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Nursing Bra Fitting Guide

by on April 19, 2012

Nursing Bras – What to look for

You should consider your nursing bra in the last few weeks before the baby is due. By then your breasts should have reached their maximum size. You will need two or three to cope with leaks and such like.

Many of the same rules apply as with choosing a maternity bra, but with some notable differences being:

Adjustable – fit on the loosest eye when trying to allow for the bra to be tightened after the baby is born

Well fitted – consider the fact that when the milk comes in your breasts may increase slightly – perhaps by a cup size. Once a feeding pattern has been established, re-measure and change your nursing bra accordingly. Also bear in mind you will probably use breast pads to soak up leaks – so allow enough room for these.

Supporting – the bra should be designed to provide comfortable support when one cup is open for feeding

Measuring for you bra

Wearing a comfortable non padded bra take the following two measurements:

1 – under-bust measurement – Measure around your back and directly under your bust.

2 –bust measurement – Measure around the fullest part of your breasts

Use the following chart to determine your bra size.

1 Underbust measurement

Bra Size

63 to 67cm

30

68 to 72cm

32

73 to 77cm

34

78 to 82cm

36

83 to 87cm

38

88 to 92cm

40

93 to 97cm

42

98 to 102cm

44

103 to 107cm

46

108 to 112cm

48

113 to 117cm

50

118 to 122cm

52

123 to 127cm

54

To work out your cup size subtract 2 from 1

2 Bust – Underbust measurement

Cup Size

10 to 12cm

AA

12 to 14cm

A

14 to 16cm

B

16 to 18cm

C

18 to 20cm

D

20 to 22cm

E

22 to 24cm

F

24 to 26cm

G

26 to 28cm

H

You now have your bra size and cup size.

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