The Best Nursing Bras for New Moms

The best nursing bras are the ones that will make you feel like you’re on top of the world. You just had a beautiful baby, you’re making the healthiest choices to nourish your new little one and you’re navigating your new life stage with grace, optimism and love. As you enjoy all that motherhood has to offer, you should feel great about yourself, starting with your nursing bras. When you nurse your baby and wear a comfortable, supportive, stylish nursing bra that fits you perfectly, you will, indeed, feel like you’re on top of the world.

Here are all the features you should look for in the best nursing bras:

The Best Nursing Bras for New MomsSuperior Support: During pregnancy and nursing your breasts go through many changes. As your body prepares for breastfeeding and you initiate the incredible journey of feeding your baby, your breasts will expand, enlarge and become heavier. Within a few days of giving birth your milk will come in and your breasts will continue to grow as they fill with that amazing breast milk you’re now producing in full force.

All of these breast changes call for some serious support from your nursing bras. The best nursing bras will lift your breasts and support their weight at every stage of pregnancy and breastfeeding. Depending on your level of activity, some nursing bras will provide extreme support from the sides, straps and band to reduce bounce including during light-to-moderate exercise. Sleep and leisure bras are designed for gentle support for light activity and positioning overnight.

Soft, Breathable Fabrics: Thanks to the swell of hormones in your body, your breasts will not only become larger, they also may be more sensitive. Sensitive breasts need supple, smooth fabrics to cradle and soothe them without causing irritation or discomfort. The best nursing bras will be made of soft materials to do just that. Plus, as your hormones swing during this special time, you may find yourself suddenly sweating, especially at night. Breathable fabrics will keep you cool and comfortable despite your raging hormones

Adjustability and Flexibility: With the ebb and flow of your milk supply – which can shift hourly, daily and weekly during different stages of breastfeeding – adjustability and flexibility features that help you find your custom fit are essential. Many of the best nursing bras have adjustable straps and multiple hook-and-eye closures that allow you to change the fit to meet your daily needs. For pullover sleep and leisure styles, the soft, breathable fabrics on the band, cups and comfort straps will provide this much needed flexibility to accommodate your changing breasts.

The Best Nursing Bras for New MomsEasy Access for Breastfeeding: Of course the best nursing bras should make breastfeeding simpler. Easy one-hand nursing clasps and drop-down cups make breastfeeding a cinch or slide-over cups on sleep and leisure bras help you remain ready to breastfeed at any time day or night. Fumbling to remove or lift regular bras can make the difference in a fussy baby and a happy baby. Keep your little one smiling and satisfied by wearing nursing bras for easy breastfeeding access.

Styles that Suit You:  Just like any bra in your wardrobe, the best nursing bras will be the ones that meet the needs of your lifestyle and are styles you enjoy wearing. From everyday nursing bras and nursing sports bras, to sleep and leisure styles for day or night, you should have a variety of styles for your dynamic lifestyle. And don’t forget to pick a few cute colors, prints and patterns that will spice up your nursing bra selection.


Loving Moments believes moms should have the knowledge, resources and power to make the healthiest choices for their babies, starting with breastfeeding. In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week and National Breastfeeding Month in August, we are sharing Breastfeeding Basics, our educational blog series that we hope will empower you with information, encouragement and inspiration to meet your breastfeeding goals.