The most important thing is that you wear a bra made of soft and delicate fabric or a moulded spacer bra during your pregnancy, as it will make you feel comfortable. It will also stretch to fit your growing breasts during this time.
The best time to buy such a bra is the end of the fourth month, when breasts grow the fastest and in most cases the bra will play the role almost until the end of the pregnancy. This period is often associated with skin hypersensitivity and allergic reactions, which encourages women not to wear underwear at all. The consequences of such decisions are visible relatively quickly. Although, breasts during pregnancy and breastfeeding are full and firm, without proper support they will lose their firmness.
Instead, it is worth paying attention to the choice of the right material in the bra, which will allow us to enjoy comfort and give a sense of security to our breasts. These include microfibre, as it is a thin and extremely strong fibre that is resistant to tearing.
What is more, microfibre absorbs moisture very well. It is manufactured using state-of-the-art technologies to produce extremely fine synthetic fibres – up to a hundred times thinner than human hair. The material perfectly adheres to the body, giving the impression of ‘wrapping’, thanks to the use of synthetic fibres, it doesn’t cause irritations or allergies, microfibre is highly breathable. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a hermetic, artificial material. Thanks to its micro holes, it is air-permeable. Strong, very delicate and soft. Moisture is transferred outwards, making it comfortable to wear. Easy to wash and durable.
The majority of components used in nursing bras offered in our stationary shops Margot and the online shop Margot24 have the OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 Certificate – a leading safety mark. These products are free from harmful substances in concentration that have a negative impact on human health. This is especially important while breastfeeding, when you are trying to take care of your baby so it doesn’t come into contact with artificial products and bacteria.
A typical breastfeeding model with simplex-microfibre 100% inside and the OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 certificate should be chosen shortly before the birth (around 2-3 weeks). The bra should include a size reserve, as the breasts will be even larger after birth due to breast fullness. It can contain wires, but they should be flexible, made of certified material with double anti-corrosion protection and protected sharp edges. Another advantage is the antibacterial coating inside the bra, which is proven to be fungicidal and bacteriostatic, giving you and your baby a sense of security. At the time of breast fullness, it will be the best choice for you.
The period of normalisation of breast milk production, that is lactation, lasts about 2 weeks. The most important thing is to wear a stretchy bra without any pressure on breasts, in particular on breast ducts which milk is flowing through . As a result of this pressure obstructions may form which, in turn, may cause inflammation of the breasts and it may even be necessary to stop breastfeeding.
Of course, it is essential to sleep in a bra during the entire breastfeeding period. Preferably in a wire-free, cotton bra, which will adequately protect your breasts while sleeping and also be comfortable during night feeds. As soon as you have normalised your breast fullness, you can choose another nursing bra model in your favourite design which, apart from its function, does not differ from a standard one. There is a wide range of nursing lingerie in terms of construction as well as colour and sensual design.
Choosing the right bra is important at every stage, because it affects the health, comfort and the shape of your body. During breastfeeding it also influences the correct flow of milk in breast ducts and protects them against the loss of firmness.
However, the key factor when choosing a bra is the material that it is made of and the first impression you get when you wear it, because comfort is always associated with health, and that is the most important thing.
Remember that along with the perfect underwear, the right diet, your attitude, the right amount of sleep, resting even briefly during the day and a smile on your face are key to nourishment.
I believe you are ready to begin this most beautiful journey that is motherhood, and may lingerie be your extra support.