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When Should You Buy A Nursing Bra?

The Sophie Nursing BraIf you are expecting a little bundle of joy over the next few months, you may have been amazed and mildly alarmed at all the changes your body goes through. Swollen ankles, weird cravings and aversions to food, hair and skin changes, dropping off to sleep at the drop of a hat and needing the loo lots, are just some of the things to expect. But one of the first symptoms you may experience is your boobs getting bigger. It may seem unlikely that they will get any bigger once you have had the baby, but oh, they will!

For this reason it’s advised to leave buying your nursing bra as near as possible to the end of your pregnancy. Your breast size can increase by one to two cup sizes once your milk supply has kicked in and your boobs may get bigger if you have chosen to breastfeed, you may also need extra room for breast pads.

At Bravissimo when you are fitted for a nursing bra, we will take on board all of the above to try and find the best possible size for you.

You may find that your nursing bra gives you a different shape to your normal bra, this is because nursing bras are soft cup bras. We don’t use wires, as wires don’t give the flexibility we need when nursing, they can also dig in and damage the breast tissue and can even cause mastitis. So here is our nursing bra guide to help you through the final stages of pregnancy.

The Charlotte Nursing Bra

Nursing Bra Guide

  • It should be soft, supportive with full cups and no wires
  • You should be able to release the cup with one hand
  • There should be plenty of room for baby to feed
  • It should have room for growth, as your boobs can fluctuate throughout the day
  • It should be good quality and wash well

Here are some examples of the nursing bras Bravissimo offers:

The Sophie Nursing Bra by Panache is such a pretty lace bra available in candy/pink or black. The cups are lined with jersey so they are extra soft, and

the straps have soft plush padding on some sizes for added comfort. The cups drop down for ease when breast-feeding. This bra offers comfort and a great shape along with a pretty lace design.

The Sadie Nursing Bra


The Charlotte Nursing Bra by Royce comes in nude, white and black.

It’s a soft full cup, which offers you more support. The cups are drop down for easy feeding. It will give you comfort and confidence after your baby is born and beyond.

The Sadie Nursing Bra by Royce is a great nursing bra. You tell us it gives a nice shape and is so soft, meaning it’s extremely comfortable. It is designed with silver fibres, which means it protects against odour, it’s anti bacterial and it regulates temperature. It is also available with three hooks for some sizes, which will provide you with extra support if you need it.Ava Nursing Bra by Royce

If you love the feel and fit of the Sadie Nursing Bra, then you will really love the Ava Nursing Bra by Royce. Brand new to Bravissimo, this bra has drop down cups for practicality when nursing. It is a soft cup bra and is available in this simple cream dot design with black lace edging. It is available up to a K cup and also comes with 3 hooks for larger sizes. We think this style offers you the same great shape of the Sadie, along with super support and that all day comfort.

We hope you have found a nursing bra for you. For fitting advice, please ring one of our telephone fitters on 01926 459 859 or pop into one of our stores.

However many weeks you are, we wish you all the best for the rest of your pregnancy from all here at Bravissimo x

Want to learn more about nursing bras? Visit our nursing bra FAQ page.


Nursing Bra

Nursing Bra

If you’re expecting a little bundle of joy, have just had one or are planning to, you really should consider what underwear you wear during these times. Throughout pregnancy and for quite a while afterwards, especially breast feeding mums, may experience swollen and sore boobs. It is therefore important to give your boobs the correct support to avoid any further discomfort as boobs can change size throughout pregnancy. We’d also recommend wearing a non-wired bra just after the baby’s birth as this will give your boobs time to settle down. If you’re planning on breast feeding we can fit you for a nursing bra, however, we advise this is left until around the 36th week, at this point you will be closest to the size you will be when the baby is born. For further advice or if you have questions just pop into a store or go online, and see Bravissimo’s range of nursing bras.

Our boobs naturally change shape and size throughout our lifetime so it’s a good idea to check your bra fit every once in a while to ensure you’re wearing the right size and that your boobs haven’t changed too much so that they no longer feel comfortable in your current underwear. Here are some signs that might indicate that you need to re-check your size;

  • If the bra seems to fit ok but is uncomfortable, the style might simply need changing. Different women prefer different styles of bra as these styles will fit different women in different ways. As long as the bra fit and is comfortable to wear then its thumbs up!
  • If the band of the bra is digging in or feels too slack then this needs to be changed, if the bra band isn’t tight enough then your boobs won’t be getting the support they need.
  • If you feel like your boobs are popping over the top of your boob, giving a ‘four-boob’ effect then the cup size might need changing.

It’s a good idea to check for these signs every once in a while as sometimes changes happen over a period of time so aren’t as noticeable. If you’re unsure just pop in and speak with one of fitters, they’re very helpful and will help you to find the perfect fit.