When Should I Buy My Nursing Bra?

Best Tips for Buying a Nursing Bra

The best time to buy a nursing bra is in your 7th or 8th month of pregnancy.  Your breasts and rib cage will have grown throughout your pregnancy and this will be a good time to find something comfortable while your body is transitioning from pregnancy to breastfeeding.

All of our bras are designed to grow with you through your pregnancy and nursing, with five sets of hooks and eyes.  Ideally, at 8 months pregnant, you will be fastened on the fourth or fifth hook.  This will allow you to tighten the band as your organs go back to their original position and stop expanding your rib cage!


What type of nursing bra should I buy?


To prepare for your milk to come in, we suggest you buy a seamless nursing bra during your pregnancy.  With enough stretch to grow with you during engorgement and amazingly strong support, this type of bra is the most comfortable nursing bra available.  And even though it happens to be really cute too, comfort is what we are going for in these first few weeks!



After your milk comes in and your breasts have regulated (approximately 6 weeks post-partum), it is a good idea to re-measure yourself and update your nursing bra wardrobe, if needed.  At this time, buying a supportive, molded cup nursing bra is a great choice!  Our bras are wire-free; made with high quality, super soft fabric.  Follow our sizing chart to pick the right size for you.



How many nursing bras does a mother need?

A good rule of thumb is 3.  You will wear one, have one in the wash and have one in case  the one you are wearing gets a little too much of the let down 🙂


Shopping for a nursing bra should be fun and stress-free!  You can buy a Momzelle bra right from your living room and with easy returns, no worries if you need to try a different size.

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