Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-12-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
beginswithb's Avatar
beginswithb
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lakewood, Ohio
Posts: 91
Nursing bra with wide straps

(I tried searching the forum but it kept saying there weren't any posts containing the word 'bra.' )

I wore a 38DD pre-baby and now that my supply is in for good (he's 5 weeks old), I'm definitely beyond that (probably 40E by now). I bought a nursing bra from Target but the straps were SO THIN. They cut into my shoulders and did not hold up the girls at all. I bought a used Playtex bra on eBay and it fits well enough. However, one bra (not counting the sports bra I have to sleep in) does not cut it.

What is your favourite wide-strap bra for big girls?
beginswithb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 08:26 PM   #2
tibeca's Avatar
tibeca
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,936
My Mood:
Re: Nursing bra with wide straps

38DD=38E.

Please either get a professional to measure you, or measure yourself.

under bust=band size (round up for odd)
full bust measurement-band size= cup
1"=A
2"=B
3"=C
4"=D
5"=DD,E
6"=DDD,F

So 37 under and 42 full bust= 38 D
Bravado supremes aren't pretty, but they have nice wide straps. I like herroom.com and mommygear.com for a decent selection. Personally, I just convert regular bras to nursing bras, because I can't find my size (34 J).
__________________
Tibeca, Certified Breastfeeding Specialist

Baby Monkeys on Hyena Cart
tibeca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 08:31 PM   #3
beginswithb's Avatar
beginswithb
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lakewood, Ohio
Posts: 91
Re: Nursing bra with wide straps

Huh. Can you tell I've never been measured for a good bra before? :-) Thanks for the info and links! I'll have my husband measure me tomorrow. I'm afraid to see my real cup size.
beginswithb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 08:43 PM   #4
juliasmom's Avatar
juliasmom
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: florida
Posts: 2,561
My Mood:
ITA! You need to wear the right band and cup size. There is a great tutorial with pictures on breakoutbras.com on measuring yourself and how a bra should fit (not fit). Wear a well fitting bra...it will change your life! Almost all the "lift" and support should come from the band not the straps. I have a similae chest size and I like Anita and Elomi nursing bras.
__________________
Kim wife to Kyle and mommy to Julia 2/15/2010 and Clara 5/7/2012
juliasmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2012, 08:45 PM   #5
tibeca's Avatar
tibeca
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,936
My Mood:
Re: Nursing bra with wide straps

Under bust is the measurement around your body right under your breasts against your rib cage.

Full bust is the measurement around the fullest part of your breasts.

Your band should fit snug against your body. Herroom.com has a great survey you can do to get an even better idea for your breast and body shape so you buy the right style of bra for you. It helped explain why even though I would buy the right size, the fit for me was often wrong. After the survey, I bought 4 bras that all fit really well. I learned which brand was the best fit for me in a select style, and will never have poorly fitted bras again!
__________________
Tibeca, Certified Breastfeeding Specialist

Baby Monkeys on Hyena Cart
tibeca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 08:03 AM   #6
MamaApril
Registered Users
Formerly: MamaApril6
seller
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: midwest
Posts: 221
My Mood:
Re: Nursing bra with wide straps

You will not find good nursing bras at walmart or target. When I crossed over an E cup, I had to start ordering online from better companies than playtex. The larger sizes usually do have wider or padded bras. I also like www.birthandbaby.com. They have a great sizing calculator, as well as your actual br**st shape. Then in the bra descriptions she tells which shapes work best with which bras. I don't usually order from her, because I try to go to ebay and find a new one there for less, but I get ideas there re: what will work for me and what won't. You can shop by brand, but I like to shop by "larger sizes" so I can see all the different options for the larger sizes.
__________________
April
joyful mom of 9 blessings
MamaApril is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 11:29 AM   #7
knodceo
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,189
Hot milk!
knodceo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.