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Old May 18th, 2017, 13:27 PM   1
kirstybumx3
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Underwire bra


Am I ok to wear one now?
I swapped to maternity nursing bras early on due to my others becoming too small, but now those won't 'hold me up' so to speak and my breasts are just sat on my bump iykwim which gets (tmi) sweaty and uncomfortable.
I've put on an underwire bra today and they are actually perky again for once but it does feel a lot more restrictive on my rib cage so I'm just wondering if there's a reason why underwire aren't recommended? Is it a reason I can ignore safely because I'm sick of looking so frumpy with my saggy boobs, ugh!!



 
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Old May 18th, 2017, 13:44 PM   2
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I've actually never heard of this before. I wear an underwire bra now at 34 weeks, and I wore them with my pregnancy for DS1 and DS2 and had no problems with the pregnancy or breastfeeding after.



 
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Old May 18th, 2017, 13:49 PM   3
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It was the lady in marks and Spencer's who told me I shouldn't be wearing underwire. I didn't think to ask why. That's good to know



 
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Old May 18th, 2017, 13:55 PM   4
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My maternity nursing bra I'm wearing now has an underwire



 
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Old May 18th, 2017, 15:00 PM   5
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I think it's just for comfort as the underwire can cut into the tissue. I wore underwire throughout my pregnancy and even after birth (when my boobs were like rocks) and never had any issues.



 
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Old May 18th, 2017, 15:04 PM   6
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I think underwires are ok if they're fitted absolutely perfectly as they can put pressure on the developing milk ducts and cause problems. i wore underwires for most of my pregnancy but found them uncomfortable against my bump at the end



 
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Old May 18th, 2017, 16:18 PM   7
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A proper fitting underwire does not touch breast tissue, it sits against your ribcage. There is no problem with wearing a proper fitting underwire when you are pregnant. However since your breasts change a lot it is imperative to make sure it is properly fitting. One that sits on your breast tissue is not good.

I have massive breasts, I don't *do* wire free. Okay I do, but it looks terrible and it's like a small bit of cotton to halfway absorb sweat, it offers no support. I'm a 32L or 34K US.



 
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