Post # 1
My boobs have already grown a cup size in just a week and don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Does anyone have any advice on when to start buying maternity bras and anything I should know shopping for them? I know I’m only 5 weeks, but my bras are just starting to get painful.
Also, would you buy maternity or nursing bras so that you could use them after delivery?
Post # 3
My boobs have already grown two cups sizes (16wks1d). I just went and got regular bras in the new sizes that way I wouldn’t be too upset when they grow more….which I think I’m about to get NEW bras because they’ve grown AGAIN!
At my breastfeeding class, the lactation consultant advised not getting any nursing bras until your milk comes in a few days after you give birth because a lot of times, your boobs grow even more. That way you are not stuck with bras you can’t return or have wasted that money. I’m waiting to get those bras until later. I did get a sleep bra which is a sleep/nursing bra and that’s been amazing to sleep in and totally worth getting now if your chest is really sore when you are sleeping.
Post # 4
OP, what Roxy said on the nurserying bras for waiting until your milk comes in. For me I bought nurserying bras and sports bras. I also would just recommend getting bigger bras for right now.
Post # 5
Thank you girls. I have already gone from a 34C to 34D. And I measure on Friday and feel like they have grown even more since then.
Post # 6
I bought new bras around 8 weeks – but just went with a nude and a black one because I anticipated the boobs getting bigger. And at 28 weeks, I had to go up another size because my ribcage has started to expand. Again, just getting 2 bras, in case I need to up it again in the next 12 weeks. Look for sales and maybe ask about getting extenders, so if your ribcage expands without your cup size going up, you can continue to use the same bras.