Shopping for a nursing bra should be as thrilling as a trip to Victoria's Secret! The "uniboob" contraptions of the past have been replaced by comfortable, cute and easy-to-use undergarments that are as fashionable as they are functional making the task of choosing a bra easier than ever. We recently sat down with some experienced sales help at Destination Maternity to discuss what expectant mamas should look for in a nursing bra. While the experts recommend getting fitted in person, there are a few simple steps that can be taken at home if you choose to place your orders online. Before packing your hospital bag, check out these tips.
- Don't wait until the last minute. Get fitted for a nursing bra approximately two weeks before your due date. This alleviates the need to send a clueless relative to the store to guess what size and style bra you need.
- Support is key. Look for bras with enough support to keep your girls from bouncing around too much.
- Avoid the bulge. Breasts should not bulge out of the top or sides of the bra, even at their largest, most engorged state.
- Make room for the pad. The bra should have enough room to hold your breast and a nursing pad comfortably.
To see the rest of the tips, and a step-by-step video guide to getting the proper measurements, read more