The perfect maternity and nursing bra, accomodating the fluctuations you experience with overlapping sizes, shapes and styles (Basic, Plus, and Double Plus).
The Bravado Original Nursing Bra comes in 3 different styles - Basic, Plus, and Double Plus. Each has unique features to support different breast sizes and shapes. The sizes overlap, which means this is the perfect maternity and nursing bra to accomodate the fluctuations you experience. The Bravado Original Nursing Bra will expand and contract to gently and comfortably support your body as it changes.
The Bravado Original Nursing Bra - Double Plus Style is a super comfortable bra that has been recommended by Lactation Consultants for over 15 years. It is still Bravado's bestseller! The Original Nursing Bra fits 2-3 rib band sizes and 2-3 cup sizes so it especially good for those early stages where comfort is so important. It will be your 24/7 bra!
The Bravado Original Nursing Bra - Double Plus Style is made of 92% cotton/8% spandex fabric that is breathable and can adapt to your changing shape. The back is a sports-bra style that provides excellent upper/middle back support and weight distribution, and holds the adjustable shoulder straps in place. Since there are no hooks, it is totally comfortable for sleeping! The tank-top style front also evenly distributes weight and makes it better for sleeping - you won't fall out of your bra when you roll over.
The clips lie flat under close fitting clothing and can be opened and closed with one hand. The cups drop fully away from the breast, giving the baby complete access and skin-to-skin contact.
The Bravado Original Nursing Bra - Double Plus Style is great for maternity, nursing, or transition because the fabric gently stretches but still retains its shape after washing. The wide under elastic provides even weight distribution and under-breast support that won't ride up or slip.
Sizing: The Bravado Original Nursing Bra - Double Plus Style is highlighted on this chart in pink.
Rib Band Size
More Sizing Help:
When you are nursing, your breasts can fluctuate cup sizes in a day - even in an hour! For the first few days after giving birth, when you breastfeed, your baby receives colostrum. At around the third day, your milk will "come in". At that point, you can experience an increase of one or two more cup sizes from your third trimester. Usually after about 6 weeks to a few months of nursing, fluctuations settle down. You will have established your breastfeeding relationship and routine, and will usually decrease a few cup sizes. Also, around this point, your rib band size will begin to go back to your pre-pregnancy size. This is the size you will likely stay until you finish breastfeeding. That is, at about your pre-pregnancy rib band size, and up one cup size.
Here are some examples to illustrate how your bra size will likely change:
To find your current size, measure yourself with your (unpadded) bra on. Stand straight, relaxed, with our arms down, breathing normally. If you can, measure yourself in front of a mirror, so you can make sure the measuring tape isn't twisted and tat it's parallel to the floor all the way around. Now take 3 measurements:
1. Take your chest measurement - around your chest, right under your arms. This is a snug measurement.
2. Take your rib cage measurement - just below your breasts. If you have someone helping measure you, and you are wearing a bra that your breasts are sagging in even a little bit, take your straps and pull up so that your breasts are lifted to where you would like them to be, and then have your friend measure your rib cage. This is also a snug measurement.
3. Take your bust measurement - across the fullest part of your breasts. As with the previous measurement, if you are wearing a bra that doesn’t position your breasts exactly where you’d like them to be, then hold your bra straps up so your breasts are lifted to their ideal spot, and measure across the fullest part (usually across the nipples). This is a loose measurement.
Now, we’re ready to determine your current size:1) Take the larger of your chest measurement and rib cage measurements. If you get an odd number, round up. This is your rib band size.2) Subtract that rib band size from your bust measurement. Every inch is one cup size, so you can count up (1=A, 2=B, 3=C and so on) or use the chart below to find that difference to determine your cup size.
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