Mom-Tested: The Best Nursing Bras
by Alice Gomstyn
| Posted 3 years ago
Motherhood Maternity Wrap Nursing Sleep Bra
"It was like a soft sports bra
...I never got tangled up trying to get it on and it was really gentle with my "now I'm full, now I'm not" nursing breasts. It was just fine under tees going out and about when my milk came in. When I was less engorged I only wore it at home and at night, opting for more support during the day."
—Nicole Leigh Shaw, 36, blogger at Ninja Mom
, and mother of four, Fort Wayne, IN
Bravado Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra
"The Bravado Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra
is the absolute best... Comfortable, looked nice under clothes and held up incredibly well to frequent washings over 15 months of nursing. Worth. Every. Penny.
—Katie Morison, 32, blogger at Katie Morison
, and mother of one, New York, NY
Bravado Design Allure
"I tried on a Bravado Design Allure
and fell in love! It was extremely comfortable and gave me great support. It was a cute, lacy, sexy bra that made me feel like my old self again and gave me some extra confidence when in public!"
—Amanda Steinberg, 30, blogger at The Anti Mom
and mother of one and pregnant, Coconut Creek, FL
Bravado The Essential Nursing Tank
"Bravado—hands down...I used the tank
as a base layering piece for almost everything. Also, it washes up really well."
—Emily Elling, 33, blogger at DesignHerMomma
and mother of four, Indianapolis, IN
Thyme Maternity Padded Bra
"I really liked Thyme Maternity Padded Nursing Bras
—they were most like the normal bras I wore, pre-baby. They fit comfortably and the padding hid those annoying leak pads if you needed them,"
—Cara Lemieux, 33, blogger at Me and Ducky
and mother of one, New York, NY
Leading Lady Modal Wirefree Cami Nursing Bra
"It's comfy, breathable, affordable, and comes in a wide variety of sizes. My jugs changed size when I nursing, so finding a bra that was the right fit was really hard. I would definitely go with something affordable and durable over expensive and pretty in a nursing bra. At least for me, this was a straight up utility bra
—Julie Miner, 40, blogger at Rants From Mommyland
and mother of four, Washington D.C.
A Pea in a Pod Seamless Clip Down Nursing Bra
Glamourmom Nursing Bra Basic Tank
"I was actually a nursing tank fanatic. Slept in them, layered them under my clothes, never had to worry about buying different bra sizes for those wild early weeks vs. later when my boobs eventually calmed the hell down... My favorites were by Glamourmom
—totally worth the splurge for the extra-long style to cover that postpartum belly."
—Amy Corbett Storch, 35, mother of three, Washington D.C. and blogger at Amalah
Gilligan & O'Malley Nursing Cami
"I loved these tanks
because I could wear them out or under another piece of clothing and have easy access for feeding. Miranda was a summer baby, so going for a walk and coming home, being able to nurse her was very easy and helpful with these nursing tanks."
—Sharon Kucyk, 31, mother of 1, 31, Freehold, NJ
Anita Nursing Bras
"I find the Anita
brand to be the best and well worth the extra expense. For one thing, they are prettier than most nursing bras. Plus, they fit to perfection as they magically stretch with engorgement and provide the right coverage. I have one I wear a few days a week and after 20 months looks just as nice as the day I bought it."
—Kirtley Ceballos, 31, mother of one, Denver, CO