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Babble Blogger Favorites: Best Maternity and Nursing Bras

By ilanawiles |

Not all bras are created equal. It’s a lesson you’ll learn once you start looking for a maternity bra —  they’re not all sized the same. It’s best to be properly fitted for one in-store and try them on in person to get the best results. The last thing you want as a new mother is to feel restricted or unsupported while trying to nurse your new baby.

I reviewed several bra models and found my favorites for overall nursing support, overnight bras, most eye-catching, and more. It can seem daunting when you start your search, but trust me: there’s a nursing or maternity bra out there to suit any need.

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Babble Blogger Favorites: Best Maternity Bras and Nursing Bras

Best Overall Nursing Bra | Elle Macpherson Intimates Maternelle Maternity Bra

The Maternelle was what I wore throughout the entire year I nursed my first daughter, so I was pleased to see that the same bra is still on the market. Initially, I bought a pale pink bra but by the end of the year, I had one in black and white as well. It was the best solution for me by far. The Maternelle is made from soft microfiber and features full coverage with scalloped lace trim at the neckline so it looks fine peeking through clothing. It has a six-column, three-row hook-and-eye closure that's perfect for nursing mothers and an unlined, no-wire (but fully supportive) cup. The straps release easily for nursing but even when nursing, the bra covers the top of the breast for added discretion and comfort.
Get it from Bare Necessities, $55

Did we miss your favorite brand? Tell us which model you love in the comments!

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Ilana Wiles writes Mommy Shorts, a humor blog geared towards new parents. She is one of Babble's Top 100 Mom Blogs and one of The Huffington Post's top 20 women to follow on Instagram. She lives in NYC with her husband, 2-year-old daughter and a newborn baby girl. Read bio and latest posts → Read ilanawiles's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “Babble Blogger Favorites: Best Maternity and Nursing Bras

  1. Lindsey Power says:

    Glad to see You Lingerie on the list. They also make some really cute nursing tanks!

  2. Jayne Goodwin says:

    Cake Lingerie – do have good bras for larger chested women. I bought my Cheesecake bra in 36H cup from them. A bit revealing but very supportive and comfortable.

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