Do I need to purchase special bras and if so when should they be purchased?

A nursing bra is not needed, however some women find a nursing bra helpful and convenient.

A nursing bra:

  •  usually has a flap over the cup that can be opened for feeding. Looking for one with a clip that you can open with one hand is most convenient.
  • should be well fitted and supportive to limit the stretching of supportive breast tissues.

Purchasing ONE or TWO bras one size too big late in pregnancy will usually provide a good fit as the breasts will be larger after the baby is born. Bras that are too tight or with an under-wire can cause a plugged duct resulting in possible infection.

Around the second week after baby is born and the milk volume has adjusted to the baby’s needs, you can purchase more.

 

 

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July 2019 – ks