Maternity Bras for Larger Breasts: Finding Comfort and Confidence
Becoming a māmā is a journey of transformation, both emotionally and physically. As your body goes through the remarkable experience of pregnancy, your breasts undergo changes that might feel like uncharted territory. Whether you're a first-time māmā or a seasoned pro, the overwhelming nature of these changes is universal. Amidst the excitement and anticipation, it's crucial to support your body, especially your breasts, to ensure comfort, convenience, and confidence as you navigate the beautiful world of motherhood. At SALOUR, we understand the significance of this transition, which is why we've put together this comprehensive guide to maternity and breastfeeding bras.
Let's explore how you can find the perfect bra that will accompany you through pregnancy and beyond.
When to Embrace Maternity Bras
Your pregnancy journey is uniquely yours, and it's essential to listen to your body's signals. Colostrum, the precursor to breast milk, can start being produced as early as 16 weeks into pregnancy. This early production may lead to noticeable changes in your breasts during the first or second trimester. Typically, most women begin shopping for maternity clothes during the second trimester, making it an ideal time to explore maternity bras as well.
Signs It's Time to Shop for Maternity Bras
Recognizing when to transition to maternity bras is key. Look out for these signs:
- Feeling cramped or spilling over your regular bras
- Uncomfortable sensations in your current bras
- Noticing a sense of fullness in your breasts
- Entering your second or third trimester
- Simply having the energy and excitement to explore new options
What Sets Maternity Bras Apart
Maternity bras are not just about accommodating a growing cup size; they're designed to support the unique needs of changing breasts. Here's what sets them apart:
Comfortable, Stretchy Material
Maternity bras typically avoid underwire for improved blood flow and impending milk production. Take a look at our Emmy Bra, a great example of stretchy comfort combined with functionality.
Convenient Clips and Drop-Down Cups
Higher Cup Sizes
With breasts generally growing during breastfeeding, our maternity bras cater to larger cup sizes to provide optimal support.
As your body size changes, our maternity bras' adjustable bands ensure a comfortable fit throughout your pregnancy and breastfeeding journey.
The weight of larger breasts is eased with comfortable, adjustable straps, ensuring long-lasting comfort.
“I absolutely love my Emmy Bra. It is the most comfortable breastfeeding bra I own. The style and fit is perfect. This would be really comfortable during pregnancy as well as it's really soft. The colour is stunning. We love ours!”
- Andrea, Māmā to 5 | Wears a 16E
Choosing the Perfect Maternity Bra
Selecting the right maternity bra involves considering your pregnancy stage and post-birth body changes:
- Ensure the band is neither too tight nor uncomfortable, allowing for adjustments as your body evolves.
- The bra cup should provide ample room for growth without stretching the fabric excessively.
- Comfy, adjustable straps that don't cut into your shoulders are essential for day-long wear.
- Many women go up both band and cup sizes during pregnancy, especially if buying early in the journey.
Keep in mind that during pregnancy, you might go up a band and cup size, especially if you're purchasing early on.
Maternity Bra FAQs
How should my pregnancy nursing bra fit initially?
Your bra should feel comfortably supportive. Maternity bras are designed to adapt to your changing size, offering stretch for comfort. If you buy your bra in the early stages, you might need a refitting later in your pregnancy.
When does milk production begin during pregnancy?
Colostrum production starts as early as 16 weeks. This milk, the first your baby will receive, is followed by regular milk production. The timing varies, but your healthcare provider can offer more guidance.
What size maternity bra should I buy?
Maternity bras evolve with you. We recommend having a variety to support your changing needs. While you may need different sizes in the first and second trimesters, use our size guide or contact us for assistance, we’d love to chat through how to get the right measurements to fit your body.
The size of your cup size varies across the band width, this is called sister sizing. If you are normally a 10D, the mistake we see women make is that they reach for a 12D. This often leads to a better band fit but a bigger cup size because the cup size changes with the band size. Our suggestion is to go up a band size but down a cup size.
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The journey of motherhood is beautiful, marked by incredible changes. At SALOUR, we're committed to being part of this empowering journey. Explore our range of maternity and nursing bras, like our Emmy Bra, designed to provide comfort, support, and confidence through every stage. Discover the perfect fit for you and embrace your transformation with grace.
If you have questions or need assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to support you as you navigate the joys of pregnancy and motherhood.
Discover Your Perfect Maternity Bras and Bodysuits.
Shop our range of maternity bras at SALOUR, where comfort and confidence meet in perfect harmony. Your journey to motherhood deserves the best.
Aylah O'Neill x