A good nursing bra is a must-have for every nursing mom. Over our many collective years of breastfeeding we've personally tried hundreds of nursing bras and curated the best selection of top quality nursing bras from from designers like Bravado Designs
, Cake Maternity
, and Majamas
. Whether you're looking for a sexy nursing bra or a comfy cotton basic we offer a wide selection of styles and sizes, including petite and plus size nursing bras. Here’s what to consider in your quest for nursing bra bliss:
- How many nursing bras do I need?
We recommend buying 3-5 of your favorite everyday bra – the style you'll reach for over and over again - and then adding a few special styles such as a strapless nursing bra or sports nursing bra that meet specific occasional needs. If you sleep with a bra on, you'll need 3-5 nursing sleep bras as well. A nursing sleep bra is good to keep on hand even if you don't sleep with one. This super comfy style is great for lounging around and it you're engorged or sore, it might be the most comfortable option. Keep your lingerie drawer exciting by including at least one fun or sexy nursing bra in your collection.
When do you recommend light support, and which styles are best?
Light support is best for sleep. Smaller busted women may find that a light support nursing bra is all that’s required. If worn as a sleep bra and especially, in the early days of engorgement and nipple soreness, women of all sizes may find light support nursing bras the most comfortable option as they hug you very gently. The super easy pull aside nursing access is fuss free and easy for first time moms or moms that just don’t want to fiddle with clips. Check out our guide to the Best Nursing Sleep Brasto explore your options.
When do you recommend moderate support, and which styles are best?
If things have taken a turn for voluptuous during your pregnancy, you need a high quality supportive nursing bra as you’re likely to see further increase once your milk comes in. Most nursing bras offer at least moderate support, so you’ve got all kinds of options here. It’s really important to go for quality when you’re selecting your nursing bras as it will be reflected in the overall comfort, support and shape you achieve. Experiment with a variety of nursing access styles to see which works best for you. The Bravado Designs Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra is a huge favorite. Its seamless construction is ultra-comfortable and it features removable foam cups for extra lining when you need it. Need a bra that will keep up with your active lifestyle? The Bravado Designs Body Silk Seamless Rhythm Nursing Bra is an athleisure spin on the bestselling classic. Read our guide to the Best T-Shirt Nursing Brasto discover the favorite everyday nursing bras of moms around the globe.
When do you recommend maximum support, and which styles are best?
Full-figured women should take extra care in selecting the best and most supportive nursing bras as proper support helps baby establish a good latch on, prevents common breastfeeding complications, creates a beautiful silhouette and is uplifting in every way! Check out our guide to the Best Plus Size Nursing Bras for Fuller Busts.
Should I wear a nursing bra during pregnancy?
Your breasts are undergoing major changes during pregnancy to prepare for nursing. Many women quickly find their pre-maternity bras too tight, and underwires can get seriously uncomfortable as dig in to your widening ribcage. Since nursing bras are designed with comfort and support in mind, they’re perfect as maternity bras as well. Keep in mind that your bra size may continue to change in the latter part of your pregnancy and first few weeks of nursing.