What are the Advantages of Throwing your Wired Bra out the Window?

OK, so you don’t actually have to be throwing your wired bra out the window, but I did get your attention, and that is what I was hoping to do!

For years we’ve heard that wired bras were not good for us to wear, but what does that really mean?

I did try on wireless bras in the past, but I wasn’t thrilled at how my B cup looked like a flat chested 0-cup. Ugh.

Nope, that was not going to work for me!

I didn’t like the choices back then, so I happily kept wearing my wired bra!

However, I’ve recently discovered why wearing wired bras is not the best choice for our breasts.

It has to do with the Lymph nodes and Lymphatic system in and around the breast tissue and the armpits.

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What is the Lymphatic system?

Our bodies have a network of lymph vessels and lymph nodes, which is part of the body’s immune system.

Fluids, waste substances, and other things such as viruses and bacteria in the body’s tissues are gathered outside the bloodstream.

Just as veins collect and carry blood throughout the body, lymph vessels carry a watery yellow fluid called lymph.

Lymph flows through the lymphatic system and eventually drains into veins. This system helps to get rid of waste products from the body.

Lymph and Breast Tissue

Your breast tissue goes up to your collar bone and armpit. The armpits have many lymph nodes, also known as lymph glands.

A series of lymph nodes running up the center of your chest is called the inner mammary chain.

Plus, there is a network of lymph nodes around the breast.

It’s vital to examine these areas regularly.

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Accumulated Toxins

Dr. Michael Schacter, MD, of the Schacter Center for Complementary Medicine, explains it this way:

“Over 85 percent of the lymph fluid flowing from the breast drains to the armpit lymph nodes. Most of the rest drains to the nodes along the breast bone. Wired bras and other external tight clothing can impede flow.”

The design of a wired bra and the amount of time you wear it will impact lymphatic drainage.  

Blocking off lymphatic drainage while wearing a wired bra allows toxic chemicals to stay trapped in the breast tissue. And may aid in the growth of breast cancer as a result.

Free-flowing Drainage

It’s necessary for the body to regularly detoxify itself of waste products and other harmful or toxic substances from the industrialized world we live in.

The amount and degree the lymphatic system can drain these toxins depend mainly on body movements to energize it.

Your lymphatic system doesn’t merely work on its own. It gets fired up when the body moves through exercise, dancing, and even a brisk walk. 

Breast Constriction

When breasts are confined to a form-fitting wired bra, they are not free to move in harmony with the rest of the body, promote lymph drainage, and start moving toxins out. 

“The wires under the armpit will block this flow.”

An increase in temperature is another concern that comes along with breast restriction.

Breasts should hang out and be somewhat away from the torso; this will help maintain a lower temperature than the rest of the body.

Excessive heat in the breast can alter hormone function and increase the risk of breast cancer, which is hormone-dependent.  

The lymph system does not have a built-in pump 

Therefore if you are not engaged in some form of exercise like running, swimming, yoga, tai chi, or brisk walking, the lymph doesn’t flow as well, so it could use some extra help to keep it moving so it can do its job.

Massaging the lymph around the breast is one of the best ways to keep the lymph flowing.

“I have been doing breast massage for a while, and it has helped so much with breast tenderness!”

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Breast Massage

Breast massage is easy to incorporate into you self-care practice.

The best times to massage, after bathing, before bed, and after removing your bra!

Use a breast massage oil like this DIY Loving the Girls – Breast Massage Oil to get the best results!

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Bottom Line!

We should not be wearing wired bras. Because you want to allow the lymph to flow, so toxins won’t get clogged up in and around the breast tissue and armpits.

“When I heard that, a light bulb turned on in my head, and I finally got it!”

I started looking for a wireless bra that day!

I encourage you to find a wireless bra to help maintain your breast health too!

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Here is a beautiful wireless bra that gives you cleavage and support. Without the flat chested look, Yes!

This wireless bra is more comfortable than any bra I have ever worn! Plus, it comes in some beautiful patterns and colors!

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Wishing you and your girls the best of health!
 

Susie ∞

 

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Reference

(1)*Marie Keating Foundation  https://www.mariekeating.ie/cancer-information/breast-cancer/the-breasts-and-lymphatic-system/

(2) *Dr. Michael Schacter, MD, of the Schacter Center for Complementary Medicine  https://goop.com/wellness/health/could-there-possibly-be-a-link-between-underwire-bras-and-breast-cancer/

(3) *Goop  https://goop.com/wellness/health/could-there-possibly-be-a-link-between-underwire-bras-and-breast-cancer/


8 Replies to “What are the Advantages of Throwing your Wired Bra out the Window?”

  1. This is great advice. I have ordered the bra you suggested. I’m going to throw my wired bras out the window too!!!

    1. Hi Fe, Yes, it is definitely freeing! I don’t have that “I gotta rip off my bra” feeling anymore when I get home. The wireless bras I have are so comfortable I could sleep in them!

    1. Hi Andrea, Thank you for your positive comment! I switched a few months ago, and I am so happy that I did… You won’t be sorry!!! 🙂

  2. I’ve heard of this over the years. I have replaced all of my wired bras with soft ones, except one. Having a hard time letting that one go. LOL. I know I need to, though.

    Quite scary the damage these bras can do, and to think, many people still don’t know.

    Thank you for writing this. More people need to know (and, like me, be reminded).

    1. I glad you took the leap and ditched your wired bra too! I still like the way I look in a wired bra, but we all have to make sacrifices at times! hehe ;))

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