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    Can I ask (this is my first pregnancy) the advice of those you have had babies before, I'm 25w pregnant and although my boobs have grown a bit, I have managed to keep in my normal bras. Now they are starting to be too uncomfortable.
    Is there any point in buying maternity bras now or will it be a waste of money as when the milk comes in the wont fit?
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    Haven't had a bub before but I got some maternity singlet bras at about 9 weeks - mostly for comfort. I've heard they can help your milk come in by wearing them in the 3rd trimester? Definitely worth wearing just for comfort IMO though.

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    I had to buy bras around 16 weeks in my first pregnancy as my breast had grown so much.
    If your normal bras are uncomfortable you can just buy bigger bras but i thought it was just best to go to a maternity bra.
    It is probably best to get fitted by an assistant cause they have a method of fitting maternity bras so they should fit when your milk comes in. You normal have about a fist space in your bra for your remaining growth.

    I found it a really different feeling to wear a maternity bra with no wire/all soft etc so it took me a few weeks to get use to it. (i have larger breast so i felt a bit unsupported)

    Good luck

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    Thanks ladies, 'the girls' were sizable to start with so I imagine it would feel a bit weird not to have a wire but the wires are driving me crazy. I've been thinking to get some non-wire mat bras. At home I wear those 'ahh bras' and though there is less support they are soooo much more comfortable!

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    I wore nursing singlets for the last few weeks, even when my milk came in they didn't really grow haha I was hoping they would but still a C
    Perhaps just get some cheaper ones in a larger size to see you through?
    I would save money for a couple of nice and comfortable nursing bras once your supply is established. I bought three when DS was three months and I knew I would be feeding him for... As long as we both want!

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    At 24 weeks, I went to target and got the $10 bras in the next size up (not maternity). I didn't buy any maternity bras until after my milk came in, in the interim I got by with Best and Less and Target bf singlets. I prefer the singlets now anyway as they allow me to wear pretty much whatever top I want and can just lift it up to feed without worrying about exposing my tummy.

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    ive actually been looking at bras this last week, i saw ones online from mzpracticality that looked comfy but hadn't heard of them before, but noticed target have 2 for $25 that look really comfy as well so hopefully heading there this weekend to check those out. my boobs haven't really grown much yet at 20 weeks and they are reasonably big normally but finding my bras i have now uncomfortable and making me really itchy.

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    Agree with the target option as they are really well priced even for more bodacious boobies (16E) I have had OHSS with loads of abdo swelling and have had to buy maternity bras at just a few weeks pregnant so I have the options and softness around the cups and ribs. Any underwire is agony.

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    I was 10 weeks pregnant when I went to get fitted for a maternity bra as my underwire were very uncomfortable. I was informed that the wire once it becomes uncomfortable can play havoc with your milk ducts and cause mastitis even that early on. I am big busted too and was worried about a lack of support from a maternity bra but the right bra can be very comfortable and supportive. Good luck with either a bigger size or taking a leap to maternity bra

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    I bought maternity bras from myer and bras n things for our first pregnancy, but I invested in some Bonds ones for the second one and found them sooo much better - and they are like a t-shirt bra - so great for winter and working out still They are fairly plain - but look more normal than some other ones.


 

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