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Nursing Bras for Large Breasts: DD DDD G H I J K L & M!

It is amazing how many moms are having trouble finding nursing bras in their size in the store.  That's why online shopping was invented!  The average maternity boutique may carry up to a DDD/F cup, but after that you are out of luck.  We thought you could benefit from our over 20 years experience fitting nursing moms with larger bust sizes.  Here are a list of bras that come in your cup size:
Bravado Original Custom Nursing Bra will fit cup sizes up to J and K.
Bravado Essential Embrace Nursing Bra will fit up to L and M.
Elila 1613 Nursing Bra will fit up to I and J cup.
Bravado 131 Sublime Nursing Bra says it fits up to JK, but it runs small so really H and I.
Bravado Essential Nursing Tank 710 says it fits up to FG, but it is generous so still try it if you are an H.  Bravado now offers larger band sizes up to 44.
Bravado Bliss Nursing Bra 125 fits up to an HI and runs pretty true to size.
Most come in just white, but the Bravado Custom and the Elila come in butterscotch or nud…

Breast Milk Supply

Your body makes milk on a supply and demand basis. We don't need ounce markers on the side of our breasts, to know the baby is getting enough. When your baby is first born, his wet diapers should increase daily. On day one, he should have at least one, day two, he should have two, up until day six. After six days of age, they have six to eight pale wet diapers daily and three to four "cottage cheese and mustard" stools. Other ways we can tell the baby is getting enough milk is that he makes quiet swallowing sounds at the breast. The breast feel full before the feeding and softer afterward. The baby seems satisfied after twenty minutes of swallowing. Babies may loose 7-10% of their birth weight, but begin regaining at day 6 and gain 5-7 ounces per week on the average until 6 months of age. The stools can change at 4-6 weeks of age. Make sure you are drinking to thirst and still taking your prenatal vitamins. If you want a boost increasing milk supply, Fenugreek is safe an…