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January 3rd, 2012, 12:28 PM
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I have come to the conclusion that bras suck - I've spent a good chunk of my spare time bra shopping in the last two weeks. I swear I keep out growing them over night and can't find one that's comfortable for more than an hour. I followed the advice of a friend getting the nursing bras instead of the regular bras because they are more supportive AND a little more forgiving if you keep growing, which mine do. I have come home with several that I find to be comfortable but then after wearing the stupid thing for a day.... I want to cut it to shreds.

First off WTH - so in my world, I'm used to bras that have a standard cup size, no mater the size around. If it's an A, it's an A - if it's an E, it's an E. It seems some nursing bras do not follow this standard and who ever decided to change that should be kicked in the balls (in my eyes it only could have been a man).

Second - My girls, as I fondly refer to my breasts, are not used to being poked and jabbed by an underwire that's too long. The bigger my girls get the more underwire they sew in - it seems they could get the same effect with an inch less underwire and then it wouldn't cut me.

Third - I have found several sleeping bras that I think are wonderful. Unfortunately, I work in a sales office and have to look at least sort of put together, so I can't really get away with wearing these to work. I do however wear them ever second I'm not at work, including while I'm sleeping - like I said they're comfortable.

Fourth and finally - GRRRR - why doesn't Babys'R'US have a fitting room for maternity clothes?! I mean really, I went there 3 days in a row just to find a couple that seem to work.... they definitely had the best selection, even over Motherhood which is one of the main brands they have.

Anyone having the same or similar issues? Anyone wise enough to have some advice?

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January 3rd, 2012, 12:32 PM
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I am NOT wise enough to have advice as I'm having the same problems. :/
I found a bra that looked perfect....underwire jabs.
I found a second one and the straps sit in such a weird and uncomfortable way....and for some reason you can't tell the straps are like that until you have it home and on.

I don't have the money to continously keep buying bras...I'm hoping I luck onto a good one soon, that seems like the only way I'll find one.
I wish you luck in your search!
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January 3rd, 2012, 12:47 PM
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I mainly wear Bravado nursing bras right now (left over from Vi), they're more expensive but I've found them the most comfortable. They have supportive non-underwire styles as well (I'm an E right now).
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January 3rd, 2012, 01:17 PM
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I had to give up underwire during my pregnancy. Also if you are going to breastfeed they advise to not have underwire because it can put presure on the milk ducts and clog them.

I bought nursing bras during my pregnancy and used them for about a month after she was born but from all the swelling of pregnancy and after birth I went down a size and they were so streached I had to go get a whole new set.

I remember the end of my pregnancy no bra was comphy and I just ripped them off as soon as I walked in the door.
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January 3rd, 2012, 01:27 PM
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I like wearing the sports type nursing bras from Motherhood, in XL. I haven't worn an underwire in over 2 years (when I was pregnant with my first) and am a much happier girl! I am also an E cup and didn't think I'd like a sports type bra but they are the most comfortable thing I've ever worn and they hold the "girls" where they should be.
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January 3rd, 2012, 01:33 PM
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Helpful as always - thanks ladies! I'll make a more educated trip to the store tonight. I'm checking online for the Bravado ones too - I figure if I order one to try and like it, I'll order more.

It's hard to go away from the underwire because I'm so used to it... all though I'm used to it doing the job and not hurting me, so clearly it's time for a change.

Thanks again!!
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January 3rd, 2012, 04:58 PM
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i wear sports bras when i'm home, and for the last week or so when i'm out. i dont look the least bit desirable and i'm finding more and more discomfort, the minute i'm home for the night, i'm in my pj's and bra-less. which, btw doesnt help either. i cant win!

thanks for making this post. i'm going to look into those bravado's.
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January 3rd, 2012, 05:18 PM
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Ugh! I was able to put off bra shopping by wearing sports bras, but I just started a new job where I need to look more polished, and I've dug out the one regular bra I own that kinda fits. I was well-endowed to begin with, and my new size is just ridiculous. I guess I need to check out some of those stores too. Dislike!
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January 3rd, 2012, 05:29 PM
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Bras do stink right now. I am wearing the sports bra for nursing right now. Lindsey is right if your going to breastfeed, underwires are a big no no. Take it from someboy who got mastitis last time, you don't want to wear underwire.
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January 3rd, 2012, 05:30 PM
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I used Bravado and it fit and worked great for me. I do not use underwire at all while pregnant or nursing.
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January 3rd, 2012, 05:37 PM
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Helpful as always - thanks ladies! I'll make a more educated trip to the store tonight. I'm checking online for the Bravado ones too - I figure if I order one to try and like it, I'll order more.

