The 15 Best Nursing Bras, According To Real Moms

The list of “stuff” needed to keep a baby healthy and comfortable seems to be endless and very specific. Turns out that the process of feeding these brand-new humans is no exception — especially if you’re a mom striving to do it as au naturel as possible. Forget those flimsy lace numbers you were wearing before you got pregnant — not only does your three-times-as-big bosom require undergarments in new sizes, they need the type that’s going to give your newborn constant access to its prime source of nutrition.

If this is you, and you’re in search of a nursing bra like the one we’re describing, you can hit pause. We asked real moms from all over the country one question: What is their favorite bra for breast-feeding, and why? (OK, that’s two.) One thing that we learned from this exercise is that the world of nursing bras is small but devotional — two of our poll-ees actually swore by the exact same one from Amazon. But you’ll find lots of different styles and breast sizes in this roundup — so click on through to see which bras are making life easier for nursing moms. And feel free to chime in if you don’t see your favorite bra listed here — your fellow-moms will thank you.

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Everlane Tank Bra


“I really liked the Everlane cotton sports bras because I felt the typical nursing bras were too loose and had too many snaps. These offered good support and you can easily just pull the titty out for feeding. It also kept nursing pads in much better because when you popped the titty out, it’d just scrunch down, whereas with a normal nursing bra, when I’d pull the flap down, the pad would go flying.” — Mary; Chicago, IL
Everlane The Tank Bra, $22.00 Buy

Conscious Cotton Nursing Bra


“My nursing bra is from H&M. It was very inexpensive. I prefer a softer, no wire, camisole type style, so this was the perfect bra for me.” — Leah; Albany, CA
H&M Cotton Nursing Bras (Pack of Two), $29.99 Buy

Bravado! Seamless Nursing Bra


“It’s been a year now since I’ve stopped nursing, BUT I’m still wearing these nursing bras, especially when I fly. Why? They’re so comfy but still offer support. I was an underwire bra girl pre-pregnancy for the boob support. But after going wireless, I can’t go back. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a non-nursing wireless bra that can hold up my gals as well as this one.” — Trang; Austin, TX
Bravado Designs Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra, $49.00 $32.34 Buy

Motherhood Maternity Full Coverage Maternity and Nursing Bra


“Motherhood Maternity makes great nursing bras. I’ve never had a bra fit better. I wear a 36G and it’s a pretty difficult size to find, but they had it in store and it fits great with underwire support for the big-titted lasses. They also have sleeper nursing bras which are awesome to give some support (Lord knows nursing is sweaty work) and comfort.” — Alyssa; Harleysville, PA
Motherhood Maternity Full Coverage Maternity and Nursing Bra, $29.98 Buy
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Lataly Wirefree Nursing Bra


“I love that these bras are so easy to clip/unclip with one hand. And even when unclipped, the bra will still cover your boob if you want so that you’re not fully exposed.” — Abby; Canton, OH
Lataly Wirefree Nursing Bra, $39.99 Buy

Motherhood Maternity Wireless Nursing Bra



“I love the Motherhood Maternity wireless nursing bra! So comfortable with really good shape and support. No underwire, which is so much better when you’re postpartum and not ready to dive back into an underwire bra yet. If you go to the store, they’ll measure you and help you find the right size, which is helpful when you have no clue what your new bigger bra size is. The price is totally affordable. My baby is 11 months old and this bra is still in great shape. It's the workhorse of nursing bras!” — Julia; Washington, DC
Motherhood Maternity Wireless Maternity and Nursing Bra, $26.98 Buy

Hofish Seamless Nursing Bra


“I bought a three-pack of Hofish bras from Amazon. Great value. They’re super comfortable and offer excellent coverage for moms with larger breasts.” — Krista; New York, NY

