There are thousands upon thousands of maternity nursing bras to choose from. So which ones to get? Well, there’s no right or wrong. We all have different preferences and budgets. I will give you some great tips on brands, styles and designs that are well liked across the world.
Best maternity nursing bras
First of all, don’t just get a regular bra in a bigger size. Real maternity nursing bras are specially designed for the task. When you go hunting have these things in mind.
- Comfort & Fit – You want your bra to be snug and comfy, but make sure it’s not too tight. If it is your milk ducts can get blocked and infected. Which hurts like h…
- Support – Make sure you get a bra that can support you boobs even when it is “open”. That will make the feeding easier.
- Flexibility – You want the bra to be stretchy enoguh to adjust to your changing curves. The first few weeks of breastfeeding your breasts will grow really big, but they settle after a while. And you don’t want to spend money on different sizes just because of that.
- Function – Only buy nursing bras you can open and flip with one hand. You’ll need you other one to hold the little one.
- Price – Don’t over spend and buy too few. They will get stained and you won’t always have time to wash. And you have to change them almost every day due to growing bacteria.
If you want to know more about what makes a nursing bra fit properly, head over to How to choose the right nursing bra.
Great nursing bras for regular day wear
This is cake Maternity’s Flexi Wire spacer nursing bra. A great t-shirt bra with a few dazzling details. I think the best thing is the flexi wire. It gives extra support, great shape and is still very soft and comfortable. The spacer cups gives a great airy feeling and smooth profile without being bulky like other foam bras (spacer cups are special light foam that breathes). And the drop down function in the cups are perfect for feeding.
It’s available in 85C to 105K and comes in 3 lovely colors.
This is one of the most popular nursing bras out there. The bra has even won the Mom’s Choice Award. And for good reason. The cup drops fully down (this matter more than you might think if you’ve never nursed before). It’s made of a 4-way stretch fabric that hugs your changing curves. And it is soft seamless and wire-free. It also has removable foam inserts that you can choose to use for discretion and shape. Finally, it provides full coverage.
You can get it in XS to XXL and there are 14 colors to choose from.
Here’s another bestseller for you. I do own a couple of thses myself. And they were my favorites. At least the first few months of breastfeeding. They’re super comfy, easy to clip open and close (with one hand) and the right amount of stretch versus support. I keep reading that you need at least 3 nursing bras. One to wear, one in the washer and one to spare. I don’t know about you guys but I do not wash THAT often. Even if you use nursing pads there will be leakage. And you need to change you bra quite often to feel clean and fresh. That’s why I love this priceworthy 5-pack.
Available in S-XXL. Choose from 6 modern color combinations.
Sexy nursing bras
After a few months of full focus on the baby and being nothing but a mom, I felt the need to put on something pretty and starting to be me as well again. I might sound ridiculous but one step towards that was getting myself a sexy nursing bra. It wasn’t as comfortable as the super soft wireless ones I wore at home, but it made me feel great. This laced little thing will provide you with full support and coverage, easy breastfeeding access and some well deserved wows.
Get it in 32D to 38G. Get it in black or nude.
Want a little more edgy option? Take it one step further? I love this lace balconette nursing bra, especially the back. Besides the apparent sexiness and chest straps, it also has magnetic nursing clips. This makes it even easier to flip the cups up and down whenever needed. Hotmilk have a couple of other hot bras if you want to browse more options.
It comes in sizes 32D-34F (4D in US). If you don’t want black go with a red hot Sangria.
Let’s continue down sexy lane. Because who said that pumping bras have to be only functional and practical. So, when you’re ready to feel more than a milk machine, this options is here waiting for you. Sexy AND practical. It has the nursing clips that you can operate with one hand and a demi-underwire for some nice lift and support. And as the picture shows, it’s hands-free.
Available in 32B to 4E and in 4 different colors.
This is also a hands-free pumping bra. But totally different from the above. This one is a combination between a pumping bra and a sports bra. It’s perfect for low impact workouts like yoga and walks. You can of course use it as an everyday bra as well. The cups are double layered which makes it easy to discreetly use the breast pumps. This is real good quality and it has tons of good reviews to lean back on.
It comes in XS to XL and in 4 different color combinations.
This is one of the more popluar pumping bras online. Bravado knows what they’re doing. Since over 80 % of breastfeeding moms pump, there’s a lot of us that need a fast and easy way to do it. This patent pending design is a little revolutionary. It has a clip and pump function. It offers almost ultimate convenience, ease and discretion. You don’t have to detach the breast shield and it keeps the bottle in the right position. You can easily breastfeed att the same time as well.
Size range from S to XL and you can choose the black och grey/pink one.
Nursing sleep bra
The days of sleeping comfortably naked will be over for a while, if you’re breastfeeding and don’t want to stain your sheets all the time. Or at least it was for me. But don’t fret. There’s super comfortable and super stylish nursing sleep bras. This is one of my favorites. It has no clasps and no wires. Just smooth comfort all the way. The racerback also gives some support.
If S-XL fits you, you just need to put it in your cart.
The next option is different in style but holds almost the same level of comfort. No hardware in sight. Just soft cotton and elastic bands. I really like the broad shoulder straps and the band underneath the breasts, they help keep everything in place. I would choose this bra if I wanted a sleep bra that could double as a wear-at-home bra as well. And it’s better than the latter if you have a little bigger chest as well.
Sizes ranges from M to 3XL and there’s 10 colors to choose from.
When I started breastfeeding I had no clue. Absolutely no clue. For example, I was surprised that learn that the boob the baby isn’t using at the moment leak quite a lot. What to do? I bought nursing pads. First the one you wash the the disposable one (which I liked a lot more). But sometimes I forgot to put them close by. This time, at least during the night, I’m going to try a nursing singlet. It looks and feels just like a regular nursing bra. The difference being leak proof breast cups. Yes, you heard me. Smart, right? Each cup holds 10 ml. And you can wash the top as many time as you like. Saves both your money and the environment.
Available from 32A to 40F in black.
Outstanding nursing sports bras
I think Cake maternity has some of the best nursing bras on the market. They might not be the prettiest, but they’re experts on creating high quality nursing bras. This flexi wire sports bra is one of their newest designs. It’s a high impact workout bra that provides awesome support, function and comfort. And it will fit no matter the size of your chest, almost. It has spacer technology for breathablility and to reduce friction, and a whole lot of other impressive features.
It comes in tons of sizes – from 70B to 90K and three color combinations.
This is also from Cake maternity and is one of their bestsellers. It’s designed for light to moderate activity. Like yoga, a walk or just your daily business. If you don’t mind the straps it works well for sleeping as well. The stylish T-back design will help to keep everything in place.
It’s available in sizes S to XL and you can choose from 6 modern colors.
Do you know which maternity nursing bras you’ll need yet?
Try imagining what your days will be like after the baby comes. Do you think you will go on a lot of walks? Or will you be spending a lot of time at cafés with your mom-friends? If it’s you first, you might not know what to do with your days yet. Maybe you’re planning on working as soon as possible. No matter what, make sure to spend your money wisely on the maternity nursing bras you actually need. And please share your experiences in the comments if you like, or dislike, something.