Will an Underwire affect my Milk supply or Cause Damage to my Breast Tissue?
There have been many myths over the years as to why the maternity bra does not have an underwire in it, but through much research, there has been no physical evidence of an underwire causing damage to any women who is feeding, anywhere in the world, that would not have actually had an issue regardless of the type of bra she was wearing. The fact is that the wire doesn’t flex to allow the cup to fold down and the most comfortable shape is a triangle type shape as it suits the release clip perfectly, and an underwire will not fit into a triangle shape. This being said, the development used in the Free to Feed is a low line flex wire that allows the side of the cup to roll down. There is not a true high impact sports bra on the market that doesn’t have an underwire, as it would have to rely on compression to achieve such support, and this is detrimental to the milk supply and duct health.