Fitting a nursing bra can be one of the most difficult tasks simply because the mom’s breasts can fluctuate 1-3 cup sizes in one day! The most important thing to keep in mind is that nursing bras are made of a stretchy material specifically for this purpose.
It is not necessary to buy a nursing bra that has too big cups to try and accommodate the largest breast size, as you would for a normal bra. The best time of day to measure yourself is midday before a feeding when the breasts are fullest.
Our rule of thumb for sizing nursing bras is to take the maternity bra size and add one cup size and subtract one band size. For example, a 34D maternity bra would become a 32DD nursing bra.
Unlike a maternity bra, these should fit best initially at the loosest setting so you can gradually tighten it as your body returns back to its normal size.
All of this can be confusing and time-consuming with a new little one running around, so allow us at Hourglass Lingerie to help! Call to schedule a personalized, one-on-one nursing bra fitting with our bra experts to ensure the best fit the first try!