To say that breastfeeding changes your breasts is a laughable understatement. For most women, their "nursing boobs" are a few cup sizes larger, much firmer, prone to leaking, and of course, in need of more support than their pregnancy and pre-pregnancy boobs. The trouble is, finding nursing bras that actually support your boobs is usually easier said than done, regardless of your breast size.
Speaking from experience, a good nursing bra needs to be easily accessible, comfortable, and able to adjust to your fluctuating milk supply throughout the duration of your breastfeeding journey — not an easy task for a mere piece of clothing. Although the perfect bra might seem like the things your dreams are made of, there are a few bras on the market that stand above the rest and will put your search to a halt.
Whether you're looking for underwire-free bras, sports bras with extra support, or regular old t-shirt bras that prevent sagging, finding a bra to support your "milk jugs" can make your breastfeeding experience a million times more comfortable. Luckily, there's a nursing bra for every size and preference, because no mom should have to sacrifice her comfort (or her favorite bra) to breastfeed.
1. Seamless Nursing Bra
2. Show Off Lace Bra
Show Off Nursing Bra, $60, Hot Milk Lingerie
Feel like your pre-pregnancy self with this sexy, lacy number from Hot Milk Lingerie. It offers enough support without sacrificing sexiness.
3. La Leche League Sports Bra
4. Full Coverage Underwire Bra
5. Padded Microfiber Bra
6. Bravado! Designs Bliss Nursing Bra
7. Goddess Comfort Zone Nursing Bra
Goddess Comfort Zone Nursing Bra, $20, Mommy Gear
With the look and comfort of a sports bra, but the support of a regular bra, the Goddess Comfort Zone bra combines the best of both bra-worlds into a single super supportive bra for all sizes.
8. Sugar Candy Fully Seamless Nursing Bra
Sugar Candy Fully Seamless Nursing Bra, $60, Cake Lingerie
Designed for plus size women, the sugar candy fully seamless nursing bra has under-breast support without underwires, shorter stretch straps to prevent pulling down, and lock-stitch design for ultimate support.