> Shop for a bra during your eighth month of pregnancy because your breast size will generally stabilize by then.
> Look for cups that expand and contract as your breasts fill up and empty and that open easily (preferably with one hand so you can balance your baby in the other).
> Try on the bra and make sure it’s not too tight, which can contribute to mastitis, a painful breast infection.
> Check to make sure you have adequate support. While underwire bras usually aren’t recommended for breastfeeding moms (they can cause blocked milk ducts), many manufacturers use extra-supportive fabrics.
> Buy at least three bras: one for day, one for night and one to wear while the others are in the laundry.