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What is the difference between a normal bra and a maternity bra?

A maternity bra differs from a normal bra in that it is designed with the changes to a woman’s body during pregnancy in mind. Many maternity bras feature molded cups or seam-free cups so there are no seams to irritate sore or sensitive breast tissue. Maternity bras are typically made of a material with some give and stretch, to be more forgiving as breast size changes. They tend to have wider straps and a wider band to provide good support to swelling breasts. And they’re designed with comfort in mind. A good maternity bra would mitigate many of the discomforts you’re having!

What is the difference between maternity bras and nursing bras?

There are two main differences between maternity bras and nursing bras: nursing bras tend to have cups that open in order to facilitate breast feeding, and many nursing bras are lined or designed to accommodate pads to catch any leakage instead of letting it seep through the bra and wet the shirt.

Special thanks to Anita Maternity for making the information in this guide available.

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