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#1 Kiwi Bicycle

Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:24 PM

I am normally a 14DD and so far my breasts haven't gotten any bigger- yet.
I have read that larger sized breasts often don't increase in size too much. And looking at maternity bras I was shocked to see some only go up to 14DD!


So how much increase can I expect?

#2 Katie_bella

Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:28 PM

i started off a 14D, went up to a 14DD during pregnancy, 14E in the early days of breastfeeding and back to a 1 DD afterwards. Now, 2nd pregnancy, im a 14DD. (with a few extra kgs all over this time ph34r.gif ).

ETA, try Hot milk, i buy them from here  http://www.thebrastore.com.au/
they often have the larger sizes/last years cheaper.

Edited by Katie_bella, 28 January 2013 - 04:29 PM.


#3 MrsLexiK

Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

Not sure how far along you are, mine are normally an E by the end of the first tri I was in F I am now about an FF. I am worried when my milk comes in ohmy.gif

#4 Kucingcantik

Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

I was a DD prior to pregnancy, went up to an E-F during pregnancy, and up to a G while breastfeeding! Am still breastfeeding so don't know what will happen when she weans.

#5 fooiesmum

Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

Honestly - how long is a piece of string??  I'm not sure how far you are along, but they will increase when your milk comes in after bub is born, I'm much larger than you - mine didn't change drastically whilst I was pregnant but they did get fuller once my DD was born, they settled down though after about 4 weeks.

There are lots of maternity bras that go beyond a 14DD - Hot Milk, Cake Lingerie, Goddess, Bravado, Body Wise are a few that will work for you original.gif HTH

#6 DL1981

Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:32 PM

I was a 10G pre preg, got up to a 12H when my milk came in, but they settled back down quickly & now that I've pretty much weaned am back to a 10-12G (still about 4kg heavier than pre-preg).

#7 DL1981

Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:34 PM

Elomi and Freya are other good brands for mat bras.

#8 Justaduck

Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:34 PM

I was a 12DD prior to bub, now a 12E, which is very hard to find. Even tried the stores trick of upping a size and dropping a cup (ie 14DD) but they are too wide at the back

#9 Who is me

Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:36 PM

I started at a 10D, and am now a 10-12G depending on the brand. They were even bigger when my milk first came in. Everyone is different it seems.

#10 ScarfaceClaw

Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:36 PM

I was a d/e/f depending on brand and style and am the same, thru pregnancy, breastfeeding, and now pregnant again (still BF)

#11 namie

Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

I'm not sure if you really want to know, but here goes:

I started as a 14DD, went up to a 14/16E during pregnancy with DS1, then a 16F in the early months of breastfeeding until my supply settled down. I'm pretty sure I stayed a 16F as I fell pregnant with DS2 when DS1 was around 9 months old and was still breastfeeding him.

I stopped BFing DS1 at 14 months, so had 3 months of just being pregnant before DS2 arrived. When my milk came in with DS2 I went up to a 16G  blink.gif

I think I settled back to a 14/16F once I weaned DS2 and that's about what I am now. I have no idea what to expect this time around (just 11 weeks now).

Hotmilk and Cake Lingerie are where you need to look! I have one of these and it's great!

If you're in Melbourne, Brava Lingerie is a great place to shop, the ladies who work there are all larger-busted and know exactly what you need.

#12 Soontobegran

Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:38 PM

I have never understood a maternity bra manufacturer who only makes bras up to the size of DD unsure.gif

It is not too often that you see a newly lactating breast that isn't bursting out of a DD.

#13 Lokum

Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

DD pre preg, went to F while bfing. Returned to an E between babies, back to a F now im feeding again.

Best bra for me has been a Triumph one, which comes in 3 colours. Only $65 full price, but can frequently be bought from Myer for $50 when they have 20% of lingerie etc. . It's not gorgeous, but it keeps me high and dry like no other.

#14 IsolaBella

Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:43 PM

10DD who ended up with 12J being too small ohmy.gif

Bravissimo in the UK is my friend.

