When you become a parent, so many baby products enter your orbit that you can't be blamed for wanting to cut back anywhere you can. But even if you already have an overflowing bra drawer, picking up a few bras for breastfeeding is still essential. The best full coverage nursing bras do more than support your larger, heavier breasts that seemed to have grown overnight while you were pregnant. They're also soft, comfortable, flexible, and are made especially to accommodate the changes that occur as your milk production comes in and goes out after each feeding.
When it comes to choosing a great bra for breastfeeding, there are a few things to keep in mind. A nursing bra should be roomy enough to never constrict your breasts, and has features like secure hook-and-eye closure and no-slip shoulder straps. You should also be able to easily open and close the cups for quick, no-fuss feedings, and the fabrics used must be able to withstand a bit of leakage and be easy to wash.
Many moms prefer the comfort and security of full coverage nursing bras that provide complete support. And these seven nursing bras are some of the best you can buy online.
1. A Wire-Free Seamless Bra With Full Drop Down Cups & Removable Molded Cups
Make breastfeeding as easy as possible with the help of this comfortable wire-free and seamless full coverage nursing bra, made with a soft, smooth, and stretch blend of polyamide and spandex. The bra cups can be pulled all the way down for maximum accessibility and you can opt to remove the molded cups if you prefer less lift. With a supportive knitted underband, you won't miss constricting underwire and this bra even has a side panel for additional coverage. One reviewer raved: “This has become my go-to nursing bra for wearing at night and during the day." And, she even went on to purchase three.
2. A Lace Wireless Breastfeeding Bra Available In A Wide Range Of Sizes
This maternity bra, which comes in a wide range of band and cup sizes, has drop-down clips for easy breastfeeding, wireless soft cups, and six rows of hooks and eyes in the back for added support. Reviewers say this bra is especially ideal if you have a small band and large cups, and that it offers some of the best support for larger chests you'll find in a wireless nursing bra.
3. A Racerback Seamless Nursing Bra That's Perfect For Low-Intensity Workouts, Too
Hit the yoga mat and then take a break to nurse while wearing this seamless racerback maternity bra, which has a two-ply design and side panels for incredible amounts of support. A knitted underband gives you lift and the front open clips and slide sling are ideal if you prefer private breastfeeding. This bra comes in silver-gray or black and reviewers say it unclips easily with one hand, is comfortable, and can be worn while engaging in low-impact workouts.
4. A Wireless Satiny Bra That Supports Larger Cup Sizes
Larger cup sizes will love the amazing full coverage support provided by this nursing bra, made from nylon, spandex, and elastane. Lightly-lined foam provides high coverage and wireless construction, satin fabric, and complimentary bra extender ensure a comfortable fit and smooth appearance under clothing. The full drop away cup design provides better skin-on-skin contact with baby and reviewers say they can comfortably wear this bra all day long.
5. A Breathable Full Coverage Bra With Removable Foam Cups
With removable molded foam cups, adjustable shoulder straps, and a package that includes bra clips and bra extenders, every feature on this nursing bra is made to ensure a quality fit that grows with your changing body before and after childbirth. Made from nylon and spandex with one-hand access design for easier feedings, this seamless bra has been described by one reviewer as "soft, with just the right balance of stretch and support to make them very comfortable to wear." And, this bra comes in black, pink, and nude.
6. A Rare Padded Nursing Bra With Underwire Support
If underwire bras make you feel more lifted and supported, by all means — go for one — even while pregnant or breastfeeding. This underwire nursing bra is a rare gem: a blend of cotton and spandex that has triple back prongs and fits great, according to reviewers. One mom even raved that this bra is "comfortable enough to wear all the time."
7. A Set Of Three Maternity Bras With Non-Slip Shoulder Straps
This full coverage wireless nursing bra has removable foam pads for more or less support and cleavage, as well as adjustable non-slip shoulder straps to keep you comfortable. You can open the breastfeeding clasp with one hand and this stretchy bra absorbs moisture and sweat so well it doubles as a great yoga workout bra. One reviewer says she barely notices when she's wearing this bra and that it "fits like a sports bra."
Romper may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was created independently from Romper's editorial and sales departments.