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Everyone is different.  Every body is different.  Every breast is different.

We all experience changes in our bodies during pregnancy and nursing. Some women will experience dramatic changes in their body shape and breast size, while others will experience little change.

Our bodies are all different. A woman that is a D cup can be a completely different D cup to another woman. Listed below are a few different body types and bust shapes..

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Different body types:

  • Short Torso
  • Long Torso
  • Long diaphragm
  • Regular height
  • Wide diaphragm (baby sitting high)
  • Long diaphragm

 

Different breast types:

  • Wide set
  • Full top cup
  • Empty top cup
  • Full lower cup
  • Full side cup
  • Rounded
  • Pointy
  • Soft Bust
  • High set
  • Narrow Bust point

 

The above factors will help to determine what style of bra works best for you:

Balconcy shaped bra:  full lower cup, wide set, full side, rounded.

Fuller coverage bra: most bust shapes and also perfect for heavier busts.

Seamless: most bust shapes and smaller sizes are suitable.

Contour: softer bust, high set, narrow bust point,  empty top cup

 

breast stages

Love the Body You’re in:

  1. 1 – 3 months:

Breast are tender and beginning to increase in size, volume and weight, possibly dramatically. Choose a seamless bra for the most comfort during this stage.

  1. 3 – 8 months:

Breasts will continue to grow but the rate will be slower. The ribcage may also start to expand, meaning your bra band size may increase. A supportive and comfortable bra is recommended with cotton lining that will allow your body to breath and not irritate your sensitive skin.

  1. 8 – 9 months:

Not much growth occurs at this late stage compared with the other 8 initial months.

  1. 0-4 weeks post natal:

Breasts will be at their maximum size, weight and tenderness due to the milk production required. Your seamless bra will also come in handy here.

  1. 4 weeks +:

Breasts will most likely be the same size for the remaining of your feeding. If feeding slows, breast size will also diminish due to the reduction of milk supply. To remain supported with a feminine shape, a flexible wire bra is recommended that is well made to endure your breast feeding time.

It is important to know that your breasts will not necessarily be the same size and shape in every pregnancy. After multiple pregnancies and after breastfeeding the breast shape and structure will change. There fore it is important to get refitted and invest in new bras to ensure you are getting the best support.

If you are well supported and wearing a bra that fits well– we are sure you’ll look back at your pregnancy and nursing time with a smile.

We often hear from the previous generation: “I wish I could have worn that when I was pregnant”

Hospital bag

The birth of your child is fast approaching and it is time you started to think about your hospital bag and the types of things you will need to take with you to hospital.

Along with your personal items we suggest you include the following to make those first few days of motherhood as comfortable as possible:

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washing 4

 

It is recommended that you wash your bra after two wears.  This is assuming it is not milk stained or contains any other visible marks.

Our body is constantly sheading skin and the creases in and around your bust and armpits are hot and sweaty.  Bras are figure hugging and will pick up odours and dirt easily.

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Manufacturing Process

 

Cake Maternity started from humble beginnings in a home garage just over 7 years ago.  Starting small meant we did everything ourselves which enabled tighter controls in all areas of the business including the manufacturing process. As we’ve grown, though the difficulty of maintaining such stringent control has increased, the importance of doing so certainly has not. And so we continue to maintain high standards of quality and ethics for the entire manufacturing process.

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conference Katie

At Cake we wholeheartedly support breast feeding. We firmly believe that if more women feel supported to breast feed the world will be a better place, children will be better nourished, and grow up healthier and — even smarter.

So this year our head designer /bra technician, Katie Brooker, attended the International Lactation Consultants Conference held in Brisbane, looking for further insights.

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Newsletter rock candy

Following the success of Cotton Candy, Rock Candy is the latest edition to Cake Lingerie’s seamless bra range- available in 4 easy sizes S-XL and in 4 great colours black, nude, coral and brown.

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