Nov 30th 2011

Milk Nursingwear

Sizing up our maternity and nursing bras

“How do I know if it fits?” We get this question a lot.

Many women stock up on three to four pregnancy and nursing bras but they’re unsure if they actually fit properly. Let’s face it: maternity and nursing bras can be the most confusing part of the expanding wardrobe of mammas and mammas-to-be. And wearing one that fits improperly can lead to discomfort. So we’re here to take the guesswork out of selecting the right bra.

To measure yourself for the best nursing bra fit, use a soft measuring tape (or string, which you can hold up to a yard stick later) to determine your band and cup sizes. Here’s how:

To get your band size
Measure around your body but ABOVE your breasts. This should be a SNUG measurement. Make sure that the measuring tape is parallel to the floor when taking this measurement. Round up to the nearest even number. Now take the same measurement UNDER your breasts. Round up to the nearest even number. Take the LARGER of these two measurements. This will give you your band size.

To get your cup size
Measure around your body and ACROSS your breasts at the largest part (with a bra on). This measurement should be a LOOSE measurement. The difference between this number and your band size will give you your cup size. Each 1" difference = 1 cup size. For example, a 1" difference = A cup; a 2" difference = B cup; a 3" difference = C cup, etc.

Oh, and if you get these measurements in the next four days, you can take advantage of our AMAZING BRA SALE EVENT, where you can save up to 15% on more than 20 styles of bras and camis!

What is your favorite nursing bra? Were these measuring tips helpful? We’d love to hear from you – please leave a comment and share your experiences with us.