By Julia Tanner
If you are new to pregnancy and breastfeeding, you may be a
little overwhelmed with the commitments of motherhood.
this may feel like unknown territory, it is not as difficult
it may seem. For example, in choosing maternity bras, many of
the same factors apply as regular bras. However, there are a
few new considerations to keep in mind.
The key to choosing maternity bras is finding something that
comfortable and supportive. Because your breasts grow
considerably during pregnancy and breastfeeding, you need
something that can hold up to the challenge. If you have
relatively small breasts, this will not be as difficult.
However, the larger your breasts are, the harder it is to find
something that will work effectively.
Typically, maternity bras that have wide straps are more
supportive; this applies to shoulder straps as well as the
torso band. While most women prefer something that is pretty,
it really is more important to get something that works.
Luckily, many of the maternity bras on the market today are
attractive as well as effective. You just may have to look a
little harder to find them. If possible, you should try on a
few maternity bras before purchasing. Take into consideration
that your body and breasts will continue to grow through
pregnancy, that a lot of that weight will drop at birth, and
that your breasts will continue to grow when breastfeeding.
Most maternity bras open to allow for breastfeeding. When you
try on the bras, you should play with this feature and see how
easily you can remove the breast. This may seem unnecessary,
but when you are holding a baby with one hand and trying to
open the bra with the other, you will understand why this is
important! Complicated latches or awkward positioning will be
major hindrance when trying to breastfeed.
There are many places to purchase maternity bras. Many of the
stores you are accustomed to shopping at, however, may not
carry them. Shop around and visit several retail shops and
maternity stores to widen your options. Shopping online is
a convenient option. You may want to check local stores,
to try on some of the brands available.
Although you will want super-supportive maternity bras for day
wear, you may also want to consider a more comfortable version
for night wear. Most breastfeeding women can not go without a
bra, as the weight of the breast may cause them to leak. On
other hand, few women want to wear a restrictive bra all day.
Find a looser, more natural bra to sleep in that still allows
for easy feeding.
About The Author: Julia Tanner is a professional writer. More
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