A nursing bra is especially designed for breastfeeding. You can loosen its cup with one hand, making it easy to breastfeed your baby without taking off your bra. Apart from its functionality, a nursing bra also gives the right support and is more comfortable to wear than a regular bra.
In principal you wear a nursing bra after your pregnancy when you are breastfeeding. But some wear a nursing bra during their pregnancy as it feels more comfortable than a regular bra due to e.g. its fabric. Where a regular bra could feel tight and cut into your breast, a nursing bra streches and follows the shape of your breasts.
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Tip: our non-padded nursing bras are perfect to wear as maternity bra. Due to the soft and stretchy fabric, a nursing bra will stretch if your breasts grow.
You can simply detach each cup of a nursing bra by loosening the clip hooked onto the bra strap. Allowing you to free a breast without taking off your bra. You can easily detach the clip with one hand, so your other hand is free to hold your baby. Tip: if you want to wear a nursing bra during the night, wear one without underwires as this is better for your breasts.
Your breasts continue to grow during your pregnancy. Therefore it is wise to buy a nursing bra after week 36 as you will then more or less know how big your breasts have gotten. For a size indication you can just stick to the bra size you're wearing at that moment. Make sure that the nursing bra fits well when wearing it on the last hook, this way, you can tighten the nursing bra when you loose weight after giving birth. Keep in mind that you should also be able to fit nursing pads in the cups.
A maternity bra is a bra of which the cups are made off a stretchy fabric giving your breasts the space to grow. Just like a nursing bra, a maternity bra does not feel tight or cut in your skin but it does give you the extra support you need. The difference with a nursing bra is the fact that a nursing bra is multifunctional as you can loosen its cups for breastfeeding.
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