra?

The best time to buy a nursing bra is during the 3rd trimester, usually 2-4 weeks defore the due date. Your bra cup size has propably increased by now and you can try on a nursing bra.

What size nursing bra should I buy?

If you are shopping for nursing bras during the last month of pregrancy, you can buy a bra that is the currently correct size and take the bra into use immediately. Even if the bra might be too small when the milk rises, don't worry, you can propably use them in a few months, when your milk-flow has regulated, or at the end of breastfeeding.

When breast swell and change size rapidly post birth you will propably need even bigger cup size. The change in bra size varies from person to person. Some won't see much of a change, while for others the cup size can grow by 4-5 cups. The usual breast growth is 1-3 cup sizes.

What kind of nursing bra should I buy? How many bras should I buy for breastfeeding?

For the first months after child birth we suggest that you wear only wireless nursing bra as the wires can press down on the sore breasts. There is also a risk that the wires press on the milk glands and cause complications such as mastitis. When the milk production has settled you can start using nursing and non-wired maternity bras or flexible wires. You can do just fine with everyday bras but breastfeeding is much easier with nursing bras which have drop cups for fast access to breasts. Usually you should at least buy 2-3 nursing bras: one you can wear and 2-3 bras drying after a wash.

Do I need sleeping bra?

Most people don't prefer a night-time bra, but if your breast are sore you may feel more comfortable if they are supported. You can use your nursing tops or regular nursing bras also during night, but only if the are wirefree and not too tight.

Washing your nursing bra

Because nursing and maternity bras get milk stains easy we recommend that you wash your bras daily. Bra should be washed as soon as possible after use so that the milk stains don't set in. Wireless bras can be washed in a washing machine in a washing bag. We recommend handwash for a wired bras.

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