It is common practice for women to shop in advance in preparation for the arrival of a newborn baby. In most cases, soon to be mommies pay all the attention and forget about themselves. Most new mommies, especially first-time mothers usually forget to purchase nursing bras. Others usually have it all planned out and they remember to purchase nursing bras, but they make one small mistake, buying a nursing bra too soon. This may seem like a small mistake, but it may cost the new mom a great deal.
Many will ask, when is the right time to buy the first nursing bra? The answer to this is about two weeks after giving birth. At least within this time frame you will know exactly how large you will be, thereby choosing the right size. When purchasing a bra before childbirth, most mothers assume that by buying one or two sizes larger, they have accommodated for the change in size. For some, this works but for most mothers, unless you have experienced lactation and the nursing process, there is no way you can determine the proper fit for you.
For a new mom looking for initial purchase of a nursing bra, you should go for transitional sizing. This is the best thing that can ever happen for nursing mothers. These bras are available in several types. One of the most common type of the transitional bra is usually referred to as the comfort bra. They offer transitional sizing and are designed to accommodate any change in the breast size, which may occur over the nursing period. Additionally, this type of bra is designed with snap or clasp openings. These are for releasing bra flaps that assist in nursing the baby.
A sleep bra is the other type of transitional bra available. These are ideal for nursing the baby at night. The sleep bra is designed with a pull side, which allows for easy and natural slipping off the breast during feeding times. Although they offer very little in terms of comfort, they are designed quite cozy and comfy. As a result of the little support, the breast may droop; however, this should not be a concern since they are primarily designed for sleeping.
A nursing tank is the other type of a nursing bra a new mom should invest in. It covers the upper torso, hence it may be worn alone or with another piece of clothing. It is a good addition to your line of nursing bras. These bras will ensure you enjoy the nursing process.