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The most important thing you need for breastfeeding success? The right kind of support does not just entail thoughtful encouragement from your peers, professional advice from your doctors, and quality resources to help you, nurse. Including these, the right support is also the one that your body requires to function during your postpartum days, the right bras and clothes you need to wear to help with your pregnancy and nursing and smoothly as possible.
You may have noticed the changes that your breasts go through even before you know that you were pregnant, and you’ll likely experience many size fluctuations throughout pregnancy and your breastfeeding journey.
While it’s sometimes tempting to save money by making do with the bras you already have, the best thing you can do for yourself and your baby is invest in quality bras that are designed to work with your body, not against it. With the right kind of nursing bra, you’ll be able to enjoy your baby even more.
Since regular bras are fairly structured, you may not be able to bring your baby to the breast without disrobing or taking off your bra. Nursing bras feature cups that clip-down or fold down or can be pulled aside for quick, and often one-handed, access. Paired with the right top, you’ll be able to discreetly feed your little one anywhere.
Sleep-style nursing bras also provide just the right amount of support at night, without making you feel constricted. Since milk production often peaks around midnight, you’ll most likely want a comfortable bra to hold your breast pads in place so you don’t wake up to milk-soaked sheets.
Often the materials used in traditional bras will feel uncomfortable on your skin during this time of your life. The type of elastic in the band may be irritating and lace or 100% nylon fabric may exacerbate already sore nipples. Narrow straps may not provide enough support, and underwire may dig into your swollen breasts.
With materials like bamboo and cotton, many nursing bras feature fabrics that allow your nipples to breathe. In addition, nursing bras often have wide straps to offer more comfortable support and reduce or eliminate back, neck, and shoulder pain.
Throughout pregnancy, your breasts will change from one to almost four cup sizes. They may grow even more when you’re nursing, especially if you become engorged or have an overabundance of supply. As a breastfeeding mom, you’ll probably notice your breast size varies from one day to the next, thus nursing bras are created to support you day and night. Breathable fabrics are blended with just the right amount of stretch to allow for the normal fluctuations that come from being a nursing mom.
Motherly provides all of these in its versatile range of maternity and nursing bras. Our designs focus not just on style but also on the technical details of nursing giving the new mother pan India bras that they are truly excited to wear.