Most of your breath growth during pregnancy occurs during the first twelve weeks, although some women’s breasts may continue to grow until 20 weeks. After this period, really only your rib cage grows due to your expanding stomach, so you should purchase your nursing bras then. The majority of women wear ill-fitting bras; if you think you are one of them, it is particularly important that you get measured for an appropriately fitting nursing bra.
During pregnancy and when you are nursing are the two most important times of your life to have proper bras. Ligaments in your chest wall support your breasts and without the proper support, they stretch as your breasts get larger and heavier. You may not notice any resulting sagging until you are no longer pregnant or nursing.
Nursing bras also promote better breast health, since wearing either the wrong size bras or wired bras while breastfeeding may put pressure on your breast tissues and cause health issues such as plugged ducts and mastitis (breast infection).
BrasNYC.com offers a wide selection of nursing bras, so you may find the nursing bras that best suit you. BrasNYC.com will even convert any other type of brand name bras into nursing bras for you!