How many maternity and nursing bras should you own?

How many maternity and nursing bras should you own

20 Jun How many maternity and nursing bras should you own?

During pregnancy and after-pregnancy period, women have to bear plenty of discomfort and pain. These problems subsist because of the numerous changes a woman experiences in her body while making it ready for the baby’s delivery. To support your abdomen, hip and back area, maternity support belts are considered. There are other parts of your body that are changing, like your breasts and maternity and nursing bras are are a great product for comfort through these changes. But, the million dollar question is, how many maternity and nursing bras should you own?

Maternity and nursing bras

A maternity bra is a type of bra that gives support and comfort to the woman’s sensitive and growing breast. With features like wider straps and no underwire, it makes sure that the breasts receive maximum comfort. A nursing bra is a type of bra that allows lactating women to easy breastfeed. Its features include zips and wider covering, specially designed to allow women to breastfeed their babies without removing the bra.

Maternity and nursing bras during the first six months of pregnancy

During the first six months of pregnancy, you won’t need a nursing bra. You will, however, need a maternity bra. In just about eight to ten weeks of pregnancy, you might experience your breasts increasing by a cup size. This means that your breasts are going to get bigger and more sensitive and to cope with this change, maternity bras are best.

To begin with, get two maternity bras. Make sure these bras are size-adjustable and will fit properly without hurting even if your breasts increase even more. Two bras are recommended to switch when one is in the wash. In case of difficulty while sleeping, which a lot of pregnant women complain about, get two maternity sleep bras. These are great because they do not suffocate, and work throughout pregnancy and even during early stages of motherhood.

Maternity and nursing bras during the last three months of pregnancy and after pregnancy

If the maternity bras you purchased during the first six months of pregnancy are size-adjustable, you might not have to buy any more maternity bras later on. Also, using maternity sleep bras from the beginning of your pregnancy to your post-natal stages is just fine.

If you choose to breastfeed your baby, buying nursing bras is a great option. Get two nursing bras after six months of pregnancy to ensure good support and comfort even during breastfeeding. Above all the best choice is a 2 in 1 maternity and nursing bra for comfort and support through it all.

How many bras in total?

What we’ve concluded at is: one for the day, one at night as a sleep bras and one spare in case you don’t have enough time for laundry. So, the magic number is three and this is the bare minimum, of course. So, this number might change according to your breast size, your level of comfort and the amount of support you require. Even if you do not prefer wearing a sleep bra during night, having three bras provides enough cushion and is ideal for good comfort all the time.

Linda Voon
linda.voon@mamaway.com
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