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Being a mom for the first time pushed me to do everything perfectly, even getting my hospital bag ready before the estimated date of delivery (EDD). I preferred buying everything necessary from online shopping portals.
My shopping cart included maternity bras – I got two sets – from one of the best available brands, as suggested by a few of my mommy friends. Since I was heavy-busted, I ordered the largest cup size in it.
Contrary to popular advice from several new mothers, when I held my little munchkin in my arms to breastfeed for the first time, I honestly found wearing a regular bra is much more comfortable than a nursing bra. Post-delivery, I immediately switched to using a maternity bra from a normal one so that I could give the best comfort to my angel, but soon realized it was not worth spending on such expensive bras. There are two things a would-be mommy needs to keep in mind before spending extra pounds on such wears.
One, maternity bra is a new concept to you. Hence, its material and fit may be uncomfortable for you. You might find yourself in pain or difficult to adjust in such a wear post-delivery, thereby adding to your agony.
Second, if you are heavy-busted, it may not solve the purpose as the free flow of your breast milk may get restricted. At such times, you will find your old regular bra worn during pregnancy much more comforting and convenient compared to the fancy new one.
Though it is completely your decision to spend your money to get the best for your little angel, in my recent experience, I would suggest going for your regular bra which you are comfortable in. Since old bras and worn and washed, they feel comfortable on the skin. Also, a new maternity bra might give you a hard time adjusting its fitting and material. Please choose your option wisely, as it is crucial for you to feel comfortable to spend quality time with your bundle of joy, especially immediately after postpartum.
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