I'm pretty large on top (38D normally; E or F when nursing). So I went to the local lingerie store, tried on the 3 brands they had, and liked the "goddess" one the best. But when I wore it for the first time, I found it pretty uncomfortable. I've always used underwire bras, even when nursing, and don't understand why it's not recommended any more. Does anyone make them any more? And any other suggestions for where to find them -- I don't want to order over the internet because fit can be so tricky.
06-13-2006, 11:17 AM
THe last one I got was from motherhood, I don't know if there are any near you or not. I am even bigger than you are in cup size and I know how hard it can be to find one that fits and is comfortable. I currently order all mine over the internet from Motherwear.com. I bit the bullet and ordered on line as I can not find them to fit me anywhere. I just had to return one and get the next sixze up and since then I just order the same one everytime.
06-13-2006, 11:34 AM
It's been a year or so since I bought one but there were still underwires available then...just very tough to find bigger sizes (I was a 42DD when nursing DJ...looks like I'll be bigger this time around!) JC Penney near me had a surprisingly large selection of different styles. The last time I was in Penney's Outlet, they had a bunch of E, F, and G cups in stock!
Just for the record, the one I found that I like better than anything else I got at Walmart...it's Bestform Comfort Sport or something like that. The cups keep their shape and don't get all stretched out (with Playtex, I found that I was "falling out" after an hour or so!), they have nice wide bands and gel shoulder straps. Oh yeah, and they were only $11 and have held up just fine after 2 years of machine washing and drying. Now that I think about it, they have an underwire version too because once you get over size 40, I had a hard time finding the ones without the underwire. I got lucky and found one in my size and when I decided I liked it, I asked the manager at my Walmart to order some more for me.
06-13-2006, 03:26 PM
Thanks for the tips. Would you believe we don't have a Walmart around where I live?
06-13-2006, 04:19 PM
There's one called "nunderwire" and I know they sell it at Motherwear.com, my local lactation consultant sells them, too. You can take out the underwire if you want. I also like the Bravado Lifestyle bra. It's spendy, but is not underwire and gives you decent support. I love underwire, but am not wearing it during nursing as I don't want to chance a clogged duct. I am about the same size as you, FYI.