When choosing a bra, it’s essential to get the right fit. Getting the right fit of nursing bra is going to ensure that the mother is comfortable while wearing the bra but also can ensure that the breasts are going to be supported while wearing it.
How can the nursing mother ensure that she is getting the right fit for the nursing bra? There are two ways that the mother can get the right fit. The first method includes getting fitted and measured for the nursing bra by a professional. These professional fittings are available through maternity stores and specialty lingerie stores and will require the sales person to measure the band of the bra, and then measure around the cup sizes of the bra. Comparing the two measurements will create a measurement of the band size, as well as finding the cup size.
Alternatively, the nursing bra size can be measured at home. There are instructions that are available through the maternity and lingerie websites that can allow the person measuring to complete the same measurements, and compare the measurements that are taken with a size chart to determine the band and cup size of the nursing bra that should be ordered while shopping online.
Fitting into a nursing bra can be tricky – especially since many women buy nursing bras before they are nursing, which can make it difficult to find the right size. In the case that the nursing bras are purchased before nursing, women should consider that the nursing bra size can be as much as two cup sizes larger than the current size that is being worn.
Choosing a cup size that is one to two sizes larger is going to ensure that the bra is going to be comfortable post-birth and while breastfeeding to accommodate the changing cup sizes.
Getting the right fit while breastfeeding is important and therefore women should consider buying one or two bras before the birth of the child in the case that they are breastfeeding, until they have determined the average size of the breasts – this way, they can ensure that the nursing bra is the right fit and both supportive and comfortable.