Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life! So many new things to get used to- not only do you have a new little life to care for, but your body is going through more changes. Breastfeeding can be stressful enough. One thing you do not want to have to worry about is your nursing bra. I remember my experiences with poorly fitting nursing bras. Let me share them with you in hopes that you will take advantage of Leading Lady’s dedicated customer service and get some of the best fitting nursing bras around!
When my son was born, I had difficulty getting him to latch on. I worked with a lactation consultant and in the end, I ended up pumping every few hours. My consultant taught me a trick about how to get more milk to come in. It all works on supply and demand. The more you pump, the more milk you will get. She had said to pump for 15 minutes at 1pm. At 215pm, pump for another 15 minutes. At 330pm, pump for another 15 minutes, Do this for 6 hours, if you can handle it. Let me tell you, it worked! I made so much milk, we had to buy a chest freezer to keep it in! Along with the abundant breast milk supply came breast issues. I didn’t take the time to pick out quality nursing bras. I thought I could just wear the same bras I used to. That was a huge mistake. I had some underwire bras that were too tight and led to some clogged milk ducts. Those are painful! I even got an infection from the clogged ducts more than once (mastitis). When you have a new baby, you don’t want to have to worry about yourself, you want to concentrate on this new and beautiful baby!
When Should I Buy my Nursing Bras?
Instead of waiting until after your baby is born to purchase your nursing bras, you should actually purchase your nursing bras towards the end of the third trimester. This will help ensure a fit that will accommodate your fuller breast when your milk comes in.
The correct nursing bra size can make a world of difference in the way you look and feel. Unlike fashion bras, nursing bras are designed specifically to support the entire breast. Just purchasing a fashion bra in a larger size isn’t going to provide the level of comfort and support you need as a nursing mom.
Which Nursing Bra is Right for Me?
That being said, be sure to pick out the right nursing bra for you. Be sure to Find Your Fit before ordering. The nursing bras you purchase are based entirely on your personal preference, but be sure to look for bras that give you convenient, easy access to your breast. Bras that enable you to open the clasp with one hand are really helpful when you’re holding your baby and are about to nurse.
At Leading Lady, one of their most popular nursing items is the nursing cami. It’s so versatile that you can wear it in virtually every situation—at the hospital, while at home, while you’re out on the town, while shopping and even to sleep in. A lot of women have told us that it was the first nursing product they bought, and the style that they most frequently recommend to their friends. It provides great support, excellent comfort, and the camisole design enables you to be more discreet while you’re nursing because it nicely covers your midsection!
How Many Nursing Bras Should You Buy?
Since your baby is your priority, household chores like laundry will naturally take a back seat. That’s why we suggest that you have three nursing bras on hand—one to wear, one in the wash and one in the drawer! It’s a good idea to start out with a couple of bras for daytime and one sleep-nursing bra. We think our nursing cami should also definitely be on your list of items to start with, again, because you can wear it in so many ways.
Be sure to check out Leading Lady’s Breastfeeding tips page. It is full of helpful information and important resources.
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