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I just had my 3rd baby and it's a girl after 2 boys and I'm breast feeding with success this time. U ... (read more)
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I bought a nursing cover for myself a while ago, and so many friends think its great. So I ordered t ... (read more)
By Theresa Burke

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Thanks so much as always for your prompt response. My package arrived today. Delighted with the teet ... (read more)
By Niamh English

Lovely packaging!

Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for how you packaged the order for my aunt. For exa ... (read more)
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My order arrived today and I am delighted with it. The style is perfect for me and I could not have ... (read more)
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By Ann McEvoy

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By Olivia Hughes

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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

No longer housebound

Once Born - what would I have done without you?! Anyone that has been there, done that and worn the ... (read more)
By Lorraine Keane, TV Presenter, mum and style junkie

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Hi Emer, I received the 2 bibs today for my son and I just love them, the quality is so good and th ... (read more)
By Linda Foley

Quick and efficient service

Thank you very much for your quick and efficient service. I placed an order on Sunday and received m ... (read more)
By Michelle

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Many thanks for the Japanese Weekend shapes top , it's lovely and looks trendy as well. People would ... (read more)
By Aisling Brock

Thanks Onceborn

Thanks Onceborn for a great website for mothers to shop easily for nursing essentials and also for p ... (read more)
By Maria, Dublin

Excellent service

I just wanted to say many thanks for your excellent service. My last order arrived within 36 hours o ... (read more)
By Yvonne, Drumcondra, D.9.

Something special to wear

Top received this morning and already in use! Thanks for your response on this - I now have somethin ... (read more)
By Siobhan L., Co. Antrim

A pleasure to deal with!

I just had my 3rd baby and it's a girl after 2 boys and I'm breast feeding with success this time. U ... (read more)
By Debbie Gleeson, Limerick

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By Audrey, Co.Kildare

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By Maire S.

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Thank you for providing such a wonderfull choice of breastfeeding clothes and excellent customer ser ... (read more)
By Tara O\'Leary

Marie

Thank you so much for your help getting a dress to me in time for my little one's christening. Don't ... (read more)
By Marie

Peanut Shell Sling

Just a quick mail to thank you for the lovely sling - please see attached - we had a endless feeding ... (read more)
By Alan Coleman

great service

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By Thelma Birrane

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I received my package today thank you. It's good to be able to feed my beautiful baby girl without ... (read more)
By Niamh, Co. Cork

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Hi Emer, Thanks a million for the top, it arrived in post this morning- it is lovely. I'm sure i w ... (read more)
By S. Cronin

Testimonial by Aisling

Many thanks for the Japanese Weekend shapes top , it's lovely and looks trendy as well. People would ... (read more)
By Aisling Brock

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Maternity / Nursing Wear Sizing

Individual Sizing charts are also on each product page.

Boob Nursing Wear:

 

MothersEnVogue Nursing Wear:

 Glamourmom Nursing Tank Tops:

Nursing Bras

 

To read about the best way to measure yourself for a nursing bra click here:

Maternity Bras

Firstly, a maternity bra is a nursing bra is a maternity bra. Thats that cleared up.

The right time to be fitted for a maternity bra varies from woman to woman and there is no right time for everyone. The breast begins to prepare for lactation quite early in pregnancy and some women will outgrow their usual bra size earlier than others. Generally speaking, most of the changes to the breast have occurred by around four months (16 weeks gestation) and this is a good time to be fitted, if you haven't needed to earlier.
 
A correctly fitted bra gives you comfort and support, so it is a good idea to be professionally fitted. You will be fitted for the size you are at the time, as maternity bras have your changing needs incorporated into their design. It is not necessary to buy a bra you will grow into - indeed too big can be as bad as too small!

All you need to know about nursing bras:

  • Breasts may frequently change size and shape throughout pregnancy and after giving birth.
  • A wire-free maternity bra should be worn until a nursing bra is required.
  • Mums are advised to get professionally fitted for their nursing bra at 36-38 weeks. At this stage, breasts have often grown to their approximate nursing size.
  • In the first few days following delivery, breasts often swell as the milk comes in. The soft and stretchy micro fibre in the Bravado bras can accommodate subtle changes in breast size and shape, as the fabric grows and shrinks with the breast.
  • Mums experiencing extreme changes in breast size should avoid wearing any under garment that restricts breast tissue leading to blocked ducts. 
Nursing bras should:
  • be fitted correctly
  • be non-restrictive
  • support your breasts well
  • open easily for feeding
  • have comfortable fabric which allows your skin to breathe
  • be machine washable and hard wearing

Bravado Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra:

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