Should I avoid underwire bras when pregnant?
As your bust changes during pregnancy and breastfeeding, you may find you need extra support. However, underwire bras can feel uncomfortable if your breasts are sensitive or tender. Medela’s Maternity and Nursing Bra has a smooth, zone-knitted under-bust band that offers full support without wires. Plus the large and extra-large sizes have the added security of a three-row hook-and-eye fastening.
A maternity bra that adjusts to your changing shape
As well as offering support, the Medela Maternity and Nursing Bra’s four-way-stretch material shapes and adapts to your changing bust. Because it takes you right through pregnancy to your baby’s birth and beyond, you may not even need to buy a separate breastfeeding bra. The maternity bra comes in four sizes that can accommodate up to an F cup, so finding your fit is simple. If you’re wondering what size nursing bra to buy, check out our article Finding a nursing bra in the right size for more information.
Breastfeeding with the Maternity and Nursing Bra
Medela has designed its Maternity and Nursing Bra with breastfeeding in mind. Having skin-to-skin contact encourages your milk to flow,1 as well as helping regulate your baby’s heartbeat, breathing and temperature.2 It’s part of what makes your breastfeeding sessions feel so special. This is why the Maternity and Nursing Bra has fully opening, drop-down cups that allow complete access to your breasts. The cups can be opened quickly and easily with just one hand – always a bonus when your baby is hungry!
Looking after your nursing bra
Considering how much wear you’re likely to get from your Maternity and Nursing Bra, the good news is that is machine washable on a 60 °C (140°F) cycle. Just be sure to follow the washing, drying and colour-care advice included in the packaging.