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I got my order on Tuesday morning! Was delighted with the necklaces. Brilliant and speedy service, w ... (read more)
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I received my order today, everything is the right size and life as a BFing mom is going to be much ... (read more)
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Maternity Clothes.

The Mama Nua maternity dress arrived yesterday and fits fine. It's lovely and comfortable so I'm del ... (read more)
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Great top!

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By Gillian B, Holland

Peanut Shell Sling

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By Alan Coleman

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I ordered 2 Twilight Ladybug Nightlights (1 red, 1 pink!) and am absolutely thrilled with them. They ... (read more)
By Caitriona

Amazing communication and service

Hi Emer Received my top today and love it. Thanks so much, amazing communication and service. Just ... (read more)
By Lyndsay Kelly

Excellent service

Thank you so much for your prompt reply - the peanut shell arrived this morning. I'm really happy wi ... (read more)
By Niamh Walsh

Great top!

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By Gillian B, Holland

Thanks for my order

Yet again wonderful service and products. I'm delighted with my purchases!!! (read more)
By Nicola Foxe, Ireland

Delighted!

My order arrived today and I am delighted with it. The style is perfect for me and I could not have ... (read more)
By Jenny Murphy

Delighted!

My order arrived today and I am delighted with it. The style is perfect for me and I could not have ... (read more)
By Jenny Murphy

Well dressed

Thank you so much I received my order today and love them. Now I can feel well dressed and feed my b ... (read more)
By Mairead Wynne

Delighted!

My order arrived today and I am delighted with it. The style is perfect for me and I could not have ... (read more)
By Jenny Murphy

Fantastic and quick service

Hi Emer, Received my order today. just want to say how pleased i am with the fantastic and quick se ... (read more)
By Lana Henderson

Thanks

Just wanted to say thanks for a great service. Package arrived yesterday. I am having a lot of back ... (read more)
By Wendy S.

As usual your service is great!

Thanks Emer. I received the order yesterday and the tops are great. As usual your service is great. ... (read more)
By Caroline Massey

Thanks.

Thank you for the two tops which I ordered recently and arrived yesterday. I thought it was about t ... (read more)
By Deirdre Fanning

Fantastic and quick service

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By Lana Henderson

Review of Yummy mummy top

Thanks a million for the very fast arrival of the Yummie Tummie nursing vest. Its just brilliant. No ... (read more)
By Nicola O'Byrne IBCLC

Impressed

First I want to say how impressed I am with both the service you provide and with the tops I have re ... (read more)
By Ann McEvoy

Review of Yummy mummy top

Thanks a million for the very fast arrival of the Yummie Tummie nursing vest. Its just brilliant. No ... (read more)
By Nicola O'Byrne IBCLC

Testimonial by Sandra Murphy

Just wanted to say how impressed I have been by the quality of the nursing wear and the service prov ... (read more)
By Sandra Murphy

Attention to detail

Many thanks for the stroller fleece which arrived today.....When the package arrived today I was ver ... (read more)
By Seamus G., Co.Kildare

Back for more

I have just taken delivery of the navy fleece top and I love it! In fact it is as wearable as the ru ... (read more)
By Lorraine P., Dublin

Everything is great

Thanks a lot, I've received my parcel this morning! everything is great! (read more)
By Diane, Paris

Speedy delivery

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By Sandra C.

Makes life that much easier

Just to say thank you for sending my goods. I am thrilled with the top and the are so handy it make ... (read more)
By Claudia, Co.Dublin

Thanks

Received the dress and bra today - both great. Particularly impressed that the dress looks as good i ... (read more)
By Aoife B., Co. Cork

Makes life that much easier

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How to measure for a nursing bra How To Measure For a Nursing Bra

 What Happens

For the first few days after giving birth, when you breastfeed, your baby receives colostrum. At around the third day, your milk will ‘come in’. At that point, you can experience an increase of one or two more cup sizes from your third trimester.

Typically after about 6 weeks to a few months of nursing, these fluctuations settle down. You will have established your breastfeeding relationship and routine, and will usually decrease a few cup sizes. As well, around this point, your rib band size will begin to go back to your pre-pregnancy size. This is the size you will likely stay until you finish breastfeeding. That is, at about your pre-pregnancy rib band size, and up one cup size.

Find Your Current Size
If you’re not sure of your pre-pregnancy or third trimester bra size to use as a starting point, you can also measure yourself to determine your current size. Here’s how:
Measure yourself with your (unpadded) bra on. Stand straight, relaxed, with your arms down, breathing normally. If you can, measure yourself in front of a mirror, so you can make sure the measuring tape isn’t twisted and that it’s parallel to the floor all the way around.



How to measure for a nursing bra

1) Take Your Rib Cage Measurement – Just below your breasts. If you have someone helping measure you, and you are wearing a bra that your breasts are sagging in even a little bit, take your straps and pull up so that your breasts are lifted to where you would like them to be, and then have your friend measure your rib cage. This is a snug measurement.

2) Take Your Bust Measurement - Across the fullest part of your breasts. As with the previous measurement, if you are wearing a bra that doesn’t position your breasts exactly where you’d like them to be, then hold your bra straps up so your breasts are lifted to their ideal spot, and measure across the fullest part (usually across the nipples). This is a loose measurement.

Now, you are ready to determine your current size:
1) If you get an odd number on your rib cage measurement, round up. This is your rib band size.
2) Subtract that rib band size from your bust measurement. Every inch is one cup size:

  •     1 inch = A cup
  •     2 inches = B cup
  •     3 inches = C cup
  •     4 inches = D cup
  •     5 inches = DD cup
  •     6 inches = E cup
  •     7 inches = F cup
  •     8 inches = G cup
  •     9 inches = H cup


Now that you have a good idea about your current size, you’ll need to look at what stage of pregnancy or nursing you are in right now, and what you are buying the bra for to make sure it will work for your current and future needs. Refer above to the breast changes you can expect during pregnancy and nursing, and adjust accordingly. For example, if you just measured yourself in your third trimester, you will want to keep that band size, and go up 1-2 cup sizes for a nursing bra to fit you well when your baby is born.

Things to remember when measuring for a nursing bra

  • Purchase your nursing bra as near to your due date as possible (36+ weeks). By then your breasts should have   reached their maximum size. You will need two or three to cope with leaks.
  • Keep your bra on when measuring.
  • Ask somebody else to take your measurements.
  • Pregnancy can distort your measurement.
  • Consider your current bra size - are the cups too small?
  • Is the underband comfortable?
  • Remember that after the baby is born your rib cage measurement will decrease a little.
  • Consider the fact that when the milk comes in your breasts may increase slightly – perhaps by a cup size. Once a feeding pattern has been established, re-measure and change your nursing bra accordingly. Also bear in mind you will probably use breast pads to soak up leaks – so allow enough room for these.


When to measure for a nursing bra?

When is the best time to measure for a nursing bra?

Mums are advised to get professionally fitted for their nursing bra at approx 36-38 weeks. At this stage, breasts have often grown to their approximate nursing size.

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