How to corral the boobs for style and ease of access?
April 15, 2012 4:56 AM Subscribe
Magestically breasted nursing mums: help me dress my new body.
posted by brambory to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (16 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Baby brambory is now a month old and breastfeeding like a champ. We've both taken to feeding with no big problems and all seems to be going really well. However, my boobs have blossomed/ballooned to a very grand 34G and I'm at a bit of a loss on how to deal with them.
1. What style of tops should I be looking for that will be flattering for my postpartum body and still easy for feeding? Any specific brands that you found to be especially good?
2. Are night bras any good? Where can I find some in my size? Is there something else I could wear to keep breast pads in place? (I'm currently wearing my normal nursing bras to bed, but I'm getting tired of the straps and various hard bits digging in during the night. Going bra-less would be grand, but me, the bed, and the baby would wake up drenched in milk).
3. Are underwire bras really as evil as my health visitor would lead me to believe?
4. Will my boobs return to their usual large-but-manageable-size after we wean him?
Any other tips and tricks for dressing for breastfeeding would be greatly appreciated!
I'm in the UK, but any US specific advice would be fine too as I can pass it along to my also well-endowed pregnant friend there.