Top 10 Nursing Bras for Everyday Wear from Cake Maternity| Mamas come in all different shapes and sizes, do all sorts of different jobs and have different hobbies. Some women stay at home and others cannot sit still. Some prefer to wear wires and others prefer not to. Some mamas are just starting out breastfeeding their twins 10 times a day, with sore and heavy boobs and others are down to 2 feeds a day after 20 months. So it goes without saying that if there’s all these different kinds of mamas, there needs to be different kinds of nursing bras, too!
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Chances are, you’re so busy with your baby that you’re unsure what is out there. We’ve narrowed down a few of our favorite nursing bras to make the job easier for you.
1. A transition bra.
This is the bra you wear just after you’ve had your baby and you are transitioning from pregnancy to breastfeeding. When your milk comes in, your breasts can feel super sensitive due to the fact that they’re heavier and fuller, so they’ll need a bit more TLC than usual.
For this stage we recommend a wire-free, seamless bra. Cotton Candy is our pick as it has a double layer, racer back design with moulded cups for capacity and separation. This bra is super soft, comfortable and non-flattening and can be worn all day and night. It’s everything you need for that transition, so you can focus on your baby and not your bra.
2. A date night bra.
Your idea of date night might be pizza and a movie at home or a candle lit dinner at a fancy restaurant. Whatever your style, a lacey little number will have you feeling loved up, no matter what your date thinks.
Meet Truffles — with a ¾ contour cup skimmed by a lace plunging edge with delicate straps and lace back details. What’s not to love?
3. A high impact sports bra.
If you’re the type of mama that doesn’t want to be restricted to low impact exercise just because you’re breastfeeding, we’ve got just the bra for you. Zest is specifically designed to offer support for your front, back, sides and shoulders. It’s highly engineered to inhibit upwards bounce and downwards pressure. Clever hidden panels will keep your shoulders happy. Are your boobs falling out the sides? No way.
Flexi-wire and an A-frame sling ensure it’s equal parts supportive and functional as a nursing bra. Made from spacer fabric that wicks moisture away from you – you’ll be karate-ing or riding that stallion all the way back to the locker room or stable, feeling secure and comfortable.
- A multi-purpose pumping bra.
Whether you’re going back to work, sharing the feeding load with your partner or just want to get into a pumping routine; Lotus is your go-to hands-free pumping/nursing/yoga/t-shirt/seamless bra. The best bit is that it doesn’t look like your usual pumping bra and can be worn by itself with some leggings.
- A bra/tank hybrid.
Sometimes you just can’t beat jeans and a top, but when you’re breastfeeding it can be tricky to find something that fits nicely over your nursing bra! Throw being fuller busted into the mix and you can pretty much kiss that dream goodbye.
That’s where our Wild Nursing Tank comes in. It has a supportive yet comfy hidden bra and drop down nursing clips to ensure you’re ready to breastfeed on the go. Plus you don’t have to fumble around with extra clips and straps!
It’s also specifically designed for fuller busted mamas, and has all the bells and whistles to make sure you’re supported, separated and comfortable. Featuring side slings, platform slings, double moulded cups and super strong yarn to withstand the tests of time for all day wear, and your washing machine.
- A sleep bra.
What happens when you wear a regular bra to bed? The straps fall off and you usually wake up with a boob peeping out saying “good morning”. Our Milk Bamboo Sleep Nursing Bra has a structured back panel to keep your wide straps in place all night long. The fold over front ensures easy pull aside access for those 2am feeds. It’s made from super soft yet absorbent bamboo derived yarn, and has clever wicking pockets for your breast pads.
- An everyday go-to.
If you want a bra you can wear all day long and at any stage of pregnancy or breastfeeding, fits busty and petite sizing, is made from bamboo derived yarn, is beautiful, sexy and plunging, is smooth under t-shirts and a transition bra, Tutti Frutti is your hands-down winner.
- A super smooth t-shirt bra.
Made from buttery soft microfibre, hidden flexible wires and supportive and breathable moulded spacer foam, Croissant is a must-have for everyday wear.
- A pretty flexi-wire bra.
A little bit of special spot mesh and lace teamed with a flexible wire gives a beautiful shape for your everyday errands or super special occasions. TimTams has cotton-lined cups and a folded side sling with a brushed cotton-feel power mesh back for all day comfort and unrivalled support. Wide and comfortable velvet straps stay in place whether you’re wearing a ballgown or a blouse.
- A nursing bralette.
There’s ordinary bralettes and then there are supportive, comfortable bralettes like Chantilly. Other bralettes come in basic sizes, but Chantilly is available in petite and busty fit, has cup capacity for separation, a beautiful lace edge underband and a racer back clip for under tank tops.
Every woman’s breastfeeding journey is different and not one style of bra will suit everyone. Whatever your choice, we are sure to have something that will work for all of your activities, and maybe even some new ones too.
Katie is the proud mum of two beautiful girls and has been responsible for all the designs, style and fit at Cake Maternity for over a decade now.
Katie is a nursing bra specialist and a fit, pattern and grading technician. She is passionate about breastfeeding and the many benefits it offers to both mum, bub and the environment.
She is determined to make the breastfeeding journey a comfortable, supportive and beautiful one for all mums, understanding that it doesn’t always come easy to everyone. That’s why she has made it her mission to empower women as they mindfully navigate the world of motherhood and help make breastfeeding easier, through experience-driven innovation.