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Old 03-09-05, 05:46 PM
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Default New to this board and I have a ?

My name is Jackie and I am due with my 2nd baby 4/12. I am planning on bf'ing for as long as I can. I didn't do to well with my DD. I only made it 5 weeks with her. She wouldn't latch on properly and pumping just didn't work out and after only 5 weeks I started to dry up. Anyway I'm hoping to do better this time around.

My question is about nursing bras. I have the ones that I used with DD but have discovered they just aren't comfortable anymore. I don't know if my losing weight before getting pg made the difference or if they are just worn out. I just don't know what size to get. Will I get much bigger after my milk comes in? I know this must seem like a stupid question since I've done this before but I just don't remember from last time. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 03-09-05, 08:32 PM
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well, since you're so close to being due, I'd say you're girth isn't going to be much bigger and your cup size will only go up probably just one more. (that's what Motherhood Maternity told me at least)

I would go ahead and just get one (NOT underwire) that is the right number but up one on the cup size and then when the baby arrives and things get going -- go out and get some more.

I wouldn't recommend getting a bunch of one kind of bra anyway until it's been tested by you and proven to be a winner.

And, as for the nursing part - you might not have been told it (because it doesn't seem to be common knowledge) but if you want milk, you need to drink ALOT of water. One full glass of water for each time you sit down to nurse. On top of that, drink a couple more glasses of water each day. If you don't, ,,,your milk production will suffer suffer suffer.
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Old 03-10-05, 02:53 PM
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Yup. Go up one cup size.

Remember each baby is different.
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Old 03-13-05, 10:15 AM
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I was told to only buy nursing bras when my baby was 6 weeks old but what the heck was I supposed to wear for those 6 weeks!?! So I also guessed and got a size bigger than my pregnancy bra size and that worked for me.
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Old 03-14-05, 09:33 PM
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Why not underwire?
What is a larger sized lady to do?
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