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Best Sports Nursing Bras 2020

We’re inspired to write this guide because of the many amazing moms who have written to us to tell us about their awesome athletic accomplishments achieved while they were nursing. You don’t have to be climbing mountains or running a marathon (though some of your have!) to experience the benefits of a good sports nursing bra. Incorporating your baby’s feeding needs into your activities allows you to continue doing the things you love even when you’re nursing on demand. Plus, we’ll be the first to admit that a good-looking nursing sports bra goes a long way to making us feel like exercising!

Support is Essential

Activity without appropriate support can strain delicate breast tissue. Even if you have a small bust, your breasts are fuller and heavier when nursing, and your breasts’ supportive ligaments can get stretched out and weakened. It’s important to get the right level of support for your activity.

What is your activity level?

Medium/High Impact Sports Nursing Bras are for sports that involve a lot of bounce movement such as running, cross training and dance. These bras are designed to offer the highest level of support and an appropriate level of compression for nursing moms. They provide extra coverage in front and wide, cushioned straps, and moisture control fabric for maximum comfort. We recommend that full figure moms wear high impact sports nursing bras for all activities for the best support.
Low Impact Sports Nursing Bras are your everyday athleisure nursing bras. They are designed for sports that involve less intense movement and require more flexibility such as yoga, walking, and pilates. They are supportive but not compressive and are designed with flexibility in mind. They have a lower front than high impact sports bras and feature wide, comfortable straps and breathable, moisture-wicking fabric. Low impact sports nursing bras also make great all-day nursing bras for busy, on-the-go moms keeping up with active tots.

Best Sport Nursing Bras for Medium/High Impact Exercise

The Best Nursing Sports Bra for Runners

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
SUPPORT
ACTIVITY RATING: MEDIUM/HIGH IMPACT
FEATURES
Unpadded
Padded Shoulder Straps
Drop Open Nursing Access
Quick-drying, Moisture-wicking Performance Fabric
Mesh Lining
Pull Over Racerback Style
FABRIC
74% Polyamide 26% Elastane
Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® Certified: Fabric free from harmful substances
WHY WE LOVE IT
It’s no surprise that the Swedes have designed the highest quality sport nursing bra on the market. It offers the highest level of support and features premium extras like cushioned shoulder straps and eco-friendly technical fabric that will keep you comfortable through medium/high-impact exercise and running.

The Best Sports Nursing Bra for Full Bust

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
SUPPORT
ACTIVITY RATING: MEDIUM/HIGH IMPACT
FEATURES
Stretch Foam Cups
Breastfeeding-safe Flexible Underwire
Drop Open Nursing Access
FABRIC
78% Nylon 22% Spandex
Lining 100% Polyester
Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® Certified: Fabric free from harmful substances
More Colors
WHY WE LOVE IT
This underwire nursing bra is as sleek as our pre-pregnancy bras, though it’s been designed with lactation in mind. The flexible wire has a wider U-shape designed to lift and support without constricting milk-flow. The cups are made of soft, slightly stretchy foam and give you shape and coverage without adding any bulk. We found this underwire nursing bra to be comfortable for all day wear and have enough plunge to accommodate our v-necks and low cut tops.

The Best Budget Nursing Sports Bra for Medium/High Impact Exercise

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
SUPPORT
ACTIVITY RATING: MEDIUM/HIGH IMPACT
FEATURES
Waffle Mesh Side Panels
Drop Open Nursing Access
FABRIC
58% Polyester 32% Cotton 10% Spandex
Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® Certified: Fabric free from harmful substances
More Colors
WHY WE LOVE IT
This sports nursing bra has been a reliable staple in our collection and a perennial favorite of moms who want the fit and feel of a classic sports bra. The stretch cotton front panel is ventilated by the mesh side panels. This bra offers enough support for jogging. It fits snugly, as a sports bra should, so size up if you are in doubt.

Best Sport Nursing Bras for Low Impact Exercise

These athleisure nursing bras offer you the comfort and flexibility for low-impact activity such as yoga, pilates and walking. With friendly fabrics that manage moisture and reduce chafing, these low impact sports nursing bras easily cross-over to become the favorite all-day nursing bras for busy breastfeeding moms.

The Best Nursing Sports Bra for Yoga & Low Impact Exercise (Padded)

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
SUPPORT
ACTIVITY RATING: LOW-MEDIUM IMPACT
FEATURES
Moulded Cups with Removable Pads
4-Way Stretch Seamless Fabric
Drop Open Nursing Access
Wireless with Knit in Side Support Zones
Pullover Racerback with Back Hook for Adjustable Support
FABRIC
97% Polyester 25% Nylon 8% Spandex
Lining: 93% Nylon 7% Spandex
Band:61% Nylon 22% Polyester 17% Spandex
Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® Certified: Fabric free from harmful substances
More Colors
WHY WE LOVE IT
The Body Silk Seamless Rhythm Nursing Bra is our all-time bestselling nursing bra redesigned in true athleisure spirit. The wide underband support and knit-in side support zones give comfortable support without constriction. If you’re looking for a seriously comfortable, practical and cute nursing sports bra that you’ll want to wear all day, this is it!

Turn it into a hands-free pump bra with the Clip and Pump™ Hands-Free Nursing Bra Accessory.

The Best Nursing Sports Bra for Yoga & Low Impact Exercise (Padded)

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
SUPPORT
ACTIVITY RATING: LOW-MEDIUM IMPACT
FEATURES
Cotton-lined Stretch Mesh Cups
Foam Padded Straps
Drop Open Nursing Access
Back Closure
Convertible to Racerback
FABRIC
Mesh 93% Nylon 7% Spandex
Lining: 92% Cotton 8% Spandex
More Colors
WHY WE LOVE IT
If you seek the benefits of technical fabrics but love the feel of natural cotton up against your skin, this is the nursing sports bra for you. Lined with soft stretch cotton on the inside, you still get all the moisture-wicking and heat control benefits from the outer mesh cups. This nursing sports bra is very flexible and makes a great yoga bra and comfortable sporty everyday bra. An inner under bust support made of mesh covered foam provides gentle support and the back hooks make it easy to put on.

The Best Budget Nursing Sports Bra for Yoga & Low Impact Exercise

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
SUPPORT
ACTIVITY RATING: LOW-MEDIUM IMPACT
FEATURES
Removable padding
Mesh-lined Cups
Drop Open Nursing Access
Pullover Racerback
FABRIC
Mesh 50% Nylon 40% Polyester 10% Spandex
Lining: 92% Cotton 8% Spandex
More Colors
WHY WE LOVE IT
This sports nursing bra is an excellent budget-friendly find made with extremely comfortable seamless knit and a well ventilated design. It even comes with removable pads which is hard to find in sports nursing bras! If you are leaking heavily, you can take those pads out and replace them with nursing pads.