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How to measure yourself for a nursing bra

Whether you’ve already welcomed your new baby into the world and have started your breastfeeding journey or you’re in the later stages of pregnancy trying to get organised ahead of the birth, wearing the right bra size is crucial – particularly when it comes to nursing bras. When it comes to nursing bras, finding the perfect fit can be a challenge. A poorly fitting bra can lead to discomfort and even breast issues, so it is important to take the time to measure yourself correctly to ensure the best fit. In this article, we will guide you through the process of how to measure yourself for a nursing bra, including the best way to measure your band size, cup size and ensure a good fit. We will also give tips on how to take into account the changes in your breast size that can occur during breastfeeding, how to measure during pregnancy and how to measure after having your baby. Whether you're a first-time nursing mother or a seasoned pro, this guide will provide you with the information you need to ensure a comfortable and secure fit for your nursing bra.

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If you’re measuring yourself after pregnancy…

Wear a non-padded bra while standing in front of a mirror. Take a measuring tape, and wrap it around your torso, directly underneath your bust where the band is. Making sure the tape is snug and level, take the measurement (in either centimetres or inches).

Tip: If you’re in between two numbers, round down.  

This time, move the measuring tape over the fullest part of your breasts (usually over the nipples). Make sure the tape is level all the way around your torso and loose enough to not squeeze your bust. Take the measurement.

Tip: If you’re in between two numbers, round up.  

Enter your two measurements into our bra fit calculator to find your true bra size.

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If you’re measuring yourself during pregnancy…

The process is the same as above, but you’ll need to keep a few things in mind:

Your cup size will increase by at least one size once your milk comes in.  

Your rib cage should reduce back down to its pre-pregnancy size in the weeks after the birth, which is why nursing bras have so many back adjusters. When buying a nursing bra in the late stages of pregnancy, make sure the bra fits on the loosest setting so you can tighten it as your rib cage retracts.  

Keep in mind that it’s possible your nursing bras might not fit a couple of months after your baby is born and a breastfeeding pattern has been established, so you might need to invest in smaller sizes at this stage.

Our bra fitting service is available again in our stores, so if you’re struggling to accurately measure yourself then pop into any of our JoJo Stores and our helpful team will be more than willing to measure you.

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