Nursing bras - any suggestions?

Hey ladies!  Does anyone have suggestions or preferences on nursing bras?  How about sizing advice?  I'm trying to buy them in advanced and I'm all sorts of confused.  I was about to order some from Babies R Us since they're having a Thyme Maternity sale, but they were charging me $21 for shipping!  Yea right!

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 9:31 am
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milkgal
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To be honest I'm using old bras instead of nursing ones. Before baby was born I purchased nursing cami's and one bra because I didn't know how large I would get once my milk came in. Sadly, I had no increase in size (I'm not working with much...). When I tried on the one nursing bra it made me look like a 13 yr old. It was super unflattering. I purchased 3 different bras and felt the same way. I've been feeling pretty crappy about my post baby body and flat boobies weren't helping the situation so that is why I've stuck to the regular bra. 


I haven't been out in public too much but I've yet to not be able to find a place to hide to feed (Lo also still needs assistance latching and makes a mess, so even if I had a proper bra, I'd still be going somewhere private). 


I guess that probably doesn't really help much.... :/

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 7:37 am
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Totally helpful!  I'm hesitant to go out and buy them because I really want to breast feed, but I'm nervous it will be too much for me.  And I didn't know if that's one of those things that seem like a necessity, but you can actually go without, so that's good to know!

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 8:23 am
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I've actually been wearing nursing bras since about 15 or 16 weeks. I grew out of my old bras pretty quick so I figured I'd get nursing bras then so I'd already have some after the baby is born and I wouldn't have to buy all new ones again later. I got them from the Motherhood Maternity store and I love them all except for one that's super pretty with lace and stuff on it but unfortunately it scratches me now and leaves my skin irritated in some spots. So if you do go for a nursing bra just make sure it's comfortable! :)

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 9:30 am
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I use really light sportsbras from walmart. Bought 4 for like $20. Works just fine. I found that nursing bras are expensive. I have been using these for 6 months now and they are just as good.

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 9:51 am
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Like futuremrs, I have been wearing nursing bra's since 15/16 weeks due to my 'growth'. I actually bought some super cute & comfy ones at Target. It looks like Ill have some room to grow when I become engorged. I will mostly likely go back there to get new patterns after he is here... Ill try to find out the brand & post it.  

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 11:44 am
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I'm the same as Mar, I got mine from Target and I actually like them.  I never got any bigger than I did in the beginning *sigh* but the ones I got are super comfortable and easy to unhook and all that.  I have both a bra and a tank and I actually prefer the tanks.  Your stomach stays covered when you're nursing/pumping.

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 3:27 am
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Bravado are really great bras - but I would wait or only buy cheap ones until your supply is regulated around 6 weeks (or even up to three months PP.) I have used cheap ones from target and the target tanks and they are great, and then once my supply is regulated and lost most of the baby weight I went and got sized and bought some really nice ones. Nordstrom also apparently will convert any bra into a nursing bra for like $15 or something, so if you have one that fits that you love you can convert it or you can buy a regular one and then convert it!

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 10:36 am

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