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Smaller Breasts after Breastfeeding & 5 Bras with a Lift

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Having smaller or more droopy breasts after childbirth is common for many of us. Sometimes it’s not just the size that has changed, but also a different style of bra you need. 5 Supporting Bras

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Warner’s Women’s Easy Does It Underarm-Smoothing with Seamless Stretch Wireless | See Amazon.com


What kind of bra should I wear after breastfeeding?

Women tell me they have lost breast tissue after having their child or children. When I go through their sizes with them, they usually need a new bra size.

A new bra size might mean you not only need a new band size but also a new bra cup size.


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A bad-fitted bra is with you all day and doesn’t give you a good feeling. Not at all. So, if you’re not happy with your bra, or maybe never have been anyway, it is surely time to measure your bra sizes.

woman in super soft comfort bra suitable after breastfeeding

Warner’s Women’s Super Soft Wireless Lightly Lined Comfort Bra | See Amazon.com

This seems the logical thing to do. But in reality, women may stick way too long with their bad-fitted bras (which happened to me).

Having a child and breastfeeding your child can have an impact on your breast tissue. You may also find your boobs sag (even) more than before.

woman wearing dobreva bra cup aa

Dobreva Floral Lace Back Front Closure Padded Push Up AA – DD cups | See Amazon.com


Why measure yourself after given breastfeeding

Having smaller breasts after breastfeeding is very common. If this is the case you cannot possibly be wearing the same bra size that you were used to.

  • we somehow stick to a cup size we are used to (even if it no longer fits us)
  • although we need only about 10 minutes of our time to check up on our sizes, it’s not on our priority list, especially with a young child around
  • women with small breasts need to look at a bra size chart that includes all small sizes (or you will just miss your size and go for something that’s close but not right for you!)


How to measure my breasts?

Measuring your bra sizes is something every woman should do. For some, because of body changes, it would have to be a regular thing to do.

Of course, you can ask someone else to help you measure your sizes.

Are you small-breasted? Check your size in Small Size Chart

bra size chart small cups used after breastfeeding

The common bra size charts usually start from cup A. If you are small-breasted be sure to check a bra size chart including AAA, AA, and A cups. Maybe your underbust size has changed and so have your boobs. This could, for example, mean you would go from 38A to 40AA or 40AAA.


Best Bras after Breastfeeding Changes

If your breasts have changed after the period of childbirth and breastfeeding your normal bras may not be the right match for you anymore.

You would look for bras with a bit more support from their cups. Choosing higher cups will give you fuller coverage and therefore better support.

This doesn’t mean you can’t opt for different styles. You sure can. I’ve selected 5 bras.


1. Wacoal Visual Effects Minimizer Bra 

woman wearing minimizer bra

Wacoal Visual Effects Minimizer Bra | See HerRoom.com

A comfortable bra made of breathable fabric. The cups do have some stretch.


2. Fruit Of The Loom Seamless Wirefree Lift Bra

woman wearing wireless bra with lift push up

Fruit Of The Loom Seamless Wirefree Lift Bra | See HerRoom.com

A basic wireless bra seamless bra with medium push-up padding. It definitely gives sagging breasts a lift.


3. Wacoal Basic Beauty Underwire Full Coverage Bra 

woman wearing lifting wacoal bra after breastfeeding

Wacoal Basic Beauty Underwire Full Coverage Bra | See HerRoom.com

The underwire cups have lightly padded, breathable spacer foam cups for shape and support without bulk. Many women review this bra as comfortable all day long.


4. Elomi Energise Underwire Sports Bra

women wearing elomi high impact sports bra

Elomi Energise Underwire Sports Bra | See HerRoom.com

This sports bra is also popular as an everyday bra. Designed with a higher upper cup for added stability along with moisture-wicking qualities.

5. Form Seamless Nursing Bra ThirdLove

woman wearing seamless nursing bra removable cups

Form Seamless Nursing Bra | See ThirdLove.com

Super comfy wireless nursing bra with removable cups. Great to wear during the postpartum as well.


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Lulalu Bras for women with AAA, AA, A cups | bands 30-42 | See Lulalu.com



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See my bra calculator or shop for bras at:

Lulalu Bras | Women's AAA-A cups »

HerRoom | Training and teen bras »

ThirdLove | Asymmetric Breasts »