If you’ve become a new mom and you’re wondering how you can comfortably and conveniently nurse your newborn, a nursing bra is the answer. A good nursing bra is a wardrobe essential for breastfeeding moms. Unlike other bras, nursing bras have cups that can be easily moved for convenient access. They are constructed to be supportive and comfortable at a time when breasts are sensitive and heavy. Most nursing bras have a clasp that needs only one hand to open and close, although there are also crossover styles that are easy to pull down for nursing.
At HerRoom, we understand that shopping for a bra can be tough – and shopping for a comfortable nursing bra is even more tough. During pregnancy and after childbirth, your breasts won’t be the same size and shape as before. They’ll be unpredictable, a different size, more sensitive, and even sometimes leak. You have to take all of these factors into consideration when choosing a breastfeeding bra. And actually, we recommend that you purchase a minimum of three – one for wearing, one for washing, and one backup for emergencies.
Most styles have cups with full coverage, which is especially comfortable when breasts are heavy. There are also nursing bras with lower necklines, smooth tee-shirt-ready finishes and even strapless and sports bra styles. You can find maternity styles to suit almost any activity. Do look for front closure nursing bras with comfort and support features. Cotton or other breathable fabrics will allow moisture to dissipate, so it's not trapped against your skin. Wide non-stretchy straps, especially those with cushioning, provide great support and easy shoulder strain. Look for flexibility in fit, too. Nursing bras with at least three or four closures will be comfortable when breasts are at their heaviest and later on, as your band size decreases.