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    Default Got fitted for a maternity bra at 10 weeks

    Hi girls,
    I got fitted for my first maternity bra on the weekend at DJ's. The lady was lovely and seemed to know what she was doing. After about 8 bras I finally found the best fit. Can't believe I am in a 'D' cup now. I mentioned that my boobs are very sore and my nipples get hard often but are not that painful. She said it was a good sign and said that I will be a good breast feeder. I was very pleased with myself actually.
    Anyway...I love this bra its so comfy but I can tell I am going to have to buy another one cause I have worn it everyday since. On that note how often should you be washing your bra's? I dont wash during the week because by the time I get home from work or gym and finish dinner its too late and I never get anything dry. But perhaps I may have to start making some changes. Is it bad to only wash my bra once a week?
    Thanks for advice, I hope you don't laugh at me...


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    Bras are something I'm always forgetting to put in the wash! But it is best to try and wash them more than once a week. Also, when you're breastfeeding, you may leak, and if you do, you'll definitely be washing them more than once a week.

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    Thanks for that. Do you think I should be doing it every second day? I usually have 7 normal bras and I wear one each day and wash them all on the weekend. But I only have this one maternity bra. Think I might get another one and alternate.
    Thanks

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    I used to get two of each size (I had to get keep upgrading and had four sizes of maternity bras as I kept getting bigger LOL!). But I used to get one first to try, and after a day or two when I knew that it was comfortable I'd buy another one the same. I wouldn't get more than 2 because you might be like me and have to go up a size (or 2) in another month, or two or three.

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    I should have mentioned about the sizing. You might want to wait until buying your next one, as you might get bigger. Pre-children I was a D cup, when b/f Nina I went to an E cup, and now b/f Emily I'm an F cup.

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    I know how you feel, i was fitted at about 10wks, went from a C with #1 to a D and now with #2 im a DD and i havent even got milk yet. lol.
    I also had to go back to the shop a couple of weeks ago cause it seems by back has grown but the cup size is still a DD so i've got a 10DD thats rather tight but instead of buying a 12DD the lady gave me a little clip that expands the back of your bra so i wouldnt have to buy another bra only to have to buy another one when my milk comes in and they grow again :S

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    Wow, I had no idea! I knew my boobs would get bigger but I guess I never thought about how quickly it would happen or the impact it would have. I can't sleep on my tummy anymore cause it hurts and I don't encourage big cuddles cause they hurt too. I am certainly not complaining, but I guess I didn't expect it to happen so quickly. Its all good though! As long as everything is going according to plan I am happy as a pig in mud!
    Thanks for your advice ladies.

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    Yeah puppies, you will most likely be surprised. Mine is an extreme case I think but I went from 12C to 14F. I'm now back down to about a D or DD cup but I have been bfing and/or pg for about 4 years now so I have no idea what will happen when DS2 stops bfing.

    When you are near your due date, you should get fitted for a bra to cater for when your milk comes in also.

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    If you want some cheap comfy maternity bras to get you through until you see what size you end up later on I can recommend the Hestia Sports Maternity ones. They cost about $20. I bought a few early on as I'd gone up a size and they are still fitting nicely due to how stretchy they are (and all the extra clips at the back). I got mine at Big W. They go right up to a 20D.

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    woowsey! My DH is already impressed imagine if they grow more! Now that I know this I will remember to keep an eye on how my bra is feeling and if it becomes uncomfy I will go back to DJ's and get re-fitted. I want to protect my girlie bits as best as I can!

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    Good on you puppies. A good fitting bra is really important.

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