Expect your breasts to become a bit swollen during pregnancy. In fact, this is one of the earlier signs that you are pregnant! Hormonal changes cause increased blood flow, and several months into pregnancy, your body will begin producing milk in preparation for your baby.
As your breasts change and become larger, make sure that you continue to be comfortable by buying bras in a size that fits. Many bra stores offer free fittings, and this might be just the thing to help you choose a size that will offer good support and comfort. Cotton bras or bras with fewer seams and perhaps even without underwire may be a good choice.
If you are purchasing a bra later in pregnancy, or if you purchase a nursing specific bra, consider finding one that fits when the clasps are at their tightest. You will be able to loosen or tighten this bra so that it fits well throughout the day.
You may also notice that your breasts and nipples become more sensitive. This again is due to hormonal changes and swelling of your breasts. Use some Mother’s Special Blend on your breasts to keep your skin toned and soft!