It’s inevitable. During pregnancy and especially postpartum, your breasts will go through many changes. If you plan to nurse, you will still want to have a nursing bra tailored to your personal needs. Comfort will also be high on your list of must-haves! The fourth trimester is a challenging time, and you deserve to feel your best when it comes to undergarments. Leakage, engorgement, and chafing are all common problems many moms deal with during this time.
Besides comfort, other features to look for when choosing postpartum bras are pumping capabilities, easy access for nursing, and support level. You will want to make sure it has the features you want for making that easy for you and your baby! I’m sharing our favorite and the best nursing bras that will work for moms during their postpartum journey.
Best Nursing Bras
Sublime Hands-Free Pumping & Nursing Bra
This nursing bra has an Easyclip that allows you to wear it all day and night! You can easily use it for nursing or hands-free pumping. It’s one of our top favorites! The bra securely fits all standard pump flanges. It has moderate support and removable cups, so you can wear them as you please!
Racerback Nursing & Sleep Bra
This bra can be worn from maternity through postpartum and even after! It is made of a soft terrycloth fabric and a crossover design for easy, one-handed pull-aside breastfeeding access. It has light support, so it is comfortable for sleeping as well!
The Everyday Nursing Bra
This nursing bra is made of luxe Pima cotton. It’s wireless for extra comfort and has a front strap adjuster with four back settings to accommodate your changing chest size. It unhooks easily with a one-handed clasp for quick access! We also love that it has a J-hook at the back for racerback functionality.
Seamless Nursing Bra
The flattering design is perfect under any top. A high thread count makes this an unbelievably soft and stretchy wireless nursing bra. It is supportive enough for all-day wear and comfortable enough to sleep in!
Bodysilk Seamless Nursing Bra
We love this brand and their bra designs. This soft feeling material plus a seamless design make this a comfortable choice for postpartum! Easily and discreetly nurse your baby by using the clips on the front straps to fasten and unfasten. The molded cups are removable and virtually invisible under clothing.
Ballet Nursing Bra
This nursing bra is wire-free for comfort all day and night. The breathable fabric will help keep you cool and dry. The pull-away front panel makes nursing easy! No clips to worry about fastening and unfastening. It has light support and modal-lined cups.
Seamless Nursing Bra
This affordable seamless nursing bra is a mom favorite. It features a 6-hook back closure to accommodate fluctuations in breast size. The cups themselves unclasp for breastfeeding, and the seamless design allows for a smooth silhouette under clothing.
Nursing Yoga Bra
This sportier and affordable option is perfect for lounging or getting some movement in! It would work perfectly for low-impact exercises like postpartum yoga or Pilates. This stretchy fabric provides a snug fit that holds nursing pads in place. The front has clips for convenient access for pumping or feeding.
Wirefree Nursing Bra
Here’s another incredibly affordable option! If you’re looking for a nursing bra that provides a little more structure, this one’s for you. This bra is lightly padded with a V-cut front. You can easily release the straps with one hand for quick access as needed. It is made of Nylon and Spandex for extra stretch and comfort factor.
Bandita Maternity Bra
This seamless nursing bra is soft to the touch. It features a V-neckline with ruched detailing. The bra also has adjustable straps with a hook and eye closure. It’s a great lounge bra that also works beautifully for on the go!
Wrap Front Nursing Bra
The wrap front design of this nursing bra offers extra support. It is made of nylon and spandex for the perfect amount of stretch! We love how comfortable and easy wrap front bras are and this one is no exception. The V-neckline accommodates a variety of different tops and the ruching under the bust offers extra support.
Maternity Sculpting Bra
This lightweight bralette is designed for maximum comfort during and post-pregnancy. It features a double-layer jersey cup to prevent leakage. The clasp snaps open and closed for nursing. It also has a 3-row, 4-column hook-and-eye closure to adjust for the perfect fit!
Bra-llelujah! Mama Bra
The fold-down nursing cups use one-hand clips for the easiest access with this bra. We also like how this wrap-style design keeps the opposite cup in place while feeding baby! And the racerback design helps keep the straps in place. For mamas with sensitive skin, the brushed fabric this nursing bra is made with is perfect for you.
I wish I had known about this bralette when I had my son! It is designed to hold an ice or heat pack. The bra even comes with an ice/heat pack set you can insert in it! This would’ve been so helpful for when I was engorged and painfully trying to dry up my milk. You can also use the heat pack to help with your letdown when nursing baby. This bralette is on my list for the next baby I have!
You deserve to be comfortable every day, especially during the postpartum recovery period. Make sure you choose nursing bras you know will help you feel your best whether you’re lounging at home or out and about. Consider grabbing a few different kinds that offer different levels of support. That way, you will be well-prepared to handle whatever your postpartum journey throws your way! Happy shopping!