After three bubs I am now 10E-F but have lost my upper bust, so can only wear balconette half cup styles as full cup styles I don't have the boob to fill out (but still need the under cup size).

Edited by lsolaBella, 28 January 2013 - 06:36 PM.


#15 Cyaira

Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:01 PM

I was a 14 DD/E pre-pregnancy and went up to a 14G/GG by 33 weeks (now), I'm dreading how big they'll get breastfeeding. I have found hot milk bras the comfiest so far. Hopefully they won't get too big.

I never understood maternity bra manufacturers who only go to DD either!

#16 MummyIHK

Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:31 PM

I was about a 10D before pregnancy (so not that big) when my milk came in a had to squeeze myself into a 10F  ohmy.gif  On the other hand I have a friend who started off around a 12E and her size hardly changed at all, I think like everything there is no set rule, some small busted girls will get large and some big busted girls won't change!  I am no longer breastfeeding and I have gone back down to a 10D (I may be very marginally bigger than what I was)!

Edited by MummyIHK, 28 January 2013 - 06:33 PM.


#17 bree18

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:00 PM

I was a 14DD prior to and during pregnancy and 14E once my milk cane in for the first few weeks then back to 14DD. I found the Berlei Fabulous Fit great. They looked like a tshirt bra and had a great shape but from the Berlei website it looks like they are discontinuing them as they've marked them down to $39 'while stocks last'.

#18 Miriam+1

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:04 PM

14DD to 12I.  mad.gif

#19 feralangel

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:05 PM

I started off a 14DD, went up to 14E during pregnancy, and am now wearing a 14G after breastfeeding my daughter for 7 months.

I find Elomi and Triumph bras best for comfort and support.



#20 *Caro*

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

I went from 10E to 14H. Years ago, I found it very hard to buy decent bras, but there are heaps more large sized mat bras available now. I found Triumph and Freya to be the best brands.


Edited by *Caro*, 28 January 2013 - 07:19 PM.


#21 GoBack2Bed

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

With DS I started at 12DD then went up to a 14F and did the same with DD. I went back to DD after DS but after my daughter I've gone back to a C I think.

My biggest advice if you are getting bigger is buy a maternity bra then get fitted with a new one when your milk comes in. I was told by everyone including ladies running bra shops that you only need one bra but in both of my cases I went a whole size bigger overnight the moment my milk came in so had to get a new size.

And you must not wear I'll fitting bras when your milk comes in because it leads to blocked ducts and I can tell you now that is one of the most excruciating things to deal with.

#22 kwiggle

Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:25 PM

Another fan of the triumph bra - hideous, but the only one that kept me comfortable with the change in size through the day.  I got terribly engorged for many weeks though - I'm an excellent jersey rolleyes.gif .

#23 Minxybug

Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:23 PM

I started out at a 10 D with DS1 went upto an F. Second DS was still breastfeeding DS1 until 3 months before but got to a 10-12 GG while breastfeeding.

Bit of a break between DS2 and the baby we are waiting for. Shrunk down to 10 D/DD and now at 32 weeks into a 10 E/F so thinking I will be back up to the GG when my milk comes in.

Goodluck and hope that you are able to find something comfortable,  the worst time is when you are in between sizes.

#24 Bluemakede

Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:41 PM

I've gone from a 12G to a 12GG/H (GG in Freya, H in Hot milk) so far. I'm praying that they don't change again before I give birth cause I don't want to waste $$ getting fitted every few weeks till my milk comes in.

But there are so many maternity bras that go well past a DD, several that have been mentioned already go to between H-J cup for certain styles.

#25 Bluenomi

Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:41 AM

I was a 10E before getting pregnant. I was a 12E by the time she arrived and ended up being a 14E once everything got settled when breast feeding. Once I stopped feeding they didn't get any smaller. Still a 14E  wink.gif

I found loveable had the best bras, I hated the hot milk ones, all lacy and no support what so ever.




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