Although you probably think you've mastered the art of bra shopping by now, all of the knowledge goes out the window when you're looking for a nursing bra. Breastfeeding boobs and non-breastfeeding boobs are as different as night and day, so changing your bra-buying assumptions is a natural adjustment. There are several things to look for in a nursing bra that you may not have though of, especially if it's your first time as a nursing mom.
You're probably aware of the fact that your breasts will get bigger when your milk comes in. But exactly how much bigger (and how big they'll stay) will vary from woman to woman, according to Baby Center. After about two weeks postpartum, your breasts will return to the size they were during pregnancy, the same article stated. But that doesn't mean they'll stay the same size the entire time you lactate. Your breast size will change depending on the amount of milk your making, the time of day, and when you last fed your baby, so buying a bra to fit your changing breasts isn't as easy as it sounds. With these tips in mind, you'll be better equipped to find a nursing bra that will last.