The ideal nursing bra needs to be flexible and it should allow for a little extra room when the milk comes in. It shouldn't restrict or squeeze your breasts, even when it's done up.

Parenting on Female First

Parenting on Female First

What should it have?

Four hook and eye fastenings- This will give you extra comfort and support.

Wide shoulder straps- To ensure they don't slip down and keep you firmly in place.

Broad sides and back- With a deep centre at the front so you have all the support you need.

Accessible cups- That open and close with only one hand for when you want to breastfeed.

A wide opening- That provides plenty of room for you to feed your baby in comfort.

Should you get measured?

It is important to get measured so that your bra fits well. A tight bra can result in blocked ducts or even mastitis.

When should you buy one?

Try to avoid getting one too early into your pregnancy. Your breasts will swell more after your baby is born and your bump will drop which can affect your back measurement so wait until the last month and then purchase.

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