BTDT- Nursing Bras

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BTDT- Nursing Bras
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Sat, 01-30-2010 - 8:02pm
For all of you BTDT that have breast fed, I was wondering if you have any advice on what nursing bras/sleep nursing bras are worth it, and which one's not to bother with. I am trying to get things ready ahead of time. I was looking online and there are so many different ones to chose from, I feel lost. Any advice/opinions would be greatly appreciated.
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Registered: 02-27-2008
Sat, 01-30-2010 - 8:58pm

Hi Cheryl - I pretty much LIVE in nursing tank tops. I sleep in them and wear them during the day with a cardigan/zip up hoodie over them. They are my favorite mommy-wear, and I just get mine at Target.

Hopefully someone else will be able to give a good nursing bra rec, as I'm also in the market for a good one.


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Registered: 10-11-2005
Sat, 01-30-2010 - 11:19pm
I am big, like a 38F/G so take that into account. That said, I really like the support of my Bravado Bras, I have the original nursing bra and love them, they are very very very supportive. I thought about getting the supreme, but stuck with the original, and the 4 I have right now are enough for me now. They do have nursing tanks as well, which I have heard good things about, I tend to need more support because of how big I am though.



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Registered: 12-05-2006
Sat, 01-30-2010 - 11:30pm

I mainly wear bravado nursing tanks.

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Registered: 12-04-2007
Sun, 01-31-2010 - 1:54am

I suggest buying a few nursing tanks, and maybe one bra before baby comes, and buying the rest later. It sucks to stock up on something, and then if they don't work out you feel guilty (or at least I do) buying more. For instance, my huge pg/early PP self bought a bunch of medium nursing tanks and they are now way to big and look ridiculous under my tops. Also, your boobs will be one size (or at least for me it was this way) the first month or two, and then they level out and are smaller.

Almost all of my nursing stuff does not fit me now, but I have too much to justify going out and buying new stuff. My boobs are smaller than they were, and my ribcage is way smaller that it was.

I highly don't recommend the motherhood nursing tanks. They suck I have two of them in different sizes and I don't like them. They are kind of short and wide, and beside that they have these weird openings that you can totally see even through another shirt, and they look weird.

So yeah, I think it's better to buy nursing stuff on an as needed basis when possible. Plus, it's fun to spread out the buying of new stuff!

Oh yeah, and I like my bravado bras as well! For sleep I have a target sports bra I like.

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Registered: 08-04-2003
Sun, 01-31-2010 - 4:09pm

I had a couple of nursing nightgowns... those were great at night and the early days when I didn't get dressed every day.

I had a few nursing bras and a few nursing tanks... nothing stood as out terrible or great. So I have no advice on that. But the nursing nightgowns rocked.

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Registered: 03-28-2008
Sun, 01-31-2010 - 9:28pm

I agree with other ladies that I recommend the Bravado bras!

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Registered: 11-13-2005
Mon, 02-01-2010 - 5:54pm
Thanks for all the advice. It seems like everyone's vote is for the Bravado bras and the Target nursing tanks. I may go and get a couple nursing tank tops and just wait to get the bras until after the baby is here.
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Registered: 01-30-2008
Mon, 02-01-2010 - 6:08pm

Great information! Thanks for starting this thread Cheryl! I've been wondering the same thing...

Question for the larger busted mamas...did the Target tanks hold you up well? I'm a 42 DD now...not sure what it will be like after the baby is here. Where can I get some good tanks to start with for larger girls?

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Registered: 04-07-2003
Wed, 02-03-2010 - 12:39am

I seriously thought the cheap, "Annoucements" brand from Walmart was good enough for me, and they were $10 each. I was a 36D pre-pg and thought they were plenty supportive.


I second not buying too much stuff until you actually need it though. I bought nursing tops, a night shirt, and a couple of bras while still pg and Little Miss decided she wasn't going to be a breastfeeder. I ended up EPing for almost 7 months and didn't use anything but the Walmart nursing bras - and by the end I was just taking them off to pump rather than keeping them on and opening them.

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