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    Default Underwire bra while I'm still BF'ing?

    Hi there

    I have a function to go to tomorrow night for a few hours only. I'll feed my bubba to sleep & leave him home with dp, so I don't need access to my boobs.

    The only dress I have that is suitable to wear, I have to wear a strapless bra with -- would the underwire be ok for just a few hours? I can't wear my maternity bra with this dress!!!!

    Help!!

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    Default Underwire bra while I'm still BF'ing?

    How old is bub? We're going to a christening on Sunday. And I'll need to wear a wired strapless bra. DD will be 9 weeks old so my supply is huge. I'm hoping that because it will only be for an hour to 2 it will be Ok.

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    Default Underwire bra while I'm still BF'ing?

    When ds1 was 3 weeks old I went to a wedding and I wore an underwire bra and it was fine. My boobs got a bit full but it was ok

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    Default Underwire bra while I'm still BF'ing?

    The strapless underwire wouldn't have been a problem for me, it would have been trying to conceal the breast pads, I seem to have been able to see them through everything I wore, even padded bras, and I couldn't not wear them.

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    For a few hours I'd say it's totally fine, then go back to your normal bra.
    I'd just have a toilet break or two, and check for lumps and manually express into the toilet if you're feeling a bit full.

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    I tried this for a wedding when DD was 4 months. I never had super-engorged boobs, esp later in the day due to supply issues, but even so.. owies! I ended up sneaking off and putting it in my bag after about 2 hours I couldn't stand it. Luckily the dress had several layers over the bust so I wasn't indecent (just not as perky as I'd hoped). Could a bandeau be another option?

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    Default Underwire bra while I'm still BF'ing?

    When DD was 3 months old we had a wedding and I wore a strapless underwire bra it hurt a lot. I was having supply issues and it still hurt. Could you try wearing one around the house for an hour an see how you go.

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    It should be fine, I've done this several times. Just make sure its not too tight and express or feed when you get home.

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    As long as it fits properly should be fine for those few short hours.


 

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