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Choosing the right nursing bra

In this guide we decide to show you the essentials of nursing bras. Namely, to explain its peculiarities and help you in selecting perfect nursing bra for your breast. Once you get started nursing, your breasts are filled with milk, therefore, requirements for nursing bra are increasing, including both design and fabrics. Breast of nursing mother, especially in the beginning, are most sensitive. It is important that nursing bra should be of the right size, comfortable and made from soft and non-irritating material. A feeding bra should support your growing breasts and have convenient way for opening. Besides that, do not forget about the aesthetic aspect - modern nursing bras come in a variety of colors and styles.

Sleep nursing bra

Given type of nursing bra usually made from soft stretch fabric and have seamless design, which is an additional prevention of lactostasis. Wide straps reliably support breast. Flexible size cup adapts to changing breast size of nursing mother, and is very comfortable and wearable at night while sleeping. That is why we recommend using this type of nursing bra instead of the classical model in the first weeks after you start breastfeeding. Basic nursing bra is most suitable for mothers with small and medium bust size. As for large-breasted women we advise to wear classical nursing bras with detachable cup or flap.

Nursing bra with detachable cup

This type of nursing bra is most commonly used by breastfeeding moms, as each woman can find appropriate design. We offer you a bra with underwire or without, with soft cotton or with padded cup. In the first week of nursing it is advised to wear a wireless bra that feels the most comfortable and do not bind the breasts. Another suggestion is to choose bra with soft underwiring. However, for large-breasted women the underwire bras are suitable mostly as they provide a great support. We strongly recommend avoiding tight fitting bras, especially, at the initial stage of lactation. Moreover, special attention should be paid to the straps width because growing breast requires additional support. For greater comfort women usually choose bras with maximum percentage of cotton in fabrics structure. Nevertheless, most of the synthetic nursing bras have cotton lined cups and in high quality bras those pads are antibacterial. Another benefit is that nursing bras from synthetic fabrics very useable as they keep the original shape for a long time. Thus, retain a function of perfect supporter even after numerous washings. In our shop we offer several styles of nursing bras that highly selected by our staff. All bra styles have caps with convenient closure which can be clasped and unclasped with one hand. The inner side of the cups of all bras made of cotton that leads to greater comfort for nursing mother’s breast. For your convenience, at the end of this page we made a short review of different nursing bra styles that we carefully chose and will be happy to offer to you.

Underwire bras and breastfeeding

There are important considerations that breastfeeding mothers should not wear underwire bra because it is not save. And it is absolutely right if bra does not fit you properly. It is harmful to wear overly tight bra not only for breastfeeding mother, but also for any woman regardless if she nurses her baby or not. It is all about choosing the right manufacturer, style and size. In the case when purchased bra does not fit properly and feels uncomfortable we do not recommend you wearing it. Overly tight bra or underwire which put too much pressure on the breast preventing normal circulation of milk ducts and cause risk of breastfeeding complications. Thus, it is important to pay attention to what you choose; proper fit is the key to comfort. We can conclude that wires are not harmful invention but essential element for proper ergonomic support of the mother’s breast. There are some essential steps you need to follow while selecting your underwire nursing bra: buy your bra from well-known and trusted manufacturers, pick the right size and trust your fillings.

The materials used for making the nursing bras

The fabrics should allow maximum air-flow (breathing) and do not hold the damp. Unfortunately „breathable” materials such as cotton quickly loose shape. Respectively, cotton bras can not properly support the breast because of lack of elasticity, and are not as beautiful as bras in synthetic fabrics. In most of the cases, experienced manufacturers combine materials in order to make breathable and hypoallergenic product that keeps its original and fresh look as well as proper shape for a long time.

Right cup size for a nursing bra

The key rule is the right size of the bra. It is important to notice, that usually breastfeeding mothers go up two cup sizes. Your breast size should settle at about 2 weeks after beginning of nursing. In comparison, band size (underbust measurement) decreases after giving a birth. Also, during the day the breasts change slightly in size because of different milk supply. Thus, your exact bra size can be measured approximately in two weeks after giving a birth. So, the bra should fit you on its tightest setting so that you still have room to grow into it. At the same time, straps and other items should not cut into the body and cause discomfort. When wearing your new bra it should enclose the breast at the side and neckline without stretching or your breast spilling over. Do not forget that in the event of leakage of milk there should be enough space for nursing pads. Straps should not be too loose; wires should not cut into the breast. Any red marks are a sign of an ill-fitting bra.
The bra sizes are made up of two parameters - a number and a letter. The number is known as the "band size", and the letter is the "cup size." Wearing a comfortable bra takes the following two measurements: under bust and at the fullest part of bust. The most accurate way to take measurements is by using your current bra which fits you perfectly. If you do not have such a bra, stay straight (your arms should be down), expel all air from your lungs. Make sure the tape measure is horizontal and fairly snug. Firstly, measure band size. Secondly, measure the fullest part of your bust. Finally, use the table below to determine you bra size. In other words, the number shows you the size below the bust, and cup size is a difference between band measure rounded to the nearest whole size, and the size of the fullest part of your bust:
A cup - difference 12-14 cm
B cup - difference 14-16 cm
C cup - difference 16-18 cm
D cup - difference 18-20 cm
E cup - difference 20-22 cm
F cup - difference 22-24 cm
For example, if your underbust measurement is 74 cm, and the fullest part of bust size is 90 cm, then your size is calculated as followed: round band measurement to the nearest whole size is equal to 75 cm. Subtract from the measurement of the breasts’ fullest part (90 cm) obtained band size. It is equal to15 cm. Thus, your bra size is 75B.


Model name Fabric Cup Underwire
  Mama 100% cotton Single-layer soft cup Without underwire
  Mama Eko Kropki 100% cotton
Double-layer soft cup
Normal hard underwire
  Mama Rene 85% cotton, 15% elastane
Double-layer soft cup with a gentle antibacterial cotton lining
Soft underwire
  Mama Dalaja 89% polyamide, 11% elastane
Single-layer soft cup of transparent patterned fabric. Under the top layer there are a cotton semilining for bottom part of breast
Normal hard underwire
  Mama Cubana 60% polyamide, 30% cotton, 10% elastane
Double-layer soft cup with a gentle antibacterial 100% cotton lining Soft underwire
  Mama Bella 100% cotton
Double-layer soft cup
Normal hard underwire
  Mama Dream 60% polyamide, 30% cotton, 10% elastane
Double-layer soft cup with a gentle antibacterial 100% cotton lining  Very soft underwire & some big sizes are without underwire
  Mama Roxy 89% polyamide, 11% elastane
Double-layer soft cup with a gentle cotton lining
Without underwire
  Mama Talika 89% polyamide, 11% elastane Double-layer soft cup with a gentle cotton lining Normal hard underwire
  Mama Cynthia 89% polyamide, 11% elastane Soft cup with a gentle cotton lining
Normal hard underwire
  Mama Naomi U 60% polyamide, 30% cotton, 10% elastane Padded cup with a gentle antibacterial lining
Soft underwire
  Mama Latoila U 60% polyamide, 30% cotton, 10% elastane Padded cup with a gentle antibacterial lining Soft underwire
Breastfeeding sleep bra 90% cotton, 10% elastane
Seamless cup
Without underwire