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#26 laridae

Posted 26 September 2019 - 06:54 AM

I don't wear maternity ones as I the clips are annoying and unnecessary any more, but I do wear wire free ones. Target have ones that are really great.

#27 PaperCats

Posted 26 September 2019 - 08:28 AM

God no, I hated maternity bras, they seemed like they had so much excess material. When I was feeding I preferred feeding crops or sport bras, but now I need the shape and definition given by a proper bra, with underwire.

#28 Lou-bags

Posted 26 September 2019 - 05:52 PM

I wore mine (maternity bras with underwire) until about 6mo after my youngest weaned. I only wore the crop top style for the first 1-2mo each time. I don’t like no underwire.

I’d gone straight from pregnancy to BF to pregnancy to BF with no gaps, so kept wearing them until I had a rough idea of my stable post weaning breast size.

I went up from a B/C to a DD for first year post birth, D for second year until weaning. I’m about a C now (12mo since weaning).

#29 rosie28

Posted 26 September 2019 - 06:35 PM

I have some wire free bras, but only wear maternity bras while actually breastfeeding. I don’t like the clips and there are so many lovely wire free options you don’t need to stick to maternity!

#30 *Nasty*Squeekums*

Posted 26 September 2019 - 07:05 PM

I never even owned one.
Didn't see the point in buying them when dd was a baby, my regular bras fit fine.

#31 Lunafreya

Posted 26 September 2019 - 07:14 PM

The ones I like don’t have clips. They’re cross overs.
These ones
https://www.target.c...t55152/59961499

#32 WannabeMasterchef

Posted 26 September 2019 - 07:24 PM

Im breastfeeding, I wear my gym wear bra tops.  Didn't see any need to get specific maternity bras as these do the job.

#33 400

Posted 26 September 2019 - 08:39 PM

DH teases me about having worn maternity bras and clothes since I was pregnant with DS.

I think it’s wholly not worthy of teasing since
A) DS is only 15 months old
B) I am still BF
C) I am pregnant

He teases me less now that I am considerably pregnant enough to justify needing the full gamut of maternity wear. However the teasing is mostly focused on how I will probably wear maternity gear for the rest of my life.

He’s not wrong, it’s so bloody comfy. Underwire is the devils scaffolding!

#34 Lou-bags

Posted 26 September 2019 - 10:30 PM

View Post*Nasty*Squeekums*, on 26 September 2019 - 07:05 PM, said:

I never even owned one.
Didn't see the point in buying them when dd was a baby, my regular bras fit fine.

They’re not for fit though, they’re for access to the boob? I’m confused...

#35 Paddlepop

Posted 26 September 2019 - 10:43 PM

View PostLou-bags, on 26 September 2019 - 10:30 PM, said:

They’re not for fit though, they’re for access to the boob? I’m confused...

If your bras still fit, and you're not BFing, no need to get new bras. Squeeks didn't BF. No need for access to the boob.

#36 sahmie

Posted 27 September 2019 - 01:41 AM

My oldest is 9 years old, so that’s how long I’ve been wearing maternity bras for. I am currently bfing my 21mo, but won’t go back to wire when she’s done. They’re too uncomfortable to wear now.

#37 ~J_F~

Posted 27 September 2019 - 07:45 AM

Nope. I didn’t wear them when pregnant or BF, so don’t plan to start now.

I do have some crop tops but no way am I buying maternity bras!!

#38 *Nasty*Squeekums*

Posted 27 September 2019 - 09:53 AM

View PostLou-bags, on 26 September 2019 - 10:30 PM, said:

They’re not for fit though, they’re for access to the boob? I’m confused...

No BF here, no need for access. I FF from day 2
It would have been a total waste of money for me

#39 Holidayromp

Posted 27 September 2019 - 10:00 AM

I have weaned my youngest but I still have and will wear my maternity bras and will buy more when they wear out. The are the most comfy bras out.  Plus with it being recognised that breastfeeding doesn’t necessary mean frump is the designs and colours vary so it means I can still wear maternity bras but can find ones I like.

#40 PrincessPeach

Posted 27 September 2019 - 09:51 PM

No, but only because they are 2 cup sizes too big for me.

Majority of mine are wire free though.

#41 eachschoolholidays

Posted 27 September 2019 - 10:10 PM

I could wait to get out of mine

#42 Lou-bags

Posted 27 September 2019 - 10:39 PM

View Post*Nasty*Squeekums*, on 27 September 2019 - 09:53 AM, said:



No BF here, no need for access. I FF from day 2
It would have been a total waste of money for me

I read your first post half asleep waiting for by kids to crash out and clearly puzzled myself. I had in my head that you were somehow meaning some people buy them because of changes in their breast size etc in pregnancy and after. Don’t mind me...

