We all know that during the early stages of pregnancy and immediately post birth our breasts rapidly change in size. Some women will experience growth up to 3 cups sizes.


For a naturally smaller busted woman a sudden change can sometimes be welcomed and they enjoy the larger bust while it lasts.


Imagine you are already an F cup pre pregnancy. The sudden increase in breast size for these women can often be daunting and unwelcomed.


Searching for supportive, comfortable and feminine maternity and nursing bras and underwear is not always easy and can be a frustrating experience to say the least.


While Bra shopping in Department stores can often be the preferred choice for many women. They lack the expertise, size range and a lack of a personalised service can contribute to a frustrating buying nursing bras experience.



It is our advice that you visit a specialist fuller bust bra boutique. These boutiques specialise in a fuller bust and will have a wide range of supportive product that will serve you well. The women that work in these stores have many years experience and are extremely knowledgeable regarding bra fitting. They understand shape, structure and the needs, day to day of a fuller busted women.


Bottom line, there are actually a lot of options out there for fuller busted women if you search in the correct place. Brands such as Cake Lingerie have over the years expanded their offerings in the fuller bust area and now stock many styles up to a 42M(US).


You may buy a bra in store and then repurchase online to ensure more quality time is spent with your baby. Check out this handy checklist and tips on how to buy maternity and nursing bras online.


Plus Size Nursing Bras



We recommend that you take the time to get properly fitted by a bra-fitting specialist and build a relationship with your preferred boutique. This way bra shopping will be a good experience and one with less frustration.


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  1. Katherine

    I can only see one style available in a 14/16J (in two colours) – are there any plans to make more styles available in larger cup sizes? I’d be particularly interested in flexiwire options, as sadly there are actually very few options available for my cup size even in specialty stores.

  2. Cake Lingerie

    Hello, We actually have a number of styles that go up to an 18J band and some that go up to a 20J band. Please do take a look at our website at styles: Croissant, Dark Croissant, Raisin Croissant, Banana Parfait, Midnight Parfait for Flexible wires and Sorbet comes in two colours, however this is a non-wired option. I hope this helps? x

  3. Karie p

    Where do I find the bras shown in the photos? Every one looks good and like it would fit my body type. I wear a 38g

  4. Cake Lingerie

    Hello Karie, All the bras pictured in the blog post can be found on http://www.cakematernity.com

  5. Marry M

    I’m pregnant, when will I need a maternity bra? Pregnancy often results in breast growth along with many other changes.

  6. Cake M

    Hi Marry! It depends on your stage of pregnancy. Please refer to this article for the best maternity bras you can get on every pregnancy stage: https://www.cakematernity.com/resource-centre/best-nursing-bra

    Hope it helps.

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