An underwire in a bra is what provide the structure and support to any bra. Underwire maternity and nursing bras should have the wire constructed to sit flush against the chest bone in the centre front (in the middle of both breasts) and then the other end should slope away to sit under and around the breast tissue. A good fitting underwire maternity and nursing bra will ensure the busts are projecting fully into the cups whilst ensuring the wires at no point are coming away from the chest.
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Cake Lingerie is a key advocate of flexi-wire nursing bras. These are made from a thinner gauge of alloy wire to ensure they are bendy and less harsh against the body. The flexi-wire nursing bra from Cake is also designed to sit especially under and around the breast tissue. Underwire Nursing Bras also provide the much needed levels of support, especially as the bust can become 35% heaver when a woman is not pregnant or lactating. Worn correctly and fitted into a properly fitted Underwire Nursing Bra will provide the ultimate in support, shape, comfort and function.

When to wear underwire nursing bras

There are several myths around underwires causing mastitis or blocked ducts. This can occur when the wires come in contact with the breast tissue, which is typical of an incorrectly fitting Nursing Bra. We always recommend women be fitted into their Underwire Nursing Bra and stop wearing the bra should it start to interfere or become uncomfortable over time. This can occur with the changes in the bust when a woman is pregnant or breastfeeding. We also recommend that a woman doesn’t wear a Underwire Maternity Bra or Underwire Nursing bra during their 1st trimester and then 4-6 weeks immediately post birth. Learn more about wearing flexi-wire nursing bras.