I’m in the market for a NEW nursing bra, a non-Wal-Mart/Target, made just for nursing moms kind of bra! The first order of business, sizing up the ladies! There are a few suggestions out there on how to get as close to your size as possible. I suggest going to two or three websites, if the results are typical, that’s the size I would go with. I’m liking Breastfeeding.com and Motherhood.com for sizing instructions. Motherhood.com has a bra size calculator which is too cool! Both results from both sites were the same. So, I have my size!
Wire bras are a absolute must for me! I’ve been hearing that wire bras are a no-no and should not be worn due to Mastitis, inflammation of breast. As a breastfeeding momma of many years, I have to disagree. The cause of Mastitis is an engorged breast due to plugged ducts and/or an infection.
That can happen when baby suddenly is nursing less and the milk supply builds up over a period of time. It can also happen when your bra is too tight. Having the correct bra size is so important. I have worn wire bras for many years with NO problems of Mastitis. It was when that particular bra, wire or not, became too small, that it became a problem. As I stated earlier wire bras are a absolute must for me, as my cups overfloweth. :)
So shopping I go!