#43 Lallalla

Posted 27 September 2019 - 10:48 PM

View PostLunafreya, on 26 September 2019 - 07:14 PM, said:

The ones I like don’t have clips. They’re cross overs.
These ones
https://www.target.c...t55152/59961499

This specific one is the only one(s) I still have floating around. I went up 2 cup sizes while feeding and then deflated, plus a lot saggier. So went back to underwrites, but I still have these ones as they somehow still fit?? I wear them when I stay home sick for the day or may see someone I don’t know we’ll while wearing my PJs (like in law aunts etc) - I honestly never got the sleeping bra thing until I went from a B to D/DD while feeding - it just isn’t necessary when your at the less well endowed end of the field

#44 *Nasty*Squeekums*

Posted 28 September 2019 - 03:32 PM

View PostLou-bags, on 27 September 2019 - 10:39 PM, said:

I read your first post half asleep waiting for by kids to crash out and clearly puzzled myself. I had in my head that you were somehow meaning some people buy them because of changes in their breast size etc in pregnancy and after. Don’t mind me...

A friend of mine actually swears they more comfy and wore therm till her kid was almost 4 and the last one fell apart
According to her they sat better now her boobs had changed shape from pregnancy and BF
I dunno, i never got it lol

#45 Chchgirl

Posted 28 September 2019 - 04:05 PM

Not anymore though, my kids are adults, I like my nice stuff now!

#46 Lou-bags

Posted 28 September 2019 - 05:01 PM

View Post*Nasty*Squeekums*, on 28 September 2019 - 03:32 PM, said:



A friend of mine actually swears they more comfy and wore therm till her kid was almost 4 and the last one fell apart
According to her they sat better now her boobs had changed shape from pregnancy and BF
I dunno, i never got it lol

I have to admit mine were very comfortable too, more than my normal bras. But I’d say that was more due to the fact that I shelled out $60 each for good ones from a bra shop vs the $20 or less I would typically spend at target for regular bras 😂

Planning to treat myself to some new bras once I’ve lost a little weight and I’m sure my boob size has stabilized.

#47 Soontobegran

Posted 28 September 2019 - 05:29 PM

I threw mine out when I moved home last November, my son is 30, I breast fed him until he was 4 so they'd been there for just a few years but I did wear them for another few months after we weaned. :)

All these people able to buy a maternity bra from Target or Kmart make me jealous. Those cross over bras would have done not a thing to wrangle my FF's.
I could never have worn a 'normal' bra for breast feeding.

#48 Mollycoddle

Posted 13 October 2019 - 09:21 AM

View PostMollycoddle, on 25 September 2019 - 06:52 PM, said:



You're one of the lucky ones. I'm about a H, have tried wireless but they don't seem to lift or separate them and it's like I'm just wearing a crop top. They just flop down onto my upper belly.

I rescind this as of last week. I've now gone to wireless. I'm forgoing support for comfort for now. The chafing and straps cutting into shoulders was getting too much and I was starting to get small, very painful pustules in the underarm area right where the bra edge rubs which I assume were irritated/infected/blocked hair follicles.

#49 Ellie bean

Posted 13 October 2019 - 09:26 AM

View PostLou-bags, on 28 September 2019 - 05:01 PM, said:



I have to admit mine were very comfortable too, more than my normal bras. But I’d say that was more due to the fact that I shelled out $60 each for good ones from a bra shop vs the $20 or less I would typically spend at target for regular bras

Planning to treat myself to some new bras once I’ve lost a little weight and I’m sure my boob size has stabilized.
Loubags you can get really good bras at Myer for $45 or less when they have regular 40% off sales. I got fitted properly when da was about 1, worked out which brand suits me and now when they wear out I just wait for a sale and order a few online (as an F I don’t even try and bother with target or Kmart bras)

#50 Lou-bags

Posted 13 October 2019 - 10:14 AM

View PostEllie bean, on 13 October 2019 - 09:26 AM, said:


Loubags you can get really good bras at Myer for $45 or less when they have regular 40% off sales. I got fitted properly when da was about 1, worked out which brand suits me and now when they wear out I just wait for a sale and order a few online (as an F I don’t even try and bother with target or Kmart bras)

Awesome tip, thanks!




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