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    Default maternity bra size when milk came in

    Hi Ladies.
    Im looking at buying some maternity bras for now and hospital.
    wondering if i should buy bigger sizes as my milk will only come in on about day 3 after birth right?

    did you go up a size in bra when milk came in or did you just stay with the same bra size and got away with it?
    before i go spending money and then finding out i will need bigger again!

    thanks

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    You'll definitely go up a size, at least, when your milk comes in!!

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    I went from a 10A to a 10DD.

    After finishing BFing I ended up a happy 10C

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    Everyone is different, my boobs do all their growing in the first trimester, and when my milk comes in they don't really get much bigger, just fuller and perky.
    When I was fitted for my nursing bras the lady said you wanted to make sure there was room so that you could place your fingers between your boob and the bra comfortably to allow for milk. I did end up buying all my bras in one cup size higher than I was to allow, and while I didn't quite need all the extra space, it was better to have them on the loose side that to have them cutting in. Your boobs will be uncomfortable enough.

    I remember those first few days with my first when my boobs were so full and hard they seemed to have corners...

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    I had a DD bra and an E bra before bub was born. I tried to wear the DD bra the day after she was born and it was waaaayyy too tight.

    So, I think during pregnancy I was a DD/E and once my milk came in I was just a bit bigger than an E.

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    A good bra to buy for pregnancy and nursing is the Bravado Bodysilk. It is very soft and stretchy but still very supportive. I had these and they will grow with you when the milk comes in. I can highly recommend them. It only lasts about a week, then boobies settle down again. Good luck

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    I was a 10C before ds. 3 days after having him I was a about an f. It was impossible getting bras to fit. After a few months I settled into a dd. (my weight was pre baby too)

    B00bies do get bigger. Everyone woman is different on how much bigger though.

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    It depends on a few different things. With my first pregnancy I gained 2 cup sizes by the time i was 7 weeks pregnant, but then only went up one cup size when my milk came in. There were a few days when they were very engorged, but I wouldn't have wanted to wear a bra then anyway. I found the lovable brand breastfeeding singlets great because they don't have any "structure"- just the second layer with the elastic band that sits under your bust.
    With my second, there was hardly any size difference when my milk came in, but she didn't have a great suck.
    My third had suck a strong suck that I had p0rn sized boobs by the time I left hospital, and I literally only had one top that I could get on. Once again, there was no way I would have wanted to put a bra on at that stage. Besides I don't know if they make them in that size anyway!
    So, there's no way to predict what will happen! I can highly recommend getting something with soft cups so there's room for expansion, but will be fine if you don't get really engorged. The lovable singlets are great and I wear them as pj's at night for easy feeding overnight and first thing in the morning.

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    my boobs with ds got bigger in the first trimester also but didnt get much bigger once my milk came in. i went from a 12b to a 12dd by 12weeks. everyone told me my boobs would get huge when my milk came in and when i was breastfeeding so i got 14E bras and my boobs didnt hardly get bigger so they were a tad large.
    with this pregnancy my boobs havent got much bigger than normal, i have gone from a 12b to a 14c (currently 28weeks).
    not planning on getting breastfeeding bras til 35ish weeks probably only need a 14-16D max. i have noticed i am bigger around the back with this one as 14 seems a bit tight.


 

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