I am a small breasted woman. In fact, I only have cleavage when I'm pregnant or first breast feeding. I've been nursing George for well over a year now, so my breasts are back to their normal size. I'm at the point where I no longer need breast pads, nor does my breast size fluctuate throughout the day. George generally only nurses in the evening and perhaps once during the night, so I'm not producing a lot of milk. Given that, I'm ready to stop wearing nursing bras, even if I'm not ready to wean him yet. I last bought bras when I was pregnant, so I don't have any bras that fit. Friday I went shopping. My demands are pretty simple. I wanted to buy three or four bras, in my size, that will give me some lift and a bit of coverage. In all honesty, I want bras that prevent my students and my colleagues from seeing my nipples. In my mind, that seems like a fairly simple desire.
As I tried bras on, it became clear that I am now almost a full cup size smaller than I was before I started nursing George. (As an aside that means I've lost almost two cup sizes since Wild Man was born). I now wear a Double A, for those of you who are interested. I quickly discovered that I could buy any bra I wanted in any size from 34B to 42DD. But the Double A is elusive. The sales person at one lingerie store told me it's easier to go to a specialty store to buy bras in Es, Fs, or Gs (for which I am well aware women have to pay exorbitant prices) than it is to buy Double As. I was advised to order them online. But I want to try them on first, I explained. She suggested I go to the girls' department. Needless I left the store.
*And before anyone suggests it, I did try on my "sister size," which is apparently a size smaller in width, but a cup larger. That size didn't fit very well.