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Old 05-13-2006, 09:17 AM   #3
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Re: Need a padded nursing bra

You'll probably want to avoid the padded cup and underwire for all-day use in the early days...the first few weeks of breastfeeding, there is a LOT of changing in breast size -- you can fluctuate by a full cup size throughout the course of a day -- and you need to give the girls room to expand as needed or you can have problems with plugged ducts and mastitis (breast infection). PLUS, you don't want to buy a bunch of bras now and have them end up being too big or too small once your cup size "settles down" post-engorgement phase.

Some "sports style" nursing bras are great for the early days - maybe a Bravado or Yes! bra -- and then once your cup size is finalized, probably around 8 weeks or so, you could buy a couple padded ones for when you're out and about.

HTH!
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