Pissy Post-Bras!

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Tue, 01-04-2011 - 10:30pm

Forgive me but this is a pissy post, haha!

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Registered: 01-29-2008
Wed, 01-05-2011 - 2:50am
Have you looked into other bras? I found some really cute bras by Hot Milk! They are cute, sexy, and nursing bras! ;-) There are some out there, and might be worth the investment for future? Or if you have really cute ones that were cheap could you turn them into nursing bras? I'm sure that would be a pain though! LOL The bras I bought are usually pricey but I found them cheap on zulily when they were there. Also if you google you might find codes/deals/etc. Nothing like most the nursing bras out there. Oh and I'm large busted (G before pregnancy) and they fit me! My sister's baby is 10 months and she still wears nursing bras.

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Wed, 01-05-2011 - 4:24am
I found some nursing bras at Thyme Maternity that have underwire, lace, etc. and look decent (and make my boobs look good too). They were a bit expensive, but I only wear them when I'm going out or we have people over (I go bra-less when I'm home pretty much!).

Another option is to wear your regular bras at home and out in public when you know you won't be nursing, then just wear the nursing bras otherwise?




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Wed, 01-05-2011 - 10:06am
Kate,

The bras I buy are Lane Bryant Cacique's which run around 35-40 bucks each. I know there are bras that cost more but in my world thats an expensive bra, haha...there is no way I am willing to convert them to a nursing bra because I'm afraid I would ruin them. When I first started nursing I was measured at a 40H thus being boxed into the Bravado Supreme bra which are ugly but supportive. Now I'm back to a 40D and question whether I was just sized wrong at the time and could have gotten some cuter nursing bras. And I really dont want to buy another nursing bra now when I have these other bras when they are 50 bucks each and my DH would murder me...I know, I'm a whiner, lol. I cant be pleased on this one I guess. I guess next time around, I'll be asking to get sized twice so I'm sure on the size.

Alyssa,

I'll probably just do that...wear the regular bras out in public and wear the nursing bras at home or when I'm with the baby. That was my major motivation for actually get some while in the States...not only because the store was readily available but also because of our trip, having to wear a low cut dress, and wearing decent clothes to work again hopefully soon that regular bras will just make me look better under my clothes. Oh well, the upside is the regular bras will last longer now I guess ;)

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Wed, 01-05-2011 - 11:51am

I've converted some regular bras into nursing bras. It's really not very hard. I probably wouldn't do it on the new bras that you really like, at least not at first, but maybe you could pick up a cheap bra that you don't hate and then try converting it? That way you'll know how it goes and you can decide if you want to do it on a nicer bra, but either way maybe you'll have a bra that falls somewhere in between the bra you love and the icky nursing bras. I wore nursing bras pretty much till James weaned, so I feel your pain. I know towards the end he was going long enough between nursing that I would wear normal bras and then pretty much only nurse him at home. Depending on the cut of the bra I could also sometime get my nipple out without actually removing the bra, but it sounds like that doesn't work in the bra's you have.

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Wed, 01-05-2011 - 11:53am
Ruby - do you have Motherhood Maternity where you are? Or maybe you could order online... though I know that's not ideal for a bra... but anyway, they have underwire nursing bras that are pretty decent in terms of support and look under clothing, and they are only $19. I have three of them, and I wear them all the time, and while they are definitely not going to be long-lasting, for $19 I don't mind.

I feel for you - I am tired of wearing nursing bras, too! I am considering wearing a regular bra when I'm out of the house and not with Eliza... which isn't very often, but oh well, lol! :)

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Wed, 01-05-2011 - 1:08pm

You probably don't really want to know what my lovely 38 H (maybe I) boobs and I are doing.




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Wed, 01-05-2011 - 1:48pm
I think things will change pretty quickly as Maxim gets more into solids. Teddy is so not into nursing anymore all he wants to do is eat what we eat, so I only bf 2- 3 times a day- and have switched to wearing normal bras. Before I just didn't see the point and only wore nursing tops and bras.
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Wed, 01-05-2011 - 5:19pm
Grace,

Im not just not a crafter/sewer so I'm really afraid of screwing them up. I dont even own a basic mending kit with needles and thread, I just dont know how. Yeah the bras are structured really really well so its very difficult to pull the cup back.

Ash,

Im really hoping that is the case with the solids that he will nurse a bit less which he will obviously. I love nursing but this is one aspect I do not like.

Ella,

Glad you commiserate! There is a MM in the next town, I'll have to think about it. The main issue I have with any bra is the back support which is why I'm so particular. VS bras or bras with thin bands just havent worked for a long time.

Sarah,

I tip my hat to you, truly truly...I cant imagine wearing a nursing bra for that long. It'll be a whole new feeling in 2015 or later for you, I'm sure :)

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Wed, 01-05-2011 - 8:33pm
I'm still wearing nursing bras and Selin is 10-1/2 mos now. When I went back to work after mat leave, I was so excited to go back to my regular bras. After my first day back at work and pumping 3x while there, I quickly realized that the nursing bras were going to be much easier for pumping otherwise I had to take NY whole bra off to pump and that just added more time that I had to make up.

I second Ella's suggestion about MM. I bought my first two from a MM outlet near me. The other two are actually the Gilligan & Omalley brand from Target! They had them on sale for like $12 and I liked it so much, much to my surprise, that I went back and got another!

I was a 38C before PGcy and now I'm a 40D. I would like to go and get properly fitted someday just to make sure I'm wearing the right size.

You are so not alone on this!! :-)

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Registered: 01-29-2008
Wed, 01-05-2011 - 9:13pm
LOL I have to pay that much for my bras too! ;-) I usually go to Dillards for their semi-annual sales to get my bras cheaper! Like $80 bras for $20 or less! I have some from Lane Bryant but they are too small already! I bout my HOT milk ones for $30 when I found them on sale! lol Good luck on whatever you decide!

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