Pclasp (@admin)
5 months ago

While pregnant with my first son, I decided that I would give a try to breastfeeding. Even though I was somewhat uncomfortable with the entire process due to my own inhibitions, I thought that it would be the best thing for my son so I tried it. What they don’t tell you enough is that your breasts go up at least one or two cup sizes while nursing. This leads you to need nursing bras, out of necessity of size and convenience.

Nursing bras are for the most part extremely uncomfortable. For me, they cut in my rib cage at all the wrong spots and were just itchy and irritable. My skin was very sensitive due to being stretched too much and nursing bras that I bought were scratchy and uncomfortable. If you can avoid purchasing nursing bras with any type of lace accents or material, I would certainly do so. It is not just in my situation that this material has been an irritant, but others that I have known have also had the same problem with lace. I’m not exactly sure why this is, but it seems as though the skin is very sensitive and the lace is not a good material to be in contact with. If you can find nursing bras in one hundred percent cotton that would probably be your best option.

Many stores now have nursing bras available for purchase. You don’t need to go to specialty stores, but they are available there. Stores like JC Penney’s, Target, Kohl’s and even Wal-Mart have a selection of nursing bras available. Mainly, any store that has any type of maternity clothing will usually have a selection of nursing bras. Again, the material on the brands that are produced by the stores is somewhat irritable and not that high of quality, and the fit of these is not the best.

If you have the money to invest, my personal favorite nursing bra is made by Bravado and is generally around forty dollars. The material and fit I have found to be the best, but it may be different in your situation so try some on. Also, if you do not wish to purchase nursing bras, you can make due with sports bras or wireless bras in larger sizes. They are not quite as convenient, but they are less expensive and could be more comfortable than a traditional style nursing bra.