What Is Nursing Bra? Which Brand Is Best for Breast Pump?

Sep 28, 2022 |Breastfeeding

What is Nursing Bra? When selecting a nursing bra, there are numerous things to take into account, such as fit and size, opening style, and material.

What is Nursing Bra?

When a new mother is breastfeeding or pregnant, she may wear a nursing bra to support her breasts. It differs from a typical bra as it features a latch that makes it simple and quick to expose the nipple so you can breastfeed your child. They additionally support breasts that are engorged and may be heavier than usual.

When selecting a nursing bra, there are numerous things to take into account, such as fit and size, opening style, and material.

How Can Mothers Choose Right Nursing Bra?

Think about how the nursing bra opens and closes while making your selection. What is nursing bra? Some have hooks, zips, and snaps; while others just let you push the cup to the side. Because you might be holding your baby with the other hand, many mothers prefer bras that you can open with just one hand.

The risk of plugged ducts or mastitis may increase if your nursing bra band is excessively tight. Finding the appropriate fit is crucial because it could result in sore breasts as well.

It is best to visit a store in person and get fitted in order to locate a bra that fits properly. To determine the ideal size for you, the salesman will measure your bust line and underbust. You can determine your size by measuring yourself, according to the instructions provided by some online bra stores.

Putting on a bra - step by step

If you are trying on a bra for the first time, take a look at the straps first - often bras in stores have them very shortened (especially if the bra was hanging on a hanger), or on the contrary - elongated to the maximum. Adjust the straps initially - then you will adjust their length exactly.

Throw on the straps, engulfing the breasts with the bra, so that they are in the cups, and the underwires are under the breasts.

Fasten the bra at the back

Fasten the bra at the back to the loosest level. Both of these activities should be done in a slightly bent position.

You can also start by placing the underwires under the breasts and fastening the bra at the back, and attach the straps later. This method may be more comfortable if you have large or drooping breasts.

Can't fasten your bra in the back?

You're not the only one. Many people fasten their bra in the front and then twist it. However, this method has some disadvantages.

With a well-fitted, i.e. tight bra belt, twisting can be difficult. You can fasten the bra at the waist if it is narrower than under the bust, and after turning it, pull it up. And what if you have the narrowest place on your torso under the bust?

It is worth trying to learn how to fasten at the back - sometimes it's just a matter of getting used to it. However, if the mobility of your shoulder joints or other conditions do not allow it and you only have the twisting method, try to do it gently so as not to damage the bra.

Straighten up Nursing Bra

 Check the position of the bra - adjust if it is too low. Each underwire should be placed directly under the breast.

Place the breasts in the bra. Slide your right hand from the side into the left cup and gently sweep your body into the cup from the side and, if necessary, from the bottom, while holding the underwire with your left hand, you can bend it slightly. Do the same with the right cup. 

Put the breasts in the cups

Make sure the bra strap at the back is horizontal. Grasp the underwires under the breasts with your fingers, bend over, and then gently shake the bra from side to side - this will allow the breasts to naturally fit into the cups.

You can also shake your torso instead of your bra. You can perform this step instead of or in addition to the previous one.

"Shake" the breasts into the cups

If at any time you find that the straps are too short or too long, remove your bra and adjust the straps. You can also do it at the very end. You can try without taking off your bra - to do this, slide the straps off your shoulders and try to reach the adjusters.

Straighten up, adjust the straps, if they have slipped, make the last touches, e.g. smooth the edge of the cups. Now you can judge if your bra fits well.

Remember to have the correct posture after putting on the bra, i.e. stand straight (in natural straightness, do not overstretch), without slouching. Your bra should fit you upright, not hunched down - it should encourage you to breathe deeply. If in this position there are bulges above the cups, it is a sign that the cups are too small.

Scraping and pushing

You may have been encouraged to reach as far as possible towards the back when sweeping your breasts from the sides into the cups and try to push as much of your body into the cups as possible. With the so-called however, it is not worth overdoing it.

 Your goal is to put everything that is breast in the cup - but that doesn't include all the fat on your side, nor does that include the skin fold in your armpit that has a bit of pectoral muscle underneath. Excessive "gathering" does not make sense - the body will return to its natural place anyway.

Of course, if you've worn too small cups for a long time, which is a very common mistake, it may turn out that part of your breasts "got used to" being next to the cups.

 Then it is worth helping them to find the right position by gently scraping them. Over time, it may turn out that you will need even larger cups, because your breasts have returned to their place.

Daily routine Wearing Nursing Bra

And now I will tell you how I put on a bra every day - once it is properly fitted:

  • I pull the straps over my shoulders and pull the makeshift cups over my bust
  • I fasten my bra in the back
  • Similarly, I bend over, grab the underwires of both cups with my fingers and shake them left-right. Sometimes I just shake my torso without holding my bra - that works too, and it's faster
  • Moreover, I straighten up and make sure that everything is as it should be - for example, that the nipples are not too low. If necessary, I "catch up" something or repeat shaking.

Sometimes it turns out that the straps got too long the last time you wore them, or the bra stretched and you have to fasten it to the next hook. Now is the time to make corrections.

And I wear a bra completely different! Is it wrong?

There is no just right way to wear a bra. Some of us prefer to fasten the bra in the back, others - in the front, and then twist it to the correct position.

Some first put the straps on their shoulders, and then fasten the bra at the back - others do it in the reverse order. Some adjust the straps in the worn bra, others prefer to take it off, move the regulators a bit and put it back on. There are enthusiasts of scooping, shaking and both.

Each person develops their own daily bra routine - however, it is important to keep in mind the end result - comfortably supported breasts in cups.

What Is Nursing Bra? Why Momcozy Nursing Sports Bra?

This set of bras combines the functions of a nursing bra, a regular bra, and a sports bra into one, creating a real abracadabra to simplify breastfeeding mums' daily routine by removing the need for frequent bra changes.

They feature stronger support capabilities that can actually hold up engorged breasts after childbirth and also hug tightly to allow medium-impact exercises like hiking, yoga, or running thanks to their larger waistband and thicker foam shoulder straps. All for one and all in one!

  • Comfortable materials: 30% Spandex, 70% Nylon
  • Good Assistance
  • Nursing clips with one-hand access
  • Disposable Pads
  • Flexible back straps
  • Hook and Eye Fastening

Athletic Nursing Bra

What is Nursing Bra? This nursing bra has a 3-part revolutionary design that allows it to function as both a sports bra and a nursing bra. It has a wider, firmer waistline, thicker, more supportive shoulder strap, and of course the conventional sports bra racerback construction.

Thicker, Spongier Shoulder Strap

Its "sponge up" shoulder strap to reduce strap digging and band rubbing in addition to using the soft cotton fabric to prevent clogged ducts and nipple pain. Put on the ease rather than the restriction.

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