Measure bra size: Getting fitted for a best nursing bras

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Measure bra size: Getting fitted for a best nursing bras

Getting the right fit is important when it comes to bras. Most women simply start guessing when they are buying a bra. During pregnancy and into your nursing experience, you will want to take the time to be sure that you are wearing well-fitting bras.

An improper fit might actually cause you pain and potentially affect your milk supply. Consider looking for the right bra for you in the third trimester of pregnancy. At this point, your breasts have seen the majority of their growth.

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Measure bra size: Getting fitted for a best nursing bras
Measure bra size: Getting fitted for a best nursing bras

Some pregnant women also find that nursing bras are more comfortable, and they begin to wear them immediately. There is no harm in this practice. If you were to try to select a bra prior to your third trimester you may find yourself purchasing another set of bras as your breasts grow. You should also be dissuaded from waiting until after your baby is born. During the first couple of weeks your breasts might go up as much as one full cup size due to breast engorgement. Purchasing a bra at this point would also lead you to buy more bras down the road as your breast milk supply regulates itself.

Getting fitted is a simple thing to do. Many maternity and nursing stores or boutiques have women who are trained to fit you for a bra. This can be helpful for many women, while others prefer to do it at home, alone. If you will be shopping at a larger store that does not have fitting assistance or if you prefer to do it at home by yourself, all you will need is a measuring tape .

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Proper Fitting of a best nursing bras

You will take two measurements. The first measurement is going to be where the band will sit, under your breasts. Be sure that the measuring tape is flat against your skin. Write this number down: It is your band size. Now you will want to measure bra size yourself across the fullest part of your breasts, near your nipples.

Remember not to measure bra size too tightly! Write this number down. The difference between your band size and the other number is what will determine your cup size according to this measure bra size chart:

½” to 1″ (1.3 to 2.5 cm) = AA cup

1″ to 1½” (2.5 to 3.8 cm) = A cup

1½” to 2½” (3.8 to 6.4 cm) = B cup

2½” to 3½” (6.4 to 8.9 cm) = C cup

3½” to 4″ (8.9 to 10.2 cm) = D cup

4″ to 5″ (10.2 to 12.7 cm) = DD/E cup

5″ to 6″ (12.7 to 15.2 cm) = DDD/F cup

6″ to 7″ (15.2 to 17.8 cm) = G cup

7″ to 8″ (17.8 to 20.3 cm) = H cup

8″ to 9″ (20.3 to 22.9 cm) = I cup

9″ to 10″ (22.9 to 25.4 cm) = J cup

½” to 1″ (1.3 to 2.5 cm) = AA cup

1″ to 1½” (2.5 to 3.8 cm) = A cup

1½” to 2½” (3.8 to 6.4 cm) = B cup

2½” to 3½” (6.4 to 8.9 cm) = C cup

3½” to 4″ (8.9 to 10.2 cm) = D cup

4″ to 5″ (10.2 to 12.7 cm) = DD/E cup

5″ to 6″ (12.7 to 15.2 cm) = DDD/F cup

6″ to 7″ (15.2 to 17.8 cm) = G cup

7″ to 8″ (17.8 to 20.3 cm) = H cup

8″ to 9″ (20.3 to 22.9 cm) = I cup

9″ to 10″ (22.9 to 25.4 cm) = J cup