Pregnancy and breastfeeding provide lots of challenges for mums. Breasts change shape – sometimes by the hour – and the right support is never more top of mind. We’ve gathered up some of the best nursing bras and maternity bras in the business of looking after breasts. These bras are feature-packed, made from engineered fabrics, light on the wires and scratchy bits and implementing easy access designs for hungry little babies.
Eight of the best nursing bras and maternity bras
- Gratlin Wire-free Seamless Nursing Bra
- Kindred Bravely French Terry Racerback Nursing Bra
- Bonds Women’s Maternity Wirefree Crop Bra
- Medela Maternity and Nursing Bra Medium
- Pump&Nurse Nursing Bra with Built-in Hands-Free Pumping Bra
- Show Off Persian Leopard Nursing Bra
- Bravado Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra
- Berlei Barely There Deluxe Maternity Bra
1. Gratlin Wire-free Seamless Nursing Bra
This nursing bra (above) comes in three different colours – black, ivory or beige – and features drop-down cups for easy access when breastfeeding. The bra’s fabric is smooth and stretchy, with a wide underband to provide extra support. No wonder it made our best maternity bra list!
2. Kindred Bravely French Terry Nursing Bra
Kindred’s Bravely bra (above) comes in black, grey and beige. It’s crafted from super-soft and stretchy French Terry fabric. Built for comfort it has no wires, clasps or hooks and pulls aside to allow easy feeding. It’s designed to allow for the fluctuating breast sizes that are common when breastfeeding.
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3. Bonds Women’s Nursing Crop Bra
This bra (above) features drop-down front opening to allow for easy feeding. It comes with removable foam cup inserts to help create a smooth and even silhouette. It’s a comfy racer-back style with engineered panels to ensure soft support and a contoured shape. Oh, and it’s also wire-free! No pokey bits.
4. Medela Nursing Bra
This bra (above) features a seamless, wire-free design. It’s crafted to allow for breast size fluctuations and provides support while lifting and shaping. This bra has a one-handed easy “open-and-close” clip making opening the front of the bra for easy breastfeeding a breeze.
5. Pump&Nurse Nursing and Pumping Bra
This moderate support cotton/spandex nursing bra (above) features a drop-down cup to make breastfeeding a breeze, but it can also be used when pumping milk. It works with all electric breast pumps and does away with unnecessary clasps and clips altogether.
6. Show Off Persian Leopard Nursing Bra
This bra (above) is wire-free and features 100 percent cotton-lined cups for comfort. It features a one-handed clasp with easy drop-down cups to make breastfeeding that much easier. Wider straps on the larger cup sizes add support and strength and this bra features a six hook and eye extension to allow for ribcage expansion.
7. Bravado Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra
This gorgeous bra (above) comes in black, butterscotch, ivory and pink ice. It’s made from seamless, soft, stretchy fabric for brilliant support and features moulded, removable cups to provide a smooth silhouette.
8. Berlei Barely There Deluxe Maternity Bra
This bra from Berlei (above) is engineered with mums in mind. It features easy one-handed nursing clips for speedy access. The cups are cotton lined and wire free and it’s made with plush padded hook and eyes for easy adjustment as your body changes.
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