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Old 08-04-2011, 10:01 AM   #1
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Experiences with converting regular bras to nursing bras?

My baby is 4 months old and I have been wearing some really bad fitting nursing bras because I was never able to find one in my size (34G) Yesterday my very sweet sister in law took me bra shopping for a new part time job I'm starting. After 2 hours of trying on a ton of bras I found the perfect regular bra. It is amazing and makes me look great but I am really bumming that I can't wear them all the time. I thought about trying to get one converted to a nursing bra, she bought me 3 of the same type. I am worried about it not fitting as great or ruining the bra, anyone want to share their experience with me? If this works it would be so exciting, I'd eventually get all of them converted, but want to proceed with caution! Thanks!

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There's a mom on here who does conversions. I can't remember her screen name, but I'll try to find it or maybe someone else will know it.

I'm that same size, 34G. Do you mind sharing which non-nursing bra you found that you like?
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:28 AM   #3
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Here's the mama I was thinking of...

http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/....php?t=1070621
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She converted a few for me and it was totally worth it!
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:00 PM   #5
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Re: Experiences with converting regular bras to nursing bras?

I converted my own in just a couple of hours. Easy peasy. I bought the clips online and used this tutorial: http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/braconvert.html
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I'm that same size, 34G. Do you mind sharing which non-nursing bra you found that you like?
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I just bought 8 from lane bryant back during their semi annual sale and need to convert. Thanks for asking! I need to watch this thread
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Old 08-06-2011, 12:04 AM   #8
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Re: Experiences with converting regular bras to nursing bras?

Sorry for not responding sooner! The brand is Wacoal, they are from Nordstroms. Some of that brand did not fit right, but I found one that did. It literally though took an hour and a half and maybe trying on 20+ bras. I actually had the saleslady in with me, helping with each one. I would highly recommend anyone with a a large cup size to do this. I would have never known what I was looking for and would have settled on some that looked good until I tried on the great one!

Back on topic though, what I was looking for more specifically is how it alters the bra after conversion. Will it still fit the same? I have nursing bras that fit they just don't support. I don't want to ruin such a good bra unless it will fit and support the same as before the conversion
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