How to Pick the Right Nursing Bra
The right bra makes all the difference in keeping you comfortable. Choose one that's supportive with a flexible underwire. After the birth, a nursing bra with no underwire gives you the most room to grow. So while your bra size may continue to be a moving target, here's how to determine what you need now:
- Measure the diameter of your rib cage under your breasts (this is your bra's band size).
- Measure around your chest over the fullest part of your bust.
- Determine the cup size by taking the difference between the two measurements.
1/2 to 1 inch = A cup
1 to 2 1/2 inches = B cup
2 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches = C cup
3 1/2 to 4 1/2 inches = D cup
4 1/2 to 6 inches = DD (E) cup
6 to 7 inches = DDD (F) cup
You'll need to repeat this process a few times throughout your pregnancy because your breasts and even your rib cage size can keep expanding.
Originally published in American Baby magazine.
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