One of the perks of pregnancy, other than the miracle growing inside you, is your larger breasts. For some it can be exciting, while for others it may be a little uncomfortable to say the least. Usually, you will start noticing changes during the second trimester, and those will lead you to needing to replace your fashionable bra with a larger size that provides good support.
When you are ‘spilling’ out of your regular bras, it is time to invest in a good maternity bra. Good support is the name of the game. Just getting a larger size can be less expensive, but not necessarily the best fit. With a larger regular bra, you may find yourself constantly adjusting the straps, and not getting the support you need.
Buying a maternity bra for the first time can be confusing. All you know about buying regular bras does not necessarily apply to buying a maternity and / or nursing bra. For starters, plan to make two trips to buy maternity bras during your pregnancy. The first time get a maternity bra, not a nursing bra. Your breasts will change in size dramatically after childbirth when your milk will come in, at which time you will know the right size for you nursing bra.
Resist the temptation of buying a bra with room to grow. The bra will not support you properly to begin with and it will take a while till it will.
Purchase two or three bras, so you can wash them and still have one to wear.
When getting a nursing bra, consider buying two with support and two sleep bras, both to put your pads in so you don’t leak and easy night feedings. A nursing bra with good support to use during the day is important. You are already dealing with engorgement and other pain, and the support you will get from a good bra will help relive some of the pressure.