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Is it necessary to wear a bra the whole day long?

Q: The question is related with the daily activities of my wife. She does not wear her brassiere on a regular basis. She is 23 years old and does not listen to my saying that a girl should wear a bra for at least 10 hours a day. She says that 8 hours a day is the limit and she wears it only for 5-6 hours a day on an average. Would you please let me know the biological reasons (pros and cons) of wearing a bra? And, for how many hours a day should she wear it? Eagerly awaiting for your response.

A:There is no clear cut time limit for which a woman should wear a bra. It depends upon the size of the breasts, and the type of work one is doing. Main reason for wearing a bra is to give them support while working. Secondary reasons are to avoid them being obviously exposed, or to enhance the size of breasts in those who have small breasts or to prevent staining with milk in lactating mothers. I think whether it is 8 or 10 or 12 hours, it should not make much difference. However, you can consult a plastic surgeon for more information.


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