Well endowed mamas – nursing bras

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2000

Years ago I used nursing bras by Bravado.  http://www.bravadodesigns.com

there were very few choices then, but I found them really comfortable

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Commenting to follow. I am in the same situation. I am a 36F right now, but only 27 weeks so I know they could get bigger. I usually buy my bras from barenecessities.com and will probably order some from there. However, I would love to hear where else I could get them.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I’m in the same boat. 40F pre-pregnancy, they haven’t grown but with baby due in 2 weeks they will. There is absolutely NOTHING that fits me in the maternity stores and nothing in department stores. I don’t want to order online and waste money if I can’t try them on. I feel totally screwed 🙁

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I grew to 36F at 24ish weeks. At this point bras with underwires are painful! There is a prenatal yoga studio that I go to that sells nursing bra’s and she’ll measure you there. Also my hospital has a breast feeding support clinic that sells nuring bras, you can try them on before you buy anything. Maybe you can check to see if there are any places like that in your city? I’m currently wearing the bravado seamless silk nursing bra in XL and its SO cozy! It doesn’t provide much in the way of support like my underwire bra does but at this point my boobs could fall to my belly button and as long as the bra doesn’t hurt I don’t care =) 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Commenting to follow… I am not pregnant but currently a 34G, and terrified of finding bras for pregnancy/nursing!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Commenting to follow!  I’m a 40G normally, but am already a 40H at 16w3d… I’m scared of not finding even a regular bra to fit!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m so thankful you posted this. I just went to Target yesterday looking for larger bras. I purchased a 34DD as it was the largest they had in my new cup size, however if they grow anymore I’ll spill out. I was getting worried of where else to look as if looks like I’ll have to order online. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was a 34D pre-pregnancy and am now a 36DD(ish?)…no bras at Target fit me right. I ended up ordering a few Bravado on Amazon…some of which I’ve kept and some I’ve returned (Amazon is pretty hassle-free as far as that goes).

I loved this one for lounging around the house, not enough support for me to feel comfortable wearing in public though:

http://www.bravadodesigns.com/shop/the-body-silk-seamless-nursing-bra

And have tried on a couple of different sizes of this one, which fits me weird, so I’m still on the hunt for a more supportive bra.

http://www.bravadodesigns.com/shop/the-allure-underwire-nursing-bra

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 1993

Lactationconnection.com   They are really easy to work with regarding returns and exchanges. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’m a 36J and DH and I are just gearing up for IVF so I’m obviously not pregnant, but I get my bras either at a specialty store or Nordstrom. Nordstrom actually carries quite a few nursing bras, I like Elomi’s regular bras so I imagine their nursing bras are probably comfy too. Keep an eye out for sizing though, many of the larger bras are from the UK and sold in UK sizing so you need to check the sizing charts.

http://shop.nordstrom.com/sr?keyword=nursing&origin=keywordsearch&contextualcategoryid=6010810

ETA: I also like that I can order online or in store (if they don’t have something in stock), and I can return or exchange at any Nordstrom in person or by mail. 

 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I found a 40F.nursing bra in Sears yesterday for $22. buy 2 get 1 free.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MrsBucket:  I wear this brand. I’m a 34G and they fit well.

to answer OP’s question, I don’t think nursing bras are typically made to grow with you. I had to buy several different sized bras for this reason. I wanted my bras to fit well and support me, so I had to get ones that were for a specific cup and band size. 

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@awakemysoul:  I was a 36DD pre pregnancy and am now in a 38E. I’m 21 weeks pregnant so they’re going to grow even more. I did break down and buy some wireless bras from Lane Bryant which have been lifesavers, but they’re going to get even bigger. 

I’m holding off on nursing bras until my milk comes in so that I know what size to get.  Looks like these ladies have some great suggestions for where to shop!

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