Comfortable Nursing Bras That Will Help Streamline Your Breastfeeding Routine
For eight months, through midnights, staff meetings, outdoor picnics, road trips, I nursed my son. I would have done it longer if my boy hadn’t been what my dentist dad jokingly called “enamel advanced.” Translation: he got his teeth early. Let me tell you, nothing upends the cozy cocoon of breastfeeding like a freshly ruptured lower central incisor biting your boob. That said, for those who are or plan on breastfeeding, one thing that makes it easier is super comfortable nursing bras, like these options.
Let me say up front that I know some of these bras are expensive, but you don’t need an entire drawer of them. In my experience a rotation of four was enough that I could have two in the wash while two were at the ready because, as a walking milk factory, things can get messy.
Also, a nursing bra is like no other bra you’ve owned before. It needs to be supportive, functional, and super comfortable to cradle and protect your often tender breasts. Breastfeeding is an exhausting feat and you can’t do it if you’re in pain or dealing with itchy fabric, annoying straps, or hard to adjust snaps and closures. It should also be reliable. I’ll never forget the time at work when I realized my nursing bra strap had broke and I was now not only visibly leaking but also looking about as lopsided as a melting double snow cone. Fun times.
These bras will help you avoid this kind of embarrassment.
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1. MAMA 2-pack Nursing Bras
Made from a soft poly-blend this two-pack of nursing bras from H&M is ideal. There are zero snaps and the cross-cut fit allows easy access.
2. Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra
There's something so reassuring about a nursing bra designed by women for women. That's the case with Bravado Designs, a company created with the intention of giving moms beautiful nursing bras that were actually comfortable. This one has rave reviews and goes up to size I.
3. Negative Underwear Silky Nursing Bra
Negative Underwear has become synonymous with comfort, and I can attest to that. I have their long sleeve sleep shirt and it's the softest thing I own. Reviewers seem to agree that they've hit a home run again with their nursing bra that's said to be true to size that feels like a "wearing a normal sexy, comfortable bra but it’s functional."
4. Sublime Hands-Free Pumping & Nursing Bra
Many moms find themselves juggling breastfeeding and pumping and for expedience sake, who wouldn't want a bra that could handle both? Kindred Bravely has answered the call with their 4.6 out of 5 star rated Sublime Hands-Free Pumping and Nursing Bra. This underwire-free bra has a flap that covers you up, but then a hole for feeding that also easily fits nearly ever brand of breast pump on the market.
5. Women's Nursing Full Coverage T-Shirt Bra - Auden™
With a 4-star rating, this Auden bra is a Target hit. And at less than $20, it's easy to see why. Reviewers credit it's smooth fit and many noted that they went back and bought more after finding their first purchase a success.
6. 24/7™ Classic Nursing Bra
For some women, having underwire is not an option. The support is a necessity and this 24/7 Classic Nursing Bra is a good option for those gals. Plus it gets the ultimate mom seal of approval. One reviewer writes: "Best nursing bra I’ve found through nursing four children!"
7. Ambition Triangle Plum Contour Nursing Bra
If you're looking for the latest in nursing bra technology, that's comfortable and functional, meet: Hot Milk Lingeries Ambition Triangle. It's cups stay in place with magnetic clips and though it's wire-free reviewers say it has the support of a wire bra. "This bra is so comfortable, but has enough structure that I forget it is wire free sometimes which is impressive given I am wearing 36H," attests one buyer.
8. Maternity Blackout GapFit Low Impact Sports Bra
We understand if running a marathon isn't top of your postpartum to do list. But you might be itching to go for a vigorous walk and for that you might need this Gap maternity sports bra. Reviewers give it big points for comfort, which you'll want when you have to pull the stroller over to feed your hungry babe.
9. Seamless Clip Down Maternity and Nursing Bra
This Seamless Clip Down Maternity and Nursing Bra doesn't just have a 5-star review for being so comfortable, it's on sale! Right now, shoppers can get $6.25 off.
10. Bamboobies Nursing Yoga Bra
11. Bliss Perfection Racerback Day Bra
Though not promoted as a nursing bra, moms have discovered Natori's Bliss Perfection Racerback Day Bra and are here for it. That's entirely due to it being found to be an exceedingly comfortable wireless bra that reviewers note makes a perfect transition from post-nursing.
12. Cake Cotton Candy Seamless Nursing Bra
This Cake Cotton Candy bra has tons of 5-star reviews. Why? Because it's not only comfortable, it's breathable. Thanks to a high thread count 90% nylon, 10% elastane blend, it's super soft and stretchy for easy access and support.
13. Everyday Bra
Storq is one of the most reliable maternity outfitters, so, naturally, they have the nursing bra on lock. This Everyday Bra is just that, designed to be comfortable and stretchy all day. Plus, they've thought of little things like making it tag-free with an adjustable back strap.
14. Glamourmom Nursing Bra Full Bust Long Top
A nursing bra and tank top in one? Um yes please. This two-in-one top draws big praise from buyers who have found it as a great option for comfort and modesty that can be worn alone or under clothing.
15. Teal Floral Nursing Bra
Made in Nigeria, Trouvai Apparel puts a playful spin on the classic nursing bra with this floral design that lined in cotton for extra comfort.
16. EMY Nursing Bra Maternity Bra Pack Wrap Sleep Bra
Basically the equivalent of your favorite cotton underwear, this four pack of nursing bras are cheap, comfortable, and, most important, disposable. You won't feel terrible when you throw these bad boys away at the end of your nursing time.
17. Amaris Maternity and Nursing Bra
You! Lingerie's founder Uyo Okebie-Eichelberger understands that women want to look good and feel good while pregnant and nursing. Thus her super comfy line of buttery soft branded bras with a thick elastic band and easy to access nursing clips — perfect for wearing under a t-shirt.