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22/04/2013 at 17:26
Sorry, I know this has been asked before. I am struggling with my nursing bra, I am fed up with having to manhandle myself so much to keep them in place and my nipples in line with the pads! I am cursed with big boobs (last check was 32GG but god knows what now!) and wondered if anyone had tried any underwired nursing bras they could recommend? The only ones I can find are on Figleaves and are £35 a pop which I don't mind paying if they keep me from feeling so exposed. I think it would help me feel more confident BFing in public if I wasn't chasing my boob around the whole time!
22/04/2013 at 17:29
I was told recently by Bravissimo that they generally don't make underwired nursing bras, as your boobs go up and down when they are full/empty of milk and the underwire can dig in and cause problems ..... so I am guessing that they are not very commonplace ... Hopefully someone else can help!!!
22/04/2013 at 17:56
I dint have underwired ones but which make of bras have you tried? I'm a ff and found hot milk bras really nice and comfy
22/04/2013 at 18:11
I'm having the same problem as you with bras from Bravissimo (36H). Don't have underwired but I did get two nursing bras from Hotmilk, which are bit better.
Although I was at baby massage today where people were BF and it definitely looks easier with smaller boobs!! I have to kind of flip mine out!!!
22/04/2013 at 19:15
I've got the black and beige lacy looking one from bravissimo but its rubbish! Might try hot milk then. I did read that as long as underwire isn't digging in its ok, wore wired throughout pregnancy too as I couldn't face non wired! SC, I'm the same and I hate it as my friend did it and I couldn't even tell yet I'm like "check out my massive baps!", its not subtle and that makes me wary of feeding in public as putting it away is an effort in itself :-(
22/04/2013 at 20:39
It's rubbish having big boobs sometimes isn't it? I haven't yet found a truly discreet way of getting my boobs out- I sort of unclip the bra from above my top, put my hand under my top and literally get the boob but still under the top, position J (still covered), then whip the top up and pop him on. Nobody sees anything but if they were looking at me throughout the manoeuvre it would be dead obvious what I was doing. Tbh that doesn't bother me any more though, I'm feeding my baby, deal! I don't think any bra would make a difference to how obvious it was, there'd still be a whopping quantity of boob to get out! In the earlier days I used a breastfeeding cover, as I couldn't pop J on quickly with using shields and his tinkyness, so having the cover stopped me exposing my whole boob for 5-10 mins at a time. Bra-wise another vote here for hotmilk, they're not as supportive as an underwired bra, but they're very very comfortable and the most attractive nursing bras I've come across.
22/04/2013 at 21:02
I made my own! I had an underwired bra that was fitted late in pregnancy, then I bought a conversion kit from Motherwear UK. It was £5 and very easy to do. As long as the wires are well clear of your ducts then it should be fine. To be honest though I have to manhandle my boobs more to get them past the wires, however my boobs do look much better and less 'uniboob' in it! So it's swings and roundabouts.
22/04/2013 at 21:52
SG it is rubbish! Maybe when we get a little better at bfing it'll be easier and/or I won't care! Thanks stripey, will check that out! Damn stupid big boobs!
22/04/2013 at 22:23
I have heard good things about these: www.fromheretomaternity.co.uk/.../underwire-nursing-bras
22/04/2013 at 23:00
NL - have you thought about a feeding cover to help you feel less conscious about feeding in public? I have one and I feed out all the time now. At the weekend someone even commented how they wish they'd have had one in their day as she felt so self conscious feeding. I was in the middle of a restaurant and you only knew I was feeding as he'd stopped crying!!
23/04/2013 at 16:52
Thanks Hepburn will check that out. LM, will look into buying one of those, thanks! x
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