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A hand-selected assortment featuring top-rated styles from the world’s most beloved brands
Bra Basics #1: a classic, everyday bra with support & stretch
Cooling Crossover Nursing Bra
Cooling Nursing + Pumping Bra
Natori Bliss Perfection Racerback Bralette
Cake Tutti Frutti Nursing Bra
Cake Maternity Cotton Candy Seamless Sleep & Yoga Nursing Bra
On Gossamer Next to Nothing Micro Wireless Nursing Bra
Cake TimTams Nursing Bra
Natori Feathers Maternity Contour Plunge Underwire
Cake Maternity Croissant Flexi Wire T-Shirt Nursing Bra
Seamless Maternity & Nursing Sports Bra
The Dairy Fairy Ruby Nursing + Pumping Bra
Seamless Drop Cup Nursing Cami
Cooling Seamless Underwear, 3-Pack
Natori Bliss Perfection Maternity Underwear
Cache Coeur Lollypop Nursing Bra
Bravado Original Nursing Bra
Nursing can be complicated. What you wear shouldn't be.
Bamboobies Multi-Pack Washable Nursing Pads - 8 Pads
Bamboobies Washable Overnight Nursing Pads - 4 Pads
Mama Mio Boob Tube
Erbaviva Nursing Balm
Bravado Original Full Cup Nursing Bra
Bravado Ballet Nursing Bra
Bravado Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra
The Dairy Fairy Ruby Full Cup Nursing + Pumping Bra
Provided by Board Certified Lactation Consultant Tracey Jedrzejek
It’s a good idea to purchase a few nursing bras at the beginning of the third trimester of your pregnancy. By this time, you will have gained most of your baby weight and your breasts will remain approximately the same size for at least the initial postpartum period.
It’s a good idea to bring at least one nursing bra with you. Hospital gown material can be very abrasive against your nipples and areola, especially during the first few days. You may also appreciate the support a bra gives you while nursing.
During the early days, you will be feeding frequently, so you’ll want to purchase a nursing bra that is very comfortable and also stretches to accommodate your growing milk supply during the first week. You’ll want a bra that has easy one-handed access for nursing.
Your bust size will typically decrease during the postpartum months as your body returns to pre pregnancy size. Therefore, you may need to purchase smaller bras during your breastfeeding journey.
During your first week, your breasts may grow larger and become engorged. You’ll want to look for a bra that is very soft and stretchy, yet also strong enough to support your breasts which may feel quite heavy as your milk increases in volume.
A maternity bra is a souped-up version of a regular bra – specifically designed to comfortably support your growing breasts during pregnancy. Wider straps, a soft cotton lining, and extra hooks and eyes on the band are just a few of the features you'll typically find in a maternity bra. Maternity bras usually don't have underwire cups. Note: Some regular bras offer these features as well and will work fine during pregnancy.
Maternity and nursing bras differ in one basic way: Nursing bras have clasps or panels that allow easy access to the nipples for breastfeeding.
You don’t need to look for a particular material, although many are some combination of cotton, nylon and sometimes spandex. You don’t want an abrasive material rubbing up against your nipples. Look for a bra that fits well, is comfortable, and functions easily during breastfeeding.
Since your bust size may have changed during your pregnancy, you may need to purchase a larger size bra for nursing, at least for the initial postpartum period. It’s typically safe to purchase a few bras that are the same bust size as during pregnancy, with room to grow in the cup size.