Stepping into the role of a mother is a major deal. Your body, moods and eating habits all start changing for that new bundle of joy in your life. Naturally, the clothes you wear and even your home has to change along with you. If you’re wondering when it’s time to finally get a maternity bra, don’t.
It’s a natural thing with no hard rules. If you’re wondering what’s the difference between nursing bras and regular bras, the former is specifically designed to support pregnant women as they continuously adjust to breastfeeding their new baby. That’s why we’ve got 10 of the best maternity bras out there to make this big change in your life, a little easier. Just remember to buy one to two sizes larger than you would post-baby.
ThirdLove 24/7 Classic Nursing Bra
2019 Best of Baby award winner ThirdLove 24/7 Classic Nursing Bra is an underwire nursing bra with ultra-thin memory foam cups to mould to your body as it changes and drop-down cups to make nursing less of a hassle. Its spandex and Pima fabrics are tagless, so you don’t have to worry about your especially sensitive skin acting up. Available in cup sizes A to I, you’re sure to find one perfect for you.
Love & Fit Athena Nursing Sports Bra
Love & Fit Athena Nursing Sports Bra is one of the best on the market, with adjustable back closure and straps for all the support and comfort you could ever need. It’s designed with extra coverage in mind- so no wardrobe malfunctions withthis one. Even the cups are removable, to protect sensitive nipples and just unclip and go when it’s time to nurse.
iLoveSIA Seamless Maternity Bra
iLoveSIA Seamless Maternity Bra is heavy on comfort with no underwire or bands. All its got are adjustable cups that drop when you need them to. With enough room for you to add a nursing pad in when you’re all strapped up, you can also find these in tank bras if that’s more your style.
Kindred Bravely Sublime Support Low Impact Nursing and Maternity Sports Bra
Kindred Bravely Sublime Support Low Impact Nursing and Maternity Sports Bra is designed to support you in every venture. For the more sporty moms and moms-to-be who just can’t sit down and want to be as active as possible. You really can’t go wrong with a racerback like this, made for support with adjustable straps and wireless design. It even has clips that give you one-handed nursing access no one has to know about!
Medela Nursing Bra for Sleep and Breastfeeding
Tired of sleepless nights because you just can’t find the right bra? Medela Nursing Bra for Sleep and Breastfeeding was created with that in mind as the perfect nightly bra so you can feel comfy and well-rested even if you need to instantly nurse in the night. That’s exactly what its crisscross front design is for! The four-way stretch fabric perfectly adapts to your changes, wicking away moisture in case of leaking or sweaty nights. If you’re worried about certifications, rest assured with this OEKO-TEX certified bra. You can sleep confidently knowing there are no nasty chemicals in the materials of this nursing bra.
Cake Cotton Candy Seamless Nursing Bra
According to new mommies out there, Cake Cotton Candy Seamless Nursing Bra is the cream of the crop right now. It’s got a high thread count for incredible softness and with a scoop neckline, this bra is comfortable all day, every day (and night!). It comes in four colors but what it lacks in color palettes it makes up for in size. It’s XL options go up to a 42E!
Storq Everyday Nursing Bra
Storq Everyday Nursing Bra is a bra that accommodates a growing bust even through pregnancy, thanks to its soft cup nursing bra design. The modal and spandex blend makes a super stretchy and cotton-soft feel, while still offering support with its lined fabric, hook and eye closure and adjustable back straps.
HOTmilk Activate Maternity and Nursing Sports Bra
HOTmilk Activate Maternity and Nursing Sports Bra are for moms and moms-to-be who take working out and being active seriously. It’s a nursing sports bra you can rely on with flexible underwire for extra support and shaping while not giving you that bulky feeling you might find in other bras. Its patented cotton technology also keeps an expectant mom cool no matter the heat- not even a tough workout is a problem with this one.
Bravado Designs Ballet Maternity Nursing Bra
Bravado Designs Ballet Maternity Nursing Bra is yet another ultra-soft powerhouse on our list as a wire-free nursing sleep bra loved by both moms and moms-to-be. Its material is light and stretchy with a pull-away front design for easy access. It’s OEKO-TEX certified too, so you don’t have to worry about any sensitivity or chemical issues!
Medela Easy Expression Hands-Free Pumping Bra
Lastly, if you’re an avid lover of Medala products and got yourself a Medela breast pump like many new mothers; you’re gonna love this hands-free nursing bra. Made from adaptive stretch nylon and spandex it stretches with your growing body and always provides a super soft touch when it comes to your sensitive skin. You can pump without worry with its no-slip support and trademark OEKO-TEX certification which many Medala products ofter carry.