Nursing Bra for Large Chest

Updated on September 10, 2008
T.S. asks from Fort Worth, TX
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Hi Ladies,
I am hoping someone will have a recommendation for a very, very supportive nursing bra that is made for a larger chest. The size of my breasts made nursing my first son very difficult, and I could not find a nursing bra that worked well for me. I really hope to be more successful nursing my second baby, who is due in January.

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J.M.

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I've faced the same dilemma, and to be honest, it's really hard to find one around town (at least for me it's been), but I found some decent ones at JC Penney. There may be some specialty shop. But otherwise, it's the internet. But I did really like the JC Penney brand the best (compared to Target, Walmart--which is discontinued--and Motherhood Maternity--too small--) so anyway, next time, I'd probably do the internet thing for lack of better options. Good luck!

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M.T.

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Check out The Maddox Shop. Ladies are extremely nice, know what they are doing and have a wide variety of bras, whether you want nursing, sports, or regular. They can also tailor the bra for you and they are priced about the same. This is where I ended up getting my nursing bras when I wasn't having any luck anywhere else.

http://www.maddoxshop.com/ ###-###-####

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A.K.

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I have tried bras from stores...don't bother! You really need to try on the bras and get fitted by someone who KNOWS what they are doing. I just went to the store at Harris Hospital Downtown breastfeeding boutique and was fitted for nursing bras. They know how much larger you should get and what will give you the most support without harming your milk supply. I know it is probably not fun to do, but I really recommend it - the young girls at Motherhood sold me bras with my first pregnancy that I never was able to wear and then they wouldn't take them back. They had no clue how to fit someone for a bra! Good luck!

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J.M.

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I've faced the same dilemma, and to be honest, it's really hard to find one around town (at least for me it's been), but I found some decent ones at JC Penney. There may be some specialty shop. But otherwise, it's the internet. But I did really like the JC Penney brand the best (compared to Target, Walmart--which is discontinued--and Motherhood Maternity--too small--) so anyway, next time, I'd probably do the internet thing for lack of better options. Good luck!

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S.P.

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I needed a GIANT one after my 1st daughter was born! I had to go to the Nursing/Lactation center at Harris Hospital in downtown Fort Worth. They have a store in there with bras, pajamas, pumps, etc... If it is remotely related to breastfeeding, then they have it! Good luck!

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C.A.

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T.,
I had the same problem and had to go to a maternity shop.
Although, you can find some bigger sizes at Dillards.
I do believe they even carry nursing bras.. you might call them to see, I just can't remember.
Their regular sizes go up to like size F or G I believe.

Good Luck!

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C.H.

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JCPenney--online has more selections

E.H.

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ladygrace.com or biggerbras.com. i wore a size 40g bra when i was nursing, but now wear a 36dd. hope this helps

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C.S.

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I also vote for the bravado. I used it with my second son. I found it was very comfortable.

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J.B.

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Have you tried Motherhood Maternity? They are not nearly as expensive as they used to be. The ladies there will also measure you and help you with whatever you need. Each time I go there, they are very sweet and helpful.

I go to the one at Grapevine Mills.

A.D.

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I highly recommend getting measured by someone who knows what they are doing! Also don't recommend those that just pull over your head for a larger size, I tried one and when I would fluctuate throughout the day it would be VERY painful.