“This seamless maternity bra was great for wearing daily. Not super-supportive for a bigger chest (I wear a DDD), but sooo cheap — nursing bras get dirty so quickly for me, so it didn’t make sense to spend money on expensive ones. I also like that there’s a non-underwire band because the underwire would irritate me if I were ever to get engorged.” — Lauren; Sherman, CT
HOFISH Full Bust Seamless Nursing Maternity Bra, $23.99 Buy

Kindred Bravely Sublime Support Low Impact Maternity Sports Bra


“I was unsure of purchasing this because of the price but it ended up being well worth it. I am typically a 34DD/34DDD and the medium fits me really well. The best part about this bra is that it is extremely comfortable and easy to open and close with one hand. The material is super durable and thick and the grey color makes it hard to see any milk stains. This is my go-to nursing bra.” — Mackenzie; Amazon.com reviewer
Kindred Bravely Sublime Support Low Impact Maternity Sports Bra, $37.99 Buy

Cake Maternity Croissant Nursing Bra


“I bought this bra to contain the ladies. When you're a big chested girl like myself (I bought a 40I in this brand) bra shopping is a nightmare. Shopping for a nursing bra even more so. For me, 67 dollars for a bra is a huge investment, but the frustration of falling out of my other bra convinced me to give it a go. The hallelujah chorus started when I tried on this bra. It is softer than other bras I have worn. There is support on both the sides and the undersides. This support actually puts the girls where they are supposed to be. The hook is much easier to unclasp than the ones you have to pinch, but it has never accidentally come unlatched. Quick access is wonderful as my daughter doesn't like to wait for her food! However, if you are looking for a bra that actually supports, this is it. It wouldn't be my go to sleep bra, but it makes me feel like I can go out in public. I was a bit surprised by the neon green on the inside, but it isn't obvious when wearing it. This big chested woman is pleased with the purchase!” — Support N; BareNecessities.com reviewer
Cake Maternity Croissant Nursing Bra, $67.00 Buy
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ThirdLove 24/7 Classic Nursing Bra


“I love ThirdLove’s nursing bra — both the fit, and the customer service to find the right fit. It’s the only nursing bra that still allowed me to feel supported.” — Brianna; Philadelphia, PA
ThirdLove 24/7™ Classic Nursing Bra, $72.00 Buy

Motherhood Maternity Clip-Down Nursing Cami


“I have small breasts, even when nursing, I barely filled a C cup. So I preferred shelf-bra clip-down camisoles. I had three of them from Motherhood Maternity that I wore almost every day for a year. They were inexpensive, durable, and comfortable. I also have a long torso and they covered my body completely. The snaps were very easy to undo and re-snap with one hand, while holding a sleeping infant. They were my summer uniform, and also worked as layers in the winter and fall.” — Emily; Madison, WI
Motherhood Maternity Clip Down Nursing Cami, $24.98 $17.49 Buy

Rumina Essential Relaxed Pump&Nurse Nursing Bra


“My favorite nursing bra is from Rumina — you can nurse AND pump in it without having to change the bra. You could even do a light workout in it since it’s so supportive!” — Caitlin; Brooklyn, NY

[Ed. note: this pick originally appeared in The New-Mom Wardrobe Essentials, where we interviewed stylish moms about the cool-but-functional pieces that they swear by.]
Rumina Essential Relaxed Pump&Nurse Nursing Bra, $28.00 Buy

Suekaphin Deep V Nursing Bra


“Because I was prone to clogged ducts while I was nursing, legit anytime I’d wear a sports bra or anything tight, I’d instantly get a clog. These Amazon ones nursing bras were supportive, but at the same time roomy and forgiving.” — Sara; Portland, OR
Suekaphin Deep V Nursing Bra (Pack of Five), $39.99 Buy

Pansy Organic Cotton Compostable Bra


“My go-to brand is Pansy. Natural materials, gentle fit, gorgeous colors, and you can use it before and after breastfeeding/pregnancy.” — Erica; Pine Plains, NY
Pansy Cotton Bra, $48.00 Buy
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