It's hard to go away from the underwire because I'm so used to it... all though I'm used to it doing the job and not hurting me, so clearly it's time for a change.

Thanks again!!
It was hard for me to get used to no underwire too (I am back in it as we speak but will be out once I get nursing bra's again). But once that belly gets bigger it will almost connect with your boobs and that wire will just hurt even more. Funny thing is you wont need to much support cause your belly is going to hold those boobs up for you...LOL
I know its not a nursing or maternity bra but these things are the BOMB....Demi Bra - Incredible by Victoria's Secret® - Victoria's Secret
I have even bought another one to wear during my pregnancy. The underwire area is so padded I never feel it. I have had my bra on for 10 hours now and its not bothering me at all. I have even caught myself going to bed and forgetting its on and I have NEVER done that with a bra before.
I wish I could make this bra into a nursing bra and I would be set well minus the underwire.
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January 3rd, 2012, 05:48 PM
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I always wear underwires I feel like I am falling out/down without them. I have always been rather small in that dept. and have gone from an A to a too large for B too small for a C yet, LOL. I hate it. even my shirts are getting too tight for work up there.

I am going to have to get a new one but I found the Vassarette silken heather, underwire at walmart. The package says it has demi neckline and stratafabric.??? Anyway the cups are fuller compared to what I normally wear and it is very soft... I like it a lot. But I am going to have to get a bigger one soon....

While I realize they advise against it, I think the underwires during nursing depends completely on the woman. I wore them with each of my girls and nursed each one with a very successful milk supply.... 5mo, 28mo, 31mo. I only got a clogged duct once during my DD2 nursing. While it was somewhat painful, I used heat and massage to break it down... and a lot of nursing on that side.
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January 3rd, 2012, 06:09 PM
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I am going to invest in some good nursing bras this time around. I also wore underwire a good bit with both pregnancies, and didn't have a problem. Maybe a touch of mastitis once, but I didn't have to go in to the doc for it or anything, just warm pads/nursing etc. My biggest bra complaint right now is I find one that is comfy everywhere and the straps keep falling off my shoulders. I am petite, so I guess that's why. But I'm perfectly comfy in a 34b except for the straps; even with them tightened all the way up. My walmart brand nursing bras were ok, but haven't lasted, I'm looking at a couple from jcp right now. I wear bras 24/7; I am totally uncomfortable without one on most of the time.
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January 3rd, 2012, 06:25 PM
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I always just stick to victorias secret. Their are by far the most comfortable, and have the best support. Idk what size they go to tho, but they are having their bg sale right now... I have some nursing bras from them also that I got last year. I had the bravados before, but I found that they gave me a unaboob.
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January 3rd, 2012, 06:31 PM
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I had a similar rant floating in my head a few months ago - I don't even know if I was pregnant yet (I think not). So now the situation's worse. lol I wanted to spend money on a VS bra, but NONE of them fit me right.... apparently my post-nursing body is not made for their bras.

I really want to get a Bravado bra this time around, since I nurse for a long time and never actually had a good nursing bra that I liked. (I used tank tops or regular bras that got all stretched out).

And yeah with the underwire. I had to jump ship on underwire about halfway through both my previous pregnancies... got very uncomfortable with the belly.
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January 3rd, 2012, 06:40 PM
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I wear and underwire bra 24/7 and have since I was pregnant the last time. I used to wear VS bras, but I find that bras from Target are just as nice and I think they are comfortable.
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January 3rd, 2012, 06:49 PM
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I must have gotten the wrong ones then. I got a target bra a few months ago, and the underwire was so long and it wasn't built into the bra like vs does, and it poked thru and jabbed me all the time. which kind do u get?
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January 3rd, 2012, 06:51 PM
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I am having the same exact issues. I found these on ZuLily and I'm going to try them.. http://www.zulily.com/e/nummies-010212.html?pos=45
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January 3rd, 2012, 07:13 PM
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I don't have much problems with bras during pregnancy, I have a long torso and carry low so my belly and boobs don't really mix. they may this time...I am a lot bigger than last time.... anyway I am looking into getting a good nursing bra this time. I went from a small B to a double D in a couple days as my milk came in. so I am hoping to remember some of this info later
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January 3rd, 2012, 07:30 PM
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I must have gotten the wrong ones then. I got a target bra a few months ago, and the underwire was so long and it wasn't built into the bra like vs does, and it poked thru and jabbed me all the time. which kind do u get?
The one I'm wearing now is a Gilligan & OMally. It's pink with white polka dots and soft. I love it.

I wear nursing bra's after delivery. I love those too. lol I'm a bra girl.
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