Breastfeeding: Importance of Ample Breast Support

Breastfeeding is indeed best for babies, but it can also create considerable discomfort for moms as the breasts become engorge with milk. Furthermore, mothers with bigger bosoms tend to experience more difficulty. If you’re a plus size woman bent on breastfeeding your baby, here are ways to minimize pain as you feed your little one:

Support your breast during feeding time.

Forming a C shape with your free hand, put your fingers below the breast tissue while keeping your thumb on top of the breast for good support when latching. If you don’t support your breast, you may have sore nipples as the baby clamps harder so as not to lose it to gravity. Another alternative is to use a wash cloth or towel and place it under your chest wall for support.

Find a comfortable bra.

Your breast will likely further increase in size after you give birth so find a bra that can accommodate them comfortably. The best plus size bra have broad and stretchable bands and straps that won’t dig into the skin. It should also come with a zipped front for easier breastfeeding. You wouldn’t want to wear a tight bra like those with stiff underwire as it can result to blocked milk ducts and even affect your milk supply. Opt for one which is stretchy enough for sleeping and provides all-night support and utmost comfort.

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Especially-Made Plus Size Bras: Better Choice for Full-Figured Women


There might be something more to buying bras than sticking to what you think is your cup size. According to an article in Madame Noire, a study reveals that at least 85 percent of women have been wearing the wrong size of bra all along. This is perhaps due to the outdated method of measuring cup sizes, which the experts say is only applicable to a D-cup. Plus, there’s the fact that cup sizes differ from brand to brand. As a result, many women, especially plus size women, have to put up with various problems caused by an ill-fitting bra. It’s time to change the way you think about bras, and opt for better plus size bras instead from manufacturers like Embrace Bras, who really understand your needs.
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Finding the Right Plus Size Bra for Athletic Women

Big breasts may look chic on a sports magazine cover but many athletic plus size women are familiar with how uncomfortable they can be. Then again, living an active lifestyle is possible for plus size women as long as they find the right bra.

According to a sports bra researcher from the Oregon State University, if the sports bra is not specifically designed to support larger breasts, the straps may be too narrow and exert extra pressure on the shoulders. When the pressure compresses the area where the nerves and blood vessels exit into the upper arms, a condition called thoracic outlet syndrome can result, characterized by arm, neck and shoulder pain, as well as numbness in the forearm and extremities.

Here are four things to look for in a sports bra:

  1. Look for a bra that has athletic features such as wider, adjustable straps, a higher neckline, and wider bottom bands that provide both adequate support and breathing room.
  2. Find a bra with moderate stretch: not too lose yet not too restrictive, particularly in areas like the band, straps, and cups.
  3. Moisture control. Opt for one with moisture wicking fabric that speeds up evaporation to keep you comfortable during a workout.
  4. Separate cups. Big breasts need separate support, which traditional flat panel sports bras can’t provide. A bra with separate heat-molded cups for a round seamless shape is ideal.

Guidelines on Measuring Plus Size Bra for Women

Wearing a bra is more than just a matter of covering up the breasts. The undergarment is also meant to help give a woman’s silhouette a finer, shapelier lift. Hence, wearing the appropriate bra size by properly measuring breast size is important to ensure a well-fitted underwear. Here are some pointers to keep in mind when taking more accurate breast measurements for plus-size bras. Continue reading

Plus-Size Women’s Woes: Common Bra Problems

Plus-size women have it hard in the undergarment department. It’s not that they can’t find anything to fit them—there are tons of those—but rather, it’s that what are available are not exactly the most comfortable. As a result, many women are forced to bear the suffering of wearing the incorrect bra, leading to many problems that can get in the way of everyday activities.

Here are some of the most common bra problems that plus-size women encounter: Continue reading

Possible Causes of Breast Itchiness

Every woman has likely had her share of itchy breast episodes. Usually, it subsides on its own but if it’s persistent, there might be a bigger underlying cause.

Dry skin. The drier the skin, the more easily it can get irritated. Try applying a hypoallergenic cream or oil before you go to sleep when you’re not wearing bra.

Contact allergy. You may be allergic to the underwire in your bra, to the detergent you’re using, or to the fabric itself. To avoid itching, opt for products that are hypoallergenic. Continue reading

Plus Size Bra Buying Tips for Better Fit

It’s no secret that plus size women struggle to find bras that would provide a proper fit. In fact, this is a problem women all around the world are facing. A study conducted by a large undergarment company reveals that eight out of ten women in the U.S. are wearing the wrong cup size. It doesn’t help that bra manufacturers have different standards when it comes to sizes larger than the D cup. To ensure that you buy the right bra with a proper fit, here are a few tips you can follow:

  1. Don’t choose a bra by cup size.

As mentioned earlier, bra manufacturers differ when it comes to sizes, so in buying a bra, it would make sense that you do not base your decision on cup sizes. Try to find out the numerical equivalent of a cup size, instead. Continue reading