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A blocked milk duct can be troublesome and eventually lead to infection or mastitis if not treated right away by a healthcare professional. Proper nursing bra sizing can be quite easy to measure using the directions below, so you can find the most comfortable fit for your needs. Measuring yourself to determine your bra size will give you a starting point before you begin trying on nursing bras. Pull the measuring tape around your back and beneath your armpits. The measuring tape should lie above your breast tissue.
While looking into your mirror, ensure the measuring tape is parallel to the floor around your back. Confirm that there are no fingers under the tape and exhale. Write down the measurement that you see. If you are between sizes, round up or down to the nearest full, even number such as 34, 36, or The breasts should not be spilling out the top, sides or bottom of the cups, nor should there be any wrinkling in the fabric.
The bra cups should be smooth and the wire should sit neatly under and around the breasts. Most importantly the bra should feel comfortable. It is advisable to have at least 3 nursing bras. One to wear, one in the wash and one in the drawer. Seamless bras are an ideal sleep bra or transitional bra.
They will provide comfort and stretch for a growing or fluctuating breast. Contour bras are ideal for women who wear a lot of T-shirts and want a bra that will provide a smooth profile from under clothing. Sports bras are designed specifically for exercise. They contain more support structures to support breasts during high to low impact exercise.
Learn more about the best bra for your stage of pregnancy. Free Shipping in United States. Maternity Bra Perfect Fit Guide. At Cake Lingerie we are committed to ensuring the fit of our products. If you can, go to a mother-to-be store and try on as many styles as possible before making an online nursing bra purchase.
If you're buying nursing bras online, carefully follow the directions for measuring bra size from each manufacturer as it may differ from other stores. You want to obtain the best fit possible. Buy nursing bras with wide straps. The wide straps help to distribute the weight of your breasts and provide more comfort.
Purchase nursing bras made of breathable materials such as cotton or synthetics that allow maximum air flow. Non-breathable materials will trap moisture next to the breast and encourage bacterial growth and soreness. Choose a nursing bra with flaps that open and close easily with one hand. Avoid bras that expose the breast entirely when opened, especially if you will need to feed the baby in public occasionally.
These types of bras make it difficult to be discreet, although they may be used in private without much difficulty. Buy at least 3 bras. Wait, however, until you find a style that is entirely comfortable and convenient for you to use. Buy nursing bras that provide support under the breast while the nursing flaps are open. Avoid bras with underwire unless you absolutely must have the extra support.
Underwire bras can block the milk ducts in the breast, cause the milk ducts to become infected, and lead to mastitis.
Find out how to measure your bra size. Use Cake Maternity's bra fitting guide and nursing bra size calculator to determine the size that will suit you best. CAKE MATERNITY. band of the bra. The measuring tape should be level and snug. Round to the next whole number. Then refer. Measure Yourself for Proper Nursing Bra Fit Most moms notice their regular bras start to feel tight around 12 weeks into pregnancy. At this time, you will most likely need to increase your band size by one size and increase your cup size by one to two sizes larger than your normal, pre-pregnancy bras. SIZE CHARTS. Let us help you take Our maternity bras with nursing function provide comfort and support as you transition from pregnancy to nursing. Use the below instructions to find your size. SIZING TIPS. You should buy your maternity bra at the start of your second trimester. After measuring, subtract your band size from your bust.