I desperately need nursing bra recs

I had a lot of trouble finding nursing bras in my size, and ended up getting this one. I really love it. It's not underwire, but gives just as much support and shape as any underwire bra I've worn before. I think it has something to do with the cups having 3-part construction (or something like that). As one of the reviews states, it is a little tricky to redo the clasp after nursing, but once I got the hang of it, it's totally fine.
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy
As one of the reviews states, it is a little tricky to redo the clasp after nursing, but once I got the hang of it, it's totally fine.
Originally Posted by PixieCurl
Why is that? The clasps are plastic, aren't they?

Velvet I was just at Target yesterday. I couldn't find them and neither could the salesperson.
As one of the reviews states, it is a little tricky to redo the clasp after nursing, but once I got the hang of it, it's totally fine.
Originally Posted by PixieCurl
Why is that? The clasps are plastic, aren't they?
Originally Posted by medussa
It's hard to explain... they are plastic, but they don't just clip. You sort of have to slide the bottom one into the top one, and then it all clicks together.
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy
As one of the reviews states, it is a little tricky to redo the clasp after nursing, but once I got the hang of it, it's totally fine.
Originally Posted by PixieCurl
Why is that? The clasps are plastic, aren't they?
Originally Posted by medussa
It's hard to explain... they are plastic, but they don't just clip. You sort of have to slide the bottom one into the top one, and then it all clicks together.
Originally Posted by PixieCurl
I really like the look of them but that clasp might be a problem for me. Thanks anyway.
Pixie--Wait a minute. I just zoomed in on the clasp and that's the same clasp I have on my two favorite nursing bras.

You hook then snap into place, correct?
I just lifted up my shirt and tried it

On mine, I slide the bottom part of the clasp into the top part, and then it snaps on its own.
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy
Very similar to mine. I have to snap mine closed. I'm tempted to get it because that bra looks like it gives quite a bit of support, but I'm not too crazy about the lace.
Yeah, it's not the prettiest or sexiest, but it definitely gives good shape. I always reach for it when I want my boobs to look nice under a top. But you probably have more options than I do since you wear a more normal size.
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy
The problem is that sometimes you can see that stuff through the shirt. That's less likely to happen with a plain bra. Trust me when I say that I'm not looking for pretty or sexy undergarments.

Question for those of you that use Medela nursing bras, what are the clasps like? Are they plastic or metal? Easy to hook and unhook with one hand?

Sorry for being such a pain with the questions.
The problem is that sometimes you can see that stuff through the shirt. That's less likely to happen with a plain bra.
Originally Posted by medussa
Definitely true. I see what you're saying.
Faith, 3Aish redhead
Mama to two wild superheroes and a curly-headed baby boy
When should you start buying these types of bras , I'm pretty early on here but I already feel as if I'm not quite as supported as I could be in my regular bras.

Mind you, it's been 15 years since I've nursed and nursing bras, like everything else, have come a long way since then, I'm sure. But I found it to be so much easier to wear a sports bra. You could just lift it up vs. fumbling with a clasp. (I'm not large on top - that may make a difference, too.)
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I have some nursing bras from Target (Gillian and O'Malley), without underwires, and they give me lots of support and make my chest look nice in clothes. They were cheap too, I think only $14 each.
Originally Posted by velvet paws
I went back to Target, figuring that salesperson had no idea what she was talking about. I found them on my own. I actually bought 5 bras. Two of them have underwire, for nights when I'm going out and need the extra support. I don't even feel the underwire in these bras.

Delma, I got a maternity bra from Mimi when I was pregnant. You can get those as soon as you feel you need them. I would hold off on actual nursing bras because there's no predicting how much your breasts will grow, once your milk comes in. That's what worked for me.
I have some nursing bras from Target (Gillian and O'Malley), without underwires, and they give me lots of support and make my chest look nice in clothes. They were cheap too, I think only $14 each.
Originally Posted by velvet paws
I went back to Target, figuring that salesperson had no idea what she was talking about. I found them on my own. I actually bought 5 bras. Two of them have underwire, for nights when I'm going out and need the extra support. I don't even feel the underwire in these bras.

Delma, I got a maternity bra from Mimi when I was pregnant. You can get those as soon as you feel you need them. I would hold off on actual nursing bras because there's no predicting how much your breasts will grow, once your milk comes in. That's what worked for me.
Originally Posted by medussa
Oh good! I'm glad you liked them. They also make a nursing tank that I like a lot more than the pricey Glamourmom one that I have. Gotta love Target.
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When should you start buying these types of bras , I'm pretty early on here but I already feel as if I'm not quite as supported as I could be in my regular bras.
Originally Posted by Delma

I did not buy my actual nursing bras until the week of my due date. During pregnancy, my size changed so much I did not want to keep buying bras to not wear that often, so I got some sports bras and wore those most of the time as they are stretchy and can accomodate some size changes. When I needed to wear something strapless, I got one bra in a bigger size that was on sale (I only wore strapless for a couple of performances in month 7/8 - most of the rest of the time my sports bras worked. I had some with spaghetti straps that were awesome.)
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Thanks medussa and amneris for the advice

This thread prompted me to go to Thyme maternity today and get new bras to accomodate my weight loss - it is amazing what a difference a good bra makes!
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