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How to choose your nursing bra?

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Pregnancy and breastfeeding are unique periods that each woman experiences differently. The effects on the body vary from one mother-to-be to another. The volume of the breasts and bust increases considerably, and the chest takes on average one to two cup sizes, or even more. Wearing lingerie adapted to your changing curves is important, especially if you are breastfeeding.

How do you know which model of nursing bra is right for you? Sans Complexe answers all your questions to help you find the plus size maternity lingerie made for you!

1. Why use a nursing bra?

During breastfeeding, using a classic bra is complicated because you have to take it off regularly and quickly to feed your baby. Unlike a usual bra, the nursing bra is specially designed to facilitate this task, thanks to:

  • to the system allowing the opening at the level of the cups which completely reveals the areola;
  • the structure which provides great support thanks to the thick and adjustable straps to support your back and your breasts;
  • with delicate materials such as cotton, foam or microfiber. They ensure optimal comfort, promote rapid drying and protect your sensitive skin as well as that of your infant.

2. When to buy a plus size nursing bra?

You can choose a nursing bra and buy it when you are pregnant, but also after the baby is born.

During maternity, in the 8th month of pregnancy

Choose your nursing bra after measuring your size in the 3rd trimester and adding depth because you will gain additional volume when your milk comes in. For example, if you are 100B in the 3rd trimester, choose a 105C bra. Obviously, you can buy one sooner, once your regular bras outgrow them.

After childbirth

Generally after childbirth, the cup size returns to that of the first months of pregnancy. Wait two weeks before determining your final size, then invest in a second nursing bra, again in a larger cup size. If you buy your bra online and you have the slightest doubt, you can follow all our advice to buy your lingerie online with complete confidence.

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