by y Nicki Perry, Lingerie Specialist
inding the perfect maternity and nursing bra
by Nicki Perry, Lingerie Specialist, www.bralicious.com.hk
Congratulations on your pregnancy or the birth of your little one. This time is exciting and filled with many changes … one of those changes are your breasts! If you are pregnant you may find that your boobs have an explosion in size in the first few weeks…this is perfectly normal and some women can even increase up to 3 cup sizes throughout their pregnancy. It is also perfectly normal if you do not explode – every woman, every pregnancy is different. You will also expand in the back as your ribcage expands due to the growing baby – don't worry this goes back pretty fast after!
It is extremely important to be wearing a correctly fitted and supportive maternity bra throughout your pregnancy and while nursing. At bralicious we stock the range of HOTmilk maternity lingerie and sleepwear . The HOTmilk range is non underwired and has clipdowns for easy breast feeding and even without the underwire they provide excellent support and also the materials used allow flexibility for breast size fluctuation. The importance of wearing a non underwired bra during pregnancy and feeding is recommended – firstly you will feel much more comfortable and secondly underwired bras may cause blocked milk ducts therefore restricting milk flow. I have seen a number of women also that have been bruised by underwired bras – so I highly recommend to stay away from underwire!
The HOTmilk bras have soft cotton lining and the seam construction ensures that you have absolute comfort and support of tender areas. Another great feature is the back of band has six rows of 2 or 3 hook and eyes to allow for expansion of the ribcage. When we fit bras we make sure that the whole breast is encased in the cup – spillage over the top or out the side is not a great look but it is also not giving you the best support. We make sure that the band is also firm as you should take most of the weight of your breasts around your back rather than taking it on the shoulders as this can also lead to major back problems.
We also recommend that you wear a bra to bed at night to support your breasts – both during pregnancy and after. We have a range of bedtime bras from another range called Nearly Nude that I myself lived in! they are soft and supportive and comfortable! We recommend that you visit us for a professional bra fitting at the 3 – 4 month mark to ensure that the right bra is chosen for you. The depending on the development of your bust size you should be fitted again at 36 weeks , though if you feel at all restricted, have a fitting straight away. The collection is available in cup sizes B to G (H to be released in September) and bands from 30 to 44. The HOTmilk range is completely different to anything else on the market…it is feminine, sexy, sassy and best of all comfortable! Who said you had to wear boring nude, black or white and feel like you are wearing your grannys undies whilst pregnant or feeding.