It is commonly presumed that you cannot wear an underwire bra while breastfeeding. Over the years, this statement has been questioned, and as it turns out, it isn’t completely true. While older generations might tell you to stay away from underwire bras when breastfeeding as they might disrupt blood flow or cause clogged ducts, there is not much evidence available to support this theory.
Your best option when trying to decide whether or not to wear an underwire bra when nursing is to wear one and see if anything happens. If after wearing an underwire bra you experience clogged ducts or a lower supply, remove underwire bras from your daily wear and see if your milk production improves.
When breastfeeding, moms usually opt for nursing bras which are easy to unlatch and comfortable to wear. They have specific openings that allow for the baby to have easy access to your nipple without having to remove the bra at all. These bras are incredibly handy, especially when needing to breastfeeding away from home.
Most moms find that after a year or so of breastfeeding, they want to start feeling like their old self again. This could encourage them to dress the way they did before having a baby, which means going back to wearing prettier bras. Once you have been breastfeeding longer than a year, your milk supply would be well established and it is all second nature to you. This will probably make wearing an underwire bra easier, as your body has adapted to its its breastfeeding habits. In this case, a small change in wardrobe shouldn’t have too much of an impact on your production.
Finding the Right Bra
Some moms avoid underwire bras altogether as they might not offer the protection against leakages that many moms experience while breastfeeding. With all the amazing options of nursing bras available for moms in today’s market, you should definitely be able to find the perfect option for you.
There are even some push up nursing bras available, although you might just want to go for the most comfortable option around. Breastfeeding is not easy, and it takes away a lot of your time and self. You have earned the right to be lax on the way you look for a little while. There is nothing more beautiful than a dedicated mother who is putting her baby first.
Underwire bra or not, you do what you think is best for yourself, and what makes you happy. If you find it starts having negative side-effects, simply move on to the next best option. You are in full control and you know your body and your baby best.