View Full Version : Need advice re: breast feeding and sports bras
Hopefully this is on the mild end of TMI. I'm just starting to work out again b/c I really need to for my physical and mental well being. Running is what works for me. My breast are large when nursing (D or DD). I need a super tight sports bra to eliminate the bounce but I have a feeling it's a really bad idea in terms of plugged ducts and mastitis. I don't need a nursing sports bra per se, just something that will support me really well and not effect my breast feeding... or does having a large chest make it impossible to satisfy both criteria?
As always, any and all advice is so greatly appreciated :)
07-08-2009, 10:45 PM
I'm also a D/DD while nursing and a runner.
I have a bra similar to this one by Champion:
It is supportive without having too much compression. I trained for and ran a marathon when DS was nursing, and I could not have done it without a really supportive bra!!
07-08-2009, 10:53 PM
I'm a DD when I'm not nursing. My favorite running bra is the Fiona by Moving Comfort (http://www.titlenine.com/jump.jsp?itemType=PRODUCT&itemID=2155&w=moving+comfort). Like the one Ry posted, it is very supportive without a lot of compression. You'll never go back to a mono-boob bra again.
07-08-2009, 11:08 PM
ellies_mom beat me to it...the Fiona is the way to go. It's not a nursing sports bra, but it works as one thanks to the way the straps adjust, which is awesome. It was absolutely perfect when DS was still nursing!
It's a little pricey, but it's SO worth it. And sometimes, you can get lucky on Sierra Trading Post, if they have it in your size (usually not for me, though :().
07-08-2009, 11:56 PM
This is the one I wore. There were times when I wore two. I would push DD in the stroller for 45 minutes to an hour (also helped with naps) and I never had a problem. I never had a problem with mastitis or plugged ducts.
07-09-2009, 12:02 AM
I found a sports bra at Gap Body a couple years back that I just loved when DS was small & my chest was quite large. :) It was surprisingly cheap, comfortable, and supportive.
It was not a nursing sports bra, just a regular sports bra. I never felt compressed, just held firmly in place.
You've gotten lots of good suggestions - good luck shopping!
07-09-2009, 01:37 AM
Thirding the Fiona by Moving Comfort. I didn't run, but skiied and cycled and was an F/G while nursing. The adjustable straps are a bonus too. I never had problems w/plugged ducts or mastitis due to the sports bra.
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