I recently compiled this year’s Babble Best Maternity Bras feature, in which I consulted with a team of new and seasoned moms (who so graciously tested bras), as well as a maternity bra expert who has spent countless hours fitting all sizes and shapes.
The biggest tips are:
- Don’t over-invest in nursing bras during your pregnancy. There’s no way to tell how your breasts will grow and change after your milk comes in.
- Buy a good starter nursing bra and nursing tank that will fit during the engorgement period.
- When you’re ready to buy a collection of nursing bras, get professionally fitted by a local expert.
(We can’t stress #3 enough! These are new, heavier breasts for you, and a properly fitted bra is more important than ever.)
Take a look at our favorites of the year, including our recommendations on which bras you should buy during pregnancy:
See the entire Babble Best Maternity Bras 2011 feature, including even more of our top picks.
Main image: Cake Lingerie
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